Our Expertise

Corporate and Commercial Law

The Commercial Law Department at Witz Inc. has extensive experience in all aspects of Commercial Law and Business Law both in South Africa and Internationally.
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Our Commercial Law Department Prides Itself on Attention to Detail and The Team is Meticulous in the Practice of Law

The Department is trusted by our clients to provide them with the right legal solution tailored to their specific requirements, whatever their matter might be. Partnering with innovative businesses worldwide, our skilled legal team understands the legal requirements behind business activities, with a pro-active approach to keeping businesses compliant and in line with the ever-changing developments in applicable legislation and regulations. We serve a wide range of major clients and listed companies in diverse industries across South Africa and internationally.

Witz’s Commercial Law team delivers a full spectrum of corporate and commercial services, including:

Commercial Law

Commercial Law – also known as Mercantile Law or Business Law – is an extremely broad and complex practice. Our expert Commercial Law team have an excellent understanding of business and stay on top of the latest developments in order to best serve our clients in matters relating to:

  • Construct Law
  • Consumer Protection Law
  • Franchising
  • Mergers and aquisitions
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Corporate governance
  • Due Diligence investigations
  • 2008 Companies Act and the King Reports on Corporate Governance (South Africa)
  • Joint ventures and partnerships
  • Private Equity
  • Venture Capital
  • Joint ventures and partnerships
  • New shareholders, shareholder arrangements, sale and purchasing of shares
  • Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment transactions (South Africa)
  • New shareholders, shareholder arrangements, sale and purchasing of shares
  • Stock Exchange Listings
  • Delistings
  • Management buy outs

Sports Law and Sports-Player Agency

We advise a number of clients in the professional sports industry including horse racing and professional football. Talk to us today if you require expert legal assistance across the spectrum of Sports Law, including:

  • Contracts – negotiating and drafting thereof
  • Representation agreements
  • Negotiating and documenting endorsement agreements and sponsorships
  • Dispute resolution
  • Participation contracts with athletes and sporting federations
  • Representation in any dispute or disciplinary proceeding
  • Assisting trainers, jockeys or racehorse owners in defending a charge
  • Doping

Social Media Law in South Africa

Media and Entertainment Law also encompasses Social Media Law. Our team provides assistance in terms of

  • Harassment and defamation across social media platforms including WhatsApp
  • Representation agreements
  • Copyright infringements
  • IP rights infringement which can include Intellectual Property Law prosecution and litigation
  • Representation in any dispute or disciplinary proceeding
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Attorney Daniel Witz

Daniel is the founder of Witz Inc. Attorneys and head of the Criminal Law Department at Witz Inc.

Daniel is an entrepreneur at heart, and having worked at some of the most prestigious firms in Johannesburg including ENS, he formed what is now known as Witz Inc. in 2012. Daniel practices both Criminal and Commercial Law and has represented several high profile clients in the course of his career at Witz Inc. He works as a defence attorney in both the Magistrate’s and High Courts.

Daniel also has substantial Commercial Law practice and assists his clients in high level mergers and acquisitions, due diligence reviews, corporate restructuring, general Commercial Law and the drafting of a wide range of commercial agreements.

Daniel Witz has a LLB degree along with Advanced Company Law I and II, Advanced Competition Law and an Advanced Diploma in International Tax. He is also an Associate Member of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property.

He has developed a valuable and unique skill set both in terms of his legal knowledge and the experience that he has gained throughout his career. He uses these in conjunction with his critical reasoning, analytical, management and problem-solving skills to ensure that his clients are always well protected, and receive the very best legal experience.

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Competition Law in South Africa

The Competition Act 89 of 1998 in South Africa, also referred to as Antitrust Law prohibits anti-competitive behaviour including price-fixing, cartel conduct, bid-rigging collusion and monopolies. The Act not only focuses on competition issues but also champions consumer protection, black economic empowerment and promotes small business by ensuring minimum barrier to entry.

The Competition Act is also applicable and permission is required for certain mergers and acquisitions. Our legal team is able to advise and assist clients with all aspects relating to Competition Law in South Africa.

Our Commercial Law Department also assist clients with dispute resolution, mediation and arbitration while also providing company secretarial services. This includes assisting with the implementation of procedures for the holding of Board and Shareholders’ meetings; drafting of resolutions and management of approval frameworks.

Please contact us today. Our Commercial Law team is ready to assist you with all aspects of Corporate and Commercial Law.