Mieke  Vlok

Mieke Vlok

Associate

Mieke Vlok is an Associate in our Technology, Media & Telecommunications practice. She specializes in various aspects of commercial, information technology, data privacy, intellectual property, media, and telecommunications law.

Mieke has experience in a broad range of commercial matters and transactions related to software development and licensing, outsourcing, fintech and payment systems, on-demand content and streaming services, the commercialization of intellectual property and general commercial law. She also advises on the intellectual property and information technology aspects of mergers and acquisitions, and assists with due diligence investigations in this respect.

Mieke also has a particular interest in data privacy and information security and regularly advises clients on compliance with local and international privacy laws.

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Mieke joined Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr as a Candidate Attorney in 2019 and was appointed as an Associate Designate in 2021. Prior to joining Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, Mieke spent five years working for a leading South African media company where she gained experience in digital media and services, ecommerce and traditional publishing.

 

Mieke's experience includes the following:

  • Regularly advises a JSE-listed insurance company in respect of various aspects of information technology transactions, outsourcing agreements, and general commercial matters.
  • Advised a large international hospital group on various cross-border information technology and services agreements.
  • Regularly advises a multinational technology company on various aspects of online content and content streaming regulation in South Africa.
  • Advising on the exchange control implications of intellectual property offshoring and preparing exchange control applications on behalf of clients.
  • Advising various companies on the transfer of intellectual property rights to an offshore structure and drafting various agreements applicable thereto.
  • Assisting with due diligence investigations regarding the intellectual property and information technology aspects of sale of business, sale of asset, sale of share and related transactions.
  • Advised a leading telecommunications provider on agreements related to fibre internet connectivity.
  • Regularly advises an international payment technology provider on payment regulations and licensing requirements.
  • Advised on the transfer of intellectual property and information technology assets as part of the sale of a large South African retailer.
  • Regularly conducts data privacy compliance analyses for clients across a broad range of sectors.
  • Regularly advises a leading local mobile banking security solutions provider on a number of commercial matters in South Africa and abroad.
  • Assisted a large non-profit healthcare provider with its compliance programme in respect of the Protection of Personal Information Act.
  • Advises on and drafts various forms of data privacy policies, including website and mobile application policies and terms and conditions.
  • Advised a leading online listings platform on its compliance with the Protection of Personal Information Act.

Education

  • Registered with the Legal Practice Council
  • BA Cum Laude: Stellenbosch University
  • BPhil Journalism Honours Cum Laude: Stellenbosch University
  • LLB Cum Laude: University of South Africa
  • Year of admission as an attorney: 2021