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

Lufuno Sethagu

Candidate Attorney

Lufuno Sethagu is a candidate attorney who joined the firm in January 2022 to commence her articles of clerkship. She holds a Bcom Law degree from Pearson Institute of Higher Education and an LLB degree from the University of South Africa. Lufuno is currently being exposed to vast areas of the law in the firm and she is passionate about corporate law, labour law, family and divorce law. She regularly volunteers at an NGO named A Re Ageng Batsa which is aimed at catering to the needs of the elderly and the youth in disadvantaged areas.

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



Summary Profile:

Ziyanda is a Receptionist at Marais Attorneys, she is currently studying her LLB degree at Unisa. She intends to serve her articles after completing her degree.

Phone: +27 (0) 87 536 1110

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