Richen Attorneys


Critical to any business is the understanding that each business is unique and to be able to properly assist your business to mitigate risk and enter in the best deals that you can, this requires an understanding not only of the legal environment but also of the business itself and the outcomes needed. Our Attorneys are experienced in the following areas of Law:

Commercial Law

  • Interpreting Agreements
  • Drafting Agreements
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Shareholders share sale and business sale agreements
  • Construction Turnkey Agreements
  • Furnishing opinions on various commercial aspects
  • Structuring and negotiating commercial transactions and Heads of Agreements
  • Devising and forming new business entities in terms of the Companies Act after takeovers, mergers and acquisitions

Construction law

  • Drafting Turnkey Agreements for Public and Private Partnerships- Developments
  • Negotiating terms of Turnkey Agreements with the Department of Human Settlements, on behalf of Clients
  • Drafting and amending Turnkey Sale Agreements on behalf of Clients, with the IHS Fund
  • Drafting Turnkey Agreements- Construction
  • Drafting Sub-Contract Agreements based on JBCC principles
  • Recommendations and Opinions on Agreements
  • High Level Debt Recovery against the State
  • Defending Litigious Matters
  • Advising Clients on Regulatory and Compliance Matters, specifically related to legislation and policy in the construction and development sector
  • Drafting Company Policies
  • Representation in Arbitration Proceedings
  • Drafting Offer to Purchase Agreements, for purchase of land for megacity developments
  • Drafting Subsidy Agreements, Construction Agreements, Development Agreements
  • Legal Risk and Compliance
  • Drafting Servitude Agreements

Civil litigation

  • Civil litigation arising from breach of contract
  • Mediation, Arbitration and settlement of matters between parties Litigating against government departments and corporates
  • High level debt recovery
  • Litigation
  • High Court
  • Magistrate‚Äôs Court
  • Legal Opinions
  • Conducting Trials

Mining Law

  • Applications for Prospecting/Mining Rights
  • Agreements with Contract Miners
  • Complaince with requirements of the Mining Charter
  • Advisory on MPRDA and Codes of Good Practice

Aviation Law

  • Drafting Aviation Agreements
  • Compliance Requirements with Industry Standards
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Leasing Agreements

IT Law

  • Software Licensing Agreements
  • Software Distribution Agreements
  • Contract Negotiation and Drafting
  • Service Level Agreements

Labour law

  • Drafting and vetting of employment contracts, retention, restraint of trade, employment equity
  • Discipline, grievance, harassment and victimization
  • Individual and collective dispute resolution at CCMA, Bargaining Council and Labour Court level.
  • Training programmes (e.g. disciplinary code, sexual harassment, employment equity)
  • Collective bargaining (recognition agreements wage negotiations, business restructuring, dispute procedures)
  • Strike management
  • Mergers and Acquisitions, integration of businesses, workplace change, transfer of employees, outsourcing
  • Drafting Employment Contracts
  • CCMA Attendances
  • Chairing Disciplinary Enquiries


  • Formation of a trust
  • Trust administration
  • Registering changes to trust deed, beneficiaries and trustees with the Master of the High Court
  • Appointment as an independent Trustees


  • General Property Advice
  • Contracts of Sale, Donation, And Exchange
  • Residential and Commercial Property
  • Registration and Cancellation Of Bonds
  • Establishment of Sectional Title Schemes
  • Registration of Townships
  • Removal of Restrictive Conditions
  • General Property Transfers