CDH South Africa appoints renowned Disputes Lawyer, Marelise van der Westhuizen, to its accomplished Dispute Resolution practice

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr (CDH), a leading corporate and commercial law firm, is delighted to announce the appointment of Marelise van der Westhuizen as a Director in the Dispute Resolution practice as of 1 May 2024.

10 May 2024 1 min read CDH Alert Article

Brent Williams, CDH CEO, believes that Marelise exemplifies the firm’s commitment to talent, underlined by client feedback in a leading rankings table referring to her as an “absolutely exceptional lawyer” as well as “incredibly attentive to (clients’) requirements”.

Marelise brings to CDH this outstanding expertise and client-centricity in dispute resolution, particularly in the areas of corporate and commercial litigation, banking, state-owned enterprises, mining, minerals, natural resources, and energy. Marelise also has extensive experience in advising the financial sector on applicable regulatory laws and in particular compliance with the Financial Intelligence Centre Act and the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act. In addition to her expertise as a lawyer, Marelise led the dispute resolution department at Norton Rose Fulbright SA before taking up the position of Chairperson and subsequently CEO and leading that firm successfully through some difficult years including the COVID crisis.

“The addition of Marelise to our leading dispute resolution practice area further solidifies our reputation as the firm of choice for our clients. We know that Marelise will exceed our clients expectations as she brings her skills to bear on their matters,” Williams concludes

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