Harty Rushmere provides specialist IT and commercial legal services rooted in over twenty years of relevant experience. Global corporates, growing businesses, start-ups and our industry peers trust us to provide considered legal counsel that is forward-thinking, practical and mindful of how the law has evolved, both locally and internationally. Our strategic mindset ensures that our clients view us not only as lawyers, but as trusted business advisors and a pragmatic sounding board.
Our small, independent firm has acted for a diverse, global client base since its inception in 1994. This longevity is a result of genuine long-term relationships with our clients, some of which have been with us from the start. Our clients trust us to provide extensive IT and commercial legal services either on a transactional basis, or as a regular outsourced legal service to provide or supplement an internal function.
The size of our firm gives us the agility to turn around requests quickly and offer competitive rates. It has also enabled us to maintain a consistent reputation for our authority in IT and commercial law. An international client base has given us the insight into global best practices and procedures.
Our personalised, practical service sets us apart. We assist our clients to proactively identify legal and commercial/business risks and requirements by drawing on the experience and skills of our team and those of our associates in their relevant areas of specialisation.
Your business’ long-term strategy is always at the heart of the advice we provide.
Our firm has two dominant specialties, IT Law and Commercial Law, drawing from our team’s extensive experience.
We are proud to offer authentic expertise in the field of IT law. Our deep knowledge of the evolution of legislation is compounded by our experience in working closely alongside IT vendors at all business stages, from tech start-ups to established corporates. Some of our lawyers have worked in the IT industry themselves, giving them a unique first-hand perspective. We draw on this combined experience and expertise to identify local and international best practices, and proactively advise on strategies and risks.
We provide commercial legal services that are enhanced by deep business insight. We can support you in facilitating strategic business decisions and provide a trusted third-party legal perspective. This is essential when assessing how a commercial decision will impact your business at a later stage.
Within our areas of specialisation we are able to assist with drafting, reviewing, identifying and mitigating risks, complying, localising, negotiating, advising, asserting, implementing and discussing. We are experts in the localisation of agreements for use in South Africa. Our services and products can be viewed in the specialist areas below.