Aadil Patel is a director and national practice head of the employment practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. Aadil has broad experience in employment law and has acted extensively for various employers, both public and private entities.
Alan Smith is a Partner at Adams & Adams and specialises in Intellectual property (trade marks, copyright and unlawful competition) litigation, agreements, licensing and franchising and advertising disputes. Email him at ..
Alastair Morphet is a director in the Finance and Banking practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. Alastair has extensive experience in tax planning, which includes opinions on a variety of transactions such as financial instruments, corporate restructurings, application of the Eighth Schedule, estate duty, donations tax and the GAAR.
Andrew Seaber is a senior associate in Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr's Real Estate practice. Andrew was a partner of Porter Seaber Attorneys for eight years where he specialised in all aspects of property law.
Anli Dowling is a senior associate at Dommisse Attorneys, a niche corporate and commercial law firm based in Newlands, Cape Town. After completing her B.Acc LLB degree at the University of Stellenbosch, she worked at Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs for five and a half years, specialising in mergers and acquisitions.
Antoine Smith is a labour attorney specialising in labour litigation and dispute resolution. He is a director at an industrial relations and labour consultancy company that represents employers in the South African labour market.
Anton Harber, Wits University Caxton Professor of Journalism and chair of the Freedom of Expression Institute, was a Weekly Mail (now Mail & Guardian) founding editor and a Kagiso Media executive director. He wrote Diepsloot (Jonathan Ball, 2011), Recht Malan Prize winner, and co-edited the first two editions of The A-Z of South African Politics (Penguin, 1994/5), What is Left Unsaid: Reporting the South African HIV Epidemic (Jacana, 2010) and Troublemakers: The best of SA's investigative journalism (Jacana, 2010)..
Anton Kelly is the course convener of the University of Cape Town (Law@Work) Sectional Title Scheme Management short course. He is a specialist sectional title and community scheme teacher and adviser at Paddocks, a specialist sectional title and home owners' association training firm..
Anton Ressel is an experienced business development consultant, mentor and SME specialist. He is the Senior consultant at ED and CSI specialist agency Fetola (www.fetola.co.za ), a mentor on the SAB Kickstart Entrepreneur Competition, and a published author across multiple publications.
Ashley Curran is an attorney, conveyancer and accredited mediator practicing exclusively in family law matters. She assists parties with divorce litigation, parenting plans, care and contact in respect of minor children, maintenance and mediation..
Banele Rewo - Creative Director of Authentic Creatives Outdoor Platforms. A maverick start-up outdoor media company specialising in mural and freestanding outdoor advertising in LSM 3 to Afropolitan markets www.AuthenticCreatives.co.za Opinion Leader on www.eBizRadio.com every Monday 10AM CAT.
Bongani Mgaga was admitted as an attorney in October 2006 and joined Garlicke & Bousfield as a director in the Employment and Constitutional Law Department in 2011. Bongani is currently a member of the Durban Chess Club and chairperson of the Durban Metro Chess Academy.
Branko Brkic is the founder, publisher and editor of The Daily Maverick and iMaverick.co.za. He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife and published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian.
Chantelle Gladwin (@chantellegladwi) is a partner at Schindlers Attorneys specialising in all areas of commercial and residential property practice and litigation, including sectional title body corporate management, eviction, general property management and property-owning enterprise management, as well as corporate restructurings and corporate taxations matters..
Apart from being a corporate marketing analyst, advisor and media commentator, Chris Moerdyk is a former chairman of Bizcommunity. He was head of strategic planning and public affairs for BMW South Africa and spent 16 years in the creative and client service departments of ad agencies, ending up as resident director of Lindsay Smithers-FCB in KwaZulu-Natal.
Christophe van Zyl is a dynamic, business-minded attorney who joined Von Seidels in 2013 after spending eight years at a large IP law firm in Pretoria. Christophe has expertise in the registration of trademarks, strategic branding advice, copyright law, domain name registrations and disputes, company name objections, advertising and marketing law, advice on regulatory aspects of IP including packaging and labelling requirements for foodstuffs and other products, commercial aspects of IP, anti-counterfeiting, dispute resolution and litigation..
Corné Lewis is a senior associate in Dispute Resolution practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. He has experience in corporate and commercial litigation, review applications and other general applications..
Craig Assheton-Smith (B Com LLB, Wits University) is the founding director of Assheton-Smith Incorporated. Craig is rated on Legal 500 and in Chambers as one of the top South African lawyers in dispute resolution and was nominated for the coveted accolade of Best Lawyer 2012.
Danette Breitenbach was the editor and publisher of Advantage, the publication that served the marketing, media and advertising industry in southern Africa. Before her editorship, she was deputy-editor as well as freelancing for over a year on the publication before that.
Deshni Naidoo is a senior associate in the Dispute Resolution practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, specialising in commercial litigation, and has experience in various areas including breach of warranties, general contractual claims, restraints of trade, education (further education and training), construction, tender reviews and other administrative law disputes, constitutional litigation and proceedings in the equality court..
Douglas Kruger has won the SA Championships in both a sporting pursuit and an intellectual one. He is a three-time winner of the SA National Skateboarding Championships, and a five-time winner of the Southern African Championships for Public Speaking.
Drew Van Vuuren is one of South Africa's most dynamic bastions of information technology security. With over 18 years' experience in corporate security and privacy, Drew currently heads up 4Di Privaca - an innovative specialist information security and privacy practice.
Ed Herbst is an author and a prize-winning reporter. He worked for SABC television news for 28 years but left in 2005 without other employment in prospect because of the pervasive news and other corruption at all levels of the corporation.
Emma Dempster is a senior associate in Projects and Infrastructure at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. Emma began her career as a candidate attorney in 2008 at Cliffe Dekker (now Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) and was appointed as an associate in 2010 and was promoted to senior associate in 2012..
Eugene Bester is a director of the Dispute Resolution practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr with experience in general commercial litigation. Eugene specialises in banking and insolvency litigation and has extensive experience in High and Magistrate Court litigation with an emphasis on banking, employment and labour law.
Gaelyn Scott is Director and Head of Intellectual Property at ENS (Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs) and has 17 years experience. She practises as an attorney in the intellectual property department and specialises in strategic brand management and the enforcement of intellectual property rights, both locally and internationally, with extensive experience in Africa.
Gail Schimmel is a specialist in advertising law. She runs a consultancy - Clear Copy (www.clearcopy.co.za) - that offers advice to marketers and advertisers in relation to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) and other aspects of advertising law.
Works closely together with Brian Webber handling commercial and corporate work for clients ranging from private individuals and small business to large companies, including listed companies and international corporations. His position involves the attendance of consultations and negotiations for the purpose of structuring business deals..
Gavin Stansfield is director, employment practice of Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. His areas of specialisation include all types of labour law including strikes and lock-outs, unfair dismissals, collective bargaining, unlawful competition and restraint of trade and occupational health and safety.
Bizcommunity.com motoring editor Henrie Geyser () has worked as a journalist in Cape Town, London and Windhoek for the Argus Company (now Independent Newspapers) and spent 12 years at The Cape Argus in Cape Town. He then owned and ran a public relations consultancy for 13 years.
Hugh Jackson is a director in the Real Estate practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. He specialises in property and mortgage finance, real security including notarial bonds, bank and institutional property and security-based transactions, regulation of money lending, commercial property development, property law generally and conveyancing.
Jackwell Feris is a director in the Dispute Resolution Practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. He has experience in mining and petroleum, Oil and Gas law, corporate and commercial law, administrative law and procurement law and arbitrations..
Jacques van Wyk is a director in Labour and Employment Law at Werksmans Attorneys. He was named as a recommended lawyer in Labour & Employment by the Legal500 (2010-2012), and co-authored 'Labour Law in Action - A Handbook on the new Labour Relations Act - 1997' with Frances Anderson.
Jeremy Matthews is Panda Security's country manager. Originally from the UK, he is a 20-year veteran of the local IT industry with a range of experience covering enterprise software sales, application integration, web enablement and network/endpoint security.
Johan Botes is a director of Employment Law at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, a business law firm specialising in employment law and labour relations. Johan is an internationally accredited
change management practitioner.
John Mc Loughlin is a visionary entrepreneur that has been involved in the setup and management of a number of start-up businesses. For the past seven years, he has been working towards changing the security landscape for SMEs in South Africa through his company, J2 Software, which provides solutions around reducing risk and improving compliance.
John is an industry specialist and thought leader in the security space, and his particular areas of expertise lie in planning and strategising..
Jonathan Witts-Hewinson is a director in Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr's Dispute Resolution practice. He has extensive experience in relation to arbitration proceedings and other forms of alternate dispute resolution.
Kathleen Rice is a director in our Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. Her areas of expertise include electronic communications, broadcasting, information technology and data protection.
Kirsten Caddy is an associate in the Employment law practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. She studied at the University of Pretoria and graduated cum laude in respect of both her BCom: Law and LLB degrees.
Lerisha Naidu is senior associate in the Competition Practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. She has experience in various areas of prohibited practices and mergers and acquisitions within the broader rubric of competition law..
Lia Marus is the editor of HR Pulse, which is an online HR publication published by ITWeb. She has a BA in French, Italian and Linguistics from UCT, an MA in translation from Wits and a Postgraduate Diploma in Management from the Wits Business School.
Linde Steyn is a candidate attorney in the trademark practice at Von Seidels. Steyn has degrees in human life sciences and law and focuses on trademark searches, the filing and prosecution of trademarks and copyright matters.
Lize de la Harpe obtained her LLB degree in 2005 from the University of Stellenbosch, whereafter she completed her articles and was admitted as an attorney. During 2008 she completed a CFP qualification from the University of the Free State and joined Metropolitan Asset Managers as their legal adviser.
Louise Bick is head of Pro Bono Law at Werksmans Attorneys. She specialises in consumer rights, disability rights, children's rights, property rights and corporate governance for non-profit organisations.
Michael Bromley is a director in the Corporate and Commercial practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. Michael has practised as an admitted attorney for 22 years and for the last 15 years has practised commercial law specialising in the property and hospitality and leisure sectors.
Michael Stein (AdvDipTax (CapeTown), MCom (Natal) CA(SA)) is a tax consultant based in Johannesburg. He is the author of the LexisNexis publications, Stein on Capital Gains Tax and Estate Duty Principles and Planning, is a co-editor of Income Tax Reporter and the South African Income Tax Guide and is co-author of the fifth edition of Broomberg on Tax Strategy..
Naseem Javed, recognised as a world authority on corporate image and global name identities, is a harsh critic of casual and accidental naming. He is a dynamic speaker on corporate image and branding issues, and is also the author of Naming for Power and Domination, the GTLD Name Game.
Nicholas Preston is a senior associate in the Employment practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, specialising in employment law and litigation. He has a Master's Degree in Labour Law, and appears in the CCMA, Bargaining Councils, Labour Court and High Court.
Nick Muller is a director in Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr's Dispute Resolution practice. Nick has over 30 years' experience in all forms of court litigation and dispute resolution involving all aspects of South African and international law, including, among others, all forms of construction disputes, brand protection and product liability.
Having graduated from UCT with a Bachelor of Architecture, Ori Saban's passion for the built environment and renewable energy together with his keen eye for aesthetics saw him join his father at AGS Solar as chief architect and managing director. Ori's hands-on approach sees him doing designs and installations as well as strict quality control on site..
Paddy Hartdegen has been working as a journalist and writer for the past 40 years since his first article was published in the Sunday Tribune when he was just 16-years-old. He has written 13 books, edited a plethora of business-to-business publications and written for most of the major newspapers in South Africa..
I am a legal strategist specialising in digital marketing, Internet and digital content. My work entails identifying legal and compliance risks; helping my clients better understand the impact these risks may have on their businesses and developing enabling frameworks to address these risks and support my clients' objectives.
Pia Harvey is a director in the competition practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. Pia has been involved in several high profile competition matters including complaints of alleged collusion between competitors, excessive pricing and exclusionary abuses of dominance and several opposed mergers.
Professor Willie van der Westhuizen is an expert in the field of trusts and co-author of Wills and Trusts, a LexisNexis publication. He is a director and practicing attorney and specialises in Trust Law and Holistic Estate Planning.
Rachel Sikwane is a senior associate at Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs (ENS) and has six years' experience as an attorney in the intellectual property department. She specialises in trademark and copyright litigation, domain name disputes, company and close corporation name objections, ASA disputes as well as passing-off and unlawful competition matters.
Ramon Pereira (@SchindlersAtt) studied law at UCT before joining Schindlers Attorneys as a candidate attorney in the Property Law department. Over the past two years he has gained extensive experience in property law matters and in particular, in relation to sectional title disputes and municipality-related billing issues.
Richard Marcus is a director in the Dispute Resolution practice of Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, as well as a member of its Insolvency Unit. Richard has extensive experience in various aspects of corporate and commercial litigation, including urgent applications and arbitrations, including company and contract law disputes, insolvency and business rescue, and intellectual property.
Rod Baker is Content Director at Bizcommunity.com. A journalist since before computers, he worked on a wide range of magazines and, in his youth, rose through the ranks from being a lowly and abused sub-editor, to a high and still abused editor and publisher.
Sajidha Gamieldien is a Senior Associate at Intellectual Property law firm Adams & Adams. Her practice areas include trade mark prosecution: local and foreign trade mark searches, filings and prosecution; litigation relating to trade marks, passing-off, unlawful competition, advertising complaints and company and close corporation name objections..
My career objective is to develop my existing skills in the field of Project Management and implementing technology (incl social media initiatives) to improve business processes (and exposure). I am a deep thinker; very approachable - trustworthy and trusting.
Stephen Hollis is a senior associate in Trade Mark Prosecution at Adams & Adams. Stephen is an Intellectual Property lawyer who specialises in trade mark and copyright matters, including Intellectual Property matters relating to the entertainment and music industries.
Steve Ferguson is an attorney who specialises in the field of intellectual property and IT law. Steve has been involved in the tech and media industries since 2003 and has helped a number of exciting businesses, including Bizcommunity, navigate the legal issues facing them in the digital age..
Steven Yeates is a partner in the Trade Mark Litigation Department and is currently one of three partners heading up the anti-counterfeiting team. He is a qualified attorney and trade mark practitioner with 12 years' experience.
Theresa Wright is Partner, Trade Mark attorney at Adams & Adams. She has a BA and LLB from University of Stellenbosch, a graduate Diploma in Law (IP) from Monash University and a LLM (specialising in IP law) from UNISA.
Tiny Carroll has over 20 years' experience in estate, tax and financial planning for clients. Prior to becoming an estate planning specialist at Glacier Financial Solutions, he was a senior legal analyst at Old Mutual.
Yaniv Kleitman is a senior associate in the Corporate and Commercial practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. He has experience in mergers and acquisitions, BEE transactions, mining law and debt and equity finance transactions.