VFV Attorneys is a legal firm that provides a wide range of commercial legal services to its clients.

In order to apply our expertise and enhance our experience we understand that in order to provide sound and efficient legal advice to our clients, we need to keep ourselves abreast with the developments in law and in business.

As a law firm that prides itself in understanding both the legal and business environments in our country, we draw our people from both these environments. We have always subscribed to the highest ethical standards, professionalism, reliability and trustworthiness.


As a law firm that prides itself in understanding both the legal and business environments in our country, we draw our people from both these environments.


The firm has adopted a new growth path that is aimed at making it truly South African in its profile, its staffing, the clients that it services and services rendered.


The firm was started by Schalk van der Merwe in 1979 and now boasts 7 (seven) Partners. VFV has committed itself to a rapid growth in order to become a truly South African firm of attorneys and to provide a more comprehensive service to our clients.

We have a staff compliment of over 80 people, consisting of:

7 Partners, two of whom are admitted Conveyancers and one a Notary;

6 Professional Assistants, two also being Conveyancers and Notaries;
Candidate attorneys; and

Our valued support staff.


Commercial law and commercial transactions

Litigation and dispute resolution


As we mainly represent business people and business entities, our key focus is on commercial work and commercial litigation.

Our services include commercial agreements, advice on commercial entities, establishment of commercial entities, running and rescuing of commercial entities, selling commercial entities and stakes therein, advising clients when disputes arise, representing clients in various dispute resolution forums, township establishment and development, sectional title and property development, purchase and sale of immovable property and estate planning.



The firm understands the needs of business and of developments taking place in the legal environment within which businesses operate. We understand our role as giving advice and providing services that make business sense in the South African environment. We are required to advise business people on how they can best meet the requirements of their business enterprises within the ambit of the law.


  • Acquisitions, Mergers and Take-overs
  • Business Rescue
  • Commercial Contracts and Joint Ventures
  • Commercial Entities
  • Company Law
  • Compliance and Corporate Governance
  • Competition Law
  • Empowerment Transactions
  • International Trade
  • Children’s Rights
  • Divorce Proceedings
  • Maintenance and contact disputes
  • Parental Rights and Responsibilities
  • Building Disputes
  • Construction Law
  • Engineering Law
  • Administration of Estates
  • Estate Planning
  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • Conveyancing
  • Commercial and residential developments
  • Expropriations
  • Notarial Practice
  • Mining and Mineral Law
  • Sectional Title Development
  • Customs and Excise disputes
  • Dispute resolution in terms of the Tax Administration Act
  • Income Tax
  • VAT


VFV Attorneys offer a Call Centre solution for pre-legal and legal Collections for a wide variety of clients.

Due to the various methods employed and the system driven environment, we can tailor make your solution.

Our expertise includes traditional collections for the medical fraternity, Insurance Collections on liability matters arising from motor vehicle accident claims, as well as corporate collections on professional fees and penalties.



We advocate management of debtors, rather than collection of bad debt. As a result, first contact is always a customer service exercise on behalf of our client and we focus on effectively communicating the magnitude of the problem of arrear accounts, whilst at the same time providing an affordable solution to the debtor. Our success on early management of debtors effectively reduces bad debt write-offs as well as proves to retain customers for the continuation of a long term relationship.


In those instances where it is required either as instruction from our client, or as a result of truly delinquent accounts, the legal collection process is initiated. Until a matter becomes formally opposed however, it remains in the call centre, where follow up communication with the debtor takes place through telephone calls, sms messages and e-mails.


The Collections Department operates on the principal of no success, no fee, and accepts instructions on a contingency basis.


Our Call Centre also provides a niche administration service in the submission and management of claims on behalf of MPA Methodical Practice Administrators, and their clients. The services includes switching and verification of claims to Medical Aids, management of accounts and pre-legal services as well as legal collections.


Attorneys – Jan van Wyk & Bertus Louw

Collection Managers – Dries de la Rey & Lani de Beer


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