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Werksmans Attorneys
South Africa
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Litigation & Dispute Resolution


Kathleen Louw has been a Director at Werksmans Attorneys in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution department since 2016. Director Kathleen Louw advises in the Arbitration; Construction & Engineering; Dispute Resolution; and Mining & Resources practice areas.


Kathleen Louw is a director at Werksmans Attorneys in the firm’s dispute resolution department. Kathleen specialises in contractual disputes, arbitration and international litigation. She has experience in the regulatory fields of various sectors, including financial services and mining and has represented clients in their engagements with regulators (specifically the Department of Mineral Resources) on various matters. Kathleen has experience in mining litigation, specifically in relation to internal appeals, reviews and mandamus applications. Kathleen has acted for industry leaders in the mining, retail and transport sectors of the economy. She has been involved in a number of high-profile matters over the years in her area of specialty in the context of both arbitration and court proceedings.


Katheen holds a LLB degree from the Stellenbosch University and has a Masters Degree in International Litigation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution (University College London); as well as a Diplomer in Prospecting & Mining Law.

Lawyer Rankings

South Africa > Mining

Werksmans Attorneys caters to mining clients based in North America, Europe and Australia, in addition to South African mining houses and black economic empowerment mining companies. The team is adept at acting for clients in M&A transactions, health and safety matters, disputes and statutory and regulatory compliance mandates. It also advises on the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act 2002, the Mining Charter, black economic empowerment and environmental law and waste management. Chris Stevens is head of the practice and he is supported by director and financing expert David Gewer, transactional lawyer Steven Lochner and director and disputes lawyer Kathleen Louw, Director Athi Jara joined the team from Gwina Attorneys in March 2021.