Andrew Weeks

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Andrew Weeks
Andrew WeeksSenior Associate

An overview

Andrew is a practical and internationally experienced commercial attorney. He is a clear thinker and excellent communicator. He maintains a strong interest in all areas of commercial, information, communications and technology law.

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

  • Information privacy law, including data protection and protection of personal information (POPI)
  • Drafting complex legal agreements in plain language
  • 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

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.