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Julian van Niekerk


Location: Johannesburg

Tel: +27 11 535 8344

Fax: +27 11 535 8644



Julian van Niekerk is a Director in the Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity practice areas. He specialises in mergers & acquisitions; drafting of commercial contracts; and due diligence investigations. Julian holds an LLB degree from the University of the Free State, LLM degrees from the University of Cape Town and the University of the Witwatersrand and a PhD (Commercial Law) from the University of Cape Town.

  • Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Drafting of commercial contracts
  • Due diligence investigations
  • LLB (University of the Free State)
  • LLM (University of Cape Town)
  • LLM (University of the Witwatersrand)
  • 2011: Candidate Attorney, Werksmans Attorneys
  • 2013: Associate, Werksmans Attorneys
  • 2016: Senior Associate, Werksmans Attorneys
  • 2019: Director Werksmans Attorneys
  • 2021: PhD (Commercial Law) (University of Cape Town)


  • Advised Life Healthcare in its disposal of 100% of its interest in its European based diagnostics business Alliance Medical Group (AMG) to iCON Infrastructure.This deal was awarded the Deal of The Year (2023) by DealMaker's.