OUR ATTORNEYS

MAURICE CRESPI
Partner

BA LLB (Rhodes)
HDip Company Law (Wits)

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+27 (0) 11 448 9600
+27 (0) 82 800 1464
crespi@schindlers.co.za

PRACTICE AREAS
Block Chain / Crypto Currency
Fintech
Blockchain
Commercial Law
Dispute Resolution
Intellectual Property
Tax Law
Labour Law
Property Law
Estates & Trusts
Insolvency

Maurice joined Schindlers Attorneys in October 1997 and became a partner of the firm in December 1998. Maurice is an experienced legal practitioner with a sound knowledge of commercial, property, labour, IP, tax, corporate and fintech law. He is a highly experienced and established corporate litigation attorney with several reported judgments in both the Supreme Court of Appeal and Constitutional Court. Famously, he was the lead attorney in achieving the legalization of marijuana in South Africa. In 2017, recognizing the impact that exponential technology would have on the world, Maurice began to work on becoming a specialist in fintech, blockchain technology and blockchain law. He, still in 2017, founded Schindlers’ Blockchain Department, it being the first in South Africa. Maurice immersed himself into various online digital courses, shifted his focus and was determined to understand how future technology and the legal system could work more beneficially and cohesively together. His ideation process thrived, and he began forming collaborations, with lawyers from Los Angeles and Silicon Valley, world-renowned technologists and academics from Oxford University. During 2020, the cryptocurrency and crypto sphere kept on gaining momentum worldwide, with technologies like Ethereum, smart contracts and NFTs quickly becoming even more popular and in demand. With more technologies becoming accessible,  Schindlers Innovation (Si) Group was founded by Maurice, to recognise anticipated technology pivots that would be required for industries like law to remain competitive, and recognition that legal practice in its current form (especially within South Africa) will simply not survive the near future. Maurice formed Virtual Nation Builders, NFT Auditors, Dispute-It, Collab Technologies, Schindlers Forensics and Schintech to address the increasing need for legal advice and auditing in respect of NFTs, Cryptocurrencies, ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings), Smart Contracts (including their creation by his tech-team), the minting of NFTs with their legacy contracts embedded in their metadata, the auditing of real word assets in respect of their legal relationship to crypto assets and smart contract auditing. Dispute-it is aimed at addressing the worlds’ need for an alternative to the present litigation process. It is presently being trialed. Maurice, being the leading attorney at the forefront of the convergence of tech and law, has created and coined the terms used for certain NFT legal Instruments, including:
NAO - NFT Asset Option
NASTI - NFT Assets Sale Transaction Instrument
PAN - Perpetual Assignment NFT
PARN - Property Assignment of Rights NFT
PIN - Personal Identity NFT
VTN - Value Transfer NFT
FON - Fractional Ownership NFT
PRN - Perpetual Royalty NFT
With exponential technological advancements and the creation of legal foundations, Maurice and his team embraced his most ambitious project yet, to build a Virtual Nation for the Ndebele Kingdom. Maurice’s legal-tech offerings and collaborations virtually grew overnight, and his specialist mixed reality team took their very first steps in the creation of a Metaverse, by creating  the first step in a digital twin of the Ndebele’s Heritage Site, Komjekejeke, with extraordinary photorealism, colour and detail. See Alkabula. Maurice looks forward to building South Africa’s first virtual court in Alkabula. VNB’s Blockchain team are developing the Cowrie Coin, the Ndebele Cryptocurrency, linked to a real-world regenerative economy which will be launched in the fourth quarter of 2022. Maurice has also been instructed as lead attorney in the Ndebele Land Revitalisation Project, aimed at utilising blockchain technology to segment millions of hectares of the Ndebele Tribal Trust land into land right NFTs. Unlocking the value in tribal land occupied by South Africa’s previously disadvantaged will address one of the major legacies of apartheid. The terms of the NFTs will be agreed with the major South African Banks, to ensure that they meet the banks’ lending criteria and hopefully in the near future, the land will be more easily tradable than any other land in Africa. Running parallel to these digital projects, are the formation of public benefit organizations, companies and trusts for the various Ndebele Upliftment Projects. The latter, all requiring legacy legal work, including corporate, intellectual property, local and international tax, trust, escrow arrangements, law on jurisdictions, collective investments schemes, property law and requirements by the FSCA, render the necessary convergence of legal and tech advice obvious. All of these services are provided by Maurice’s team. Maurice has also advised Black Rock Rhino Conservation in creating the world’s first NFTs of Rhino horns to conserve the Rhino. See the world’s first rhinos-one. Maurice’s team attended to the legal terms in the NFTs required in the metadata, the legal audit of the NFT, the legal work required for the assignment of its intellectual property and the consideration of whether to use a NAO to link the crypto asset to a real-world asset. Maurice’s team did the same for the world’s first heritage NFT, the O.R Tambo Spy Gun Pen (see Spy Pen) on behalf of Liliesleaf Museum. Maurice was instructed by Liliesleaf Farm Heritage Site, South African Heritage preservation and location where Rivonia Trialists were arrested in July 1963. Maurice’s VNB Mixed Reality team were instructed to attend to the creation of Heritage NFTs that began with the scanning of Liliesleaf artefacts in early August 2021 to sell them to local and international collectors (the NFTs, not the artefacts themselves) to preserve as well as maintain South Africa's Heritage and history for the South African nation. Scarcity affidavits, necessary corporate resolutions, chain of custody reports, the NFT assignment terms and the NFTs auditing were all attended to by Maurice’s legacy law team. Maurice has also been tasked with creating the legal framework and creation of Cannabis NFTs, using NAOs as their basis for trade. This will allow for the legal trade of cannabis rights in markets where it remains a crime to deal in cannabis. The NFTs will also allow for logistical certainty in marijuana distribution. Maurice formed COBRA (Covid Business Rescue Assistance) in 2020, the largest pro-bono initiative in South Africa’s history. He hosted over one hundred webinars for Cobra in 2020. COBRA spawned SAtion, that has been endorsed by Business Unity South Africa (BUSA), as well as the South African Government, as South Africa’s Official Digital Revitalization Strategy. SAtion in partnership with Microsoft has secured free Microsoft-365 licenses and 5 terabytes of storage to South African’s younger than the age of 25. COBRA has assisted over 500 companies, large and small. Sation is currently in the process of merging with centre for the fourth industrial revolution south africa, a CSIR initiative. Globally, technology firms and legal firms find themselves on the other sides of the professional spectrum. Maurice offers a convergence of both, virtually building ground-breaking solutions. Some of Maurice’s departments’ solutions include:
  • Building Decentralised and Autonomous Virtual Layers of Governance
• Creation and listing of Cryptocurrencies, fungible and non-fungible tokens (NFTs)
• Creation of Smart Contracts and NFTs for use in a real digital market
• The listing of NFTs on multiple exchanges
• The auditing of NFTs (both legal and tech)
• Creation of Distributed Autonomous Organizations (DAOs)
• Legal Integration in respect of the Internet of Things (IOT)
• Creation of Photo Realistic Metaverses with embedded legal systems
• Creation of Photo Realistic Art NFTs with IP legal terms embedded in their metadata
• Land reform through Land NFTs
• Insurance NFTs
• Forensic AI
• NFT Property Registries
• Mixed reality in Law
• Fractional Ownership NFTs
• Preemptive Forensic solutions
• E-discovery
• Legal Data Management
• POPIA AI Management solutions
• Human Resource AI management solutions
• NFT Asset Options
• Creating and minting of marketing, promotional and ticketing NFTs in compliance with legislation such as the Communication and Electronic Transaction Act, Consumer Protection Act and Protection of Personal Information Act.
• NFT Assets Sale Transaction Instruments
• Asset class NFTs
• Property Assignment of Right NFTs
• Personal Identity NFTs
• Legacy legal and tax advice
• Litigation support
• 4IR legal and tech banking solutions
Maurice provides guidance to banks, companies, governments, NGOs and other global pillars of society in respect of the legal and tech gauntlet that is required to become competitive in the fourth industrial revolution.

LISA SHER
Partner

BCom (UNISA)
LLB (Wits)

+27 (0) 11 448 9600
+27 (0) 867 503 224
sher@schindlers.co.za

PRACTICE AREAS
Commercial Law
Dispute Resolution
Labour Law
Property Law
Conveyancing

Lisa was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 2000. Lisa heads up a commercial law department at Schindlers. Lisa has numerous foreign, multi-national and South African clients and advises them on a wide range of general corporate areas including the negotiation and drafting of commercial transactions, providing opinions, local compliance. Her experience includes but is not limited to mergers and acquisitions, trade finance, cross border transactions, finance, corporate governance, capitalisation transactions, cross border finance, lending and syndicated lending, specialised finance, aviation, service agreements, joint ventures and licensing agreements.

DAVID HEPBURN
Partner

BCom LLB (Rhodes)

+27 (0) 11 448 9600
hepburn@schindlers.co.za

PRACTICE AREAS
Municipal Law
Commercial Law
Dispute Resolution
Intellectual Property
Tax Law
Labour Law
Property Law
Conveyancing
Insolvency
Sport & Entertainment
Estates & Trusts
Family Law
Criminal Law

David Hepburn became a Partner of Schindlers in March 2001. He previously practiced in Cape Town as an Associate with the firm Buchanan Boyes.
David specialises in all aspects of commercial law.

MARIUS VAN RENSBURG
Partner

BA LLB (Rhodes)

+27 (0) 11 448 9600
+27 (0) 82 978 2811
vanrensburg@schindlers.co.za

PRACTICE AREAS
Property Law
Conveyancing

Marius is a Partner at Schindlers and is currently head of the conveyancing department at Schindlers. After being admitted as an Attorney in March 1998 Marius practiced for his own account for a number of years before joining Schindlers as a Partner.
Marius attends to all aspects of conveyancing, property development and related property law issues.

PIERRE VAN DER MERWE
Partner

BCom LLB LLM (UJ)
HDip Tax (UJ)
Notary

+27 (0) 11 448 9600
vandermerwe@schindlers.co.za

PRACTICE AREAS
Commercial Law
Dispute Resolution
Tax Law
Labour Law
Property Law
Conveyancing
Estates & Trusts

Pierre was admitted as an Attorney and Notary Public in 2013. He practices general commercial law, commercial dispute resolution and labour law. Pierre regularly advises on executive-level employment disputes and dismissal and retrenchment disputes in both the CCMA and Labour Court. He also advises on, drafts and registers notarial bonds for both local and international clients.

CELESTE KEARTLAND-MCLEAN
Partner

LLB (UKZN)
Notary
Conveyancer

+27 (0) 11 448 9685
keartland-mclean@schindlers.co.za

PRACTICE AREAS
Conveyancing

Celeste completed her law degree at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and was awarded articles at Schindlers and has been part of the firm ever since. She has over a decade's experience in conveyancing and notarial practice.

SARAH THACKWELL
Partner

BCom (Law)
LLB (Rhodes)

+27 (0) 11 448 9627
thackwell@schindlers.co.za

PRACTICE AREAS
Commercial Law
Pro Bono
Labour Law
Insolvency
Estates & Trusts

Sarah specializes in commercial law. She was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 2004 and became a partner in March 2006. Sarah has advised various international and local companies on a broad spectrum of transactions, from mergers and acquisitions, service agreements and joint ventures to franchising, logistics/ warehousing and distribution arrangements, whether in their own right or as part of more complex mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions. She also advises clients on all other areas of general commercial and corporate law.

CHANTELLE LOUISE GLADWIN-WOOD
Partner

BA LLB (Rhodes)
LLM (Unisa)
Notary
Conveyancer

+27 (0) 11 448 9678
gladwin@schindlers.co.za

PRACTICE AREAS
Municipal Law
Commercial Law
Tax Law
Pro Bono
Property Law
Conveyancing
Insolvency

Chantelle specialises in all areas of commercial and residential property practice and litigation, including municipal property law, public and administrative law relating to property, sectional title body corporate management, evictions, general property management and property-owning enterprise management, as well as corporate restructurings and corporate taxation matters.

Chantelle has a Master’s Degree in Advanced Property Law from UNISA, and is pursuing her Doctorate in Municipal Law with TUKS. She is also an admitted notary and conveyancer as well as being Chairperson of the Joburg Attorneys’ Association and co-chairperson of the Gauteng Attorneys’ Association.

LEE BINNEMAN
Partner

BA (RAU)
LLB (UJ)

+27 (0) 11 448 9600
binneman@schindlers.co.za

PRACTICE AREAS
Municipal Law
Commercial Law
Dispute Resolution
Intellectual Property
Tax Law
Labour Law
Property Law
Conveyancing
Insolvency
Sport & Entertainment
Estates & Trusts
Family Law
Criminal Law

Lee is a Partner at Schindlers Attorneys, specialising in criminal law and commercial and general litigation. Lee was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa in May of 2009 and has since been involved in several Magistrate’s and High Court trial actions and applications involving various spheres of law including administrative, commercial, construction and insolvency law. He has experience in general commercial agreements, labour law, family law and is a competent litigator. .

CRAIG GREEN
Partner

BCom LLB (Wits)

+27 (0) 11 448 9674
green@schindlers.co.za

PRACTICE AREAS
Commercial Law
Dispute Resolution
Property Law
Insolvency
Estates & Trusts

Craig graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand with a Bachelor of Commerce in 2005, and an LLB (with distinction) in 2008. Craig served his articles at the firm and was admitted as an Attorney in 2011. Craig became a Partner of the firm in 2013. Craig has a sound knowledge of South African commercial, property and corporate law and heads a team of commercial and litigation attorneys.

DANIELLA BROCCO
Partner

BA LLB (Wits)

+27 (0) 11 448 9600
brocco@schindlers.co.za

PRACTICE AREAS
Commercial Law
Dispute Resolution
Property Law
Conveyancing
Insolvency
Estates & Trusts
Family Law

Daniella completed her articles with Schindlers and was admitted as an attorney in the High Court of South Africa in December 2013. Daniella started her articles in the conveyancing department and thereafter served the remainder of her articles in the family law department where she gained experience in various family matters, including divorce, maintenance and ancillary matters thereto . Since her admission Daniella has worked in the commercial department of Schindlers and specialises in drafting and negotiating of commercial transactions and her experience in this regard includes trade finance transactions, cross border transactions, lending, and other commercial matters related thereto.

CHRISTOPHER TUCKER
Partner

BCom LLB (Rhodes)

+27 (0) 11 448 9600
tucker@schindlers.co.za

PRACTICE AREAS
Municipal Law
Commercial Law
Dispute Resolution
Labour Law
Property Law
Insolvency
Estates & Trusts

Christopher has experience in commercial and general litigation,commercial drafting, liquidations, estate planning (drafting wills, establishing trusts and administering estates) and also assists in running the firms company secretarial practice.

KEANE ROBERTSON
Partner

LLB (UCT)

+27 (0) 11 448 9645
robertson@schindlers.co.za

PRACTICE AREAS
Commercial Law
Dispute Resolution
Labour Law
Property Law
Estates & Trusts

Keane obtained his LLB from the University of Cape Town and was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 2012. He has extensive experience in the corporate and commercial law environment and has advised numerous local and international clients on corporate restructuring; mergers and acquisitions; capital raising; corporate governance; and general corporate and commercial advice and opinions. Keane regularly drafts and settles sale of business agreements; sale of share agreements; subscription agreements; bespoke constitutional documents and shareholders’ agreements; black economic empowerment restructuring and related transactions.

LISA-MARIE BOWES
Partner

BCom (Stell) LLB (UCT)

+27 (0) 11 448 9600
hussey@schindlers.co.za

PRACTICE AREAS
Municipal Law
Commercial Law
Dispute Resolution
Intellectual Property
Tax Law
Labour Law
Property Law
Conveyancing
Insolvency
Sport & Entertainment
Estates & Trusts
Family Law
Criminal Law

Lisa has been employed at Schindlers Attorneys for five years and has developed a sound knowledge of South African commercial law. She has played a pivotal role in conducting numerous inquiries, and is particularly well versed in commercial litigation, specializing in contractual disputes, liquidations, business rescue, breach of director’s duties and corporate fraud. As a result, Lisa has been actively involved in a number of cases resulting in reported judgments. In addition to the above, Lisa manages the Road Accident Fund department and has a successful personal injury practice, with a particular focus on medical negligence.

DAVID LOXTON
Partner


Masters in Business Administration (UCT)
LLB (UCT)
Bcom (UCT)

+27 (0) 11 448 9600
+27 (0) 866 049 278
loxton@schindlers.co.za

PRACTICE AREAS

David Loxton began his career as a state prosecutor, working in both Cape Town and Pretoria and gaining experience prosecuting a wide range of street crimes, including murder, rape, robbery, drug-related crimes, corruption, forgery and theft. David then moved on to work as in-house counsel at a major listed entity, before returning to private practice. He has advised across all sectors of industry, as well as state-owned enterprises and government departments, in matters of governance, regulation, employment, litigation, corporate crime prevention and investigation. He has generally been instructed by Group Counsel, CEOs or boards as well as heads of departments and senior officials within the government. He has also acted as an advisor on highly sensitive issues involving fraud and corruption and has guided clients through risk mitigation and civil recovery as well as on disciplinary proceedings against implicated employees and individuals.

MAIKE GOHL
Partner

LLB (UP)

+27 (0) 11 448 9679
gohl@schindlers.co.za

PRACTICE AREAS
Property Law
Commercial Law
Estates & Trusts
Municipal

Maike is a Partner at Schindlers. She completed her LLB degree at the University of Pretoria in 2012, whereafter she worked at the University for a year as an academic associate and pursued her Master’s degree in General Private Law. She was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa on 27 February 2015. Maike currently works in the Property Law department, which specialises in disputes with various municipalities due to incorrect billing based on a variety of issues and a large array of administrative law matters. Furthermore, Maike has been involved in numerous neighbour disputes caused by a non-compliance with the various building and property by-laws set out by municipalities.

ALEC VEITCH
Partner

BCom (Law)
LLB (UJ)

+27 (0) 11 448 9609
veitch@schindlers.co.za

PRACTICE AREAS
Municipal Law
Insurance Law
Insolvency
Dispute Resolution
Commercial Law
Property Law

Alec has been with Schindlers since 2012 and holds a B Com LLB from the University of Johannesburg. He was admitted in 2014 and is now a Partner at Schindlers. Alec heads up a large insurance practice within the firm and is well versed in commercial and corporate litigation, property, insolvency and commercial drafting.

MARK BLANCKENBERG
Partner

BCom(Law) LLB (UJ)

+27 (0) 11 448 9602
blanckenberg@schindlers.co.za

PRACTICE AREAS
Property Law
Conveyancing

Mark is a partner in the Conveyancing Department. He has worked extensively with developers in regards to freehold and sectional title developments and the drafting of all manner of agreements that relate.

CAITLIN WILDE
Partner

BA (Law)

LLB Cum Laude (Wits)

+27 (0) 11 448 9632
wilde@schindlers.co.za

PRACTICE AREAS
Commercial Law
Intellectual Property
Insolvency

Caitlin completed her Bachelor of Arts (Law) and LLB, graduating cum laude, at the University of the Witwatersrand. She thereafter served her articles at Schindlers and was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 2016. She has been involved in numerous commercial, civil litigation, medical negligence, intellectual property and insolvency matters. She is particularly interested in commercial litigation and intellectual property.

ISMAIL LAHER
Partner

BA (Rhodes) LLB (Rhodes)

LLM (Rhodes)

Laher@Schindlers.co.za

Ismail is a commercial lawyer specialising in corporate, mergers and acquisitions based in Johannesburg. Ismail advises local and foreign clients on the BEE in South Africa and is an accredited Certified Empowerment Technician.

He has assisted with various commercial transactions including corporate structures and restructuring, drafting agreements, licensing and corporate administration.

Ismail has given advise on the local ownership requirements to be issued and hold licences under the Renewable Energy Independent Procurement Power Producer Procurement Programme, the Petroleum Products Act and relating to exploration rights and productions rights under the Mineral Petroleum Resources Development Act.

VICKY REVELAS
Partner

BCom LLB (Wits)

+27 (0) 11 448 9623
revelas@schindlers.co.za

PRACTICE AREAS
Property Law
Commercial Law
Estates & Trusts

Vicky obtained her BComm and LLB degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand and was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 2015. She has experience in the corporate and commercial litigation environment.

DONALD WRIGHT
Senior Associate

BA LLB (Stellenbosch)
Cert Deceased Estate Admin (UNISA)

+27 (0) 11 448 9600
donald@schindlers.co.za

PRACTICE AREAS
Property Law
Conveyancing

Donald joined Schindlers as a Conveyancer in 2014. He has extensive experience in conveyancing and property-related matters.

AZHAR PEER
Attorney, Conveyancer and Notary

LLB (Wits)
LLM – Company Law (Wits)

+27 (0) 11 448 9700
azhar@schindlers.co.za

Azhar completed his LLB and Masters in Company Law at the University of the Witwatersrand. He joined the Schindlers Conveyancing department and is practising as a Conveyancer and Notary. Azhar also has experience in litigation and commercial drafting. Azhar has a passion for all matters related to Property.

KERRY THEUNISSEN
Senior Associate

BCom LLB (Wits)

+27 (0) 11 448 9715
theunissen@schindlers.co.za

PRACTICE AREAS
Dispute Resolution
Commercial Law
Estates and Trusts
Insolvency, Business Rescue and Restructuring
Labour Law

“Kerry obtained her BCom and LLB degree at the University of the Witwatersrand. Kerry is currently a Senior Associate in the commercial law and litigation department. Kerry has a passion for commercial drafting and has experience in mergers and acquisitions, broad-based black economic empowerment, service agreements, joint ventures, franchising, logistics and/or warehousing agreements, distribution arrangements, antitrust and competition, banking and finance, organisational/corporate restructuring, corporate governance, business rescue and insolvency, estates and trusts, intellectual property, labour, sale of business agreements, sale of share agreements, subscription agreements, bespoke constitutional documents and shareholders’ agreements, rights offers, licensing agreements, facility and loan agreements, security agreements and general corporate and commercial advice and opinions.”

HEATHER HEPBURN
Conveyancer

LLB (UJ)

+27 (0) 11 448 9613
heather@schindlers.co.za

Heather completed her LLB degree in 2010 at the University of Johannesburg and was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court in 2013. She joined the Schindlers Conveyancing department and is practising as a Conveyancer and Notary attending to both transfers and bonds. Heather also has extensive experience in general litigation and commercial drafting.

GARY BORUCHOWITZ
Senior Associate

BA Journalism (RAU)
LLB (UNISA)

+27 (0) 11 448 9701
boruchowitz@schindlers.co.za

PRACTICE AREAS
Municipal Law
Commercial Law
Property Law
Sport & Entertainment

Went to King David High School Linksfield. Obtained a BA Journalism degree from Rand Afrikaans University and an LLB Degree from the University of South Africa. Worked for over a decade in the media industry in television, radio and newspapers. In the property law and municipal law department specialising in property law litigation and municipal law litigation. Experience also in general litigation as well as sport, entertainment and media law.

CHARLOTTE CLARKE
Senior Associate

Solicitor of England and Wales

BA LLB (Wits)

+27 (0) 11 448 9695
clarke@schindlers.co.za

PRACTICE AREAS
Labour Law
Dispute Resolution
Commercial Law

Charlotte completed her BA (LLB) at the University of Witwatersrand in 2015 and graduated with Distinction. Charlotte was admitted as an Attorney, with right of appearance in the High Court, in 2018 and as a Solicitor of England and Wales, with a valid practising certificate, in 2020. Charlotte currently works in Commercial and Civil Litigation and has extensive experience in High Court and Magistrate Court matters, Insurance Law, Labour Law and Dispute Resolution, and UK Company Law.

SHAUN PIVETEAU 
Senior Associate

BA Law (UP) LLB (UP) LLM (UP)

+27 (0) 11 448 9720
piveteau@schindlers.co.za

PRACTICE AREAS
Criminal Law
Commercial Law
Estates and Trusts

Shaun obtained his BA (Law), LLB and LLM at the University of Pretoria, specializing in Tax and Banking Law. Shaun has been involved, and participated in, several high profile commercial and criminal matters. Whilst Shaun mostly applies his trade in commercial and criminal law, he has also grown a keen eye for administration of estates and insolvency law.

JORDAN DIAS
Associate

LLB (WITS)

+27 (0) 11 448 9742
dias@schindlers.co.za

PRACTICE AREAS
Civil Litigation
Family Law
Labour Law
Commercial Law
Customary Law
Dispute Resolution
Civil Litigation

Customary Law

Jordan obtained her LLB degree from the University of the Witwatersrand and was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 2020. She has experience in civil litigation, commercial litigation and drafting, contractual disputes, family law and labour related matters.

KYLE VENTER
Associate

BA Law (UJ)
LLB (UJ)

+27 (0) 11 448 9642
venter@schindlers.co.za

Kyle is currently a candidate attorney in the Municipal law department at Schindlers Attorneys. He has a very keen interest in Property law, Mining and recourses as well as Sports and Entertainment law.

NICOLE RENS
Associate

BA Law (UP) LLB (UP)

+27 (0) 11 448 9708
rens@schindlers.co.za

PRACTICE AREAS
Municipal Law
Neighbour Law
Property Law

Nicole completed her BA (Law) and LLB degrees at the University of Pretoria and was admitted as an attorney of the High Court in 2021. Nicole is currently working in the property law and municipal law department at Schindlers. Nicole has extensive experience in litigation, particularly litigating against the City of Johannesburg, property zoning disputes, neighbour disputes and evictions. Nicole has a keen interest in Construction Law and Neighbour Law.

DIVINA NAIDOO
Associate

BA Law (Wits)

LLB Cum Laude (Wits)

LLM Mining and Energy Law (Wits)

+27 (0) 11 448 9600
naidoo@schindlers.co.za

Divina completed her Bachelor of Arts (Law) and LLB, graduating Cum Laude, at the University of the Witwatersrand. She thereafter completed her LLM specialising in Environmental Law with her majors being in Mining and Energy Law from the same institution. Divina is currently a Candidate Attorney in the Commercial Law and Litigation Department. Divina has a keen interest in Prospecting and Mining Law, Energy Law specifically IPP Project Financing, Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions and Commercial Drafting.

ASHLEIGH BUTLER
Associate

LLB (UP)
LLM (UP)

+27 (0) 11 448 9600
butler@schindlers.co.za

Ashleigh obtained her LLB degree at the University of Pretoria in 2016. She is currently completing her LLM degree in Corporate Law at the University of Pretoria, which she started in 2018. She is currently in a team which specialises in Commercial Litigation and Criminal Law. The areas of law which she is particularly interested in include Corporate Law, Criminal Law, Commercial Drafting and General Litigation.

LINDOKUHLE MASHILO
Associate

LLB (UJ)

+27 (0) 11 448 9757
mashilo@schindlers.co.za

Lindokuhle completed her degree at UJ in 2018 and is currently enrolled as a candidate attorney dealing with Commercial litigation, Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property. She is also interested in Court Attendance, Mercantile, Insurance and Tax law.

JAYNA HIRA
Associate

BCom LAW (UP) LLB (UP)

+27 (0) 11 448 9600
hira@schindlers.co.za

Jayna obtained her BCom (Law) and LLB degrees specializing in Accounting and Tax at the University of Pretoria in 2015 and 2017 respectively. She thereafter joined Schindlers Attorneys in January 2018 where her interests lie in Tax Law, Tax Administration and Corporate & Commercial Litigation. She has gained experience in various High Court matters and has grown a keen interest for the Administration of Estates.

DANMARI DUGUID
Associate

BA (Law) (Cum Laude) (UP)

LLB (UP)


duguid@schindlers.co.za

cannabis@schindlers.co.za

Danmari completed her BA (Law) (cum laude) and LLB degrees at the University of Pretoria and was admitted as an attorney of the High Court in 2020. She practices in general and commercial litigation, commercial drafting, dispute resolution and intellectual property law. She is currently the Medical and Recreational Cannabis Department lead at Schindlers SI and have a keen interest in the evolving space of blockchain and cyber law.

KIM PHILLIPS
Associate

BA (Law) (Cum Laude) (UP)

LLB (Cum Laude) (UP)

(+27) 11 448 9618
phillips@schindlers.co.za

Kim obtained her BA (Law) (with distinction) in 2018 and her LLB degree (with distinction) in 2019 from the University of Pretoria. Kim joined Schindlers in January 2022 (and will be admitted as a Legal Practitioner of the High Court of South Africa on 28 April 2022). She practices where her interests lie, in Forensics and Commercial Litigation. Kim is passionate about Forensics , particularly fraud and corruption investigative work.

KIRSTEN CHETTY
Associate

LLB (Wits), LLM (Wits)

+27 (0) 11 448 9746
chetty@schindlers.co.za

Commercial Litigation, Drafting, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Labour Law, Municipal Law and Property Law. Interested in Administrative Law.

COURTNEY ALTMUNER
Associate

BA Law (UJ)
LLB (UJ)

+27 (0) 11 448 9600
altmuner@schindlers.co.za

Courtney completed her Bachelor of Arts (Law) and LLB, graduating from the University of Johannesburg in 2018. She is currently in a department specialising in commercial litigation. Courtney is passionate about commercial litigation specifically dealing with contractual disputes and breach of directors duties. She is also interested in matters dealing with labour law and commercial drafting.

ALISHA NAIK
Associate

BCom Law (Wits)

LLB (Wits)

Certificate in Disruptive Strategy (Harvard Business School)

+27 (0) 11 448 9600
naik@schindlers.co.za

Alisha completed her studies in 2015 and thereafter joined the Legal & Compliance department at one of the “big four” financial institutions where she gained extensive experience in FinServ operations. In 2019, she took a sabbatical to travel, work and further her studies in the United States of America. Alisha’s practice areas include commercial drafting, labour law, dispute resolution, property, corporate, commercial and criminal law.”

CELESTE FRANK
Associate

LLB (UKZN)

+27 (0) 11 448 9609
frank@schindlers.co.za

Celeste obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College and started working at Schindlers Attorneys in January 2020. She is currently a Candidate Attorney in the family law and litigation department. Celeste also has a keen interest in commercial drafting, property law and conveyancing.

ROBIN FEINSTEIN
Associate

LLB (UP)
LLM (UP)


feinstein@schindlers.co.za

Robin completed her LLB, graduating from the University of Pretoria in 2017. She further completed her LLM in Intellectual Property Law, graduating from the University of Pretoria in 2019. She is currently an Associate in the commercial Litigation department and advises on and administers various Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution matters on behalf of private and public entities, which matters range from company and contract law issues to damages claims. She is passionate about commercial litigation, drafting and has an interest in blockchain.

SIMONE JANSEN VAN RENSBURG
Associate

BCom LLB (UP)

+27 (0) 11 448 9736
jvrensburg@schindlers.co.za

Simone obtained BCom Marketing degree in 2012 and an LLB from the University of Pretoria in 2016. She is currently working in a team which concentrates on commercial litigation and drafting, dispute resolution, contractual disputes, foreclosures and labour relates matters.

MPHO SEFATSA
Candidate Attorney

LLB (Unisa)

+27 (0) 11 448 9674
mpho@schindlers.co.za

Mpho is an article clerk in the Conveyancing Department, she attends to Developments and specialises in subdivisions and sectional title schemes. She has experience in residential transfers, registration and cancellation of mortgage bonds. Mpho obtained an LLB from the University of South Africa in 2019.

Nombuyiselo Mvelase
Candidate Attorney

LLB (University of The Free State)

+27 (0) 11 448 9600
mvelase@schindlers.co.za

She obtained her LLB degree in 2020, from the University of Free State. She is a Candidate Attorney in the Municipal law department. She has a keen interest in Criminal Law & Commercial law.

ELANI VOGEL
Candidate Attorney

B.Com Law (Economics and Business Management) (UP)

LLB (Cum Laude) (UP)

+27 (0) 11 448 9634
vogel@schindlers.co.za

Elani is currently a candidate attorney in a department which deals with Commercial Litigation, Drafting, Dispute Resolution, Gambling Law, Municipal Law, Property Law and Pro Bono matters. Her legal interests lie in commercial drafting and litigation, medical law and family law.

ALISHA NAIK
Candidate Attorney

BCom Law (Wits)

LLB (Wits)

Certificate in Disruptive Strategy (Harvard Business School)

+27 (0) 11 448 9600
naik@schindlers.co.za

Alisha completed her studies in 2015 and thereafter joined the Legal & Compliance department at one of the “big four” financial institutions where she gained extensive experience in FinServ operations. In 2019, she took a sabbatical to travel, work and further her studies in the United States of America. Alisha’s practice areas include commercial drafting, labour law, dispute resolution, property, corporate, commercial and criminal law.”

JARROD VAN DER HEEVER
Candidate Attorney

Bcom Law (UP)

LLB (UP) Cum Laude

+27 (0) 11 448 9633
vdheever@schindlers.co.za

Jarrod attended the University of Pretoria. He further worked within the University of Pretoria Law Clinic and provided pro bono legal services to the less fortunate. Jarrod is currently a candidate attorney in the commercial litigation and criminal law department. He has a keen interest in Commercial litigation, court appearances and criminal law.

CORNE BESTER
Candidate Attorney

BSocSc
BSocSc (Hons)

+27 (0) 11 448 9688
bester@schindlers.co.za

Corné joined Schindlers in 2002, working as a paralegal in the Conveyancing department. She has vast knowledge and experience in general conveyancing, specialising in residential and commercial property transfers, subdivisions and consolidations, deceased estate transfers, donations, transfers in terms of divorce, registration of servitudes and opening of sectional title schemes.

S'NEGUGU DLAMINI
Candidate Attorney

LLB (UKZN)

+27 (0) 11 448 9600
dlamini@schindlers.co.za

S’negugu completed her LLB in 2019 at the University of KwaZulu Natal. Candidate Attorney currently in the Municipal law department. Interest in public law, but particularly enjoys Property law, Criminal law, Constitutional law, labour law and alternative dispute resolution.

FRANK SEBATANA
Candidate Attorney

LLB (UJ)

+27 (0) 11 448 9693
sebatana@schindlers.co.za

Frank completed his LLB at the University of Johannesburg in 2019.He is currently a Candidate Attorney in the tax law, commercial litigation and commercial drafting department. He has a keen interest in corporate and commercial law and contract law.

PHUMZILE RABULA
Candidate Attorney

BA (Law) LLB ( NWU)

+27 (0) 11 448 9604
rabula@schindlers.co.za

Phumzile completed her Bachelor of Arts (Law) degree and LLB at North West University in 2020. Phumzile is currently a candidate attorney in the commercial litigation department and intellectual property department. Phumzile has a keen interest in Commercial litigation, Family law and Contract law.

WADE O’CONNOR
Candidate Attorney

BCom Law (Business Management) (NMU)

LLB (NMU)

+27 (0) 11 448 9756
OConnor@schindlers.co.za

Wade attended Nelson Mandela University and obtained a BCom (Law) degree double majoring in Law and Business Management. He further obtained his LLB degree in 2018. Wade joined Schindlers in January in 2020, after spending a year in the People’s Republic of China. He is currently a Candidate Attorney in the Commercial Litigation department. The areas of the Law that Wade finds interesting are corporate disputes, commercial mergers and acquisitions, taxation and blockchain

EILEEN DEXTER
Candidate Attorney

LLB Cum Laude (University of South Africa)

+27 (0) 11 448 9652
dexter@schindlers.co.za

Eileen attended the University of South Africa and completed a LLB Cum Laude. She is currently working as a candidate attorney in the Property and Municipal Law department. She has an interest in property law, family law and criminal law

PRECIOUS MMAKO
Candidate Attorney

LLB (UP)

+27 (0) 11 448 9600
bodiba@schindlers.co.za

Precious completed her LLB at the University of Pretoria in 2019. She was a consultant at an NGO for any walk ins from 2018-2020, where she managed to engage with clients as well as understanding labour relations in South Africa. Precious is currently a candidate attorney in the Labour law department and has a keen interest in Family and Property law.

LESAI SEEMA
Candidate Attorney

LLB (UFS)

+27 (0) 11 448 9733
seema@schindlers.co.za

Lesai obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of the Free State in 2020. He is currently a candidate attorney in the commercial litigation and criminal law department. Lesai has a keen interest in commercial litigation, forensics and blockchain law.

KATLEHO SELEPE
Candidate Attorney

LLB (UFS)

+27 (0) 11 448 9600
selepe@schindlers.co.za

Katleho obtained his LLB degree in 2020, from the University of Free State. Candidate Attorney in the Municipal law department. He has a keen interest in Criminal Law, Civil Law, Entertainment Law and General Litigation.

AVYAKTA SING
Candidate Attorney

LLB (UP)

+27 (0) 11 448 9600
sing@schindlers.co.za

Avyakta Sing completed her LLB at The University of Pretoria. She is currently working in the Property Law department, and has a strong interest in Medical Law and Insurance Law. She endeavours to set up a department which deals with the discrimination of disadvantaged individuals in South Africa.

AYANDA MOTLOU
Candidate Attorney

LLB (North West University)

+27 (0) 11 448 9600
motlou@schindlers.co.za

Ayanda completed her LLB honours at the University of North West in 2020. She is currently working in the civil litigation and intellectual property law department. She has keen interest in multiple areas of law including family law, mediation, civil litigation, labour law and succession.

Khethiwe Mabhena
Candidate Attorney

BCom (UP)

LLB (UP)

+27 (0) 11 448 9641
mabhena@schindlers.co.za

Khethiwe completed her BCom Law degree at the University of Pretoria in 2016 with majors in economics and business management and complete her LLB in 2018. She is currently enrolled as a candidate attorney in the commercial law and litigation department. She has a keen interest in mercantile law specifically in corporate mergers and acquisitions; commercial drafting; tax law, as well as technology and emerging technological advances.

Fatimah Ansary
Candidate Attorney

BA (Law) (cum laude) (Wits)

LLB (Wits)

+27 (0) 11 448 9754
ansary@schindlers.co.za

Fatimah obtained her BA (Law) with distinction, and LLB at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2021. Fatimah is currently a candidate attorney in the commercial and trade finance department. She has a keen interest in multiple areas of law, including trade finance, mergers and acquisitions, cross border transactions and commercial matters.

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