Andrew Goldschmidt, a Partner at Ashersons, joined the firm in 2007.
He has experience in contentious as well as non-contentious corporate and commercial matters ranging from the drafting of commercial contracts to commercial litigation, with particular regard to corporate and contractual disputes. Andrew has experience in all aspects of insolvency related matters including Liquidation and Sequestration applications.
He is also experienced in third party claims against the Road Accident Fund and he has been involved in advising clients on matters pertaining to the new National Credit Act and the Consumer Protection Act.
Recent Articles by Andrew Goldschmidt
Evicting Your Troublesome Tenant: More Problems with PIE 6 July 2017 - “The effect of PIE is not and should not be to effectively expropriate the rights of the landowner in favour of unlawful occupiers. The landowner retains the protection against arbitrary deprivation of property. Properly applied, PIE should serve merely to delay… Collecting Arrear Levies: A New Risk for Your Body Corporate 1 May 2017 - Levy collections are the life blood of sectional title schemes, and collecting them is likely to get harder with the economic fallout from our downgrade to junk status. So if you own property in a scheme, and particularly if you… Barking Dogs Driving You Batty? Noisy Neighbours and the Interdict Option 2 February 2017 - “Nuisance usually involves repeated infringement of the Plaintiff’s property rights. An objective weighing up of the interests of the various parties, taking into account all the relevant circumstances is required in these matters” (from judgment below) If the dog-next-door’s incessant… Selling Property? Check for VAT Before You Sign 1 October 2016 - You sell your property for a good price and, with the deal in the bag, you start daydreaming about how to spend the proceeds. Then – disaster of disasters – you realise that in the excitement of the sale you… Copyright in cyberspace: New guidelines for online publishers 6 June 2016 - The high profile Moneyweb (Pty) Limited v Media 24 Limited High Court judgment is significant for all online publishers. In a nutshell, Fin 24 was ordered to pay damages to Moneyweb for copyright infringement in respect of one article, but… Certificates of Compliance 12 April 2016 - If you are selling your house, flat or building then you are going to most certainly need a number of certificates of compliance (“compliance certificates“) before transfer can be registered. You’ll be well-advised to get them sooner rather than later… Starting a business? The “flying solo” option 29 February 2016 - Episode 2:- You will recall from our last article [link] that it is incredibly important to pick the correct trading vehicle upfront, and before you start your business operations. Let’s start off our analysis of the various choices open to… Dual Citizens – Don’t risk losing your South African citizenship! 27 January 2016 - You are a South African citizen. You decide to acquire dual citizenship. Your reasons for doing so are irrelevant – perhaps you are living/working overseas, perhaps you want a second passport just to make travelling easier, perhaps you have financial… Property Sellers: Just how far does your duty to disclose go? 4 January 2016 - “Where a seller recklessly tells half-truths or knows the facts, but does not reveal them because he or she has not bothered to consider the significance, this may also amount to fraud” (extract from judgment below) Firstly, a note on… Body Corporate vs Nightmare Neighbour: The Court to the Rescue 25 November 2015 - “His demeanour at this time was highly aggressive, flying his arms about and it was clear to me that he had to prevent himself from lashing out at me physically” (Trustee quoted in judgment below) The irrational, aggressive and disruptive…