Our Cape Town based attorneys firm specialises in commercial legal advice and commercial legal drafting to serve the legal needs of both entrepeneurs and major companies.

In business it is vital to get professional legal advice before entering into a contract or taking any other action that potentially has a legal effect. This is especially true in cases where large amounts of money are involved or the potential liability is substantial.

Our firm offers a range of commercial legal services from drafting of commercial contracts to providing commercial legal advice, and will assist you to protect your rights and reduce the likelihood of costly future disputes.


Drafting and negotiating of commercial contracts

Our firm specialises in the drafting and negotiating of commercial contracts and related documentation, among others:

  • Agency Agreements
  • Contracts for Sale of Businesses
  • Contracts for Sale of Goods & Services
  • Employment Contracts
  • Financial Contracts
  • General Commercial Contracts
  • Independent Contractor Contracts
  • Insurance Contracts
  • Joint Venture Contracts
  • Memoranda of Incorporation
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Service Contracts
  • Shareholders Agreements
  • Supply Contracts

Commercial legal advice

We provide general commercial legal advice to businesses and believe in assisting clients to avoid disputes and costly litigation. It is this belief that drives us to, metaphorically speaking, protect our clients by “building a fence on the edge of a cliff” rather than “providing an ambulance at the bottom of the cliff”.

Our commercial legal services include:

  • Assisting clients to comply with commercial legislation, including company law;
  • Contract management;
  • Informing clients of case law and legal principles applicable to their businesses;
  • Negotiating contracts in conjunction with or on behalf of clients with counterparties;
  • Offering seminars to clients on important current and anticipated commercial legal issues; and
  • Providing legal opinions.

Access to a network of legal specialists

In cases where clients require other specialist legal services, we will refer them to “best of breed” lawyers that excel in their field, at no extra cost.

This includes:

  • Tax
  • Labour disputes
  • Litigation
  • Administrative Law
  • Mediation and Arbitration


Virtual office to keep overhead expenses low
We run a virtual office to keep our overhead expenses to a minimum and can consequently provide a professional service at affordable rates.

Holistic approach
We combine our knowledge of the law with a passionate interest in business to provide practical legal solutions. In cases where you require legal services other than those that we provide, we can refer you to other specialist lawyers, at no extra cost to you.

We come to you
In order to understand your business better and to save you time, we will come to your offices for consultations.

Different costing options to suit your needs
We provide our service on a fixed fee basis, hourly fees for ad hoc instructions, or retainers, depending on the needs of our clients.

About Us

Charl Cilliers holds the degrees B. Iuris., LL.B. and LL.M. in Corporate Law, and has a thorough understanding of both the legal and financial aspects of business.

He has obtained extensive experience through his work in major South African financial institutions over a period of 25 years. For most of this time he worked as a legal adviser, but he also has substantial experience in financial dealmaking and the marketing of project finance. This contributes to his knowledge of integrating and consolidating legal requirements with pure business imperatives.

His passion for law and business drove him to establish Cilliers Law Inc., specialising in negotiating and drafting commercial contracts and providing commercial legal advice.

The firm believes in forming strong, long-term relationships with clients based on mutual trust, integrity and respect, and makes a point of fully understanding the nature of a business and its people before providing any legal advice.

It also has access to a network of top calibre lawyers who can provide other specialist legal services at no extra cost to clients.


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Contact Us

Location Atlantic Links Estate, Melkbosstrand
Office (021) 553-0795
Cell (082) 901-5871
E-mail charl@cillierslaw.co.za


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