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

Lungiswa Mdzikwa


Summary Profile:

Lungiswa started her legal career in 2006, after completing her articles at a medium size law firm. She has acquired invaluable experience in the legal profession in the areas of Commercial litigation, including arbitration as well as litigation in the High court and Magistrate’s court. Her progression in the legal sector has seen her being appointed to Partner level at law firms. She has represented clients in both the Private and Public sector. She possesses a versatile suite of skills and track record

Phone: +27(0)66 036 3920

Email: lungi@maraisattorneys.com

Amani Mahlangu

Candidate Attorney

Amani Mahlangu is our candidate attorney who is now doing her articles of clerkship with the firm. She joined us in January 2024 and holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Free State. Amani's primary interests lie in the areas of business and commercial law and she is working towards attaining her Masters' degree in these disciplines.

Email: info@maraisattorneys.com

Jennifer Marais

Accounts and Office Manager

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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