HERMANUS HENDRIK STEYN

Personal Information:

Surname:

Steyn

First names:

Hermanus Hendrik

Gender:

Male

Birth date:

24 April 1954

Marital status:

Married to Vickie

Place of birth:

Keetmanshoop, Namibia

Languages:

English and Afrikaans

Nationalities:

Namibian and South African

Identity numbers:

Namibian: 540424 0057 4

South African: 540424 5011 084

Passports:

Namibian and South African

Religion:

Christian

Addresses:

South Africa

Group 21

Sandown Village

Ground Floor

Village Chambers

81 Maude Street

Sandown, Johannesburg

Cell +264 (0)81 270 0605

Tel  +264 (0)61 219 752

Email    hhsteyn@law.co.za

Web herman-steyn.com

Namibia

Swakopmund:

4 Am Strand

Tobias Hainyeko Street

Swakopmund

Cell +264 (0)81 270 0605

Tel  +264 (0)61 219 752

Email    hhsteyn@law.co.za

Web herman-steyn.com

PO Box 7313

Swakopmund, 9000

Windhoek:

Namlex Chambers

2nd Floor, Village Group

333 Independence Avenue

Windhoek

Cell +264 (0)81 270 0605

Tel  +264 (0)61 219 752

PO Box 7313

Swakopmund,

9000

Academic and professional qualifications:

2015

Accredited mediator of the High Court of Namibia

2014

Commercial mediator accredited by Conflict Dynamics, The Africa Centre for Dispute Settlement at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (SA) and Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (UK)

2014

Arbitrator on General Commercial Panel of The Arbitration Foundation of South Africa

2008

LLM (Banking and Stock Exchange Law) with dissertation entitled The Legal Implications of Foreign Exchange Fluctuations at the University of Johannesburg

2007

Member No. 024221 of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

1980

LLB at the Rand Afrikaans University, Johannesburg

1976

B.Com (Law) at the Rand Afrikaans University, Johannesburg

1972

Matric at High School PK de Villiers, Keetmanshoop

Professional Career:

2015 to date

Practising as an advocate and member of The Society of Advocates of Namibia in Windhoek and Swakopmund

1988 to date:

Practising as advocate at the Johannesburg Bar

1986-1987:

Legal Advisor Corbank (formerly Hill Samuel Merchant Bank)

1984-1985:

Practised as advocate at the Johannesburg Bar

1981-1983:

Practised as attorney as professional assistant at Sutherland Van der Westhuizen in Randburg

1979-1980:

Articled as attorney with Gildenhuys Taylor & Vos in Johannesburg and Van Zyl Kruger & Marais in Randburg

Military service:

1977-1978

Legal fields of experience

Building disputes

Arbitration law

General Commercial law:

  • Contracts

  • Companies and Close Corporations

  • Partnerships

  • Sequestrations and Liquidations

Property law:

  • Sales

  • Leases

  • Estate Agency

  • Evictions

  • Building Contracts

Banking law:

  • Vehicle credit agreement recoveries

  • Notarial bond perfections

  • Overdraft and loan recoveries

  • Mortgage bond foreclosures

Administrative law:

  • Reviews of State procurements (tenders)

  • Reviews of administrative decisions in general

 

Experience in Arbitration

2017

Arbitrator in The Faanbergh Winckler Development Trust v OJ Construction CC

2016

Arbitrator in Strauss Group Construction CC v Oceans 102 Investments CC under The Association of Arbitrators (Southern Africa) Rules of Arbitration 2013 Edition

2015

Counsel in Prosperytal Consultants (Pty) Ltd v Fishoff 1021 (Pty) Ltd t/a Samco Foods before Adv Johan van den Berg as Arbitrator

2012

Counsel in VT Marble and Granite Exports (Pty) Ltd v Royal Granite Supplies-Red (Pty) Ltd under AFSA rules before Adv Gerrit Grobler SC as Arbitrator

2007

Counsel in Sandwich Baron Franchising CC v Nexsa Sourcing CC under AFSA rules before Adv MA Chohan as Arbitrator

2007

Counsel in Diners Club SA v Mihaljevic before Attorney Jammy as Arbitrator

2006

Counsel in Pleish and Others v Walk and Talk Services under AFSA rules before Adv Gerald Farber SC as Arbitrator

2005

Counsel in Prosperytal Consultants v Li Feng Textiles (Pty) Ltd before Adv LT Sibeko SC as Arbitrator

2005

Counsel in Boss Logistics v World Food Programme under UNCITRAL rules before Smalberger (Chair), Kriegler and Van Dijkhorst (all retired judges) as Arbitrators

2003

Arbitrator in Nick’s Fishmonger v De Souza under AFSA rules

Experience in Mediation

2018

Mediator in Tietz t/a Henties Skrynwerkers v Mouton

2018

Mediator in Rahn & Another v Wehl & Others

2018

Mediator in Nechvile v Sixth Street Properties CC

2018

Mediator in Snyman v Snyman

2018

Mediator in Empire Property Development CC v Greensquare Investments 65 CC

2018

Mediator in Walvis Bay Plant & Tool Hire Services CC v Swakop Uranium (Pty) Ltd

2018

Mediator in Kraatz Marine (Pty) Ltd v Logistics Support Services (Pty) Ltd

2018

Party representative in the mediation before Mr T Wylie as mediator in the matter Cars and Guides for Hire (Pty) Ltd v Du Toit Motors CC

2018

Mediator in Salpeter v Salpeter

2018

Mediator in Van Deventer v Van Deventer

2018

Mediator in Garani Investment Ltd v Wynnic Maritime Services CC

2018

Mediator in Mould v Ferreira according to ADR Forum Rules

2018

Mediator in De Klerk NO v Midvaal Diesel & Turbo (Namibia) (Pty) Ltd

2017

Mediator in Swiegers v Tjongarero v Kotze

2017

Mediator in Van der Westhuizen v Kotze

2017

Mediator in Van der Plas v Steenkamp

2017

Mediator in Van Biljon v GJ Investment

2017

Mediator in Sinden v Sinden

2017

Mediator in NCN v Gregory

2017

Mediator in Memorable Order of Tin Hats v Van der Merwe

2017

Mediator in Herman v Herman

2017

Mediator in Ellied v Moses

2017

Mediator in Anderson v Le Roux

2017

Party representative in private mediation before Mr Johan van Vuuren as mediator in Swart v Liebenberg

2017

Mediator in Blue Diamond Properties (Pty) Ltd v Van Schalkwyk

2016

Mediator in Meyer v Greensquare Investments 65 CC

2015

Mediator in M Joseph v ML Joseph (born Shipopyeni)

2015

Mediator in Government of The Republic of Namibia (The Minister of Regional and Local Government, Housing and Rural Development v Storbeck

2015

Mediator in Enviro-Fill Namibia (Pty) Ltd v Municipality of Tsumeb

2015

Mediator in Strauss v C Strauss NO and Others

2014

Counsel in Brandt v Fourth Mining Company (Pty) Ltd under ADR rules of the High Court of Namibia before Mr Peter Koep as court connected mediator

2014

Counsel in Katjaerua v Pisces Turnkey Construction & Development and Management CC and Another under ADR rules of the High Court of Namibia before Adv Sackey Akweenda as court accredited mediator.

Involvement as advocate in reported cases:

  1. Laicatti Trading Capital Inc and Others v Greencoal (Namibia) (Pty) Ltd and Another 2016 (2) NR 363 (HC)

  2. Laicatti Trading Capital Inc and Others NNO v Greencoal (Namibia) (Pty) Ltd and Another 2015 (4) NR 1194 (HC)

  3. Exdev (Pty) Ltd and Another v Pekudei Investments (Pty) Ltd 2011 (2) SA 282 (SCA)

  4. ATB Chartered Accountants (SA) v Bonfiglio [2011] 2 All SA 132 (SCA)

  5. Thabo Mogudi Security Services CC v Randfontein Local Municipality and another [2010] 4 All SA 314 (GSJ)

  6. Espag and Another v Hattingh 2010 (3) SA 22 (SCA)

  7. Exdev (Pty) Ltd v Yeoman Properties 1007 (Pty) Ltd [2008] 2 All SA 223 (SCA)

  8. Oosthuizen’s Transport (Pty) Ltd and Others v MEC, Road Traffic Matters, Mpumalanga, and Others 2008 (2) SA 570 (T)

  9. Valunet Solutions Inc t/a Dinkum USA and Another v eTel Communications Solutions (Pty) Ltd 2005 (3) SA 494 (W)

  10. Orange River Export (Pty) Ltd v TDC International Fruit Frais du Monde Inc [2005] 1 All SA 764 (NC)

  11. Byron v Duke Inc 2002 (5) SA 483 (SCA)

  12. Absa Bank Ltd v Cooper and Others 2001 (4) SA 876 (T)

  13. EBN Trading (Pty) Ltd v Commissioner of Customs and Excise and Another 2001 (2) SA 1210 (SCA), [2001] 3 All SA 117 (A)

  14. Absa Bank Ltd v Myburgh 2001 (2) SA 462 (W)

  15. Unitrans Passenger (Pty) Ltd t/a Greyhound Coach Lines v Chairman, National Transport Commission, and Others; Transnet Ltd (Autonet Division) v Chairman, National Transport Commission, and Others 1999 (4) SA 1 (SCA), [1999] 3 All SA 365 (A)

  16. Silva v Transcape Transport Consultants and Another 1999 (4) SA 556 (W)

  17. Theron v Phoenix Marketing (Pty) Ltd (Heyman Intervening) 1998 (4) SA 287 (W)

  18. Commissioner of Customs and Excise v Strauss and Others 1998 (4) SA 593 (T), [1998] 3 All SA 104 (T)

  19. Ward and Another v Smit and Others: In Re Gurr v Zambia Airways Corporation Ltd 1998 (3) SA 175 (SCA), [1998] 2 All SA 479 (A)

  20. Interkaap Ferreira Busdiens (Pty) Ltd v Chairman, National Transport Commission, and Others 1997 (4) SA 687 (T)

  21. Unitrans Passenger Bpk v Voorsitter, Nasionale Vervoerkommissie, en Ander; Transnet Bpk v Voorsitter, Nasionale Vervoerkommissie, en Andere 1997 (4) SA 663 (T)

  22. Hawkins v Cohen NO 1994 (4) SA 23 (W)

  23. Diepsloot Residents’ and Landowners’ Association and Others v Administrator, Transvaal 1994 (3) SA 336 (A)

  24. Diepsloot Residents and Landowners Association and Others v Administrator Transvaal, and Others 1993 (3) SA 49 (T)

  25. Diesel Power Plant Hire CC v Master Diggers (Pty) Ltd 1992 (2) SA 295 (W) (the law reports incorrectly state that JF Steyn appeared for the respondent)