Danie’s clients range from entrepreneurs and technology start-ups to well-known multi-nationals. Clients often seek his advice regarding the establishment of an enterprise in South Africa, and he drafts and reviews agreements needed for their operations and to grow their businesses. Danie also assists client in mergers and acquisitions.
Due to his background in intellectual property law, Danie is in a unique position to advise clients regarding the commercialisation of intellectual property, and franchising in particular. He has advised numerous foreign franchisors in relation to their expansion into South Africa. He also assists clients with the drafting of franchise agreements and related documentation.
Compliance is another of Danie’s focus areas and he often assists clients to understand the regulatory environment. In particular, he provides advice on consumer protection as well as data protection and privacy, a burgeoning practice area in South Africa.
Danie frequently presents talks and workshops on consumer protection, data protection and other regulatory topics. He regularly writes press articles regarding these topics and has been interviewed on radio numerous times.
Danie is a member of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces and a fellow of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law. He holds a Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Pretoria.