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About us

FOCUS ON RESULTS, NOT TIME.

 

We are an OUTCOME-BASED law firm and the result is as important to us in determining our fee as it is to you. Where possible, we stay within a fixed fee per project model. We are, however, always open to designing a payment model that works for both parties.

 

TECH-DRIVEN.

 

We strive to always be on the forefront of legal technology and innovation. We recognize the need for business lawyers to be as tech-savvy as their clients and will constantly research, adopt and add new legal tech developments that increase our productivity and efficiency,  ensuring the benefit is transferred to you.

 

COMMITMENT TO YOU.

 

We’re committed to helping you create value and to build businesses that have the potential to change the world.

FOCUS ON RESULTS, NOT TIME.

 

We are an OUTCOME-BASED law firm and the result is as important to us in determining our fee as it is to you. Where possible, we stay within a fixed fee per project model. We are, however, always open to designing a payment model that works for both parties.

 

TECH-DRIVEN.

 

We strive to always be on the forefront of legal technology and innovation. We recognize the need for business lawyers to be as tech-savvy as their clients and will constantly research, adopt and add new legal tech developments that increase our productivity and efficiency,  ensuring the benefit is transferred to you.

 

COMMITMENT TO YOU.

 

We’re committed to helping you create value and to build businesses that have the potential to change the world.

Jack O’Reilly | LLB Corporate and Commercial – Director

Our founding director, Jack O’Reilly (LLB UFS), has over 10 years’ post-qualification experience that allows him to offer his clients the necessary legal advice, guidance, and tools they need to build successful businesses. He gained this valuable experience while working at reputable law firms focusing on commercial litigation and corporate and commercial transactional work.

Jack began his legal career at Symington and De Kok Attorneys in 2010 (a mid-large full-service law firm), where he practiced as a litigation attorney. He refined his corporate finance and commercial law skills when, in January 2017, he joined a prestigious boutique corporate finance and commercial law firm in Cape Town.

Inspired by the change-makers he has worked with over the years, Jack dared to take his own entrepreneurial leap, founding O’Reilly Law on 1 September 2018.

He is extremely passionate when it comes to all things commercial law and loves working with the visionaries of the world. He advises SMEs, Entrepreneurs, and Growth Companies that want to change the lives of the people in their communities, make a meaningful impact in South Africa and dare to think globally.

Jack handles everything from business formation, intellectual property protection, employee incentivization to acquisitions and disposals, as well as all stages of business funding and restructuring. With his commercial litigation background, he thrives when presented with the opportunity to help clients resolve commercial disputes and finding pragmatic and cost-effective solutions to complex business challenges.

When not at the office, he enjoys reading non-fiction, spending time with his wife and their two miniature schnauzers, and exploring the Cape Winelands with friends and family.

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Zane Du Randt | LLB LLM (CUM LAUDE) Corporate and Commercial – Director

Zane joined the O’Reilly Law team in February 2022 as fellow director and our Head of Conveyancing. His practice focuses on corporate and commercial law, commercial and residential property transfers, and complex property-related litigation.

Zane is a double cum laude (LLB LLM International Economy Law) graduate from the University of the Free State and an admitted conveyancer and notary. He started his legal career at a reputable and respected mid-large sized law firm in Bloemfontein, where he practised as an associate and later as fellow director of their Sandton branch.

With his entrepreneurial spirit and strong family values, Zane and his wife moved back to Bloemfontein in 2013 where he set up and managed his own practice focussing mainly on corporate and commercial law, property law and dispute resolution matters, whilst also lending his expertise to the family business.

In addition to his property law and commercial law expertise, Zane is an avid tri-athlete and endurance sports coach and thrives when out on a mountain bike, traversing a mountain trail or taking on an open water swim.

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Robyn Bandey | BA LLB (CUM LAUDE) Corporate and Commercial – Consultant

Robyn joined the O’Reilly Law team during 2021 as corporate and commercial law consultant.

She is a specialist Corporate M&A, Banking and Finance and Insolvency lawyer with 13 years’ experience. She has held various roles amongst other, as in-house legal principle at Coast2Coast private equity, Head of corporate M&A Deloitte Legal and Senior associate at Edward Nathan Sonnenberg’s insolvency department.

She has been involved in a variety of complex cross border M&A and financing transactions and has vast experience in Loan Market Association documentation, restructuring (both in insolvency matters and general restructuring) and complex M&A transactions with a vast field of knowledge in pharmaceuticals.

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Jean Van Wyk | LLB Corporate and Commercial – Consultant

Commercial Lawyer and Data Privacy Lawyer – Consultant

Jean joined our team in 2022 as a commercial law and data privacy consultant.

Jean has a LLB (UFS) and was admitted as an attorney in 2021 after having completed her articles at Baker McKenzie, a leading international law firm. While working in Baker McKenzie’s M&A department, he assisted some of the world’s biggest brands with corporate and commercial transactions, often involving large cross-border deals.

He now advises global clients in diverse industries, from software start-ups to major pharmaceutical companies, and everything in between, on ever-changing privacy laws.

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Bahiya Karolia | LLB LLM Property Law - Consultant

Bahiya joined the team in June 2021.

Bahiya has a LLB LLM and graduated from the University of WITS. She is also an admitted notary and conveyancer.

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Carmen Fourie | Industrial Psychology Honours (CUM LAUDE) Regulatory Law - Consultant

Carmen has a BCom Managerial Sciences Degree obtained from the University of Stellenbosch, majoring in Industrial Psychology, Entrepreneurship and Innovative Management.

She also obtained a BCom Industrial Psychology Honours degree (Cum Laude).

She is currently completing her MCom in Industrial Psychology (and will be in the top 10% of all Master’s students in South Africa).

Her thesis is the development of a competency model for small business owners in South Africa, wherein she has developed a comprehensive list of the behaviours that make small business owners successful and what success means to them.

From 2016 – 2019 and with her clear passion for people and business, Carmen has been working full time as a senior employment relations consultant at prestigious labour consultancies, all while providing adhoc class lecturing and mentoring of students at the University of Stellenbosch.

Carmen has chaired over a 1000 disciplinary hearings, perfected all employment relations documents and agreements, built systems and procedures for effective employee training and development and successfully facilitated, from an employment relations perspective, the merger of 5 medium sized enterprises (without needing to retrench a single employee). All of which have helped her build her good reputation and credibility with the CCMA and various unions.

When not working, her focus is on personal and professional development and all things ‘sustainability’ – with a focus on the natural environment, her physical and mental wellbeing and contributions to the local economy and community.

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