Director


Phone051 505 6600
Fax051 430 4806
Emailvanzyl@symok.co.za
OfficeBloemfontein
Director
Etienne is practicing as an Attorney, Notary and Conveyancer. He specialises in Conveyancing, Commercial consultancy, the drafting of contracts, antenuptual agreements, as well as assisting clients with regulatory requirements concerning liquor licenses.
Commercial Law

Commercial law encompasses the body of law that regulates the rights, relations and conduct of persons or entities involved in commercial undertakings.

Before undertaking a new business venture or entering into any contractual agreements it is of the utmost importance that sound legal advice be obtained in order to ensure that the rights and obligations of all parties concerned will be regulated and protected.
Company Law & Close Corporations

Whether a business is conducted in order to generate profit, or as non-profit entity, sound advice regarding the establishment, registration and general governance thereof in terms of the law is needed.

There are different forms of business structures which can be utilized as vehicles through which to run a successful business which can limit personal liability and to make provision for growth.

At Symington De Kok our team is able to provide excellent guidance regarding all aspects of the law governing close corporations and companies, whether established or in the process thereof.
Conveyancing and Notarial Practice

Symington De Kok specializes in conveyancing and Notarial Practice, as well as all related matters, such as:

Drafting of Agreements of Sale, Drafting of Lease Agreements, Notarial Leases, Trusts, Ante Nuptial Contracts, Servitudes, Notarial and Conventional Bonds, Powers of Attorney, Wills, Transfers of Property documents, Cancellation of Bonds, Estate Transfers, Insolvency Transfers, Exchange and Rectification Transfers.

As well as the Opening of Townships Registers and Sectional Title Registers. All matters regarding the Property Development Processes which includes applications for sub-division, consolidation and Rezoning.
Intellectual Property Law

Intellectual Property Law is the body of legal rules and procedures which govern, reserve and enforce the creations of the mind for which exclusive rights are recognised.

At the pace of today’s information technology era, the importance of confirming and protecting our client’s rights pertaining to their creations cannot be stressed enough.

Our legal team of experts will guide a client from the seed of his/her creation to the stage where the fruit of prosperity can be enjoyed.

These services include the registration and reservation of any patent, copyright, trademark and protection and the enforcement thereof.
Liquor & Gaming / Gambling Licenses

In order to operate as a liquor trader (whether selling, manufacturing or distributing liquor), one needs to apply to the Provincial Liquor Board for a liquor licence and these Liquor licences need to be renewed annually.

While the Liquor Act prescribes the form of the licence, an applicant must also furnish the Provincial Liquor Board with written representation to prove that the applicant is a fit and proper person to whom a licence may be granted.

Thus, the application consists of the prescribed form, the written representation, the plans and photos of the premises, well as a description of the premises.

Accordingly the expertise of our Liquor & Gambling law team is invaluable for prospective applicants.
Municipal Law

Municipal Law refers to the internal law applicable to a province and/or municipal area within the country and includes the laws and regulations with not only national but provincial and local application as well.

In an era where issues pertaining to rates and taxes as well as problems relating to poor service delivery are becoming increasingly relevant, it is important to consult the applicable legislation in order to find effective solutions to the problems being experienced.

Municipal Law also includes onerous legislation applicable to properties and property developments and is it important to take note of the provisions of the applicable legislation before any development is undertaken.

Symington De Kok attorneys have vast experience in this field of law and can provide assistance to its clients on all related matters.
Property Development & Sectional Title Law

Symington De Kok specialises in all Property Development and Sectional Title related matters.

We are able to assist client’s with any aspect of this field of expertise, including: Assistance with Town planning applications such as sub-division, rezoning and/or township establishment, Negotiating, drafting and conclusion of services agreements with Municipalities, Submission of applications for development finance, Registration of all Deeds’ Office related matters, including opening of township and/or sectional title registers, Administration of all pre-sales of property and/or units within developments, including follow up service on purchasers’ finance approvals.

We are involved with various property developments across the country.
Sport & Entertainment Law

Whether you are a sportsman or an artist, you share your skills, talents and ability to perform with the public.

This is your product of work, your trademark and your invention. You are entitled to protect your interest so that you can excel and advance in creating a prosperous future for yourself.

Our firm offers a wide range of expertise in labour law, drafting and reviewing of contractual agreements, trademarks, laws that regulate agencies, tax issues, estate planning and enforcement of any rights.

This is the all inclusive service that Symington De Kok can render to its clients. While you focus on your discipline, let us attend to the preservation thereof.