Corné began his career in 2009 as a Candidate Attorney at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. He was appointed as an Associate in January 2011. In 2013 Corné was promoted to Senior Associate. He was appointed as a Director in 2016.

  • Extensive experience in advising mining houses in both South Africa and Namibia including but not limited to mining licenses, sale of material, Ferro Alloy and commercial litigation.
  • Advised both public and private companies on compliance with the Public Finance Management Act No 1 of 1999 in regards to entering of lease agreements with state organs.
  • One of attorneys advising Sishen Iron Ore in the Dingleton Relocation Project.
  • Conduct forensic investigation at the South African Post Office Board on management of tender procedure, irregularities, Public Finance Management Act No 1 of 1999.
  • Assisted in advising clients on customs and excise issues including tariff applications and advising on disputes and prepared detailed submissions to SARS in relation to customs and excise.
  • Assisted in large arbitrations and mediations between the major mining players in the mining sector.
  • Advising the National Health Laboratory Service in dispute resolution matters, as well as commercial, litigation, and contract resolution and drafting.
  • Extensive experience in advising clients on National and Provincial Gambling Regulatory compliances.
  • Assists with a number of Review Applications on behalf of both South African corporates as well as Parastatals.
  • Experienced in the institution of liquidation and sequestration proceedings and setting aside of dispositions and the holding of enquiries into the affairs of the company.
  • Advised and assisted the Industrial Development Corporation in a multi-billion rand mining project in the Mpumalanga.
  • Member of team involved in multi-rand arbitration between major players in the primary energy sector of South Africa on coal supply agreements.
  • Member of team involved in providing advice and comment to National Gambling Amendment Bill.
  • Member of team involved in due diligence Investigations into risks with various coal supply agreements for Eskom.
  • Extensive experience in the institution of both residential and commercial evictions proceedings.


  • LLB, LLM (Import and Export law), University of the North-West (Potchefstroom Campus)
  • Notary Public
  • Year of admission as an attorney: 2011
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