George Kairinos SC

Year of Silk: 2014

Areas of Practice: administrative law, arbitration, banking, commercial, company law, defamation, finance, insolvency, insurance

Year of Silk


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Academic qualification:

B.Soc.Sc (UFS) B.Iuris (UFS) LLB (SA) Postgraduate certificate in Administrative Law (Wits)

Principal reported cases:

Regent Insurance Co v Kings Property Development 2015(3) SA85(SCA)
Friedshelf 1509(Pty)Ltd v Kalianji 2015(4) SA 163 (GJ)
Dengetenge Holdings (Pty)Ltd v Southern Sphere Mining 2014 (5) SA 138 (CC)
Hyprop Investments v NSC Carriers 2014 (5) SA 406 (SCA)
Modiri v Minister of Safety and Security 2011 (6) SA 370 (SCA)
Jacobs v Imperial Group (2010) All SA 540 (SCA)
Bray v Grand Aviation (2015) All SA 151 (GJ)

Society memberships:

Johannesburg Society of Advocates


Norman’s Law of Purchase and Sale in South Africa 5th Edition

Lectures and presentations:

Guest lecturer in Insolvency Law at Wits

Brief curriculum vitae:

George joined the Bar in 1996 and took silk in 2014. His practice consists mostly of commercial litigation. George has held acting judicial appointments in 2014 and 2016. he has also been appointed as an arbitrator in various commercial disputes.
George has served on the bar council on five occasions between 2004 – 2015.
He is also the co-author of Normans Law of Purchase and Sale in South Africa Fifth Edition. George is a founding member of Group 21.