Henno Viljoen

Areas of Practice: administrative law, company law, contract law, general commercial, insolvency, labour law, local government, shipping law

Year of Admission


Contact Details

083 400 1620

Third Floor, Village Chambers


Henno Viljoen was admitted as advocate and joined the Bar in 2000 after having served articles at a Johannesburg attorneys’ firm. He completed the degrees of B.Iuris (cum laude) and LL.B at the former Potchefstroom University.

A portion of his LL.B degree was completed at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. There he participated in a study conducted for the European Union on the legal status of technical standards in Dutch law.

Fields of practice


  • Administrative Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Insolvency and Company Law
  • Labour Law
  • Local Government Law
  • Shipping Law


Principal reported cases


  1. Strauss & another v Plessey (Pty) Ltd (2002) 23 ILJ 175 (LC) – concerning the unfair retrenchment of employees;
  2. Nokeng Tsa Taemane Local Municipality & another v Metsweding District Municipality & others (2003) 24 ILJ 2179 (LC) – concerning the transfer of a municipal function of one municipality to another and the impact thereof upon certain employees of the transferee municipality;
  3. Choice Decisions v MEC, Department of Development, Planning and Local Government, Gauteng, and another 2003 (6) SA 280 (W) – concerning the authority of an official of a provincial government to bind that provincial government contractually;
  4. Furniture, Bedding & Upholstery Industry Bargaining Council, Greater North Region v Acraft Investments (Pty) Ltd (2008) 29 ILJ 939 (T) – concerning the transfer of a business from one legal entity to another and the impact of that transfer upon the contracts of employment of certain employees;
  5. Firstrand Bank Ltd t/a First National Bank v Seyffert and another and three similar cases 2010 (6) SA 429 (GSJ) – concerning the cancellation of debt review in terms of the National Credit Act, 2005;
  6. Johannesburg City Parks v Toli NO (2012) 33 ILJ 1456 (LC) – concerning circumstances influencing compensation in cases of unfair dismissal;
  7. Siemens Telecommunications (Pty) Ltd v Datagenics (Pty) Ltd 2013 (1) SA 65 (GNP) – concerning the obligation of a plaintiff company to provide security for costs in terms of the 2008 Companies Act.
  8. Xakaza v Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality [2013] 8 BLLR 731 (LC) – concerning the Protected Disclosures Act




  • B.Iuris (cum laude)(NWU)
  • LL.B (NWU and Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam)



Commissioner of the Small Claims Court


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