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Wihan Meintjes

Senior Associate

Johannesburg

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Wihan Meintjes

Senior Associate

Johannesburg

Wihan is a senior associate in Allen & Overy's global disputes practice, based in Johannesburg. Wihan predominantly serves clients in the energy, mining, infrastructure, energy and investment fields and has experience in large-scale multi-jurisdictional contentious commercial and construction matters.

Wihan works both domestically, in South Africa, and globally as part of Allen & Overy’s global dispute resolution offering, with a focus on international arbitrations and large-scale construction mandates. 

Since joining Allen & Overy, Wihan has been involved in various global mandates and has spent time in Allen & Overy’s Dubai office. Wihan has been involved in several cross-border matters, including enforcement of international arbitration awards and a large scale ICSID arbitration for a Middle Eastern sovereign. 

Domestically and within Africa, Wihan works closely with local counsel in several jurisdictions – both in domestic courts across the continent as well as ad-hoc and institutional arbitrations. 

Wihan is involved in several arbitration and construction initiatives and currently serves as the regional editor of the Africa Construction Law Blog for the Southern Africa region and a co-chairperson of Young AFSA. Wihan also holds an advanced post graduate certificate in construction contracts from the University of Pretoria. 

Office

Johannesburg

6th Floor, 90 Grayston, 90 Grayston Drive, Sandton
Johannesburg
2196

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as an Attorney, South Africa, 2018

Academic

BCom (Law) with distinction, University of Pretoria. 2013

LLB with distinction, University of Pretoria, 2015

Advanced Post Graduate Certificate in Construction Contracts with distinction, University of Pretoria, 2018