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Werksmans Attorneys

Private Wealth Law

2 ranked individualsBand 1South AfricaHigh Net Worth 2021 View ranking table

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Werksmans Attorneys is an "excellent" firm, according to one market source. The firm offers a comprehensive suite of private wealth services.

"They're our absolute go-to stalwart firm - we couldn't manage without them. They handle literally any kind of work for our ultra high net worth clients, they act so well with other teams, which is so important in this field, and they are so versatile," enthuses one source.

Notable practitioners

Doelie Lessing is highly sought after by high net worth individuals and families for her work on complex and high-value private wealth matters. She handles the full range of private client services, and is particularly well regarded for her work on tax matters.

Michael Honiball leads the firm's international tax practice as well as handling private client matters. He is described vividly by one source: "He is the finest international tax lawyer acting in South Africa. He is extremely well respected by peers, colleagues and authorities." Another calls him "excellently well-versed in this area of law."

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

South Africa

Private Wealth Law


Doelie Lessing
Band 1
Michael Honiball
Band 1