Business Solicitors South Africa

Whether you are based abroad and have a business in South Africa, or are based in South Africa, Van Zyl Ebrahim Cook Attorneys Incorporated can assist you with a wide range of legal services.

We understand the challenges you might face from a legal perspective, living abroad and running a business in South Africa. Aside from the obvious language barriers, South African law may seem different to you in numerous small ways. Fortunately, we have extensive experience in serving the international community over here in South Africa and can assist with legal services such as:

Commercial Contracts

We can draft and negotiate commercial contracts on your behalf. With a deep understanding of the unique laws and nuances of South African contracts, we can assist you in sidestepping possible legal pitfalls so that you make the right decisions the first time around. Having us on your side will help in keeping things moving along smoothly.

Commercial Litigation

As established business attorneys (in the UK this is referred to as a business solicitor) in South Africa, dispute resolution is one of our firm’s core practices. We have extensive experience with litigation cases in the commercial arena and have proven ourselves in a wide array of cases. That being said, we do understand that clients would more often than not prefer to resolve disputes instead of proceeding with litigation, but sometimes it is unavoidable. We proceed by formulating a bespoke solution, taking every aspect of your business into account and tailor our decisions to best suit your preferred outcome.


Director Safiyah Ebrahim Cook is a registered insolvency practitioner who accepts appointments from the Master of the High Court to act as a liquidator or trustee in the winding up of insolvent estates. With deep insight into South African law, you can be assured that this incredibly trying process will be handled with the utmost efficiency and care. If you are a creditor, we will assist you in asserting priority over others in the queue if appropriate. Safiyah also leads our insolvency team which is operated by highly experienced, qualified attorneys (in the UK this is referred to as a business solicitor) with further assistance from accountants if need be. We handle creditors claims and assist with distributing monies.

Companies and Intellectual Properties Commission (CIPC)

As registered members of CIPC, we can assist with a wide range of services ranging from intellectual property rights, company registration, co-operatives and more. Please see THIS relevant page for more information. We offer quick, efficient and personalized service and are more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
The above are just a few of the services we have on offer. Please check the site for a complete list and more detailed information. As business attorneys (in the UK this is referred to as a business solicitor)in South Africa, we enjoy working with both international and local clients. Get in touch with us over here.

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