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Werksmans Attorneys
South Africa
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Dispute Resolution and Infrastructure, Energy & Projects


David Hertz is the Chairman of Werksmans Attorneys.


David Hertz is the Chairman of Werksmans Attorneys, with deep experience in the Africa; Dispute Resolution; Financial Services Regulation; and Infrastructure, Energy & Projects practice areas. He specialises in several disciplines, including arbitration; mediation; alternative dispute resolution (ADR); competition law (in particular unlawful competition); corporate law; and corporate fraud. David is consistently recognised in international rankings. He has been named as a leading lawyer in Dispute Resolution by Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business for the past 11 years, and as a leading lawyer in Dispute Resolution by The Legal500 for the past nine years.


David is a member of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces.


David has a BA LLB from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Lawyer Rankings

South Africa > Dispute resolution

(Hall of Fame)

David HertzWerksmans Attorneys

Werksmans Attorneys has an impressive track record in high-profile commercial litigations and disputes in the High Court, Supreme Court of Appeals and Constitutional Court, as well as conducting arbitrations domestically and internationally. Business rescue and insolvency mandates and tax litigation are also within the team’s capabilities. Sectors of focus for the group include IT, agriculture, banking, healthcare, retail and energy. Corlett Manaka  is head of the department and reputable in the constitutional and administrative law space, as well as business crime and investigations work. Chairman of the firm David Hertz is a strong litigator and Des Williams is also notable in litigation and international arbitration. Other team members include shareholder dispute expert Jones Antunes , land reform specialist Bulelwa Mabasa , pensions litigator Darren Willans  and construction and engineering lawyer Sarah Moerane .