Head of Insolvency, Business Rescue & Restructuring practice

Specializes in:

  • commercial litigation
  • corporate fraud
  • liquidations
  • business rescue, banking & finance litigation, structuring of offers of compromise and arrangements
  • conducting insolvency enquiries
  • shareholder/director disputes
  • debtor and insolvency recovery actions
  • cross border recognition of judgments
  • corporate governance (Director liability) issues
  • trademarks, copyright, technology and unlawful competition disputes
  • corporate/commercial recoveries of debt

Highlights

  • National Board member of The South African Restructuring and Insolvency Practitioners Association (SARIPA)
  • Member of the following:
    • A Worldwide Group of Insolvency Practitioners (INSOL)
    • The Small Practice Issues Committee (INSOL)
    • SARIPA’s Restructuring & Business Rescue and Government Liaison Committees (2013)
  • Recognised in international rating publications as a:
    • leading insolvency and restructuring lawyer by Who’s Who Legal – Insolvency and Restructuring (2014)
    • highly recommended lawyer in Dispute Resolution (Business Rescue) by the Legal500 (2012 – 2016)
    • recommended lawyer in  restructuring and insolvency by PLC Which Lawyer (2013)
  • Has given numerous presentations on insolvency, business rescue and directors liability
  • Regular contributor to the media on the effect of Business Rescue on companies and creditors, insolvency and directors’ liability
Major Clients & Matters:
  • Represented a large group of foreign creditors (Noteholders) in the business rescue proceedings of Southgold Exploration (Pty) Limited
  • Advising Directors, Shareholders, Creditors and Business Rescue Practitioners on their rights in Business Rescue proceedings
  • Advising foreign and local clients in respect of the effect that the Business Rescue legislation will have on securities held by such clients in companies filing for Business Rescue proceedings
  • Represented a major foreign conglomerate in the IT Industry in respect of major litigation in the South African Court
  • Represented various shareholders and directors in respect of disputes involving corporate governance and liability issues
  • Advising numerous clients as to the impact of the insolvent trading provisions of the new Companies Act on the personal liability of directors