George is an experienced commercial and competition lawyer who provides practical, commercially-minded advice to a range of South African and multinational corporates in the technology, banking, financial services and fast-moving consumer goods sectors.  

George has acted for customers and suppliers in outsourcing, software as a service (SaaS), software development and licensing, marketing, distribution and services agreements. Recently, he has worked closely with a fintech company’s business development team to expand the company’s technology partnerships and reseller network in the rest of Africa, the middle east, Europe and North America.

Before switching his focus to commercial and technology law, George practised as a competition (“antitrust”) lawyer, providing competition law advice in relation to mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, cartel conduct, distribution and licensing arrangements, dawn raids and compliance. George firmly believes in the value of gaining a deep understanding of the complex factors that drives a client’s behaviour – he believes that it is impossible to provide sound legal advice without understanding a client’s business.

Aside from client matters, George is excited about working with the Lighthouse Academy students to assist them to realise their potential to become leading commercial lawyers.

Previous Positions

  • Legal Counsel, Entersekt (April 2017 to October 2018)
  • Associate, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr (August 2015 to March 2017)
  • Associate, Radiant Law (December 2014 to July 2015)
  • Associate, Read Hope Phillips (April 2013 to October 2013)
  • Associate, Nortons (November 2011 to March 2013)
  • Candidate Attorney, Werksmans incorporating Jan S De Villiers (January 2008 to January 2010)

Education

  • BPhil (Journalism) cum laude University of Stellenbosch (2010)
  • LLB (Bachelor of Laws) University of Stellenbosch (2007)
  • BComm (Law and Economics) University of Stellenbosch (2005)

Date of Admission 

Admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa (2011)

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