Welcome to Marais Attorneys


We provide our clients with quality legal assistance and advice in the fields of Corporate Law, Media Law, Trademarks and Copyrights, Labour Law, BEE Transactions, Rental and Property Law, Family Law as well as Aviation and Space Law. We present the best commercial legal advice approach based on our client’s objectives for a successful transaction.

We are deeply committed to building and maintaining long term working relationships with our clients, both local and international, based on our experience of delivering excellent results cost effectively.
Our infrastructure and overhead costs are kept affordable but at the same time have built a network of specialist legal expertise available to us on an as required basis. This means we provide you with exceptional personal services in the most cost effective way without being handed down through a chain of command which can happen in larger firms.

In addition, we make a point of meeting each of our clients personally, regardless of their location at no additional cost to them. This enables us to provide our seamless services to clients anywhere in the world.

Established 1996


After a highly successful career with some of South Africa’s top legal firms, Dr Nicolaas Marais decided that he had enough of the bureaucracy associated with bigger companies and set out on his own.

“I formed Marais Attorneys because in my experience clients tend to slip through the cracks in larger firms and I wanted to be able to provide them with the peace of mind of knowing that they will be well looked after by people who not only care, but who are also driven by results”.

With our expertise in a multitude of areas, we serve an array of clients from local and international corporate companies to individuals, many of whom have been clients since we opened our doors.

Nicolaas Marais

Our Practice Areas


DR Nicolaas Marais


Summary Profile:

Started practicing since 1986, Nicolaas has accumulated a great deal of knowledge, experience and skills in a variety of areas. In addition to his expertise in Commercial Litigation, Media Law, Labour Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Black Empowerment Transactions, Competition Law and drafting commercial documentation. His personal passion for flying has led to him becoming an authority on Aviation and Space Law.

Phone: +27(0)82 655 8121

Email: nicolaas@maraisattorneys.com

Jonathan Hol


Summary Profile:

After joining Marais Attorney’s in 2008, Jonathan swiftly moved up the ranks from Candidate Attorney to Partner. His extensive litigation experience in both High and Magistrates’ Courts has led to his appointment as Head of our Litigation Department. He is also adept at attending to divorces and divorce settlements and Labour Law.

Phone: +27(0)82 504 9164

Email: jonathan@maraisattorneys.com

Teboho Nonkulueke Dakona

Candidate Attorney

Teboho Dakana Studied and completed her LLB at Wits University. She worked as a case manager intern at the Competition Tribunal where she learnt legal skills such as research, drafting case memos as well as attending competition law hearings. Teboho is passionate about labour law, intellectual property law as well as company law. Teboho also regularly partakes in charity outreach programs. These programs are aimed at supporting and empowering abused and disadvantaged women and children.

Email: info@maraisattorneys.com

Jennifer Marais

Office Manager and Head of Marketing

Summary Profile:

With her vast international experience, Jenni adds a creative spark to Marais Attorney’s Marketing Division. Her time spent in both China, Taiwan and the UK in particular have enabled the firm to better understand these markets and to engage in servicing clients in these markets.

Email: jenni@maraisattorneys.com

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