Litigation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution

Our extensive expertise in litigation, arbitration, conciliation, mediation, negotiation and other means of pre-empting and settling disputes enables our clients to obtain optimal results.

Our wider expertise includes dispute resolution and opinion work in relation to:

  • Corporate disputes: including claims arising from joint venture and shareholder agreements, sales of business or shares, franchise, distribution, black economic empowerment transactions, as well as regulatory enquiries and investigations;
  • Corporate governance issues;
  • Intellectual property litigation, interdicts and criminal prosecution relating to unlawful competition, restraints of trade, trademark and copyright infringements;
  • Financial and banking law;
  • Mineral and petroleum law, encompassing prospecting, mining, exploration and production rights disputes and objections, administrative appeals and judicial review;
  • Black economic empowerment transactions disputes;
  • Commercial arbitration and mediation, both domestic and international;
  • Investment treaties and international law, including arbitration under bilateral and multilateral investment treaties and international law advice;
  • Financial distress, restructuring and recovery law, including sequestration, liquidation, curatorship, administration, debt restructuring and corporate re-organisation;
  • All labour disputes, including disciplinary proceedings, employee benefits and executive dismissals;
  • constitutional and administrative law including disputes with industry regulators, judicial reviews of administrative and executive action, challenging the constitutionality of legislation and regulations, procurement disputes, expropriations and bill of rights litigation;
  • Defending and instituting class actions, with a particular emphasis on mass tort claims;
  • Major construction and engineering disputes;
  • Disputes involving pension funds, pension fund administrators, regulators, investment managers and other financial institutions;
  • All aspects of media and communications law, covering defamation and privacy litigation, proceedings of specialist tribunals, disputes with regulators, and information technology law;
  • Particular experience in litigation in the healthcare industry, including disputes involving medical schemes, pharmaceutical industry and managed care services;
  • Environmental law;
  • Tax litigation (including alternative dispute resolution), specifically the lodging of objections and noting of appeals against tax assessments raised by the Commissioner for the South African Revenue Service; etc.