Mercia Fynn is a Director and the Head of the Commercial Department at KISCH IP. She has a Bachelor of Commerce (Law), LLB and Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Law which she obtained at the University of the Witwatersrand. She was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 2010 and has more than ten years of experience in general Commercial Law, particularly in the negotiation and structuring of a variety of commercial transactions and drafting of a diverse range of commercial agreements, including Terms and Conditions of Sale, Distribution Agreements, Licence Agreements, Franchise Agreements, Lease Agreements, Sale of Share Agreements, Shareholders Agreements, Employment Agreements, Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreements and Joint Venture Agreements.
Corporate Law: Mercia assists clients on all aspects of Corporate Law, including the establishment of different business entities, such as companies and trusts, as well as statutory changes in terms of the Companies Act, the establishment and operation of Social and Ethics Committees, director’s duties and shareholder disputes. She is a member of the Institute of Directors in South Africa and serves as a non-executive director for clients who require an independent party to provide oversight over the activities of the executive directors and the company’s compliance with various laws, and to bring an objective perspective to matters considered by the board.
Commercialisation of Intellectual Property: Aside from the negotiation and drafting of agreements for the Commercialisation of Intellectual Property, Mercia also assists clients in obtaining Exchange Control Approval and provides advice on taking Intellectual Property offshore.
Consumer Law: Mercia is experienced in advising clients on the various laws aimed at consumer protection in South Africa, such as the Consumer Protection Act, the National Credit Act, and the Electronic Transactions and Communications Act, however her primary focus is Data Privacy Law, in particular the application and implementation of the Protection of Personal Information Act.