This issue is filled with great insights and expert commentary on areas that are relevant to the legal landscape and highlight how the business community is embracing technology, media and telecommunications. There are various topics covered, from new ways of working and digital transformation in the finance sector to data protection regulatory updates and guidance. We also have a series of articles that focus on e-commerce across a number of jurisdictions.
You will also find insights from our lawyers around real estate analytics, tech trends, and data centres.
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Willem is a Consultant in the Corporate Commercial group and has over 15 years of transactional and commercial advisory experience. He has practiced in the UAE for over 12 years and is ranked in Who’s Who Legal for his franchising experience. He regularly acts for local and international blue chip clients, both listed and unlisted, on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious corporate and commercial matters.
Willem’s areas of expertise are commercial and business advisory, franchising, distribution/agency arrangements, consultancy arrangements, introduction and commission arrangements, warehousing and logistics arrangements, terms and conditions of procurement and sale, manufacturing and supply arrangements, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements as well as multi-sector services arrangements.
Willem’s particular strength is his ability to negotiate and draft complex commercial and transactional agreements, including full suite franchise agreements, and providing pragmatic and strategic advice on all matters related to direct and indirect corporate expansion into the UAE, in general, and the Emirate of Dubai, in particular.
2005 – LLB Bachelor of Law Degree, University of South Africa
1996 – B.Com (Law) Bachelor of Commerce Degree, University of Stellenbosch
2005 – Member of the Law Society of the Cape of Good Hope and the Cape Town Bar