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Armand Swart


Location: Cape Town

Tel: +27 21 405 5162

Fax: +27 11 535 8735



Director, Armand Swart forms part of the Regulatory and Investment Funds & Private Equity practice areas. He advises on data privacy; investment funds; commercial transactions; regulatory compliance; and commercial disputes. Armand holds the designations of Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) and Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Armand holds a BA (cum laude), BA Joint Honours (cum laude) and an LLB (magna cum laude) from Rhodes University.

Armand was elected as an International Association of Privacy Professionals’ Knowledge Chapter Chair for Cape Town and is currently serving a two-year term

  • Investment Funds
  • Technology & Innovation
  • Mergers & acquisitions 
  • Investment funds 
  • International transactions 
  • Drafting commercial agreements 
  • Commercial dispute resolution, including litigation
  • Regulatory issues
  • Data protection and privacy 

Commercial law and dispute resolution

  • 2022, Certified Information Privacy Manger (CIPM)
  • BA (cum laude) (Rhodes; top of class for Legal Theory) 
  • BA Joint Honours (cum laude; top of class) (University of Leicester; Rhodes)
  • LLB (magna cum laude; top of class) (Rhodes)  
  • 2015: Candidate Attorney, Werksmans
  • 2017: Associate, Werksmans
  • 2018: UCT Law@Work: CISCA and Hedge Fund Regulations
  • 2019: Senior Associate, Werksmans
  • 2020: UCT Law@Work: Twin Peaks, the Insurance Act and the Conduct of Financial Institutions Bill
  • 2020: UCT Law@Work: Estate Planning and Wills
  • 2020: UCT Law@Work: POPIA for lawyers: Grappling with New Legal Principles
  • 2020: UCT Law@Work: Developing a POPIA Compliance Framework and POPIA Policies
  • 2020: UCT Law@Work: Doing 'Personal Information Assessments'
  • 2020: UCT Law@Work: Information Security and Data Breach Management
  • 2021: Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E)
  • 2022: Director, Werksmans