Greg joined the firm as a director in 2006 and heads up the commercial practice group, specialising in all aspects of corporate and commercial law, which is complemented by his qualification in business rescue administration.
Greg comes from a family of attorneys which includes an identical twin brother. He obtained his B.Com LL.B degree from the then University of Port Elizabeth. A career highlight was his SCA victory in Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality v Amber Mountain Investments 3 (Pty) Ltd 2017 (4) SA 272 (SCA) where it was held that a municipality can no longer withhold the issuing of a property rates clearance certificate until it had received payment of the property rates for the entire financial year.
Greg also takes appointments as a trustee and liquidator in insolvent estates, trusts, liquidated companies and close corporations and administering these in terms of the relevant legislation. His broad knowledge of trusts, fiduciary and tax law also allows him to assist clients with estate planning and the management of their trusts and entities.
At heart, Greg is a contract specialist who enjoys working on commercial transactions and creating unique solutions for his clients. His ability to view a transaction holistically makes him a sought-after colleague in other departments of the firm and he is often called upon to assist in guiding various stakeholders to a successful solution which takes into consideration all relevant aspects and viewpoints. Greg’s calm and focused demeanour makes him uniquely tailored to offer fiduciary, corporate and commercial services and solutions to high profile clients.
Greg’s oldest son was selected to play for the Eastern Cape primary schools Craven Week team in 2017. The sporting commitments of both Greg’s boys ensures that he and his wife are kept busy more often than not by travelling all over the country for sporting events over weekends and holidays. Unsurprisingly then, Greg unwinds when socialising with friends while watching a good game of rugby or cricket.
Banking and finance
Corporate and company
Corporate structuring and restructuring
Finance and private equity
Lending and securitisation