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Tabacks Attorneys (Parktown)

Phone Number:
+27 (0)11 358 7800
375 JHB
Areas Of Practice:
Arbitration, Commercial, Competition Law, Corporate, Employee Benefits, Employee Share Incentive Schemes, Employment Equity, Employment Law, Energy Law, Environmental Law, Finance (Corporate), Finance (Project), Finance (Structured), Financial Services Law, Insolvency, Litigation (Commercial), Litigation (Corporate), Mergers and Acquisitions, Mineral Law/Rights, Mining, Taxation, Taxation (International), Water Law
Years of Practice:
13 Eton Road, Parktown, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Gauteng / Johannesburg
Johannesburg Central
Postal Address:
PO Box 3334, Houghton, 2041

Tabacks is a modern boutique law firm which specialises in all aspects of commercial, corporate and mining-related transactional advice and services. Tabacks' clients include a wide range of both listed and unlisted companies operating in a number of sectors of the economy, including the building and construction industry, manufacturing sector, the energy (oil, gas and renewable technologies) and mining sectors, as well as retail operations covering food to clothing, pharmaceutical products and franchise operations, and the banking sector.

Since its establishment, Tabacks has been recognised as a leading law firm in South Africa, offering expert legal assistance and practical commercial advice to a broad spectrum of clients, and is consistently recommended by both clients and other lawyers as a firm of choice.

Tabacks has an established reputation for both the depth and reach of its 

  • Expertise
  • Service Excellence
  • Client Responsiveness


Competition Law

Competition or anti-trust law has significant and far reaching implications for businesses in South Africa and across the world, both strategically and financially. Tabacks has been involved in a number of high profile cases, and has a talented and strategically-minded competition law team with a thorough knowledge of both South African and international jurisprudence in this area.

Our service expertise includes: 

  • merger advice & notifications
  • anti-competitive merger intervention
  • complaints on prohibited practices (horizontal & vertical agreements and abuse of dominance)
  • corporate leniency
  • exemption applications
  • competition law compliance training
  • assistance with dawn raids


Corporate & Commercial Law

In the fast-paced and rapidly changing economies of the world and with the unique challenges faced by businesses in South Africa, companies require corporate and commercial legal advisors with a flair for success and a track record of excellence.

Tabacks is no exception. We have created an environment that inspires passion for practicing corporate and commercial law.

Tabacks provides acutely tailored, professional solutions.

Our expert team of corporate and commercial advisors can assist you with: 

  • mergers, acquisitions and take-overs
  • listings
  • schemes of arrangement
  • capital restructurings
  • structured finance transactions


Employment Law

Employment relations are extensively regulated in South Africa through both positive legislation and collective agreements between employers and trade unions. Employment law plays a central role in the running of all businesses in South Africa, requiring careful application and consideration in most business decisions.

Tabacks focuses primarily on advising employers and has extensive experience in the following areas of employment law:

  • collective employment law - including best practice dealing with strikes, work force reductions, employment related mergers and acquisition issues, drafting collective agreements between employers and trade union in respect of organisational rights and collective bargaining rights, board reorganisation, outsourcing and employment equity / affirmative action compliance
  • individual employment law - including drafting employment contracts, restraints of trade and confidentiality agreements, enforcing restraints and trade. 


Our litigation team has expertise in:

  • - corporate and commercial litigation and arbitration
  • - insolvency and business rescue proceedings

Please don't hesitate to contact us, should you wish to speak to one of our experienced lawyers in litigation.

Mining Law

As one of the leading firms in mining law, Tabacks has seen the industry come a long way since the implementation of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 28 of 2002 ("MPRDA").

South Africa is famous for its abundance of mineral resources, accounting for a significant proportion of world production and reserves, and South African mining companies are key players in the global industry. The changing nature of mining regulation from a common-law base to a largely legislated system subject to both constitutional and administrative law principles has brought with it new challenges for businesses operating in this sector, and it is vitally important not only to understand the law but to implement all transactions accordingly.

We specialise in offering the following expert services:

  • advice on the MPRDA and BEE legislation
  • new applications for rights, permits and permissions

Natural Resources & Energy Law

Our lawyers in the natural resource and energy law department offer clients extensive proficiency in simplifying client and business requirements, refining solutions where they can be the most complex, in a wide range of services, including:

  • renewable energy solutions
  • climate change initiatives and carbon trading markets
  • electricity and independent power producers
  • oil and gas law, both in South Africa and Africa generally
  • land use planning and zoning
  • environment law
  • water law
  • mine health and safety inquiries and SHE compliance/performance audits
  • sustainability strategies


In South African legislation, tax laws require extensive expertise in regulatory and transactional structures, as the relevant laws increasingly evolve in complexity on a regular basis. Tabacks invests in meeting this kind of change with an experienced team of professionals advising clients on the changing laws and how to structure their businesses and transactions to take advantage of these changes.

In recent years there have been legislative changes in the fields of tax, mining and the environment. Not only are there new taxes coming, such as carbon taxes, but there are attractive new tax incentives.

Services of expertise include:

  • corporate tax
  • international tax
  • transfer pricing
  • indirect tax

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