M&A: Pre-transaction

Early engagement with advisors can reduce the time and costs associated with a transaction and increase the value proposition.  Read Advisory Services can assist with legal services that will aid clients in their decision making relative to any transaction, including:


Due diligences

Structuring advice

Regulatory assessments

Strategic reviews

M&A: Transaction Agreement Services

Read Advisory Services can prepare a full suite of legal agreements and documents required to implement any transaction including:


Disposal agreements

Shareholder agreements



Regulatory filings

Employment and restraint agreements

M&A: Post-transaction Services

Many transactions will require post-deal implementation e.g. governance reviews, standardisation of terms and conditions of supply or purchase and attendance on matters highlighted in the due diligence reports. Read Advisory Services can assist management teams with co-ordination and implementation of these matters and free up management time to focus on generating revenue.

General Commercial Advice

Read Advisory Services is able to assist clients with a range of general commercial legal services such as:


Company law advice

Regulatory compliance

General commercial agreements such as customer and supplier agreements

Employment agreements

Privacy law

Consumer law

Litigation, Mediation and Arbitration Services

The decision to embark on litigation is not one to be taken lightly and can often be a costly exercise without a positive outcome. Read Advisory Services can assist clients in determining sound strategies around litigation matters within the framework of a client’s strategic, business, and financial goals including:


Take over and merger litigation

Building and construction disputes

Bankruptcy and restructuring litigation

White-collar crime

Regulatory enforcement

State, provincial and municipal tender disputes

Debtor and creditor matters

As a Consultant with Simpson Inc. Attorneys and Conveyancers, Shaun is able personally assist in instituting or defending any of the above matters which convert into matters before any Court in South Africa.


Shaun has assisted clients in a number of mediation and arbitration matters and is able to acts as mediator or arbitrator in commercial disputes.