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Deloitte Legal Southern Africa

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The firm

Deloitte Legal Southern Africa is part of the global Deloitte Legal network. The firm’s clients benefit from being part of a global network with access to lawyers in a number of jurisdictions.

The South African practice was formed in 1997 and is staffed by admitted attorneys who provide legal and advisory services to clients across a broad spectrum of industries.

Skilled and experienced Deloitte Legal* lawyers work together with other Deloitte professionals in tax, consulting, financial advisory and transactional services to provide clients with integrated and coordinated advice and guidance in respect of their projects and transactions, often on a cross-border or global basis.

The Deloitte Legal South Africa team has a special focus on corporate and commercial legal advisory services (including M&A, reorganisations, inward and outward investments and transaction structuring). The team also boasts a strong legal regulatory offering and provides legal management consulting services. The team, working closely with their tax colleagues, also assists clients in resolving their tax disputes.

Deloitte Legal has innovated its service offerings to align to global trends in providing cost-effective legal services in a multi-disciplinary and technology-enabled fashion, optimising the ultimate solution to its clients.

Areas of practice

Corporate and mergers and acquisitions services: Deloitte Legal South Africa provides a full range of corporate law services including complex advisory services related to mergers and acquisitions, reorganisations and restructurings, foreign inward and outward investment, transaction structuring, drafting of corporate and commercial agreements and company law advice. These services are often provided in combination with structuring and M&A advice from the firm’s tax and corporate finance professionals, in order to provide clients with an integrated, full service offering in respect of their transactions and corporate structures.

Commercial law solutions: as experienced advisers with a practical focus, Deloitte Legal* can assist clients in meeting their commercial challenges and developing practical legal solutions.

Legal management consulting (LMC): this is a new approach and a new discipline, developed for lawyers by lawyers in co-operation with other relevant experts. With this collection of models, frameworks, and systems, Deloitte Legal* helps in-house lawyers run their departments more efficiently and meet the needs of their business more comprehensively.

Regulatory: the firm’s regulatory offering is centered around specific key legal topics such as data privacy, consumer protection regulation and regulation in the financial services industry. Key solutions include market conduct regulation advice, compliance implementation and e-learning (in selected market conduct regulation topics), regulatory project implementation and optimisation, ongoing monitoring of regulatory changes and compliance function establishment and effectiveness review.

Tax dispute resolution: working closely with the firm’s experienced tax colleagues, Deloitte Legal* is well-placed to assist clients in resolving their disputes with revenue authorities.

* “Deloitte Legal” means the legal practices of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited member firm affiliates that provide legal services. For legal and regulatory reasons, not all member firms provide legal services.


  • Other offices

  • Cape Town

  • Number of lawyers: 2,000+
  • in this country: 35
  • Languages
  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Member
  • Deloitte Legal worldwide network

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