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JUNIOR COUNSEL

Johan Moorcroft

Year Of Admission:
  • 1996
Email:
  • moorcroftj@law.co.za
Contact Number:
  • 082 900 6763
Practice areas:
  • Banking and finance
  • Civil litigation
  • Commercial law
  • Competition law
  • Health and pharmaceuticals,
  • Insolvency and company law
  • Local government law
  • Property law
Brief curriculum vitae:

Johan came to the Bar in 1996 from a background in the industry. He acted as legal advisor in the pharmaceutical and health care industry nationally, and the general manufacturing industry in the Pretoria region. He now has a commercial law practice. In his free time, he rides motorcycles, takes photographs, and travels.

Academic qualifications:

B Iuris (UP 1979)
LLB (UNISA 1986)
LLM (UP 1990)
LLM (UNISA 2001)

Society memberships:

Johannesburg Society of Advocates
Association of Arbitrators (Southern Africa)

Principal Reported Cases:
  1. Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
  2. Association of South Africa: In re Ex parte President of the RSA 1999 (4) SA 788 (T);
  3. Buckle v Kotze 2000 (1) SA 453 (W);
  4. Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association of South Africa: In re Ex parte President of the RSA 2000 (2) SA 674 (CC);
  5. Tsichlas and another v Touch Line Media (Pty) Ltd 2004 (2) SA 112 (W);
  6. Hydraulic Engineering Repair Services v Ntshona & Others (2008) 29 ILJ 163 (LC);
  7. Pascoal and Another v Wurdeman and Others 2012 (3) SA 422 (GSJ);
  8. Fedgroup Participation Bond Managers (Pty) Ltd v Trustee, Capital Property Trust 2015 (5) SA 290 (SCA)
Lectures and presentations:

11th World Congress of Medical Law
July – August 1996, Sun City
‘Parallel Importation of Pharmaceuticals: Some Intellectual Property Right Implications’

Advanced Interpretation & Management of Contracts
19 September 2012, Sandton Sun Hotel
‘The nature, formation and interpretation of a contract with reference to the National Credit Act and the Consumer Protection Act,’

Publications:

Text Book:
Banking Law and Practice (with L Raath and M Vessio), LexisNexis, 2009;
Awaiting publication: ‘Banking Law and Currency’ (Law of South Africa vol 2) and ‘Negotiable Instruments’ (Law of South Africa vol 19)
In preparation: ‘Loan’ (Law of South Africa vol 15)

Articles:
“Interest, Usury and the Boni Mores” Advocate August 2014;
“The Presence of Witnesses in Court” De Rebus August 2011;
“Price Discrimination” Journal of Contemporary Roman-Dutch Law / Tydskrif vir Hedendaagse Romeins-Hollandse Reg, May 1998;
“Parallel Importation of Pharmaceuticals: Some Intellectual Property Right Implications” Proceedings of the 11th World Congress of Medical Law, July – August 1996 (paper delivered at Congress held at Sun City, South Africa, in 1996);
“Handelsmerke en Parallele Invoere”[Trade Marks and Parallel Importation] Tydskrif vir Hedendaagse Romeins-Hollandse Reg / Journal of Contemporary Roman-Dutch Law, February 1992

Education:

B. Iuris (1979) University of Pretoria;
LL.B (1986) University of South Africa;
LL.M (1990) University of Pretoria, in Company Law, Tax Law, Maritime Law, and Transnational Law;
LL.M (2001) University of South Africa, in Intellectual Property Law (Patents, Trade Marks, Unlawful Competition, and dissertation entitled Expert Evidence in Patent Cases.)

Languages:

Afrikaans and English

Presentations at seminars:

11th World Congress of Medical Law.

July – August 1996, Sun City
‘Parallel Importation of Pharmaceuticals: Some Intellectual Property Right Implications’

Advanced Interpretation & Management of Contracts.

19 September 2012, Sandton Sun Hotel
‘The nature, formation and interpretation of a contract with reference to the National Credit Act and the Consumer Protection Act’

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