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Marie-Claire Olivier


Marie-Claire Olivier


Marie-Claire is a duly admitted Attorney and has the right to appear in both the Western Cape and North Gauteng High Courts.

She holds a Bachelor Degree in Law from the University of Stellenbosch and completed, inter alia, a Diploma in Advanced Corporate Law (which she passed with distinction) and an Advanced Short Course in Business Rescue Practice.

Marie-Claire is an accomplished litigator. Her litigation experience covers a broad range of legal issues, including complex civil litigation. She has extensive experience in litigating in the Magistrates’ Court, High Court, Supreme Court of Appeal, Constitutional Court and both AFSA and private arbitrations.

She has advised and represented the Commissioner for the South African Revenue Services in many tax litigation matters, inter alia, High Court actions, motions and review applications, objections and appeal proceedings, and as an amicus curiae in the Supreme Court of Appeal and in an application for leave to appeal to the Constitutional Court.

The spectrum of clients that Marie-Claire advises and represents is broad and ranges from large investment savings, insurance, life assurance, asset management, property, personal insurance and banking to sectors such as aviation and transportation.

Litigation is not Marie-Claire’s only forte. She drafts and reviews commercial agreements, legal opinions and advises on various aspects of corporate and commercial law, conducts due diligence investigations, etc., with equal passion and dexterity with which she performs her litigation related duties.

Some of the fields and areas of Law in which Marie-Claire has experience are as follows:

  • Administration law
  • Commercial law, including drafting and vetting of commercial agreements
  • Commercial litigation
  • Commercial property litigation
  • Company law, including intimate knowledge of relevant legislation including the New Companies Act, National Credit Act and the Consumer Protection Act
  • Debt recoveries
  • Due diligence
  • Employment, Labour and business law
  • Family law, divorce and maintenance matters
  • General litigation in High Court, Regional Court and Magistrates Court
  • Insolvency law
  • Insurance law, including opinions, insurance litigation, recoveries, third party approaches and the law pertaining to repudiations/rejections
  • Landlord and tenant disputes and the law relating to evictions
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Motor vehicle insurance litigation
  • Motor vehicle insurance recoveries
  • Promotion of Access to Information Act
  • Promotion of Administrative Justice Act
  • Property law
  • Tax law