Erik advises clients on a range of technology, telecoms and outsourcing contracts in South Africa and the United Kingdom. He has further experience and expertise in mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring and cross-border transactions.

Erik acts for private and listed companies, as well as state owned enterprises, across a number of industries, including telecommunications, IT, travel, financial services, petroleum and retail. He has a particular interest in providing strategic advisory services to clients in relation to procurement processes.

Recent experience includes:

  • Advising a major telecommunications company on the roll-out of its national optic fibre network and related infrastructure;
  • Negotiating the contractual framework to migrate (and maintain) a substantial portion of a listed UK company’s operations to the cloud;
  • Advising on the outsourcing of sales, support and assurance functions for a chain of in excess of 70 retail stores located throughout South Africa;
  • Supporting one of South Africa’s “big four” banks in the procurement of a key market risk analysis and management platform.

Erik is a director of LH Law.

Previous Positions

  • Senior Associate, Radiant Law Limited (2015 – January 2017)
  • Senior Associate, Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs Inc (ENSafrica), (2014–2015)
  • Associate, Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs Inc (ENSafrica) (2010 & 2011-2014)
  • Candidate Attorney, Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs Inc (ENSafrica) (2008-2009)


  • LLM (International Trade & Investment) University of Amsterdam (2011)
  • LLB (Bachelor of Laws) University of Cape Town (2007)
  • B.Soc.Sc. University of Cape Town (2005)


  • Admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa, 2010

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