Dispute Resolution

Winning battles and wars

Dispute resolution requires a combination of legal skill, relevant experience, appropriate force and determination, as well as tact and wisdom. Over-emphasizing one or two of these characteristics at the expense of others can lead to winning the battles but losing the war.

GSR dispute resolution attorneys are always alive to what is needed to resolve a dispute in your favor. Sometimes it involves an all-out litigation offensive, where every strategy is used to gain the upper hand. Other times, and sometimes as litigation takes its course, it is advisable to pursue a “win-win” approach through mediation.

We believe that part of our duty to you is to advise on alternative strategies, to place you in the best possible position towards realising your interests in resolving disputes. This includes the ability to offer specialist advice regarding the strategy in settling disputes in the quickest, most cost-effective manner.

we offer the following

  • Corporate disputes, including claims arising from:
    • Memoranda of incorporation
    • Shareholders agreements
    • Sale of shares and subscription agreements
    • Private equity and venture capital transactions
    • Sales of business
    • Share incentive schemes
    • Black economic empowerment transactions
    • Joint ventures
    • Loan agreements and funding agreements
    • Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements
    • Security and suretyship agreements
    • Cessions and pledges
    • Technology and software agreements
    • Notarial bonds, cessions and pledges
    • Residential and commercial lease agreements
    • Partnership agreements
    • License agreements
    • Development agreements
    • Franchise agreements
    • Manufacturing agreements
    • Corporate governance, including the King Code of Governance for South Africa 2009 (“King III”)
  • Financial distress, including
    • sequestration
    • liquidation
    • curatorship
    • administration
  • Constitutional and administrative law disputes including:
    • judicial reviews of administrative action
    • challenging the constitutionality of legislation and regulations
  • Environmental disputes
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