Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
11 Buitengracht Street
Cape Town, 8001
Tel: +27 (0)21 481 6380
Fax: +27 (0)21 481 9541
Johann Jacobs is a Director and National Head of the Trusts & Estates practice.
Johann has practiced exclusively and specialises in work relating to the law of succession, estate and trust administration. This entails, estate planning, the drafting of wills, deceased estate administration, curatorship administration, drafting and registration of trust deeds and trusteeship and trust administration.
Johann began his career as a secondary school teacher. After further post-graduate studies he lectured at a tertiary level in educational psychology and sociology. Whilst studying law part-time, Johann completed his articles at Macintosh Cross and Farquharson in Pretoria whereafter he moved to Cape Town and was appointed as an Associate at Walkers. After three years he founded and remained a partner at Jacobs and Pieterse for six years, then returned to Walkers as a Director for a period of six years. After a short period in New Zealand as a senior advisor at a large trust company, in August 2008 he returned to South Africa to take up an appointment as a Director at Cliffe Dekker (now Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr).
Johann was appointed as an examiner for the Attorneys Admission examination in August 2011. In 2013 he was appointed as a member of the FISA Disciplinary Committee. He became Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee of the Fiduciary Institute in 2014.
The Estate & Trust Law Practice:
Our Trusts and Estates practice devotes its experience, energy and creativity to counselling individuals and families on protecting wealth. Our wide range of trust and estate services includes:
- Estate planning.
- Antenuptial contracts.
- Formation and registration of inter vivos trusts.
- Testamentary trusts.
- Estate administration.
- Trust governance and administration.
- Contentious estates.
- Curatorship applications and administration.
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr :
We are a full service law firm – one of the largest business law firms in South Africa, with more than 350 lawyers and a track record spanning over 163 years.
We are able to provide experienced legal support and an authentic knowledge-based and cost-effective legal service for clients looking to do business in key markets across Africa. Our Africa practice brings together the resources and expertise of leading business law firms across the continent that have direct experience acting for governments, state agencies and multinational organisations. This combined experience across the continent produces an extensive African capability. We also partner with other professional disciplines such as audit, business consulting or corporate finance disciplines to provide a seamless and integrated solution for projects that have a multi-disciplinary dimension.
We focus on a number of key sectors which are active and thriving in Africa, including mining and minerals, telecommunications, energy, oil and gas, banking and finance, projects and infrastructure, hospitality and leisure and arbitration.