Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Attie Pretorius

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Attie is Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr's former Chairperson, and the former National Practice Head of Real Estate. He has extensive expertise in all areas of property law, with a specific focus on commercial property, finance and security structuring and registration, and transactions in the listed property sector. Attie continues to be the trusted advisor of what amounts to a roll call of South Africa's leading companies. Attie received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Real Estate Law at the SA Professional Services Awards 2014.


Attie joined Hofmeyr (now Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) as a Director in 1984.

Professional Memberships

Former convener of the panel of examiners for the Conveyancing and Property Law examination

Former Chairperson of the Property Committee of the Johannesburg Attorneys' Association

Former member of the Property Law Committee of the then Law Society for the Northern Provinces


Authored the South African chapter for the International Comparative Legal Guide to Real Estate Law, 2006 and 2007 (2nd edition), published by Global Legal Group in London.