Cell: +27 (0)83 375 4972

Tel: +27 (0)41 581 1118
Email: karel@vanwykattorneys.com

Van Wyk Attorneys

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Who we are

Van Wyk Attorneys is a specialist law firm. We focus on Shipping, Maritime, Fisheries and Commercial law. our office is situated in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Van Wyk Attorneys endeavour to provide practical, efficient and cost effective legal services that add value to your business ventures and that will protect your assets and minimise your risk and losses. We believe in providing quality legal services based on sound business principles as well as building lasting business relationships. Our aim is to provide a logical, common sense and straightforward solution. We subscribe to online support systems which provide us with up-to-date legislation, case law and commentary on various business law subjects.

Our expertise

Owner, Karel van Wyk, has been in legal practice since 2001 and has a proven track record. He currently practices and specialises as an attorney in Shipping, Maritime, Fisheries and Commercial law matters. He has acted on instructions of various clients in the Maritime and Fishing Industries from Saldanha Bay to Richards Bay. He has since 2001 acted for numerous fishing rights holders in applications for medium and long term fishing rights applications, appeal and review processes. He also recently assisted various Boat Based Whale Watching and White Shark Cage Diving applicants and appellants from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth.

Karel’s Maritime focus is on litigation in the High Court in the exercise of its admiralty jurisdiction. His experience includes arrests and attachments, the enforcement of maritime claims, pollution disputes, cargo disputes, wreck, salvage and towage matters, charter party disputes and claims for hire and demurrage. He has experience in ship sale and purchase matters and related commercial work. He also advises and deals with issues relating to contracts of affreightment, bills of lading, waybills and on the shipping aspects of commodity trading and international trade law. Karel is a member of the Maritime Law Association.

B Proc & LLB (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)
LLM – Shipping and International Trade Law (University of Cape Town)

Our clients

Our client base extends from Saldanha Bay, Cape Town, Kalk Bay, Gansbaai, Mossel Bay, Knysna, Jeffreys Bay, Humansdorp, St. Francis Bay, Port Elizabeth, Port of Ngqura to the East London region, Durban and Richards Bay. We work for a range of clients including large groups in the Maritime and Fishing industries. Our clients’ primary interest is commerce.

Our approach

Van Wyk Attorneys provides highly specialised legal services. Our advice is based on legal fundamentals and sound commercial sense. We are focused on resolving matters in our clients’ best interests, as quickly and efficiently as possible. We will assist you to avoid disputes and to resolve disputes in your favour. We guarantee personal attention to your matters and the highest degree of commitment to achieving the best and most cost effective legal solution.

Tel: +27 (0)41 581 1118
Fax: +27 (0)86 599 2893
Cell:+27 (0)83 375 4972
Email: karel@vanwykattorneys.com