Mr Darren Willans > Werksmans Attorneys > Johannesburg, South Africa > Lawyer Profile

Werksmans Attorneys
South Africa
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Work Department

Arbitration, Dispute Resolution


Darren Willans has been a director of Werksmans Attorneys since 2009 and is part of the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice areas. 


Darren Willans is a Director in the Arbitration; Dispute Resolution; and Financial Services Regulation practice areas. He specialises in arbitration; mediation and alternative dispute resolution; pension fund litigation; and a range of litigation relating to the banking industry and the mining industry. He has been named as a recommended lawyer in Dispute Resolution by The Legal 500 in (2019 – 2020); In 2017 Darren became the leader of a commercial litigation and dispute resolution team, specialising in disputes pertaining to pension funds, mining and resources, banking and insurance law.


Member of the Arbitration Practice Group


Darren holds a B Com and LLB degrees, Darren has also completed a certificate course in Pension Fund Law at the University of South Africa.

Lawyer Rankings

South Africa > Dispute resolution

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 .