A firm built on integrity

De Klerk & Van Gend was founded in 1921 by the late DP de Klerk. Today De Klerk & Van Gend Inc. is one of the leading law firms in South Africa. Our dedicated team of highly experienced professional and support staff serves the firm from three offices situated in central Cape Town, Claremont and Tyger Valley.

When De Klerk & Van Gend 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 hold a dynamic position within the legal profession, with a reliable reputation among clients and colleagues.

Our clear commitment to transformation and diversity further positions De Klerk & Van Gend to offer relevant solutions to a wide variety of clients. De Klerk & Van Gend's commitment to transformation is evident in our merger, during 2007, with Bardien & Higgins, a 100% black-owned and empowered, like-minded firm. Today, with a sharing of values, De Klerk & Van Gend can respond with insight to the varied needs of the local and international market.

In keeping with our commitment to transformation, provides equal opportunity for all based on merit whilst De Klerk & van Gend is continually working towards greater diversity. We place emphasis on employing professionals and support-personnel from previously disadvantaged groups.

De Klerk & van Gend realises the necessity for any business to contribute to the social upliftment of the community in which it operates. We are proud to play a role in improving the social standards for people in various previously-disadvantaged communities, where our focus lies in the fields of relocations, anti-evictions, legal assistance in developing areas and assisting in legislation to empower women. See below more details on our community involvement.