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George van Niekerk

George van Niekerk

executive | insurance, dispute resolution
mobile +27 82 414 4298

the practice of law is about creating new bridges to desired destinations, exploring new paths with client, and safely mapping out the road to the future

practical experience

George van Niekerk is an executive at ENSafrica in the dispute resolution department. He specialises in commercial litigation and the resolution of diverse disputes. George acts for an array of financial services, mining, liquor, and manufacturing companies. He represents clients in regard to exchange control issues with the South African Reserve Bank, and concerning regulatory and compliance issues with the Financial Services Board. His current matters include advising clients in regard to the recovery of debt due by Government and para-statals, unlawful competition, and breaches of intellectual property.

He has extensive experience in insurance law, such as claims under directors’ & officers’ liability, professional indemnity, and public liability policies, and advising insurers in regard to the wording of their policies.

He advises clients in regard to anti-corruption measures, and pursuing and defending criminal prosecutions in instances of significant white collar crime.

He is a former Councillor and Vice-President of the statutory Law Society regulating the conduct of attorneys, Commissioner of the Small Claims Court, and Member of the Board of Control of the statutory Attorneys Fidelity Fund. George is the chairman of the committee having oversight of the overall spending of both the Law Society of South Africa and the Attorneys Fidelity Fund. He serves as a member of the Contingency Fees committee of the Law Society of South Africa and has lectured at the University of Cape Town in Sports Law and at the Law Society’s School for Legal Practice for candidate attorneys.

George was a contributing author to the Commercial Litigation edition of the European Lawyer published in 2012 and 2015.

George is recognised as a leading/recommended lawyer by:

  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2018, 2017, 2016 – Dispute Resolution (South Africa)
  • Best Lawyers® 2019 – Insurance and Litigation; 2018 – Litigation Lawyer of the Year, Insurance; 2017 – Litigation; 2016 – Litigation Lawyer of the Year (South Africa)
  • Who's Who Legal 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 – Insurance and Reinsurance (South Africa)


  • BA (Stellenbosch University)
  • LLB (Stellenbosch University) 
  • Admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa