Mdakane Attorneys

Areas Of Practice

Entertainment Law

  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating (without limitation) Artist Recording Agreements, Artist Manager Agreements, Artist Collaboration Agreements, Sponsorship Agreements, Publishing Agreements, Distribution Agreements, Live Performance Agreements,  Merchandising Agreements and Film Production Agreements.


  • Representing creatives, record labels, publishers, film productions and broadcasters in contractual disputes.


  • Assisting clients to clear rights for usage on television, film and video games.


  • Advising individuals and companies on the commercialisation of intellectual property in the entertainment sector.

Intellectual Property Law

  • Advising clients on the registrability of trade marks.


  • Conducting trade mark availability searches and drafting legal opinions thereon.


  • Lodging trade mark applications.


  • Assisting clients with company name objections and domain name disputes.


  • Representing clients in copyright and trade mark infringement, and Passing off disputes.


  • Advising clients on the protection, management and exploitation of intellectual property.

Corporate and Commercial Law

  • Drafting and reviewing of commercial contracts, including (without limitation) Service Level Agreements, Joint Venture Agreements, Franchise Agreements, Purchase and Supply Agreements and Partnership Agreements.


  • Establishment of Trusts.


  • Company Formations.


  • Legal due diligence.


  • Financial recoveries.

Labour Law

  • Assisting employers and employees in employment disputes pertaining to (without limitation) unfair dismissals, unfair labour practices and retrenchments.


  • CCMA, Bargaining Council and Labour Court representation.


  • Chairing disciplinary hearings.


  • Representing individuals at disciplinary hearings (if company policy allows representations).


  • Advising companies on Labour Law compliance.

Family Law

  • Instituting Divorce proceedings.


  • Drafting Co-Habitation Agreements.


  • Advising clients on marital regimes.


  • Assisting clients with child custody and access matters.


  • Enforcing existing maintenance orders and claiming arrear maintenance.


  • Applying for an increase/decrease of spousal or child maintenance.


  • Protection Orders.

General Litigation and Dispute Resolution

  • Drafting of pleadings.
  • Magistrate’s or High Court Appearances for court hearings for legal disputes in various areas of law.
  • Alternative dispute Resolution, including Arbitration or Mediation.