De louw graduated from the University of the Free State in 1996 and is an admitted Attorney, Conveyancer and Notary. He is also a part time lecturer at the University of Johannesburg and holds an Advanced Certificate in Business Rescue.
After serving his articles with a law firm in Gauteng, De Louw joined Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Solicitors (the third largest law firm in the world) in London, England as a foreign attorney in their commercial department. On his return from England, De louw acted on behalf of Sappi Limited, a JSE listed company, as an independent legal advisor before committing himself in establishing Le Roux & Du Plessis Attorneys. Whilst at Sappi his duties included legal and commercial advice to various international companies, including property related matters, labour relations, tax, third party liabilities, legal opinions and insurance. De louw has written numerous articles and guidelines relating to property law, commercial law and labour law during his career.
De Louw has more than 20 years’ experience in property law and deals with a wide variety of contentious and non-contentious matters on behalf of both private and corporate clients. De Louw is a frequent commentator on legal matters in the media and holds the right to appear in the High Courts of South Africa.