Mr Hendrik Kotze > Werksmans Attorneys > Cape Town, South Africa > Lawyer Profile

Werksmans Attorneys
South Africa
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Work Department

Construction & Engineering
Mining, Environmental & Resources
Property Law and Real Estate


Director at Werksmans Attorneys


Hendrik Kotze is Head of Property & Real Estate (Western Cape), also lending his expertise to the Construction & Engineering and Environmental Law practice areas. Hendrik advises on all aspects relating to real estate law – particularly commercial, industrial and residential property development. Most notable developments are the V&A Waterfront Cape Town; the proposed large scale Oakland City mixed use development project in Philippi Cape Town. Other notable recent property developments are the Fairmont, the Odyssey, the Kings- and the Strand Beach sectional title schemes in Sea Point; and the large scale mixed use Somerset Lakes Lifestyle development in Somerset West. Hendrik is named as a recommended lawyer in Real Estate by the Legal500 (2014 – 2020) and as a recommended lawyer in real estate by Chambers Global (2017 – 2020).


BCom (University of the Free State)
LLB (University of South Africa)
LLM Property Law (University of the Witwatersrand)
HDip Tax Prac (Rand Afrikaans University)
1988: Partner, Jan S. De Villiers
2009: Director, Werksmans
Head of the Property & Real Estate practice area

Lawyer Rankings

South Africa > Real estate

The real estate team at Werksmans Attorneys spans across three offices in Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Johannesburg, and represents major South African property developers and financial institutions on a broad range of matters. These include property development, M&A, disposals in the hotel and leisure sector, and transactions involving retail and commercial property. Also of note is the department’s significant involvement in the creation of Section 12J Investment structures. Hendrik Kotze  in Stellenbosch and Fátima Rodrigues in Johannesburg jointly lead the practice.