A firm built on integrity

DKVG was founded in 1921 by the late DP de Klerk. More than a century later, we have become one of the leading law firms in South Africa. Our dedicated team of highly-experienced attorneys and support staff serves the public from three offices situated in central Cape Town, Claremont, and Tyger Valley.

When DKVG was founded, the partners pledged to build the firm on an unwavering reputation for honesty, integrity, and ethical service. Today, these principles remain firmly entrenched and we continue to be positioned at the vanguard of the legal profession, with an excellent reputation among clients and colleagues alike.

Our longstanding commitment to transformation and diversity means we can offer relevant solutions to a wide variety of clients. In 2007, we took another important step in our transformation journey when we merged with Bardien & Higgins – a 100% black-owned and empowered firm. Thanks to our shared values, DKVG can respond with insight and intellect to the varied needs of the local and international market.

In keeping with our commitment to transformation, DKVG provides equal opportunity for all, based on merit, and we are continually working towards greater diversity in the firm. We are committed to ensuring that our attorneys and support staff are representative of South Africa’s multicultural society.

DKVG is deeply invested in the role the private sector has to play in the social upliftment of local communities. We are proud to play our part in improving the social standards for people from various previously-disadvantaged communities. Our focus lies in the fields of relocations, anti-evictions, legal assistance in developing areas, and assisting in legislation to empower women. Watch the video below to find out what makes us tick.