Commercial and Corporate Law is one of the firm’s key focus areas. Our experienced team is well versed in the latest developments in the Companies Act 71 of 2008 (as amended from time to time).


South Africa’s changing commercial landscape requires that our directors are always kept abreast of legal and socio-economic developments to ensure our clients are in turn kept up to date on the latest legislative framework, developments and changes.

Our expertise

entails amongst

other services

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Disposals
  • Joint ventures and partnerships
  • Private equity
  • Securitization
  • Black economic empowerment
  • Due diligence investigations
  • Franchises
  • Commercial Contracts and contractual disputes

Company Secretarial

Services, Corporate

Governance and Compliance

In recognising the evolving needs of our clients who are expanding their business operations as well as the increased governance risks, we provide a full corporate governance and regulatory service within the firm, which has corporate governance expertise. Sound corporate governance is an essential pillar of any successful business.


Our corporate governance team is a trusted advisor to leading and emerging companies and government entities, providing strategic advice and guidance. We believe that business people should focus on operational matters, knowing that the myriad of compliance requirements are in capable hands.

  • Registration of new companies;
  • Changes to existing company details including:
  • Change of company name
  • Change of year end
  • Appointment and resignations of directors
  • Share transfers, allotments, buy backs and conversions
  • Submission of annual returns to CIPC o  Amendments to Memorandum of Incorporation
  • Safekeeping of company Registration documents
  • Maintain and manage electronic statutory registers
  • Preparation of statutory minutes
  • Advice on directors’ duties under King IV and the Companies Act, No 71 of 2008;
  • Compliance and governance briefings to boards and senior management on the legal, compliance and governance obligations imposed on directors;
  • Review and design of internal documents, systems and processes to ensure compliance;
  • Review of corporate governance structures within the compliance framework;
  • Tailor-made presentations, training sessions and compliance familiarization seminars for board members and prescribed officers;
  • Providing independent corporate governance advice and all secretarial services to boards and its sub-committees
  • Advice on risk assessment and implementing risk-mitigating measures relating to:
  • Directors’ duties;
  • Prescribed officers’ duties;
  • Governance of tax affairs;
  • Duties relating to environmental issues;
  • Social Media governance;
  • Anti-corruption requirements;
  • Media and telecommunication compliance.




We specialize in drafting the following agreements and other related matters:

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  • Drafting of agency/artist/athlete representation contracts.
  • Representing artists, sportsmen and sports teams before association disciplinary bodies.
  • Financing of films and/or television programs.
  • Commissioning and production agreements
  • The hiring of directors, producers, actors, performers and crew agreements.
  • Advertising and related agreements.
  • Internet and information technology and communication-related agreements.
  • Sponsorship agreements and Promoters Agreements.
  • Music composing, recording production and distribution agreements.
  • Artist management agreements; Performers agreements (live performances etc).
  • Sports-related agreements.




Mortgage and Notarial Bonds Registration.

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  • Property Rezoning.
  • Property Subdivision.
  • Property Rezoning.
  • Sectional Title Registers.
  • Servitude Registration.
  • Share Block Ownership.
  • Township Proclamation.
  • Land claims.
  • Evictions.
  • Transfer of Land.
  • Drafting of Lease Agreements, Management of Lease and Properties.


We have extensive experience in advising corporate and public…

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and application of legislation and on administrative action.

  • Institutional Review of Municipal Entities.
  • Municipal Entities Restructuring.
  • Municipal Governance Model.
  • Procurement Policy Drafting for local Government.
  • Tender Evaluation and Tender Specification Drafting.

Information and Communications Technology

Our practical experience has provided us with extensive experience…

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in telecommunications, media and broadcasting regulatory environment. Accordingly, our firm is well positioned to provide the following services:

  • Telecommunications Commercial advisory services.
  • Information and Communication Related Agreements.
  • Telecommunications Regulatory Framework.
  • CT Related Policies.
  • Restraints of trade.
    Media, Electronic communications, broadcasting, information technology and data protection.
  • Data privacy laws and electronic communications-related agreements.
  • Regulatory requirements and licence terms and conditions.


This relates to Commercial, Civil and Labour litigation. These include…

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  • Delict.
  • Contracts and Procurement related disputes.
  • Constitutional and Administrative matters.
  • Instituting and/or defending civil /commercial claims (action proceeding).
  • Debt Collection.
  • Claims for damages.
  • Rescission of judgments.
  • Application proceedings (Interlocutory, Interdicts, etc.).Enforcement of performance.
  • Insurance claims, etc.


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MNA also offers a wide range of services that cover most of the branches of law within South Africa, including:

  • Tax Law.
  • Banking & Finance.
  • Competition Law.
  • Employment Law.
  • Intellectual Property Law.
  • Insolvency, Debt Restructure & Business Rescue.
  • Family Law.
  • Pension Law.
  • Trust Formation and Administration.
  • Medical Malpractice and Motor Vehicle Accident Claims.