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ABOUT
RAMSAY WEBBER

A leading corporate and
commercial law firm

Founded in 1982, Ramsay Webber is a leading corporate and commercial law firm offering clients personal, highly specialized and innovative legal solutions. The firm has received a number of awards including the Midsized Law Firm of the Year Award, at the Mergers and Acquisitions Awards hosted by Acquisition International and two PMR Diamond Arrow Awards.

As the South African member of Mackrell International, one of the world’s premier networks of independent law firms, we are able to provide our clients with seamless access to legal services both at home and abroad.

ARBITRATION

We employ a dedicated multi-disciplinary dispute resolution team which has… Read more

AVIATION

We have advised national and international carriers, aircraft charter organisations… Read more

BANKING

Ramsay Webber represents several commercial banks in South Africa in all… Read more

BEE

We have advised on several BEE structuring and restructuring transactions… Read more

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Our construction and engineering capability is the result of a combination… Read more

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

The Firm has represented a number of South African and international… Read more

CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

Ramsay Webber has a dedicated multi-disciplinary litigation department which has… Read more

PROPERTY AND REAL ESTATE

Ramsay Webber has represented a number of developers in establishing… Read more

COMPETITION LAW

The firm has completing seven filings within the last two years, six of which… Read more

BUSINESS RESCUE & RESTRUCTURING

Our commercial legal team has extensive expertise in the field of insolvency… Read more

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

The firm has represented clients in a variety of intellectual property disputes… Read more

FAMILY LAW & ESTATE PLANNING

Advising on all aspects of family law; Representing clients in divorce and custody… Read more

WHAT’S NEW

The Competition Act And Merger Control

Competition is a healthy part of growing business. However, what happens when a merger puts a market at risk by threatening that competition? Ramsay Webber looks at the Act, and how it affects and protects competition.

Can Interest Exceed The Capital Amount?

Before the decision of the Supreme Court of Appeal in Paulsen v Slip Knot Investments (434/13) [2014] ZASCA, there was uncertainty on whether the in duplum rule applied only to default interest, being interest accrued on a capital amount which has fallen due for payment but has not been paid, or whether it also applied to interest accrued on capital which has not yet become payable. The Supreme Court removed this uncertainty by finding that the in duplum rule applies in both cases.

Business Rescue: Lapsing Of Board Resolution Not Automatic

The effect of business rescue proceedings is that a temporary moratorium is placed on the rights of all persons to claim against the company, during which time the affairs of the company are restructured through the development of a business rescue plan the purpose of which is to allow for the continuation of the business on a solvent basis, or where that is not possible, a better outcome for the company’s creditors and shareholders than would otherwise have occurred if the business were liquidated.