Legal Activities and Services in South Africa 2019: These Services Play a Vital Role in Upholding the Law - ResearchAndMarkets.com

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Legal Activities and Services:

The legal activities and services sector in South Africa plays a vital role in upholding the rule of law and promoting the fair, democratic, and equitable functioning of the country. Law firms provide knowledge-intensive business service, and this report offers an overview of South Africa's legal profession, as well as the role and benefits of knowledge management in the sector. While somewhat exposed to South Africa's poor economy, the legal services sector enjoys a stable base of companies seeking compliance and advisory services in the face of new legislation and a shifting regulatory framework. Competition is on the rise and law firms are attempting to incorporate disruptive new legal technologies in pursuit of increasingly efficient operating processes and value-oriented client services.

Growth Drivers:

Political uncertainty and the poor economy have affected the profession, notably pressuring M&A activity, but demand for legal services is generally on the rise. The introduction of new legislation and an increasing regulatory and compliance load is driving companies to seek legal advice. Judicial inquiries into state capture, widespread corruption, the mismanagement of state-owned entities, potential amendment of the Constitution to allow for the expropriation of land and property without compensation are also set to bring potentially significant changes to South Africa's law. Competition is on the rise, with the majority of large audit and consultancy firms now operating legal divisions and a host of smaller companies developing innovative legal services, leveraging new legal technologies, and offering increased flexibility and relatively lower costs to potential clients. The large law firms are also adapting, attempting to streamline their businesses and incorporate new technologies into their traditional operating models.

Key Topics Covered:

1. INTRODUCTION

2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY

2.1. Industry Value Chain

2.2. Geographic Position

3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY

4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY

4.1. Local

4.1.1. Corporate Actions

4.1.2. Regulations

4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development

4.2. Continental

4.3. International

5. INFLUENCING FACTORS

5.1. Economic Environment

5.2. Operating Costs

5.3. Labour

5.4. Environmental Concerns

5.5. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation

6. COMPETITION

6.1. Barriers to Entry

7. SWOT ANALYSIS

8. OUTLOOK

9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS

10. REFERENCES

10.1. Publications

10.2. Websites

APPENDIX 1

Summary of Notable Players

COMPANY PROFILES

ADAMS & ADAMS

ALLEN AND OVERY (SOUTH AFRICA) INC

BAKER AND MCKENZIE INC

BELL DEWAR INC

BOWMAN GILFILLAN INC

CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR INC

COX YEATS ATTORNEYS

D M KISCH INC

DALY MAQUBELA OLIPHANT INC

EDWARD NATHAN SONNENBERGS INC

FAIRBRIDGE ARDERNE AND LAWTON INC

FLUXMANS INC

GARLICKE AND BOUSFIELD INC

GILDENHUYS MALATJI INC

GOLDBERG AND DE VILLIERS INC

HAHN AND HAHN INC

HOGAN LOVELLS (SOUTH AFRICA) INC

KNOWLES HUSAIN LINDSAY INC

LIVINGSTON LEANDY INC

NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT SOUTH AFRICA INC

SHEPSTONE & WYLIE ATTORNEYS

SMITH TABATA BUCHANAN BOYES INC

SPOOR & FISHER

STOWELL AND CO INC

VON SEIDELS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ATTORNEYS

WEBBER WENTZEL

WERKSMANS INC

WERTHSCHRODER INC

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