Commercial & Corporate Law

MHI provides a range of services in the commercial and corporate sphere, from drafting of commercial agreements, shareholders agreements and memoranda of incorporation, to advising on the sale and acquisition of shares and related business transactions, as well as conducting due diligence investigations.

Related services include:

  • Registration of companies and the drafting of memoranda of incorporation
  • Drafting shareholders agreements
  • Drafting a variety of commercial contracts, including the sale and acquisition of shares, as well as partnership and joint venture agreements
  • Drafting franchise agreements

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Stefanus Malherbe
Director (Attorney, Notary & Conveyancer)
B.Comm. LLB
“When you are born, you resemble your parents; when you die you resemble your choices” - Unknown

Stefanus Malherbe - a name synonymous with all things property related. With a career spanning 29 years, Stefanus is the go-to consultant of many successful Cape Town based property developers, advising on various legal aspects related thereto, from due diligence, the drafting of commercial agreements and conveyancing.

Since founding MHI in April 1999, Stefanus’ main areas of focus have been conveyancing, construction law, commercial and company related matters and estate planning. He heads a team of professionals and support staff with a combined 50+ years in the industry. Stefanus is also a member of the Western Cape Property Development Forum (WCPDF), where he actively campaigns for the implementation of regulatory changes in the industry in order to make the process more accessible for all stakeholders.

Stefanus gleans his energy from his interactions with people and considers it a privilege to be able to witness firsthand how knowledge can transform their lives. A firm believer in giving back to the community, Stefanus serves on a number of philanthropic boards, aimed at uplifting the most vulnerable in our society.

During downtime, Stefanus enjoys cooking with a glass of wine in hand, surrounded by family and friends. A keen traveler (and petrol head), Stefanus hopes to make more time for these pursuits in the future and even intends to participate in a competitive motor race or two!

Jurgens Tubb
Director (Attorney & Conveyancer)
Dip Marc. (IAH) (1986-1988); B. Proc (1997-2002)
“It is important to socialize with clients, however at the end of the day it is the attorney who gets the job done who is successful”

Jurgens joined the MHI team in 2000, while completing his B. Proc degree and simultaneously serving his articles of clerkship.

After being admitted as an attorney in 2003, Jurgens was promptly appointed as a director of MHI.

Jurgens capitalized on the very successful start to his legal career by quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with in the property market, boasting an impressive client base, ranging from property developers to various investors, entrepreneurs and estate agents.

Always committed to serving his clients, no issue is too small to enjoy Jurgens’ undivided attention. Jurgens remains an active member of the legal fraternity and served as Vice Chairman of the Tygerberg Attorney’s Association, as well as representative of the Wills and Estates Committee until 2014.

At present, Jurgens’ practice covers various areas of law, such as conveyancing, estate administration, trust law, family law and commercial matters.

Jurgens enjoys switching off by going to the gym daily, reading, listening to music and tending to his impressive collection of bonsai trees. He hopes to one day complete the Camino Santiago in France.

Marcelle Strydom
Professional Assistant (Attorney, Notary & Conveyancer)
“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do” – Sumi

After reconsidering her first choice of becoming a marine biologist, Marcelle completed her BA. LLB degrees at the University of Stellenbosch in 2001 and was admitted as an attorney, notary and conveyancer in January 2004. Marcelle joined the MHI team in 2010, after having established herself as an impeccable conveyancer, specializing in new sectional title and group housing developments.

With a keen eye for detail and a meticulous work style, Marcelle has managed to perfectly marry her strengths to her chosen career, with her areas of focus being mainly conveyancing and commercial matters.

As a people’s person, Marcelle enjoys interacting with clients and is committed to staying up to date with the latest legislative and regulatory changes in the industry. She describes the feeling of handing over a title deed to a first-time buyer as one of the highlights of the job.

When Marcelle is off the clock, she likes to stay active by cycling and running. Her family also enjoys camping and travelling generally and can usually be found outdoors. As someone who enjoys a challenge, both physically and mentally, Marcelle intends to one day complete the Camino Santiago in France

Michelle Bisschoff
Professional Assistant (Attorney, Notary & Conveyancer)
“Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today” – Jordan B. Peterson

Michelle completed her studies part-time, whilst working in the edtech/ digital publishing space, however redirected her career path upon completion of her LLB degree at UNISA in 2013.. She joined the MHI team as a candidate attorney in 2014 and after completing her articles she was admitted as an attorney in 2016.

Michelle practices in a wide range of commercial, family law and conveyancing related matters, including construction disputes, evictions, divorces, contractual disputes, insurance, personal injury and damages claims. Considered a “jack of all trades”, Michelle will be quick to remind you of the full quote: “A jack of all trades is a master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one.”

Michelle enjoys conducting legal research in order to advise her clients on their specific issues and considers her attention to detail and consistency to be her strengths.

In her spare time, Michelle enjoys reading true crime, listening to podcasts on various topics, going to the beach with her three dogs and would one day like to travel to Scandinavia to see the northern lights.

Ruan du Preez
Professional Assistant (Attorney)
B.Comm LLB
“Be sure to put your feet in the right place, and then stand firm.” – Abraham Lincoln

Ruan du Preez, graduated from the North West University obtaining both a B.Comm Law and LLB degree. He commenced articles in 2014 and after completing his articles and being admitted as an attorney in 2016, Ruan practiced as such for the past 7 years. Over the years he has proven himself to be a trustworthy and reliable individual with an unbelievable drive and passion for the law and who always puts the client’s needs first. His excellent track record speaks for itself.

Ruan specializes in Civil litigation, Labour- and Family Law, and prides himself in his ability to negotiate and settle matters out of court avoiding unnecessary legal costs and or prolonged court proceedings. He recently joined the MHI team and now heads the litigation department.