Our Education & Training team

has a wealth of experience in the education and training sector, specifically with regard to the acquisition, financing, governance and organisational structure of schools and universities.

Education & Training

Our services include:

  • Advising entities listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange with regard to listings issues, funding, acquisition and establishment of educational institutions.
  • Assisting private equity and other investors with regard to all aspects of acquisition and funding of schools and universities, including the performance of due diligence investigations in respect of private higher education service providers in the context of corporate transactions.
  • Advising schools and universities on regulatory issues including registration as an education provider, employment matters, constitutional documents, disciplinary procedures, real estate issues and governance.

Practice Area Rankings

  • Chambers Global 2017–2018 ranked us in Band 1 for dispute resolution.
  • Chambers Global 2018 ranked us in Band 2 for insurance, media & broadcasting and restructuring/insolvency.
  • Chambers Global 2018 named our Corporate Investigations sector as a Recognised Practitioner.
  • Chambers Global 2011–2016 ranked us in Band 2 for dispute resolution.
  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2017-2018 recommended us in Tier 1 for dispute resolution.
  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2013–2016 recommended us in Tier 2 for dispute resolution.

Ranked Practitioners

  • Tim Fletcher is the National Practice Head for the Dispute Resolution team. Chambers Global 2015–2018 ranked Tim in Band 4 for dispute resolution. The Legal 500 EMEA 2016–2018 recommended him as a leading individual for dispute resolution and recommended him from 2013–2016. Best Lawyers International 2008–2018 listed Tim for insurance law and litigation. The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers 2015 identified Tim as being among the world’s leading asset recovery lawyers. He was named as the exclusive South African winner of the ILO Client Choice Awards 2017–2018 in the litigation category. Who’s Who Legal 2018 identified Tim as one of the world’s leading Insurance & Reinsurance lawyers.

  • Best Lawyers International 2018 listed Clem Daniels for mergers and acquisitions law.

  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2015–2017 recommended Roux van der Merwe for commercial, corporate/M&A. Best Lawyers International 2011–2018 listed him for corporate law and mergers and acquisitions law