Louwrens Malan

Areas of Practice: arbitration, commercial litigation, company law, competition law, contract law, insurance, labour law, medical negligence, personal injury

Year of Admission


Contact Details

082 670 4935

Third Floor, Village Chambers


He was admitted as an attorney in 1998 and practiced as such in Johannesburg until he was called to the Bar in 2003.  His areas of practice include amongst others: General commercial litigation and arbitrations; labour disputes; contractual disputes; unlawful competition and restraint of trade interdicts and litigation; company law; insurance law; personal injury and medical malpractice.  From time to time he has been appointed as an acting judge of the Labour Court of South Africa. He also sits as a mediator or an arbitrator in commercial and labour disputes.

He has been actively involved for many years in pupilage matters at the Johannesburg Bar. He further assists with advocacy training of pupils and junior advocates.  He established a student vacation programme for students from the University of Zululand at Advocates Group 21 and has successfully run this for several years.  He is also an active member of the Transformation Committee at Advocates Group 21 and has been involved in several transformation initiatives.

Fields of practice

  • General Commercial Litigation & Arbitrations;
  • Labour Law;
  • Law of Contract;
  • Unlawful Competition & Restraint of Trade;
  • Company Law;
  • Insurance Law;
  • Personal Injury;
  • Medical Malpractice;

Principal reported cases

  1. Matsekoleng v Shoprite Checkers (Pty) Ltd [2013] 2 BLLR 130 (LAC)
  2. Stocker & another v Workforce Group (Pty) Ltd (2011) 32 ILJ 883 (GSJ)
  3. SA Transport & Allied Workers Union on behalf of Phakathi v Ghekko Services SA (Pty) Ltd & others (2011) 32 ILJ 1728 (LC)
  4. Comtech Networking Solutions CC v Director-General of Department of Labour & another (2010) 31 ILJ 600 (LC)
  5. Miyambo v Commission for Conciliation, Mediation & Arbitration & others (2010) 31 ILJ 2031 (LAC)
  6. Ehlers v Bohler Uddeholm Africa (Pty) Ltd (2010) 31 ILJ 2383 (LC)
  7. Gardner & others v Central University of Technology, Free State (2010) 31 ILJ 2583 (LC)
  8. Viv’s Tippers (Edms) Bpk v Pha Phama Staff Services (Edms) Bpk h/a Pha Phama Security 2010 (4) SA 455 (SCA)
  9. Strydom v Chiloane 2008 (2) SA 247 (T)
  10. Randfontein Estates Ltd v National Union of Mineworkers (2006) 27 ILJ 1200 (LC)
  11. Klimax Manufacturing Ltd and Another v Van Rensburg & another 2005 (4) SA 445 (O)

Publications and Lectures presented

Guest lecturer at the University of Zululand


B.Com (Law); LLB; LLM


  • Acting Judge of the Labour Court of South Africa
  • Admitted solicitor in England & Wales
  • Admitted to practice in Lesotho


  • Member of the Johannesburg Bar Council 2011/2012 & 2012/2013
  • Member of the South African Society for Labour Law since 2011


English, Afrikaans