2010 – Present: Senior Associate at Michalsons
He currently works extensively in information governance, data protection, privacy and consumer law with a strong sector focus on healthcare, financial services, media and IT. He has presented many practical workshops on data protection law and compliance, and drafting complex legal documents in plain language.
Andrew has years of experience in assisting with multinationals comply with UK Data Protection Act making him very qualified to help various organisations comply with data protection laws (including the EU’s GDPR and South Africa’s new Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA)). He has presented to many boards, executives, workshops and at conferences. 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.
Andrew’s specialities include: Advising and drafting complex legal agreements. Helping organisations comply with privacy, data protection and consumer protection laws. 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.