Andrew Weeks
Andrew WeeksSenior Associate

An overview

Andrew has years of experience in assisting with multinationals comply with UK Data Protection Act making him the most qualified to help various organisations comply with South Africa’s new Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI). He has presented on POPI to many boards, executives, workshops and conference. Andrew is also committed to using plain legal language in legal documents and agreements  and has been interviewed on national radio on this focus area.

University of Cape Town: LLM (Master of Laws), 2011

University of the Witwatersrand: LLB (Bachelor of Laws), 1991

Stellenbosch University: BA degree in Economics, Philosophy & English, 1988

  • Drafting complex legal agreements in plain language
  • Information privacy law, including Protection of Personal Information (POPI)
  • Electronic intellectual property law
  • Electronic commercial law
  • Consumer protection law
  • Attorney and notary of the High Court of South Africa (Cape Provincial Division)
  • Member of the Law Society of the Cape of Good Hope
2010 – Present: Senior Associate at Michalsons

Andrew’s specialities include: Advising and drafting complex legal agreements. Advises on Protection of Personal Information (POPI). Helping organisations comply with the Consumer Protection Act. Drafting documents into plain, simply language to help uncomplicated legal jargon. Helping people with fair contract provisions.

2002 – Present: Legal Advisor at Tenet Legal Consulting 

  • Advises a variety of businesses on commercial legal issues.

2000 – 2001: Candidate Attorney at Bowman Gilfillan (Findlay & Tait)

  • Qualified and worked in the commercial department on a wide range of matters, including global data protection compliance.

1997 – 1999: Associate Lawyer at Maitland (Shepstone & Wylie) in London (UK)

  • Advised mostly international clients on corporate and commercial matters, mergers and acquisitions, vessel finance, cross-border litigation, tax, intellectual property
  • 1995 European data protection directive.