Jaco Pretorius

Areas of Practice: administrative, administrative law, arbitration, banking, commercial law, company law, insolvency and company law, Junior Counsel

Year of Admission

2002

Contact Details

082 739 9275

Second Floor, West Court Chambers

pretorius@law.co.za

Jaco graduated at the Potchefstroom University (Northwest University) (B. Comm LLB).  Did articles and practised as an attorney at a Sandton law firm.  Admitted to the Johannesburg Bar in 2002.

Fields of practice

Commercial litigation including insolvency law, company law, law of contract, banking law, property law and public procurement matters.

Principal reported cases
  1. Pitelli v Everton Gardens Projects CC 2010 (5) SA 171 (SCA);
  2. Structure Mezzanine Investments v Davids and Others 2010 (6) SA 622 (WCC);
  3. Slip Knot Investments 777 (Pty) Ltd v Project Law Prop (Pty) Ltd 2011 JDR 0339 (GSJ);
  4. NEDBANK LTD v BESTVEST 153 (PTY) LTD; ESSA AND ANOTHER v BESTVEST 153 (PTY) LTD AND OTHERS 2012 (5) SA 497 (WCC)
  5. Essa and Another v Bestvest 153 (Pty) Ltd and Others 2012 (5) SA 497 (WCC);
  6. Paulsen and another v Slip Knot Investments 777 (Pty) Ltd [2014] 2 All SA 527 (SCA)
  7. CONEKT BUSINESS GROUP (PTY) LTD v NAVIGATOR COMPUTER CONSULTANTS CC 2015 (4) SA 103 (GJ)
  8. PAULSEN AND ANOTHER v SLIP KNOT INVESTMENTS 777 (PTY) LTD 2015 (3) SA 479 (CC)

Education

B Comm; LLB

Appointments

Served on the Fees Committee of the Bar

Languages

English/Afrikaans

Lectures and presentations

Advanced Advocacy Training – Johannesburg Society of Advocates 2017

Legal Education and Development (LEAD): Law Society of the Northern Provinces Insolvency Law lecturer 2009 to date