Executive summary

Pieter is the Managing Partner of VDMA specialising in corporate and commercial law, banking and financial institutions, private wealth and real estate. Pieter is an astute businessman with over 20 years’ experience in corporate and commercial law.

Sector Specialty

  • Agribusiness
  • Financial Services
  • Real Estate
  • Consumer goods and manufacturing
  • Transport and logistics

Practice Areas

  • Banking and Financial Institutions
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Private Wealth

Qualifications/Certifications

  • University of the Free State, South Africa, B.Proc Law Degree
  • University of South Africa, South Africa, Master of Laws Degree

Bar Admissions

  • Admitted Attorney, South Africa
  • Admitted Conveyancer, South Africa
  • Admitted Notary, South Africa

PIETER VAN DER MERWE

Managing Partner

Practice Areas

CORPORATE LAW / MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
COMMERCIAL LAW
BANKING
TAX
BBBEE
COMPLIANCE
PROPERTY
WEALTH
IMMIGRATION

PIETER VAN DER MERWE

Managing Partner

Executive summary

Pieter is the Managing Partner of VDMA specialising in corporate and commercial law, banking and financial institutions, private wealth and real estate. Pieter is an astute businessman with over 20 years’ experience in corporate and commercial law.

Sector Specialty

  • Agribusiness
  • Financial Services
  • Real Estate
  • Consumer goods and manufacturing
  • Transport and logistics

Practice Areas

  • Banking and Financial Institutions
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Private Wealth

Qualifications/Certifications

  • University of the Free State, South Africa, B.Proc Law Degree
  • University of South Africa, South Africa, Master of Laws Degree

Bar Admissions

  • Admitted Attorney, South Africa
  • Admitted Conveyancer, South Africa
  • Admitted Notary, South Africa

Practice Areas

CORPORATE LAW / MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
COMMERCIAL LAW
BANKING
TAX
BBBEE
COMPLIANCE
PROPERTY
WEALTH
IMMIGRATION

Executive summary

Helena is an Associate Partner of VDMA specialising in commercial law and dispute resolution with a particular focus on health and safety, labour and employment, and telecommunications, media and technology.

Sector Specialty

  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Employment Law
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Consumer goods and Manufacturing
  • Transport and Logistics

Practice Areas

  • Dispute Resolution
  • Regulatory
  • Commercial Law
  • Data Protection
  • Risk and Crisis Management
  • Private Wealth

Qualifications/Certifications

  • University of the North-West (formerly known as Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education, South Africa, B-Proc Law (1994);
  • University of Cape Town, South Africa, Certificate in the Fundamentals of Cybersecurity

Bar Admissions

  • Admitted Attorney, South Africa

HELENA BADENHORST

Associate Partner

Practice Areas

COMPLIANCE
COMMERCIAL LAW
WEALTH
ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND LITIGATION
LABOUR
COMPANY SECRETARIAT SERVICES

HELENA BADENHORST

Associate Partner

Executive summary

Helena is an Associate Partner of VDMA specialising in commercial law and dispute resolution with a particular focus on health and safety, labour and employment, and telecommunications, media and technology.

Sector Specialty

  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Employment Law
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Consumer goods and Manufacturing
  • Transport and Logistics

Practice Areas

  • Dispute Resolution
  • Regulatory
  • Commercial Law
  • Data Protection
  • Risk and Crisis Management
  • Private Wealth

Qualifications/Certifications

  • University of the North-West (formerly known as Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education, South Africa, B-Proc Law (1994);
  • University of Cape Town, South Africa, Certificate in the Fundamentals of Cybersecurity

Bar Admissions

  • Admitted Attorney, South Africa

Practice Areas

COMPLIANCE
COMMERCIAL LAW
WEALTH
ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND LITIGATION
LABOUR
COMPANY SECRETARIAT SERVICES

Executive summary

Stuart is an Associate Partner of VDMA specialising in corporate and commercial law and mergers and acquisitions with a particular focus on financial services, insurance, energy and renewables, data privacy and data protection, fintech, and telecommunications, media and technology.

Sector Specialty

  • Financial Services
  • Energy and Renewables
  • Fintech
  • Telecommunications, Media and Technology
  • Data Protection
  • Agribusiness

Practice Areas

  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Insurance
  • Banking and Finance
  • Technology
  • Dispute Resolution

Qualifications/Certifications

  • University of Johannesburg, South Africa, Bachelor of Laws Degree
  • University of Johannesburg, South Africa, Master of Laws Degree (Commercial and Insurance Law) (cum laude)
  • University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, Post-Graduate Certificate in Climate Change and Energy Law
  • University of Hong Kong, Certificate in Financial Technology Law (edX)

Bar Admissions

  • Admitted Attorney, South Africa

STUART ROUX

Associate Partner

Practice Areas

COMMERCIAL LAW
CORPORATE LAW
TAX
BANKING
BBBEE
COMPLIANCE
ALTERNATIVE
ENERGY

STUART ROUX

Associate Partner

Executive summary

Stuart is an Associate Partner of VDMA specialising in corporate and commercial law and mergers and acquisitions with a particular focus on financial services, insurance, energy and renewables, data privacy and data protection, fintech, and telecommunications, media and technology.

Sector Specialty

  • Financial Services
  • Energy and Renewables
  • Fintech
  • Telecommunications, Media and Technology
  • Data Protection
  • Agribusiness

Practice Areas

  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Insurance
  • Banking and Finance
  • Technology
  • Dispute Resolution

Qualifications/Certifications

  • University of Johannesburg, South Africa, Bachelor of Laws Degree
  • University of Johannesburg, South Africa, Master of Laws Degree (Commercial and Insurance Law) (cum laude)
  • University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, Post-Graduate Certificate in Climate Change and Energy Law
  • University of Hong Kong, Certificate in Financial Technology Law (edX)

Bar Admissions

  • Admitted Attorney, South Africa

Practice Areas

COMMERCIAL LAW
CORPORATE LAW
TAX
BANKING
BBBEE
COMPLIANCE
ALTERNATIVE
ENERGY

Executive summary

Hazel is the head of VDMA’s Conveyancing Department specialising in cession and transfer of debtors books, registration and cancellation of mortgage bonds in the agricultural sector, registration and transfer of agricultural land, subdivisions, consolidations, servitudes and preparation of notarial documents.

Sector Specialty

  • Food and Agriculture
  • Agribusiness
  • Banking and Financial Institutions

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • Private Wealth

Qualifications/Certifications

  • University of South Africa, South Africa, Bachelor of Laws Degree

HAZEL JACOBS

Head of Conveyancing

Practice Areas

COMMERCIAL LAW
PROPERTY
WEALTH
IMMIGRATION

HAZEL JACOBS

Head of Conveyancing

Executive summary

Hazel is the head of VDMA’s Conveyancing Department specialising in cession and transfer of debtors books, registration and cancellation of mortgage bonds in the agricultural sector, registration and transfer of agricultural land, subdivisions, consolidations, servitudes and preparation of notarial documents.

Sector Specialty

  • Food and Agriculture
  • Agribusiness
  • Banking and Financial Institutions

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • Private Wealth

Qualifications/Certifications

  • University of South Africa, South Africa, Bachelor of Laws Degree

Practice Areas

COMMERCIAL LAW
PROPERTY
WEALTH
IMMIGRATION

Executive summary

Annerie is an associate in VDMA’s corporate and commercial department specialising in corporate law, corporate restructuring, private equity investments, cross-border funding structures and commercial disputes.

Sector Specialty

    • Food and agriculture
    • Private equity
    • Consumer goods and manufacturing
    • Transport and logistics
    • Technology and software development

    Practice Areas

    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Corporate and Commercial Law
    • Compliance and Governance
    • Company Secretariat Services
    • Dispute Resolution

    Qualifications/Certifications

    • University of Pretoria, South Africa, Bachelor of Commerce Degree (cum laude)
    • University of Pretoria, South Africa, Bachelor of Laws Degree (cum laude)

    Bar Admissions

    • Admitted Attorney, South Africa

ANNERIE DELPORT

Associate

Practice Areas

Corporate Law/Mergers and Acquisitions
COMMERCIAL LAW
WEALTH
DISPUTE
COMPANY SERVICES NEW
COMPLIANCE

ANNERIE DELPORT

Associate

Executive summary

Annerie is an associate in VDMA’s corporate and commercial department specialising in corporate law, corporate restructuring, private equity investments, cross-border funding structures and commercial disputes.

Sector Specialty

    • Food and agriculture
    • Private equity
    • Consumer goods and manufacturing
    • Transport and logistics
    • Technology and software development

    Practice Areas

    • Compliance and Governance
    • Corporate and Commercial Law
    • Company Secretariat Services
    • Dispute Resolution

    Qualifications/Certifications

    • University of Pretoria, South Africa, Bachelor of Commerce Degree (cum laude)
    • University of Pretoria, South Africa, Bachelor of Laws Degree (cum laude)

    Bar Admissions

    • Admitted Attorney, South Africa

Practice Areas

WEALTH
IMMIGRATION
COMPANY SERVICES NEW
DISPUTE
COMMERCIAL LAW
TAX
COMPLIANCE

Executive summary

Wynand is an associate in VDMA’s corporate and commercial department specialising in corporate and commercial law, corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, dispute resolution, data protection, media and technology.

Sector Specialty

    • Private Equity
    • Data Protection
    • Telecommunications, Media and Technology
    • Agribusiness

    Practice Areas

    • Corporate and Commercial Law
    • Media and Technology
    • Compliance and governance
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Company Secretariat Services
    • Dispute resolution

    Qualifications/Certifications

    • University of Pretoria, South Africa, Bachelor of Arts Degree (Law)
    • University of Pretoria, South Africa, Bachelors of Laws Degree
    • University of Pretoria, South Africa, Master of Laws Degree (Corporate Law)

    Bar Admissions

    • Admitted Attorney, South Africa

Wynand Pieterse

Associate

Practice Areas

MERGERS
COMMERCIAL LAW
DISPUTE
COMPANY SERVICES NEW

Wynand Pieterse

Associate

Executive summary

Wynand is an associate in VDMA’s corporate and commercial department specialising in corporate and commercial law, corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, dispute resolution, data protection, media and technology.

Sector Specialty

    • Private Equity
    • Data Protection
    • Telecommunications, Media and Technology
    • Agribusiness

    Practice Areas

    • Corporate and Commercial Law
    • Media and Technology
    • Compliance and governance
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Company Secretariat Services
    • Dispute resolution

    Qualifications/Certifications

    • University of Pretoria, South Africa, Bachelor of Arts Degree (Law)
    • University of Pretoria, South Africa, Bachelors of Laws Degree
    • University of Pretoria, South Africa, Master of Laws Degree (Corporate Law)

    Bar Admissions

    • Admitted Attorney, South Africa

Practice Areas

MERGERS
COMMERCIAL LAW
DISPUTE
COMPANY SERVICES NEW

Executive summary

Chiara is an associate in VDMA’s corporate and commercial department specialising in corporate law, corporate restructuring, data protection, telecommunications, media and technology, and dispute resolution.

Sector Specialty

  • Corporate Law
  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Data Protection
  • Telecommunications, Media and Technology
  • Dispute Resolution

Qualifications/Certifications

  • University of Pretoria, South Africa, Bachelor of Laws Degree

Bar Admissions

  • Admitted Attorney, South Africa

Chiara Bhana

Associate

Practice Areas

MERGERS
COMMERCIAL LAW
DISPUTE
IMMIGRATION
COMPANY SERVICES NEW

Chiara Bhana

Associate

Executive summary

Chiara is an associate in VDMA’s corporate and commercial department specialising in corporate law, corporate restructuring, data protection, telecommunications, media and technology, and dispute resolution.

Sector Specialty

  • Corporate Law
  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Data Protection
  • Telecommunications, Media and Technology
  • Dispute Resolution

Qualifications/Certifications

  • University of Pretoria, South Africa, Bachelor of Laws Degree

Bar Admissions

  • Admitted Attorney, South Africa

Practice Areas

MERGERS
COMMERCIAL LAW
DISPUTE
IMMIGRATION
COMPANY SERVICES NEW

Executive summary

Sector Speciality

Sector Specialty

  • Agribusiness
  • Private equity
  • Consumer goods and manufacturing
  • Transport and logistics
  • Technology

Practice Areas

  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Company Secretariat Services
  • Compliance and Governance
  • Private Wealth and Trust Services

Qualifications/Certifications

  • University of South Africa, South Africa, Bachelor of Laws Degree

JJ JOUBERT

Candidate Attorney

Practice Areas

CORPORATE LAW / MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
COMMERCIAL LAW
BANKING
BBBEE
COMPLIANCE
DISPUTE
SECRET

JJ JOUBERT

Candidate Attorney

Executive summary

Sector Speciality

Sector Specialty

  • Agribusiness
  • Private equity
  • Consumer goods and manufacturing
  • Transport and logistics
  • Technology

Practice Areas

  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Company Secretariat Services
  • Compliance and Governance
  • Private Wealth and Trust Services

Qualifications/Certifications

  • University of South Africa, South Africa, Bachelor of Laws Degree

Practice Areas

CORPORATE LAW / MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
COMMERCIAL LAW
BANKING
BBBEE
COMPLIANCE
DISPUTE
SECRET

Executive summary

Sector Speciality

Sector Specialty

  • Agribusiness
  • Private equity
  • Consumer goods and manufacturing
  • Transport and logistics
  • Technology

Practice Areas

  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Company Secretariat Services
  • Compliance and Governance
  • Private Wealth and Trust Services

Qualifications/Certifications

  • University of Pretoria, South Africa, Bachelor of Arts Degree (Law)
  • University of Pretoria, South Africa, Bachelor of Laws Degree

Noëlle Swanepoel

Candidate Attorney

Practice Areas

CORPORATE LAW / MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
COMMERCIAL LAW
BANKING
BBBEE
COMPLIANCE
DISPUTE
SECRET

Noëlle Swanepoel

Candidate Attorney

Noëlle Swanepoel

Executive summary

Sector Speciality

Sector Specialty

  • Agribusiness
  • Private equity
  • Consumer goods and manufacturing
  • Transport and logistics
  • Technology

Practice Areas

  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Company Secretariat Services
  • Compliance and Governance
  • Private Wealth and Trust Services

Qualifications/Certifications

  • University of Pretoria, South Africa, Bachelor of Arts Degree (Law)
  • University of Pretoria, South Africa, Bachelor of Laws Degree

Practice Areas

CORPORATE LAW / MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
COMMERCIAL LAW
BANKING
BBBEE
COMPLIANCE
DISPUTE
SECRET

Executive summary

Sector Speciality

Sector Specialty

  • Agribusiness
  • Private equity
  • Consumer goods and manufacturing
  • Transport and logistics
  • Technology

Practice Areas

  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Company Secretariat Services
  • Compliance and Governance
  • Private Wealth and Trust Services

Qualifications/Certifications

  • North-West University, Bachelor of Commerce with Law (BCom)
  • North-West University, Bachelor of Laws Degree

Jeoffrey Leboho

Candidate Attorney

Practice Areas

CORPORATE LAW / MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
COMMERCIAL LAW
BANKING
BBBEE
COMPLIANCE
DISPUTE
SECRET

Jeoffrey Leboho

Candidate Attorney

Jeoffrey Leboho

Executive summary

Sector Speciality

Sector Specialty

  • Agribusiness
  • Private equity
  • Consumer goods and manufacturing
  • Transport and logistics
  • Technology

Practice Areas

  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Company Secretariat Services
  • Compliance and Governance
  • Private Wealth and Trust Services

Qualifications/Certifications

  • North-West University, Bachelor of Commerce with Law (BCom)
  • North-West University, Bachelor of Laws Degree

Practice Areas

CORPORATE LAW / MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
COMMERCIAL LAW
BANKING
BBBEE
COMPLIANCE
DISPUTE
SECRET