About Us

Our firm was founded in 1999. Initially our focus was in the field of general commercial litigation with special emphasis on insolvency related matters.

We soon realised that our clients' needs were diverse and we positioned ourselves to provide the full spectrum of legal services to them. We have also identified a need for individuals and small to medium enterprises to have access to affordable, competent, efficient and professional legal services.

Our experience has shown that our clients become our friends. We have succeeded in creating long-term relationships with our clients, as we are not only interested in immediate problem solving but also take into consideration our clients' future legal requirements.

Jacques Viljoen

Jacques was born in Kimberley. After matriculating and his national service he attended Stellenbosch University and obtained his B.A. and LL.B degrees in 1989 where after he commenced his articles of clerkship with a large Cape Town firm. He was admitted in 1992 as an attorney with the right of appearance in the High Court.

In 1999 he commenced practising for his own account. Jacques specialises in commercial law, commercial litigation, insolvency law, property related matters.

In the last five years Jacques has also been involved in company group structuring and concomitant tax structuring.

In his spare time Jacques plays golf.

Eddie de Gouveia

Eddie was born in Johannesburg and grew up in Cape Town. He obtained his LL.B degree through the University of South Africa in 2014 where after Eddie commenced his articles of clerkship with our firm.

Eddie was admitted as an attorney in 2016 and practises in company law, commercial litigation, general litigation, administration of estates, property law and insolvency law.

Eddie is currently completing his LL.M degree in company law.

Eddie enjoys playing football and golf.

Karla Huysamer

Karla is a born and bred Capetonian. She is currently completing the final year of her LL.B degree and has shown a keen interest in matrimonial and family law.

Currently she is working for Jacques and is assisting him in his matters.

Karla enjoys hiking, camping and spending time with family.