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Dr. Francois Wessels

Lawyer

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Class Actions
  • Corporate/Securities/Commercial Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • International Law
  • Transnational Business Litigation

 

BACKGROUND/EDUCATION

  • Certificate in Principles of Risk Management (cum laude), University of Pretoria, 2008
  • LL.B, University of Pretoria, 2010
  • LL.M (Corporate Law), University of Pretoria, 2013
  • Certificate in Practice Management, Law Society of South Africa, 2016-2017
  • LL.D and Merit Certificate for Academics, University of Pretoria, 2016
  • Certificate of Qualification, National Committee on Accreditation of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada, 2020

 

OCCUPATIONAL HISTORY

  • Research Assistant (Office of the Dean of Law), University of Pretoria, 2007-2009
  • Intern, Johannesburg Stock Exchange (Corporate Secretariat, Issuer Services, Equity Derivatives), 2009
  • Postgraduate Research Assistant (Mercantile Law), University of Pretoria, 2010
  • Project Coordinator: LL.M International Trade and Investment Law in Africa, International Development Law Unit: University of Pretoria, 2011
  • Corporate Law Textbook Translator, 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 Forums: Corporate Law, 2015-2018
  • Lecturer at Law Schools: Transnational Business Law, Commercial Law, Securities Law, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Financial Law, Legal Philosophy, Legal History, Contract Law, Medical Law, Unjust Enrichment and Estoppel Law, Criminal Law, 2012, 2014-2018
  • Extraordinary Lecturer of Mercantile Law, University of Pretoria, 2017-2018
  • Articling Law Student (Saskatchewan), Merchant Law Group LLP, 202

 

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • South Africa, 2014
  • Saskatchewan, 2021

 

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Law Society of the Northern Provinces/Legal Practice Council (South Africa), 2014-present
  • Law Society of Saskatchewan, 2021-present

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