New Hire At Centurion Law Group To Bolster South African Offering

Leon van der Merwe
Associate Attorney

We are proud to welcome a new lawyer to Centurion Law Group, Leon van der Merwe, an Associate Attorney at Centurion’s Johannesburg office.

Leon has significant experience in Banking, Corporate and Commercial Law as well as General Litigation. He is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa and has been practising as such for more than 6 years.

“We’re excited to have Leon join the firm, his expertise in the local market will support our growing client base of South African clients who are looking at investing across the continent. Our cross-border work is experiencing unprecedented growth and Leon is a valuable addition to our team of Africa specialists” commented Glenda Irvine-Smith, Director of Business Development & International Relations.

Prior to joining Centurion, Leon worked as an Associate Attorney and head of the Commercial Law Department at Stegmanns Inc., a leading South African firm and played a pivotal role in the drafting and negotiations of contracts, risk analysis and providing complex corporate advice.

Leon completed his articles, and also practised as an attorney at Roestoff and Kruse, a boutique law firm in South Africa, where he played an active role in general litigation and deal making negotiations.

Leon has provided legal services to major national and international corporations in various industries, such as forestry, mining, construction, engineering and retail.

He holds an LLB from the University of Pretoria and in his spare time, he lectures at the Independent Institute of Education.