Gerhard van Niekerk

Gerhard was born in Toronto, Canada, and his family returned to South Africa when he was quite young. He grew up in the beautiful town of Stellenbosch, and matriculated at Paul Roos Gymnasium.

Gerhard did a BA LLB degree at Stellenbosch University, and then joined the Department of Justice, first as a prosecutor and later as a Magistrate in the Magistrates’ Court. Gerhard joined DKVG in 1994 as a Candidate Attorney. On his admission as an Attorney in 1996, he became a Professional Assistant. He was appointed a Director of the firm in 1999.

Gerhard is based at the Tyger Valley branch and specialises in all aspects of commercial law, matrimonial law, banking law, law of contracts, and other commercial litigation in the High Court. He acts on behalf of major banking groups, private school entities, insurance companies, IT companies, and small and medium businesses, and has been involved in various BEE companies since their inception.

Gerhard has been a member of the South African Education Law Association for many years, and sits on its exco committee. Over the years, Gerhard has given his time to several charitable causes including children’s homes in Merweville and Durbanville, and the Thando Trust.

Gerhard’s interests include running, cycling (at last count he’d done 22 Cape Town Cycle Tours!), and the great outdoors. His favourite places in South Africa are the Cederberg and the Tsitsikamma National Park.

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