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Dr. Francois Wessels



  • Certificate in Principles of Risk Management (cum laude) – 2008 University of Pretoria
  • LL.B – 2010 University of Pretoria
  • LL.M (Corporate Law) – 2013 University of Pretoria
  • Certificate in Practice Management – 2016-2017 Law Society of South Africa
  • LL.D – 2016 University of Pretoria



  • Research Assistant (Office of the Dean of Law), University of Pretoria – 2007-2009
  • Intern: Johannesburg Stock Exchange – 2009
  • Postgraduate Research Assistant (Mercantile Law), University of Pretoria – 2010
  • Project Coordinator: LL.M International Trade and Investment Law in Africa – 2011
  • Law Textbook Translator (Corporate Law) – 2012
  • Labour Law Advisor (South Africa) – 2012-2013, 2014
  • Articling Law Student (South Africa) – 2013-2014
  • Practicing Lawyer (South Africa) – 2015-2018
  • Moderator for Proposed Law Degree – 2017
  • Law Lecturer at Professional Fora – 2015-2018
  • Law Lecturer: Transnational Business Law, Commercial Law, Securities Law, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Financial Law, Legal Philosophy, Contract Law, Medical Law, Unjust
  • Enrichment and Estoppel Law, Criminal Law – 2012, 2014-2018
  • Extraordinary Lecturer of Law, University of Pretoria – 2017-2018



  • South Africa – 2014



  • Law Society of the Northern Provinces/Legal Practice Council (South Africa) – 2014-present

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