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This is your FIRST STEP if you are looking for legal or professional support. We:

  • Guarantee a response within 1 working hour,
  • Are uncomplicated, friendly and professional,
  • Our fees are sensitive to the South African economy,
  • Have a team of professionals in all major Cities,
  • Function with integrity, attention to detail and are objective driven,
  • Use technology, innovation and internal processes to streamline your experience,
  • Strive to improve the sector we operate in.

 

SERVICES | AMASEVISI


In our ‘team’ we have Legal Practitioners (Lawyers & Attorneys) and other Professionals who offer parallel solutions. Our website menu items LEGAL PRACTITIONERS and OTHER PROFESSIONALS offer a summary of services and will help you decide which type of service provider to use. Please review both pages. Afterwards, if you are still not sure who to use please ask for guidance using the Immediate Action Form on the Contacts Page.

 

FREE OR FEE? SIMAHLA OKANYE UHLAWULE?


For free services you could engage with an organization such as legal-aid.co.za or visit justice.gov.za for free information. Depending on your issue any of the following organizations might be appropriate and mandated to help for free:

  • The National Consumer Commission,
  • CGSO,
  • CCMA,
  • Housing Tribunal,
  • For insurance or banking issues, you should contact the appropriate ombudsman.

If you are looking to hire a Professional we guarantee that the fees quoted will be reasonable and you will not be charged anything until you have accepted a quote or entered into an engagement letter. Payment options will be communicated and might include hourly, per project, fixed rate or retainer. See a Cost Guideline HERE. The use of a Legal Practitioner or Court should be engaged with only once you have exhausted all amicable and free options, or if the matter at hand needs legal guidance and an expert to expedite a solution.


E-CONSULTS


An E-Consult is an effective way to receive expedited support for select, once off or ad hoc matters. Please visit the menu item for more information on this process. CLICK HERE

 

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South African Working days. No public holidays.

  • Monday-Thursday from 09h00-13h00 and 14h00-16h00.
  • Friday 09h00-13h00.

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Merges


In South Africa, mergers are overseen by the Competition Commission, an independent authority responsible for ensuring that businesses play fair and maintain healthy competition. When two or more companies decide to merge, either to form a new entity or with one company absorbing the other, they must notify the Competition Commission if their combined assets or turnover exceed certain thresholds. This is done to prevent the formation of monopolies and protect consumers from unfair practices.

The process begins with the merging companies submitting a detailed notification to the Commission. This includes information about their businesses, the specifics of the merger, and how it might affect competition in their market. Once the notification is submitted, the Commission has a set period, usually 20 working days, to conduct an investigation.

During the investigation, the Commission assesses whether the merger will likely lead to a significant lessening of competition. They consider factors such as market share, concentration of ownership, and whether the merged entity could abuse its position to the detriment of consumers and smaller competitors. They also look at public interest aspects, like the potential impact on employment and the ability of small businesses to compete.

If the Commission finds that the merger could harm competition or the public interest, they can either block it, approve it with conditions, or require the companies to make certain changes to mitigate the potential negative impact. For example, they might require the divestiture of parts of the business to maintain market balance.

Once the Commission makes its decision, the merging companies can proceed with their plans, provided they comply with any conditions set. If they disagree with the decision, they can appeal to the Competition Tribunal, an independent adjudicative body that reviews such cases.

In summary, merger laws in South Africa are designed to maintain a balanced and competitive market, protecting consumers and ensuring fair play among businesses. The process may seem intricate, but it’s all about keeping the market healthy and dynamic.

The information on this page is not legal advice. Please engage with our team so we can assign your request to a Legal Practitioner. We look forward to being of service.

Merges