COMPANY REGISTRATION

  • Registration of new companies
  • Registration of external companies
  • Registration of not for profit companies
  • Name reservations and extensions
  • Assistance with drafting a Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI)
  • Assistance with the incorporation of South African and foreign companies

COMPANY CHANGES

  • Conversion of Articles of Association to an MOI
  • Shareholder’s Agreements
  • Directorship Agreement and employment contracts
  • Adoptions and registrations of MOI and attending to the updating and amendment of the MOI
  • Share conversions, allotments, share buy-backs and issuing of share certificates
  • Reporting to the TRP as required
  • Updating and attending changes of names, directors (new and resignations), address, auditors, etc
  • Audit committees and or Social and ethics committees as required

COMPANY MAINTENANCE

  • Filing of Annual returns and submission of financial statements or accountability supplements as required
  • Safekeeping of client records and insuring records are up to date
  • Maintaining company registers electronically
  • Director disclosures and interest in contracts and companies

COMPANY SEARCHES

  • Director searches
  • Company disclosures
  • Property searches
  • Deeds office records
  • SARS VAT Verifications
  • Trust property searches
  • Individual credit searches

For more information please contact comsec@kisch-ip.com

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS (AGM)

  • Assisting with all AGM matters, for example, AGM notices, Chairman’s agenda, attending meetings and drafting minutes
  • Drafting of notices and record keeping

BOARD AND COMMITTEE MEETINGS

  • Drafting agenda, attending meeting, recording and preparation of minutes and subsequent action list
  • Preparation and recordal of resolutions and special resolutions
  • Advising on legal and governance requirements
  • Assisting set up and administration of Social & Ethics Committee (establishing and operation)
  • Audit & remuneration Committees (establishing and operation) and Ring fencing of companies and special purpose vehicles

TRUST REGISTRATION

  • Registration of Inter Vivos Trusts
  • Trust deeds and amendments
  • Registration of new trusts
  • Appointment/resignation of Trustees
  • Auditor changes

REGULATORY COMPLIANCE & ADVISORY

  • King III and King IV Compliance
  • Companies Act Compliance
  • Director’s duties
  • Fiduciary duties
  • Duties of Prescribed Officers
  • Public Interest Score

COMPANY NAME OBJECTIVES

  • Company and close corporation name objections
  • Protection of registered trade marks from infringing company/close corporation names 
  • Government Gazette watch service, for the advertisement of infringing company/close corporation name

DEFENSIVE COMPANY NAME

REGISTRATIONS

  • A defensive company name prevents third parties from registering a company or close corporation with the same name as that of the defensive company name or from changing the name of an existing company or close corporation to a name that is the same as the defensive company name.
  • Why you should consider registering a defensive company name:
    • In the case of a trade mark, when a third party applies to register a company or close corporation, the Registrar of Companies and Close Corporations does not cross-check the records of the Registrar of Trade Marks before accepting the proposed company name.
    • A defensive company name should be registered with the Registrar of Companies in order to extend the protection of a trade mark, the name of a division of a company or the reputation and goodwill gained, and to prevent third parties from using the defensive company name as a name for any new companies or close corporations.

CLOSE CORPORATIONS

  • Updating and attending changes of names, members (new and resignations), address, auditors, etc.
  • Member’s Agreement
  • Maintaining members register and certificate of members’ interest
  • Filing annual returns
  • Reinstatement of entities
  • Deregistration of entities
  • Obtaining copies of close corporation documents
  • Conversion of CC to a company