Belinda  Scriba

Belinda Scriba


Belinda Scriba is a Director in our Dispute Resolution practice, as well as a member of our Insolvency Unit. Apart from insolvency related litigation Belinda also has extensive experience in corporate and commercial litigation, including arbitration and mediation. Belinda has also been involved in numerous maritime matters, acting for both international and local clients. Her further expertise extends to recognition proceedings, including the recognition of foreign judgments, insolvency/business rescue proceedings (including US Chapter 11 proceedings, Japanese Re-organisation proceedings and Korean Rehabilitation proceedings).

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  • Advising international and local clients on the aspects of South African maritime and admiralty law, both from a litigious and commercial contract drafting perspective.
  • Representing international clients in launching or defending maritime proceedings, including proceedings with the view of preserving assets located in South Africa though ship arrests.
  • Advising clients in terms of litigation or applications relating to the Consumer Protection Act, the National Credit Act, the Promotion of Access to Information Act and the Companies Act.
  • Representing clients in seeking the recognition of foreign judgments and bankruptcy/re-organisation proceedings.
  • Advising clients on business rescue proceedings, either as creditors or the entity requiring rescue.
  • Assisting clients in defending or bringing insolvency proceedings. Advising major public institutions on maritime concession rights.
    Acting for and advising clients on commercial disputes (contractual and otherwise).
  • Captain Bob Deacon Shipping Law Award: Best Maritime Law Student of 2007.


  • BCom Law, LLB, University of Stellenbosch
WEBINAR | Navigating Business Rescue, Restructuring & Insolvency during COVID-19 | Part 2
5 May 2020 Business Rescue, Restructuring & Insolvency

WEBINAR | Navigating Business Rescue, Restructuring & Insolvency during COVID-19 | Part 2

Topics discussed included the impact of COVID-19 on South African economy, Directors’ liability when trading in financially distressed or insolvent circumstances, current legislative amendments and regulations that have been put in place in South Africa (including the impact on general court proceedings) and case law update.