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Thomson Wilks Inc (Helderberg)

Phone Number:
086 860 23451
22 Cape Town
Areas Of Practice:
Administrative Law, Antenuptial Contracts, Arbitration, Association Agreements, Banking, Bankruptcy Law, Black Empowerment, Blacklistings, Business Law, Business Rescue, Capital Gains Tax, Childrens Rights, Civil, Civil Unions, Climate Change & Carbon Trading , Collections, Commercial, Commercial Drafting, Communications and Media, Company Law, Company Registrations, Competition Law, Constitutional, Constitutional Class Actions, Construction, Consumer Law, Contracts, Conveyancing, Corporate, Credit Law, Criminal, Cross Border Mergers & Acquisitions, Curatorship / Curator Bonis, Custody, Customs & Excise, Debt Collections, Debt consolidation, Debt Review, Deceased Estates, Divorce, Divorce Mediation, Domestic Partnerships, Domestic Violence, Drunk Driving, Due diligence audits, Employment Equity, Engineering, Entertainment Law, Environmental Law, Estates, Evictions, Exchange control, Expropriation Law, Extradition Law, Family Law, Finance (Corporate), Finance (Project), Finance (Structured), Financial Markets, Financial Services Law, Fire Claims , Foreclosures, Forensic Investigations, Franchising, Fraud Recovery, Freight and Carriage, Gaming Law, General Practice, Government Tenders, Health Care, High Court Practice, Human rights, Immigration / Emigration, Industrial Law, Industrial Relations, Information Technology, Insolvency, Insurance (Marine), Insurance Law, Intellectual Property, International trade laws & treaties, International Transactions , Investment Funds, IP Valuations, Labour Law, Land Claims, Land Rights, Leases, Legislative Drafting, Licensing, Liquidation, Liquor Law, Litigation (Civil), Litigation (Commercial), Litigation (Constitutional), Litigation (Corporate), Litigation (Criminal), Litigation (General), Litigation (High Court), Litigation (Insurance), Litigation (Land Claims Court), Litigation (Magistrates Court), Litigation (Tax), Maintenance, Matrimonial, Media , Mediation, Medical Negligence, Mergers and Acquisitions, Mineral Law/Rights, Mining, Municipal Law, MVA / Motor Vehicle Accident Claims, Partnership Agreements, Personal Injury, Privatisations, Professional Ethics, Professional negligence, Property Law, Publishing, Rehabilitation Orders, Rehabilitations, Road Accident Fund claim / 3rd Party claim, Sale of Business, Sectional Title, Sequestrations, Servitudes, Sexual Harassment, Shareholders Agreements, Social Media, State Negligence, Taxation, Trade and Industry, Transport Law, Trusts, Water Law, White Collar Crime, Wills, Wrongful Death
Years of Practice:
22 Bonaire, Harbour Island, Gordons Bay
Western Cape / Cape Town
Postal Address:
22 Bonaire, Harbour Island, Gordons Bay, 7140
Associated Offices:
Uitzicht Street Somerset West
Other Offices:
3rd Floor
50 Keerom Street
Cape Town


  • Established in 1995
  • Offices in Sandton, Durban, Cape Town and Helderberg and a representative office in Dubai
  • 45 Attorneys providing a full suite of legal services
  • 51% Black owned
  • Strategic alliances with law firms in the United Kingdom, Europe, Malta, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Mauritius


  • General practitioners
  • Commercial contracts
  • Mergers, acquisitions and related services
  • Corporate advice
  • Due diligence investigations
  • Commercial and general litigation
  • Debt recovery
  • Insolvency law
  • Family Law and Divorce litigation
  • Property law and Conveyancing
  • Trusts, Wills, and Deceased Estates


Thomson Wilks is one of the few South African law firms to recognise the growing commercial influence of China in South Africa and to respond by establishing a China-Africa legal desk where professionally skilled lawyers, fluent in Mandarin and English, have been employed to provide legal assistance and advice to Chinese companies investing in South Africa and to South African companies engaging in business with Chinese companies.


  • DWF-Law : This firm is amongst the larger and fastest growing law firms in the United Kingdom, it has been acknowledged for its innovation in law and has been recognised as a good alliance partner for Thomson Wilks. DWF has several offices throughout the United Kingdom, Europe and South East Asia.
  • Gonzi and Associates, Advocates is situated in Valetta, Malta and was founded by Laurence Gonzi, formerly the Prime Minister of Malta. This firm is available to assist clients of Thomson Wilks with immigration, corporate restructuring, offshore structuring and other commercial legal services.
  • NMLC is our Harare based alliance firm. It is well able to assist with all commercial, litigation and other legal services and provide expert legal advice in navigating clients around the unique Zimbabwe indigenisation legislation.
  • Ventus Law is our alliance partner based in Lusaka. Ventus provides a legal service to the mining and commercial sectors and to private clients.
  • TWZ Law is a joint venture law firm established by Thomson Wilks with Eureka Zandberg in Ebene, the commercial and financial hub of Mauritius and provides a specialised service to clients who wish to establish or relocate their businesses to Mauritius, and for individuals emigrating to Mauritius.


Thomson Wilks has embraced the transformation agenda of the Government. It is a majority owned black law firm. It has also established a training program to train young black paralegals, particularly in the area of conveyancing. It provides university funding to certain deserving students who also work as interns during university vacations in order to provide pre-graduation law firm experience.


Thomson Wilks operates in terms of a unique business model to maintain a low overhead. These savings are passed on to our clients through our competitive fee rates. We have excellent offices and office facilities but our attorneys work at hot desks and make use of pool secretaries. Our rates are significantly lower than most other mid and large sized law firms because we have avoided the trappings that create costs and increase fees. Rate cards are available on request.


  • Law Society of the Northern Provinces
  • The Cape Law Society
  • KwaZulu- Natal Law Society
  • Law Society of Zimbabwe
  • Commonwealth Lawyers Association
  • Institute of Directors of Southern Africa
  • YPO


  • “Thomson Wilks has always conducted itself in a loyal, discreet and efficient manner. It is an ethical and trustworthy firm of attorneys always willing to go the extra mile “ – Ambassador Zindziswa N. Mandela, South African Ambassador to Denmark.
  • “I have known Stephen Thomson in his capacity as Senior Partner at Thomson Wilks Inc for several years now. Stephen takes pride in building and nurturing long term relationships, has a sound work ethic placing the needs of clients first and foremost and is a seasoned negotiator.” – Avinash Singh, Barclays Africa Group Ltd.
  • “I can attest to the fact that Thomson Wilks are the ultimate partners. I view the firm and its professional team as superb and highly dependable.” – Leslie Sedibe, CEO – Proudly South African (Section 21 Company)
  • “Thomson Wilks are able and capable of supplying legal services in a professional and competent capacity.” – Laurence Savage, CEO, Altech Group.
  • “Thomson Wilks has a good understanding of commercial matters and provide valuable input when it is required.” R.T. Edmond, Group CEO – Tourvest Holdings.
  • “In addition to commercial work we have used Thomson Wilks in complicated litigation matters and the firm has also competently advised us in regard to Competition Commission disputes. I can confidently recommend the services of Thomson Wilks”. – Wessel Van Zyl, CEO – Esor Ltd.
Contact Person:
Stephan Osborne

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