Eugene Bester

Eugene Bester


Eugene Bester is a Director in our Dispute Resolution practice with experience in general commercial litigation. Eugene specialises in banking litigation and has extensive experience in High Court litigation, mediation and arbitration with an emphasis on banking, property finance related disputes, tender reviews and general contractual claims.

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Eugene started his career at Cliffe Dekker and Todd (now Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) as a Candidate Attorney in 1993. He was appointed as an Associate in 1995 and promoted to Senior Associate in 1996. Eugene became a Director in 1997.

  • Represents a leading South African bank in numerous claims relating to single stock futures, a review of a ruling by the Securities Regulation Panel and various other ancillary investigations by regulators.
  • Has represented various clients in administrative proceedings relating to tender irregularities.
  • Represents a major developer in various claims against local municipalities.
  • Represents a leading South African bank in numerous fraud investigations and recovery actions.
  • Advised retail and other corporate clients on their rights in disputes under and in terms of large scale commercial property lease agreements.
  • Advised large retailer on its franchise agreements and subsequent debt recovery.
  • Advised foreign clients on the jurisdictional procedural aspects required for the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards and judgements in South Africa.
  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2015-2019 recommended Eugene Bester for dispute resolution.


  • BCom LLB, University of Johannesburg
  • Year of admission as an attorney: 1995
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