Johan Moorcroft

Areas of Practice: banking, competition law, contract law, health and pharmaceuticals, insolvency, intellectual property (IP), Local Government Law, property law

Year of Admission


Contact Details

082 900 6763

Third Floor, Village Chambers

Johan Moorcroft joined the Bar in 1996 and has a commercial practice with the emphasis on contract, banking, IP, and insolvency law

Fields of practice

  • Banking
  • Competition
  • Contract
  • Health and Pharmaceuticals
  • Insolvency
  • Intellectual property (IP)
  • Local Government Law
  • Property Law

Principal reported cases

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

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’


  • Banking Law and Practice (with M Vessio), LexisNexis Butterworths, 2009 [textbook]

    Awaiting publication: ‘Banking Law and Currency’ (Law of South Africa vol 2) and ‘Negotiable Instruments’ (Law of South Africa vol 19)

    “Handelsmerke en Parallele Invoere”[Trade Marks and Parallel Importation] Tydskrif vir Hedendaagse Romeins-Hollandse Reg / Journal of Contemporary Roman-Dutch Law, February 1992;

    “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);

    “Price Discrimination” Journal of Contemporary Roman-Dutch Law / Tydskrif vir Hedendaagse Romeins-Hollandse Reg, May 1998

    “The Presence of Witnesses in Court” De Rebus, August 2011

    “Interest, usury, and the boni mores” Advocate, August 2014

  • 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.)

    Society memberships

    Johannesburg Bar


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