Herman Steyn

Areas of Practice: administrative law, arbitration, banking and finance, commercial law, insolvency and company law, property law

Year of Admission


Contact Details


Ground Floor, Village Chambers


Academic qualifications:

BCom (RAU)
LLM (Banking and Stock Exchange Law) (UJ)
Thesis: The legal implications of exchange rate fluctuations

Principal reported cases:

Laicatti Trading Capital Inc and Others v Greencoal (Namibia) (Pty) Ltd and Another 2016 (2) NR 363 (HC)
Espag and Another v Hattingh 2010 (3) SA 22 (SCA)
Oosthuizen’s Transport (Pty) Ltd and Others v MEC, Road Traffic Matters, Mpumalanga, and Others 2008 (2) SA 570 (T)
Orange River Export (Pty) Ltd v TDC International Fruit Frais du Monde Inc [2005] 1 All SA 764 (NC)
Absa Bank Ltd v Myburgh 2001 (2) SA 462 (W)
Ward and Another v Smit and Others: In Re Gurr v Zambia Airways Corporation Ltd 1998 (3) SA 175 (SCA), [1998] 2 All SA 479 (A)
Diepsloot Residents’ and Landowners’ Association and Others v Administrator, Transvaal 1994 (3) SA 336 (A)

Society memberships:

Member of the Law Society of Namibia (by statutory compulsion when admitted as legal practitioner)
Member of the Society of Advocates of Namibia
Member of the Johannesburg Society of Advocates
Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb)
Arbitrator on General Commercial Panel of The Arbitration Foundation of South Africa (AFSA)
Mediator accredited by Conflict Dynamics (CD) and the Africa Centre for Dispute Settlement at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (ACDS)
Accredited Mediator Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR)
Accredited Mediator of the High Court of Namibia

Brief curriculum vitae:

2014 to date: – Practising as an advocate at the Windhoek Bar in Windhoek and Swakopmund.
1984 to date: – Practising as advocate at the Johannesburg Bar
(save 1986 – 1987)
1979 – 1983: – Articled and practised as an attorney in Johannesburg and Randburg.