Heyns and Partners Inc.

Litigation Law

This practice area includes:
Commercial litigation
Constitutional law
Contractual disputes
Corporate recovery
Debt collection
Family law (including divorces)
General litigation
Insurance law
Maritime law
Joint ventures (litigation)
Liquidations and sequestrations
Liquor law
Personal injury
Road accident claims
Labour law
Administrative law
Motor vehicle collisions
Building disputes
Public interest law

Cornelia van Heerden


Degree: B.A. LL.B (US)
T: +27 21 590 7200
Background: Cornelia is passionate about people and the law.  She has a BA LLB degrees from the University of Stellenbosch.  She is also an admitted attorney and conveyancer. She has been a practicing attorney since 1990, and currently heads up the litigation department of Heyns and Partners inc.

Her experience extends from commercial litigation, family law and personal injury.  Cornelia also has a special interest in trust and property law,and has been involved in a number of high profile cases. Cornelia regulary assists non-South African clients and companies in cases in South Africa and abroad.

Jean de Beer


Degree: LLB, LLM
T: +27 21 424 7008

Background:Jean de Beer obtained his LLB and LLM in International Trade Law from the University of Stellenbosch.  He is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa.  Jean specialises in High Court and Magistrate’s Court litigation as well as Commercial Law.  In addition Jean manages the Cape Town branch of the firm and is responsible for the correspondent litigation practice.

Anton O’Reilly


Degree: BCom Law, LL.B (UFS)
T: +27 21 590 7200
Background: Anton obtained his B.Com Law and LLB degrees, from the University of the Free State and is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa. He joined Heyns and Partners Inc as part of the litigation department and practises in commercial and general litigation.

Julio Sieni

Candidate Attorney

Degree: LLB and B.Com Law (UNISA)
T: +27 21 590 7200
Background: Julio is currently a candidate attorney in his final year of articles and practising as such in the litigation department of the firm. Julio obtained his B.Com and his LLB degrees from Unisa. Julio has experience in: Evictions, debt collection, Magistrate Court litigation as well as High Court litigation.