Dispute Resolution

Dispute Resolution

We assist both state-owned and private entities in their commercial disputes.

Our experience:

Advised a music collections body on various litigation and collection matters by assessing matters, providing a view on prospects of success and a cost benefit analysis.

Represented a telecommunications authority in commercial litigation relating to frequency spectrum and the Electronic Communications Act, 36 of 2005.

Represented multinational telecommunications, logistics and advertising agencies in arbitration matters (including private arbitrations).

Acted for a multi-national production house and content owner and successfully filed a complaint with WIPO’s Domain Name Dispute Resolution Service for the return of the hijacked bigbrotherafrica.com domain

Successfully prosecuted a complaint under the Electronic Communications Act against a large ECNS operator for contravention of the terms of its Interconnection Agreement

Represented a licensed financial services provider in an enquiry by the Financial Services Board: representations were accepted by the FSB without the requirements for a full enquiry

Represented a local production house in a dispute with a foreign production company: final cut of an advertisement produced in South Africa was attached to found jurisdiction in order to recover a debt

Represented a client in the technology manufacturing sector in a High Court intellectual property dispute regarding copying and passing off of technology products

Represented a state owned entity in a dispute with a private party regarding the procurement of an information technology based access control and security system

Advised Said’s Gym in regard to an international domain name dispute. Successfully defended the retention of the domain – seido.co.za – against the US based World Seido Karate Organisation’s compliant under the Electronic Communications Act’s Alternate Domain Dispute Resolution process

Represented an international logistics company in an arbitration regarding a claim for damages it instituted against a supplier.