Lexis® Practical Guidance: Business Law

Why Lexis® Practical Guidance: Business Law?

Users get direct access to critical, up-to-date information and guidance that they can rely on.

Lexis® Practical Guidance Business Law is a web-based reference solution that offers breaking-news updates, comprehensive interpretations and detailed guidance on pertinent business law. This practice area helps owners and management make informed decisions to keep their business practices current and remain legally compliant.

Lexis® Practical Guidance Business Law is a vast and multifaceted practice area that covers topics such as company and corporate law, intellectual property, contract, insolvency and employment law. The content is prepared and regularly updated by an array of practicing specialists, ensuring users always have direct access to current legislation and relevant information. All sources of South African business law are covered in this practice area, including the Company Act, Close Corporation Act, Consumer Protection Act and the Competition Act.

With Lexis® Practical Guidance: Business Law you get:

Convenient online access to:
  • 37 Topic Overviews and over 175 Guidance Notes
  • More than 110 Forms, Precedents and Checklists – ensuring not a single step is missed
  • Legislation & Case Law – access to relevant cases at the click of a button
  • Practice Directives – practical advice on how to interpret the rules of court
  • Other useful resources such as external websites and additional readings

Step-by-step guidance on:

  • Forms of business enterprise
    • Sole proprietor
    • Partnership
    • Close corporations
    • Companies
    • Business trusts
    • Joint ventures
  • Compliance in terms of legislation
    • Consumer Protection Act
    • Companies Act
    • National Credit Act
    • Labour legislation
    • Protection of Personal Information Act
    • Insolvency Act
  • Rights and business registration
  • Business premises - leases and sub-leases
  • Intellectual property rights and the protection thereof
  • Sale, lease and franchise contracts
  • Security for debts
  • Prohibited practices and exemptions
  • Corporate leniency
  • Merger control
  • Supply chain management
  • Sale of enterprise
  • Insolvency/termination of business

Guidance Notes

Useful reference material that offers direct access to relevant case law, legislation and commentary works, and practical know-how on specific aspects of public labour law.
A few key guidance notes are outlined below. The full list can be viewed in the complete table of contents.

Registration Process for Trade Marks

This guidance note covers the steps involved in registering for a trade mark.
This includes:

  • The requirements needed by the Registrar
  • What the procedure is once the trade mark has been accepted
  • Practical examples of some of the requirements needed by a Registrar.

It also provides users with downloadable forms and customisable precedents with drafting tips.

Drafting a Lease Agreement

This guidance note includes a template of a lease agreement, which is customisable to suit each individual user's need. It provides step by step guidance on the most common clauses that can be incorporated in a lease agreement.

Introduction to Sale of a Business and Sale of Shares

In addition to offering step-by-step guidance on the sale of business and sale of shares, this guidance note provides access to key legislation as well as various precedents, such as:

  • The sale of shares agreement
  • The sale of a business agreement
  • A secrecy agreement.

Practical Aids

Precedents, checklists and forms that can be used to offer advice confidently and execute tasks accurately.
A few key resources are listed below. The full list can be viewed in the complete table of contents.

  • Lease agreement
    • A contract that outlines the terms under which one party agrees to rent property owned by one party to another party.
    • It is important as it protects and ensures a good relationship in which the rights and responsibilities of the parties are clearly set out.
  • Deed of assignment of lease
  • Association agreement
  • Shareholders' agreement
    • An agreement that regulates the internal affairs of a company.
    • It is important as it outlines the working relationship between shareholders and directors.
  • Joint venture agreement
  • Covering mortgage bond
    • A mortgage bond that secures a debt to be created in the future, e.g. by future advances under a loan.
  • Deed of pledge
  • Deed of suretyship
  • Model supply chain management policy
  • General notarial covering bond
  • Small credit agreements
  • Examples of terms and conditions
  • Sale of a business agreement
  • Secrecy agreement
  • Sale of shares agreement
  • Auditors' undertaking
  • Undertaking and bond of security form
  • Objects of trust clause
  • Trustees clause
  • Powers and duties of trustees clause
  • Terms and conditions of beneficial interests clause
  • Proceedings of trustees and quorum clause
  • Accounts clause
  • Costs clause
  • Variation clause
  • Trust deed precedent
  • Waiver of security clause
  • Registered user agreement
  • Offer to purchase
  • Voetstoots clause example for movable property
  • Voetstoots clause example for immovable property
  • Notice of termination of contract of sale of property
  • Notice of special meeting to pass special resolution
  • Notice of special meeting to pass unanimous resolution
  • Special resolution
  • Unanimous resolution

Lexis® Practical Guidance - Related Titles


Garlicke & Bousfield Incorporated

Garlicke & Bousfield Incorporated was established 150 years ago, and is now one of South Africa's leading law firms, offering a full range of specialised legal and related services. This practice area was written and compiled by various Directors and professional staff within Garlicke & Bousfield's Commercial, Property, Litigation and Employment Law Departments.

The expert contributors to PG Business Law are:

  • Alain Cohen
  • Patrick Forbes
  • David White
  • Jacqui Smith
  • Christine Seger
  • Victoria McDonald
  • Lance Larratt
  • Dean Caro
  • Bongani Mgaga
  • Greig Campbell

  • Brian Jennings
  • Graeme Phillips
  • Graeme Palmer
  • Janine Will
  • Irshaad Moidheen
  • Howard Stephenson
  • Lara Van Rensburg
  • Amy Dedekind
  • Simphiwe Maphumulo
  • Bianca Larratt
  • Bruce Rist

Time is scarce and the law is ever changing. Keeping pace with the shifts is a job unto itself but, chances are, it is not your only job. 

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