Rael Gootkin

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Location: Cape Town

Tel: +27 21 405 5236

Fax: +27 11 535 8514

Email: rgootkin@werksmans.com


Director Rael Gootkin provides expert legal advice in the Dispute Resolution; Insolvency, Business Rescue & Restructuring; and Property & Real Estate practice areas. He specialises in banking litigation; factoring agreements; perfecting notarial bonds and other forms of security; landlord and tenant disputes; and in settling partnership and shareholders disputes. Rael is also highly experienced in insolvency and business rescue-related matters under the Insolvency Act – including acting for and against directors in terms of Section 424 of the Companies Act.

  • Disputes
  • Banking litigation
  • Factoring agreements
  • Perfecting notarial bonds and other forms of security 
  • Landlord and tenant disputes 
  • Settling partnership and shareholders disputes 
  • Extensive experience in liquidation
  • Insolvency and business rescue related matters 
  • Conducting arbitrations
  • Conducting 417 insolvency inquiries
  • Tender disputes


  • BA LLB (University of Cape Town)
  • 2011: Director, Werksmans
  • Head of the Insolvency, Business Rescue & Restructuring practice area