Entertainment law, often treated with a blanket, blasé approach. Standard templates and lots of  legal jargon that no one understands. I remember when I entered into a serious management agreement, Richard was still considering the idea of doing entertainment law. I was blown away by his attention to detail and genuine interest and passion for the industry. The day I presented the contract to the band, one of the members responded “I’ve never enjoyed reading a contract, until today… where do we sign?!”

Lesley JenningsDirector

I started my artist management agency early in 2017, and am grateful for the referral that introduced me to Richard Chemaly.  From our first interaction, I was impressed by his openness and approachability, which combines well with a lifelong passion for music, culture and the arts, and the sharp legal mind and experience that has seen him admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa.  He was understanding of my legal needs, providing a quality service despite my limited resources as a new small business.  He is quick to respond to queries, with clear and pertinent answers.  It is refreshing to deal with an attorney with a lust for life equalled only by his keen commitment to his profession.

Nikki FronemanManaging Director, Arte Viva Management

There isn’t a single contract I sign without having Chem read through it first. His eye for detail and understanding of my business is exactly what I need to continue building the company without having to worry about legal hassles. It is so comforting to be able to outsource this important aspect of my business to somebody who takes the time to understand my needs and also has incredible knowledge to ensure get the best results.

What I appreciate most is the honesty. In instances where I have legal risk, there will be no attempt to paint a pretty picture just to rack up fees. Chem will always tell me where the business stands in terms of the law and will give a worst case scenario. As a result, we’ve been able to resolve disputes swiftly and at minimal cost.

Steve PintoCEO, New Reality

Fortunately, as an NPO, we do not have many legal struggles though this could have been different if we did not have Chem to set up our legal framework. What we admire is the interest in which he takes in our work. He’s been able to assist us swiftly and effectively with regard to our labour requirements as well as those relating to our media and licencing issues.

His interest in the law is clearly vast and with his media background, it’s great to be able to engage with a legal mind that is able to break information down into consumable bits which allows us to understand our legal issues as he resolves them.

Nickolous BauerDirector, Dlala Nje