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Mketsu & Associates Inc. (Hatfield, Pretoria)

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Areas Of Practice:
Administrative Law, Arbitration, Commercial, Commercial Drafting, Contracts, Customs & Excise, Due Diligence Audits, Government Tenders, International trade laws & treaties, International Transactions , Joint Ventures and Acquisitions , Litigation (Commercial), Litigation (Constitutional), Litigation (Corporate), Litigation (High Court), Litigation (Magistrates Court), Litigation (Tax), Mediation, Sale of Business, Shareholders Agreements, Taxation, Taxation (International), Trusts
Years of Practice:
12
Address:
402 Kirkness St, Loftus Office Park, Building A, 4th Floor, Arcadia, Pretoria
Region:
Gauteng / Pretoria
Area:
Arcadia
Postal Address:
402 Kirkness St, Loftus Office Park, Building A, 4th Floor, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0007
Description:

Mketsu & Associates Inc are here to help you solve your most complex legal matters. Our 12 years of existence has been focussed on identifying, developing, and evaluating solutions to solve our client’s problems.

Over the years we have developed knowledge and expertise targeted at solving complex legal matters and developed a reputation of excellence. As such, we are able to provide sophisticated legal counsel and custom-tailored solutions for the challenges facing local, regional, and multinational businesses.

A testament to the firm’s ability to thrive in a highly competitive market, it has since become one of Gauteng’s consistent and excellent law firms. Despite huge hurdles such as COVID-19, the firm has survived and seen significant growth.

Mketsu and Associates is looking forward to further implementing its vision, to be a law firm of the future that takes into account the ever-evolving world. Seeking to bring solutions to the risks and disruptions that have arisen as a result. It is in such regard that the firm continuously seeks and finds solutions to the toughest legal challenges and brings sustainable and practical solutions.

Footprint and Growth

To date, the practice has opened its doors to many legal minds and practitioners who continue to thrive.

We continue to invest in a growing network of national and regional offices through our associates and partners in Eastern Cape, Western Cape, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, and Northwest.

Over the years Mketsu and Associates’ dedication has enabled it to expand the firm, both in areas of practice and size, handling high-profile and complex cases; including the following specialized areas:

  • Commercial;
  • Civil Litigation;
  • Labour Disputes;
  • Environmental Law and Mining Law;
  • Personal Injury;
  • Property and Real Estates; and
  • Tax Law.

To remain relevant and consistent Mketsu and Associates prioritized a collegial work environment, coupled with a blend of experience and expertise that has allowed it to provide pragmatic and cost-effective solutions. It is in such regard, that the firm has continuously expanded, with the addition of several legal professionals specializing in all aspects of law and giving opportunities to young lawyers who have a fresh perspective on the law.

AREAS OF SERVICE

Commercial law

We have extensive experience in commercial law, drafting, reviewing, and commenting on various documents and transactions including articled of association, and the following transactions.

  • Shareholders agreement.
  • Sale and Lease Agreements.
  • Suretyship;
  • Joint venture and Subcontracting Agreements;
  • Trusts;
  • Service Level Agreements;
  • Purchase Agreements;
  • Options;
  • Development agreements;
  • Sale of Land Agreements;

Commercial law and Legal drafting.

Our firm is well versed in all forms of legal drafting be it commercial, legal or trust. We ensure that we are abreast of all legal matters and changes in law.

To ensure that we always provide the best possible legal advice, we on behalf of client regularly consult with specialist in various fields and make use of cutting-edge technologies and legal software. Our firm has represented various clients in all ranges of commercial matters from simple contract drafting to more complex drafting such as sureties and trusts.

Our staff is well trained and qualified to handle any form of Commercial litigation ranging from advising and drafting to important matters such compliance and litigation.

Tax Law (Corporate and VAT)

We have a strong and experienced Team in practicing and consulting in Tax Laws; with a special focus on the following:

Objections and Dispute Resolutions

  • Our tax practice extends to alternative dispute resolution proceedings where we act on behalf of taxpayers by lodging objections, appeals, and reviewing applications against SARS issued assessments. 

Tax Rulings

We represent taxpayers in negotiations with the SARS, and where necessary lobby tax authorities and make representations on a wide range of issues relating to new legislation and obtain directives on areas of uncertainty in the law. 

We provide advice on tax and regulatory aspects relating to income tax, and value-added tax.

International Trade and Customs

We have a strong and experienced Team in practicing and consulting Customs and Excise consulting, with a service that extends to the following: 

Objections and Dispute Resolutions

  • Responses to Letters of Intent, withdrawal of letters of demand, Internal Administrative Appeals, and Alternative Dispute Resolutions. 

Customs Valuation

  • Conducting audits of Customs and Excise facilities to prevent non-compliance and encourage corrective measures, as an in-house quality assurance mechanism
  • Conducting due diligence audits for prospective purchasers or for joint ventures
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Responses to Letters of Intent, withdrawal of letters of demands, Internal Administrative Appeals (IAA) and Alternative Dispute Resolutions (ADR). Resolving disputes and making representations to Customs or other regulatory authorities on your behalf
  • Debt resolution and payment plans Information.

Diesel Refunds Audits

  • Ensuring accurate management and documentation of diesel purchases and use
  • Record keeping requirements and compliance
  • Responding to SARS Audits
  • Defending Letters of Demands on Diesel Refunds rejected

Compliance

  • Customs and excise registrations services, attending to the registration and deregistration, amendments, including the following:
  • Warehouses and Rebate Stores.
  • Importer, Exporter, Clearing Agents.
  • Deferment Accounts.
  • Permits.

Procurement and Competitive Tendering

Procurements or competitive tendering rules often apply when contracting with public institutions. Private companies themselves may also award contracts through the tendering process. Non- compliance with these rules can have serious commercial consequences.

We advise on the following.

  • How to anticipate potential issues and prepare suitable strategies for dealing with the rules.
  • Preparing a clear, structured approach from the initial commercial assessment to the final award and performance of the contract.
  • Procurement disputes.
  • Disappointed tenders seeking to challenge the award of a public entity.

Mediation and Arbitration

Our firm has been part of Mediation and arbitration of every creed and form. We have been practising in various tribunals for over 10 years. We host qualified arbitrators and mediators.

We can appear in any forum within the country and have made a name for ourselves through our tenacity and dedication.

We have represented clients from every creed such as the Minister of Arts and Culture, NPA, Gauteng growth and development agency, SARS, and the Premier of Mpumalanga to name a few.

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

We provide a comprehensive service in most of the country’s major corporates and have dealt with many of the problems generated by changes in the financial marketplace. Our countrywide network includes many experienced former litigants, enabling us represent clients effectively in the most difficult and sophisticated government investigations. Depending on the nature of the grievance our office is equipped with the necessary facilities to facilitate Arbitrations and Mediation, further we have a vast selection of private Arbitrators and other specialists to assist our clients.

Employment & Labour Law

In every industry, employees are the company’s main competitive advantage. In ensuring a continuing successful operation, adherence to employment law and labour laws is essential. As part of our service offering, we assist our clients with all their employment needs, in relation to the following:

  • Drafting and reviewing of employment contracts.
  • Assist in dispute resolution;
  • Assist in disciplinary matter.
  • Organizational restructure.
  • Advise on collective bargaining

Administrative and Constitutional law

Our team assist in judicial reviews of decisions made by government and other organs of state, assessing the lawfulness, fairness, and reasonableness of such a decision.

We advise on the relationship between labour law and administrative law and on how decisions should be made to be insulated from judicial review.

Some of the services that we render on this area of the law include:

  • Drafting of legislation and regulations.
  • Reviewing and advising on policy documents applicable to organs of state.
  • Drafting internal policy documents on various aspects that govern an institution.
  • Litigation arising out of the exercise of administrative powers by an organ of state.
  • Drafting of legal opinions on constitutional and administrative powers of organs of state.

Public Law

Mketsu and Associates understand the different procedures, approaches and strategies required to deal with public law issues. Our public law consultants have a wealth of experience in public law litigation across several different jurisdictions.

We act both for the public sector institutions seeking to defend their actions and decisions and also for private sector, bringing public law challenges, which gives us a unique perspective and enables us to bring different approach to representing a client, whether in the public sector or in corporate.

Collections and Recoveries

Mketsu and Associates have been involved in collection over a number of years. We deal with soft and hard collections depending on the client’s needs. We tailor our methods of collection to that which suits the Clients needs. We have a particularly good track record of recoveries. We are currently collecting on behalf of Gauteng Growth and Development Agency and other private entities.

Road Accident Fund

We have been involved with RAF matters for the past 16 years, where we have assisted the Plaintiffs. However, our Attorneys have worked in Defendant Attorney firms before and have an excellent understanding of the rules regulating the claims and defend the RAF against making unsubstantiated payments.

We have a dedicated team that deals with RAF matters exclusively. We have managed to build a good reputation amongst our counterparts when it comes to RAF matters.

We have systems in place that makes our work with RAF matters much easier. We have a dedicated driver that transports clients to different medical practitioners.

Pro Bono

Mketsu and Associates have always contributed immensely towards legal education and training of graduates from previously disadvantaged backgrounds. We currently have 2 paralegals who assist in the legal work and work closely with our Senior Attorneys. They have gained a lot of experience in legal matters and in the running of a law firm.

Our Senior attorneys are involved in the pro bono work, we currently have matters where our clients cannot afford legal fees but because we believe in justice for all, we have undertaken to assist them.

Directors:
SS Mketsu - LLB (UWC), PRCOM (Damelin), Certificate in Legislative drafting (UP)
Associates:
Mr Mketsu - Managing Director (LLB) Mr Vuyani De Bees - Senior Associate (B Proc, LLB) Bongani Baliso - Associate (LLB) Farai Mapingire - Candidate Attorney (LLB, LLM) Sivuyile Ndonga - Candidate Attorney (LLB)
Contact Person:
Irene Buys - Legal Manager

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