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Mame Amoateng

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Mame, a Senior Associate, joined Ashersons in 2014.

She matriculated from Rustenburg Girls’ High School in 2009 graduated with an LLB from University of Cape Town in 2013.

She holds a Master of Laws Degree in International Litigation and Arbitration from the Pennsylvania State University and has in depth knowledge of the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) and the UNCITRAL Model Laws on International Commercial Arbitration.

She was admitted as an attorney in March 2017.

Mame has experience in civil litigation, commercial arbitration, drafting of commercial agreements, rental housing and related disputes, family law, domestic violence and harassment protection orders.

 

Recent Articles by Mame Amoateng
Do You Need a Will? 30 August 2018 - We all die, and we all know that it is up to us to ensure the happiness and well-being and protection of our loved ones long after we are gone. But it’s not easy to contemplate our own mortality, nor is it easy to find the time in our busy schedules to attend to even the basics of doing so.
We’ll draft a will for you for free during Wills Week 2 August 2018 - Ashersons Attorneys is proud to announce that we are taking part in the Law Society of South Africa’s National Wills Week which is held annually from 17 to 21 September 2018. Why must you have a will? By making a will you ensure that your assets are disposed of in accordance with your wishes after […]
Life Partners: Beware the “Common Law Marriage” Myth! 30 May 2018 - As more and more South Africans opt to live together without formally marrying (or entering into a civil union or recognised customary marriage), the need to bust the myth of the “common law marriage” becomes more acute.
Will your antenuptial contract protect trust assets on divorce? 1 June 2017 - A recent Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) decision (M v M (332/2015) [2016] ZASCA 5) illustrates once again how essential it is, before getting married, to have your lawyer structure your antenuptial contract (ANC) correctly, and with as much detail as is needed for certainty. A multi-million Rand fight over trust assets A divorcing couple had married […]
Divorce Maintenance: Can You Contract Out of It? 1 October 2016 - Generally, our laws hold us to the agreements we make with each other, but there are limits.  A recent High Court judgment (W v H (25394/2010) [2016] ZAWCHC 97), dealing with a bitterly-fought divorce dispute, illustrates. A Senior Advocate, having been through in his words a “very, very, very costly” divorce once, and having in […]
Beware: Ownership does not necessarily make you the “King of the Castle” 10 December 2015 - On the 26 November 2015, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) delivered judgment in the case of A Hendricks v M Hendricks & others 2015 ZASCA 165 [PDF] holding that an owner who occupies property without the consent of the holder of a right of habitation in respect of that property is an unlawful occupier under […]
Redflag provisions in the South African Arbitration Act may hinder swift and efficient arbitrations 19 October 2015 - In recent years there has been increased reliance on use of arbitration to resolve commercial disputes. The hallmark of arbitration is that it enables the parties to a dispute to determine the manner in which the parties will attempt to resolve the dispute, including the rules and duration. In South Africa arbitration is particularly attractive […]