Online platform legal service

Legal solutions for Ecommerce & Online Platforms

Our legal team’s got your back, ensuring your e-commerce business stays in the ‘shopping cart’ of success. From customer policies to online compliance, we handle the fine print, so you can focus on the ‘big numbers’.



We’ve curated a few of our popular products, but check out our service pages for more pricing. Or just get in touch to chat.

VAT excl. T&C’s apply

Client Terms
R6 950.00
Company Registration – Proprietary Limited (Pty Ltd)
R3 500.00
Employment Contract
R6 400.00
Legal Consultation
R1 550.00
Online Compliance Bundle – Website terms and conditions, and a Privacy Policy
R12 000.00
Service Level Agreement (Standard)
R7 750.00
Shareholders Agreement (Simple)
R9 000.00

Your online platform is either up and running, or you’re about to launch a new online service offering when suddenly, you realise that your online platform is governed by many laws which you may know nothing about. If you’re a retailer, SaaS, or Marketplace you need to know that compliance is no laughing matter, but it’s also not exactly the kind of excitement which gets you out of bed in the morning.

That is, unless you’re a data protection and compliance lawyer at Legalese. At Legalese, our many years of experience in the field of data compliance, privacy law, online and e-commerce regulation means that we’re able to offer comprehensive, full-spectrum legal support to anyone running an e-commerce platform or website in South Africa.

Data protection and privacy policy consulting

We will hold your hand through the entire development, launch and operational stages of your online platform, to help you understand what laws apply to the services you provide online, regardless of whether it’s a marketplace, direct retailer or any other format of online operation. We can draft the website policies and terms you will need to develop, launch and run lawfully in South Africa.

Where necessary, we can also engage regulators on your behalf to gain a better understanding of new and developing areas of the law that your platform may be operating in. We will ensure that your platform is legal from inception to operation, with legal assistance offered all the way along your journey.

Contracts & Agreements
Practical Effects of Legal Non-Compliance

Whilst it’s a bit of a bitter pill for a lawyer to swallow, no one wants to sit and make sure that they’re dotting every “I” and crossing every “T”

Contracts & Agreements
Data Processing Agreements, when are they necessary?

Data Protection Laws such as the Protection of Personal Information Act (“POPI”) in South Africa or the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) prescribe certain duties that parties who

Ecommerce & Online Platforms
What are Incoterms® and why does my e-commerce business need to know about them?

Introduction If you have ever ordered something from overseas, whether its that new laptop you’ve had your eye on that you just can’t find in South Africa or a big

Ecommerce & Online Platforms
How to confirm the reputability of an online store

In this new age of remote everything, it is no surprise that many service providers and brick-and-mortar businesses have taken their operations online.  Many have created online stores or applications

Ecommerce & Online Platforms
The Big 5 legal considerations when running your online platform in SA

  Your online platform is about to be up and ready, and you are excited to become the new Amazon in South Africa. Suddenly you remember that just like any

Brands & Retail
What Does The Law Say About Operating Amidst Lockdown Regulations

As we all grapple with ‘business unusual’, it’s important to remember that our chief objective should be to keep everyone as safe and as healthy as possible. So, what does

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