John Suttner SC

Year of Silk: 1994

Areas of Practice: administrative law, arbitration, banking and finance, business rescue, commercial, company law, contract, insolvency, insurance, international trade law, mediation, shipping law

Year of Silk

1994

Contact Details

082 412 2981

suttnerj@law.co.za

Academic qualifications:

BA LLB

Principal reported cases:

S v Marwane
1981 (3) SA 588 (B)

Insulations Unlimited (Pty) Ltd v Adler & Others
1986 (4) SA 756 (W)

Radebe v Minister of Law and Order & Another
1987 (1) SA 586 (W)

Rennie NO v Holzman & Others
1987 (4) SA 938 (C)

Moroka Swallows Football Club Limited v The Birds Football Club & Others
1987 (2) SA 511 (W)

African Diamond Distributors (Pty) Ltd v Van Der Westhuizen NO & Others
1988 (4) SA 726 (T)

Skipper International (Pty) Ltd v South African Textile and Allied Workers Union & Others
1989 (2) SA 612 (W)

Eileen Louvet Real Estate (Pty) Ltd v A F C Property Development Co (Pty) Ltd
1989 (3) SA 26 (A)

Rennie NO v Holzman & Others
1989 (3) SA 706 (A)

Bernard v Klein NO
1990 (2) SA 306 (W)

Caxton Limited & Others v Reeva Forman (Pty) Ltd & Another
1990 (3) SA 547 (A)

South African Textile and Allied Workers’ Union & Others v Skipper International (Pty) Ltd
1990 (4) SA 842 (A)

Chubb Fire Security (Pty) Ltd v Greaves
1993 (4) SA 358 (W)

S v Pouroulis & Others
1993 (4) SA 575 (W)

Jokari SA (Pty) Ltd v Reebok International Limited
1994 (4) SA 785 (A)

Mariola & Others v Kaye-Eddie NO & Others
1995 (2) SA 728 (W)

Reynolds NO v Mecklenberg (Pty) Ltd
1996 (1) SA 75 (W)

H Merks & Co (Pty) Ltd v The B M Group (Pty) Ltd & Another
1996 (2) SA 225 (A)

Simon NO & Others v Mitsui & Co Ltd & Others
1997 (2) SA 475 (W)

Beinash v Wixley
1997 (3) SA 721 (SCA)

Seegers v Gazaz (Tvl) (Pty) Ltd & Another
1998 (2) SA 702 (D)

Ward & Another v Smit & Others: In Re Gurr v Zambia Airways Corporation Limited
1998 (3) SA 175 (SCA)

NPC Electronics Limited v S Taitz Kaplan & Company
[1998] 1 All SA 390 (W)

Industrial Council for the Building Industry (Western Province) & Others v Transnet Industrial Council
1999 (1) SA 505 (SCA)

Ernst & Young & Others v Beinash & Others
1999 (1) SA 1114 (W)

Beinash & Another v Ernst & Young & Others
1999 (2) SA 116 (CC)

Thoroughbred Breeders Association of South Africa v Price Waterhouse
1999 (4) SA 968 (W)

South African Phillips (Pty) Ltd & Others v The Master & Others
2000 (2) SA 841 (N)

Standard Bank of South Africa Limited v OK Bazaars (1929) Limited 2000 (4) SA 382 (W)

Sunny South Canners (Pty) Ltd v Mbangxa & Others NNO
2001 (2) SA 49 (SCA)

Janse van Rensburg & Others v The Master & Others
2001 (3) SA 519 (W)

Poswa v MEC for Economic Affairs, Environment and Tourism, Eastern Cape
2001 (3) SA 582 (SCA)

Control Instruments Finance (Pty) Ltd (in liquidation) v Mercantile Bank Limited
2001 (3) SA 645 (C)

Thoroughbred Breeders Association of South Africa v Price Waterhouse
2001 (4) SA 551 (SCA)

North Central Local Council & South Central Local Council v Roundabout Outdoor (Pty) Ltd & Others
[2002] 1 All SA 25 (D)

OK Bazaars (1929) Limited v Standard Bank of South Africa Limited
2002 (3) SA 688 (SCA)

Michelin Tyre Co (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd v Janse van Rensburg & Others
2002 (5) SA 239 (SCA)

Minister of Justice v First Rand Bank Limited & Others
2003 (6) SA 636 (SCA)

First Rand Bank Limited & Others v Magistrate, Germiston & Others
[2004] 2 All SA 629 (W)

ICC Car Importers (Pty) Ltd v A Hartrodt SA (Pty) Ltd
2004 (4) SA 607 (W)

Reynolds & Others NNO v Mercantile Bank Limited
2004 (5) SA 220 (SCA)

Grand Central Airport (Pty) Ltd v AIG South Africa Limited
2004 (5) SA 284 (W)

Intramed (Pty) Ltd v Standard Bank of South Africa Limited
2004 (6) SA 252 (W)

Intramed (Pty) Ltd (in liquidation) v Standard Bank of South Africa Limited
[2005] 1 All SA 460 (W)

City of Johannesburg v Kaplan NO & Another
[2005] 2 All SA 25 (W)

Sealed Africa (Pty) Ltd v Kelly & Another
2006 (3) SA 65 (W)

City of Johannesburg v Kaplan NO & Others
2006 (5) SA 10 (SCA)

Yarram Trading CC t/a Tijuana Spur v ABSA Bank Limited
2007 (2) SA 570 (SCA)

Intramed (Pty) Ltd (in liquidation) & Another v Standard Bank of South Africa Limited & Others
2008 (2) SA 466 (SCA)

Smith & Porritt & Others
2008 (6) SA 303 (SCA)

Royal Canin South Africa (Pty) Ltd v Cooper
2008 (6) SA 644 (SE)

Engen Petroleum Ltd & Another v City of Johannesburg
2009 (4) SA 412 (SCA)

Standard Bank of South Africa Ltd v The Master of the High Court & Others
2009 (5) SA 13 (E)

Laskarides & Another v German Tyre Centre (Pty) Ltd (in liquidation) & Others NNO
2010 (1) SA 390 (W)

Bonheur 76 General Trading (Pty) Ltd v Caribbean Estates (Pty) Lt
2010 (4) SA 298 (SG)

Standard Bank of South Africa v The Master of the High Court & Others
2010 (4) SA 405 (SCA)

Miller v Nafcoc Investment Holding Co Ltd & Others
2010 (6) SA 390 (SCA)

S A Taxi Securitisation (Pty) Ltd v Chesane
2010 (6) SA 557 (SG)

Ram Transport (Pty) Ltd v Replication Technology Group (Pty) Ltd (in liquidation) & Other
2011 (1) SA 223 (SG)

Reynolds & Others NNO v Standard Bank of South Africa Limited
2011 (3) SA 660 (W)

Ex Parte The Master of the High Court, South Africa (North Gauteng)
2011 (5) SA 311 (GNP)

Media 24 Ltd & Others v SA Taxi Securitisation (Pty) Ltd (AVUSA Media Ltd & Others as Amici Curiae)
2011 (5) SA 329 (SCA)

Huang v Bester NO
2012 (5) SA 551 (GSJ)

eBotswana (Pty) Ltd v Sentech (Pty) Ltd & Others
2013 (6) SA 327 (GSJ)

Investec Bank Limited v Adriaanse & Others NNO
2014 (1) SA 84 (GNP)

Business Zone 1010 CC t/a Emmarentia Convenience Centre v Conroller of Petroleum Products [2014] 3 All SA 94 (GP)

Samancor v Rham Equipment
(532/13) [2014] ZASCA 66 (19 May 2014)

Hlela v SA Taxi Securitisation (Pty) Ltd
(515/2013) [2014] ZASCA 112 (26 August 2014)

Illovo Opportunities Partnership #61 v Illovo Junction Properties (490/13)
[2014] ZASCA 119 (19 September 2014)

ABSA Bank Limited v Golden Dividend 339 (Pty) Ltd & Others
(5) SA 272 (GP)

Constantia Insurance Co Limited v Master of the High Court, Johannesburg & Others
2016 (6) SA 386 (GJ)

De Sousa & Another v Technology Corporate Management (Pty) Ltd & Others
2016 (6) SA 528 (GJ)

ABSA Bank Limited v Naude NO & Others
2016 (6) SA 540 (SCA)

Golden Dividend 339 (Pty) Ltd v ABSA Bank Limited
569/2015 [2016] ZASCA 78 30 May 2016

Wishart NO & Others v BHP Billiton Energy Coal (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd & Others
2017 (4) SA 152 (SCA)

De Sousa & Another v Technology Corporate Management (Pty) Ltd & Others
2017 (5) SA 577 (GJ)

Society memberships:

Grays Inn London

Arbitration Foundation of South Africa (“AFSA”)

Accredited mediator of Conflict Dynamics (South Africa)

Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (UK)

Brief curriculum vitae:

John joined the Bar in 1979 and was appointed silk in 1994. He completed his BA(Law) and LLB degrees at the University of the Witwatersrand whereafter he articled at Edward Nathan Attorneys. He is admitted to practise in Australia, England & Wales and Lesotho.

John’s practice centres on commercial strategy, advice and litigation generally with a specific focus on Insolvency Law, Business Rescue, Arbitrations, Mediations, Company Law, International Trade Law and Contract Law.

John has held acting judicial appointments in the South Gauteng High Court and frequently sits as an arbitrator and commissioner of section 417 and 418 enquiries.

John was a secretary and member of the Johannesburg Bar Council from 1990 to 1993.