Glyn Marais has been at the forefront of its practice areas in South Africa since 1990. With a tight-knit and highly specialised team, the firm has built a reputation for fleet-footed service and an in-depth understanding of the business of our blue chip clients.

Today, Glyn Marais is trusted by countless highly respected clients to provide service above and beyond the exceptional in the practice areas of Corporate Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, General Commercial; Tax; Property, Conveyancing and Construction; Regulatory and Competition; Finance and Banking; Employment; Business Rescue and Company Turnarounds; Dispute Resolution, Insolvency and Liquidation and Environmental, Mining and Natural Resources.

The quality of our expertise consistently earns us a top ranking in both local and international legal surveys.

What we do

Our practice spans the following areas:

Corporate Finance / M & A / General Commercial

We advise on the full spectrum of corporate finance transactions (including listings, equity offerings, de-listings and share buy-backs) and all types of corporate transactions (including takeovers, acquisitions and joint ventures) and provide advice on all regulatory aspects of transactions.


We advise on the tax consequences and structuring of all types of corporate transactions and have particular expertise in tax relating to financial institutions.

Property, Conveyancing and Construction

We advise on commercial transactions involving property portfolios, the transfer of properties and property developments and construction related matters.

Regulatory and Competition

The firm’s large scale involvement in corporate, M&A and finance activities and an intimate knowledge of competition law, has resulted in its extensive involvement in applications to the competition authorities, advising on the JSE Listings Requirements, Exchange Control and other regulatory requirements.

Finance and Banking

We advise lenders and borrowers on acquisition finance transactions and advise issuers on the issue of instruments on debt capital markets.


We advise employers on all aspects of employment law, including the formulation of policies, drafting of contracts and resolution of labour conflicts.

Business Rescue and Company Turnarounds

We advise businesses in distress and/or their stakeholders on informal and formal business rescue and turnaround processes.

Dispute Resolution / Insolvency and Liquidation

We act on the litigation and arbitration of large commercial disputes and insolvencies and restructurings.

Corporate / M & A

We understand that modern day commerce demands speedy solutions and implementation without compromising quality. We regularly act on some of the largest and highest profile transactions in South Africa.