BPI Attorneys

 

BPI Attorneys

BPI Attorneys

BPI Attorneys

BPI Attorneys

Immigration Law Practice

Labour Law Practice

Criminal Law Practice

Entertainment Law and Media Practice

Immigration, Labour, Criminal
and Entertainment Lawyers

We combine our expertise with exceptional care and empathy. Our team of attorneys and consultants are well experienced, so whatever your situation, it will be familiar to us. With a genuine focus on client care. We help you grow with a holistic worldview.

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Our Professional Services

Employment & Labour Law practice

Offers professional legal representation in:

  • All bargaining councils
  • Council for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA)
  • Civil and labour courts
  • Employment Agreements
  • Policies and procedures
  • Health and safety legislation advice and compliance
  • Mediations and arbitration
Immigration Law practice
  • Advising on all aspects of South Africa’s Immigration Laws
  • Preparing and filing the visa applications
  • Administrative review and appeal applications
  • Ministerial regulatory waiver exemption applications
  • Permanent residence applications
  • Representation for refugee matters
  • Advising on and representation, and litigation, in cases of deportation, inspectorate investigations and arrests
Criminal Law practice

Offers professional legal representation in:

  • All Bail hearings
  • Specialized Commercial Crimes Court
  • Magistrate and Regional Court cases
  • DUI and many other serious offences
General practice
  • Drafting of Wills
  • Debt collection
  • Company Secretarial Support
  • Website design agreements
  • Uber / Bolt driver agreements
  • General Service Level Agreements
  • Legal advice on Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) and Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA) – Tenders
  • Tender compliance support
  • General civil litigation (Magistrates Court and High Court)
  • Parliamentary submissions on Policy matters
  • Legal opinions
  • General legal advice
  • Correspondent Work – Servicing (Johannesburg North)
  • Divorces
  • Maintenance Inquiries
  • Assistance with buying or selling property
  • Protection Orders (Harassment & Domestic Abuse)
Entertainment Law and Media practice
  • Performance and booking agreements (Talent)
  • Publishing, distribution and licensing agreements
  • Agreement review/Vetting
  • Media release forms
  • Confidentiality Agreements (NDAs)
  • Intellectual property protection
  • Usage agreements
  • Influencer agreements
  • Employment and contractor agreements
  • Freelance Agreements
  • Broadcasting / Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) applications
  • Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) registrations for cinematographic films
  • Film and Publications Board (FPB) registrations and applications
  • Production Agreements
  • Commissioning Agreements (SABC, E-TV, MULTICHOICE)
  • Distribution Agreements
  • Film Bonds/Insurance Agreements
  • Financing Agreements (National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), Gauteng Film Commission (GFC), Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC), Kwa-Zulu Natal Film Commission (KZNFC), Eastern Cape Provincial Arts & Culture Council (ECPACC), etc.)
  • Assistance with the court process for breach or enforcement of rights and obligations

Buntu Simo Pato

Executive Head and Director

E-MAIL
buntu@bpiattorneys.co.za
Location
Johannesburg

Buntu Pato is the Executive Head and Director at BPI attorneys. His practice areas involve; Entertainment Law, Labour Law, Immigration Law and Criminal Law.

Buntu has deep familiarity with Entertainment, Labour, Immigration and Criminal Law and has provided extensive regulatory and related advice to parties in Africa and the world. Having worked for the National Film and Video Foundation of South Africa in their Research, Policy, Legal and Compliance department, he has gained a deep understanding of the international film and television industry. His most notable work includes, amongst others, the team that negotiated the Netflix and South African collaboration deal for micro-budget feature films. Buntu served as a member of the film/audio-visual reference group, established by the Minister of Arts and Culture. The reference group’s mandate was to recommend specific deliverables or programs of the Film Summit (2019) to the minister.

Earlier in his career, Buntu worked for Legal Aid South Africa, where he provided legal advice and representation to those who cannot afford it. This includes vulnerable groups such as women, children, the elderly, disabled and the rural poor. It was during his time that his passion for justice and human rights were ignited.

Buntu is currently involved with an independent quasi-judicial institution dealing with refugee rights in South Africa.

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Education and professional body

Education

LLB (Mandela University)

NMP (Wits Business School)

PROFESSIONAL BODY

LPC (Practice Number: 94965)

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