John Suttner SC
John Suttner SC
Telephone: 011-290-4180
Mobile: 082 412 2981
Email: suttnerj@law.co.za

Secretary: Lesley Trauberman

Telephone: 011 290 4181
Email: lesley2@law.co.za

John Suttner SC

John joined the Bar in 1979 and was appointed silk in 1994. He completed his BA (Law) and LLB degrees at the University of the Witwatersrand whereafter he articled at Edward Nathan Attorneys. He is admitted to practise in Australia, England, Wales and in Lesotho.

John’s practice centres on commercial litigation generally with a specific focus on Insolvency Law, Business Rescue, Arbitrations, Company Law, International Trade Law and Contract Law.

John has had acting judicial appointments in the South Gauteng High Court and has frequently sat as an arbitrator and commissioner of section 417 and 418 enquiries.

John was a secretary and member of the Johannesburg Bar Council from 1990 to 1993.

Some of the prominent and reported cases John has appeared in are the following –

  • Seegers v Gazaz (Tvl) (Pty) Ltd & Another 1998 (2) SA 702 (D)
  • Moroka Swallows Football Club Limited v The Birds Football Club & Others1987 (2) SA 511 (W)
  • Reynolds NO v Mecklenberg (Pty) Ltd1996 (1) SA 75 (W)
  • Mariola & Others v Kaye-Eddie NO & Others1995 (2) SA 728 (W)
  • Standard Bank of South Africa Limited v OK Bazaars (1929) Limited 2000 (4) SA 382 (W)
  • Intramed (Pty) Ltd v Standard Bank of South Africa Limited 2004 (6) SA 252 (W)
  • ICC Car Importers (Pty) Ltd v A Hartrodt SA (Pty) Ltd2004 (4) SA 607 (W)
  • Insulations Unlimited (Pty) Ltd v Adler & Others 1986 (4) SA 756 (W)
  • Control Instruments Finance (Pty) Ltd (in liquidation) v Mercantile Bank Limited 2001 (3) SA 645 (C)
  • S v Marwane 1981 (3) SA 588 (B)
  • Simon NO & Others v Mitsui & Co Ltd & Others 1997 (2) SA 475 (W)
  • Michelin Tyre Co (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd v Janse van Rensburg & Others 2002 (5) SA 239 (SCA)
  • South African Phillips (Pty) Ltd & Others v The Master & Others 2000 (2) SA 841 (N)
  • Sunny South Canners (Pty) Ltd v Mbangxa & Others NNO 2001 (2) SA 49 (SCA)
  • Poswa v MEC for Economic Affairs, Environment and Tourism, Eastern Cape 2001 (3) SA 582 (SCA)
  • Minister of Justice v First Rand Bank Limited & Others 2003 (6) SA 636 (SCA)
  • Reynolds & Others NNO v Mercantile Bank Limited 2004 (5) SA 220 (SCA)
  • Yarram Trading CC t/a Tijuana Spur v ABSA Bank Limited 2007 (2) SA 570 (SCA)
  • Janse van Rensburg & Others v The Master & Others 2001 (3) SA 519 (W)
  • City of Johannesburg v Kaplan NO & Others 2006 (5) SA 10 (SCA)
  • Ernst & Young & Others v Beinash & Others 1999 (1) SA 1114 (W)
  • Radebe v Minister of Law and Order & Another 1987 (1) SA 586 (W)
  • H Merks & Co (Pty) Ltd v The B M Group (Pty) Ltd & Another 1996 (2) SA 225 (A)
  • Grand Central Airport (Pty) Ltd v AIG South Africa Limited 2004 (5) SA 284 (W)
  • Intramed (Pty) Ltd (in liquidation) & Another v Standard Bank of South Africa Limited & Others 2008 (2) SA 466 (SCA)
  • Thoroughbred Breeders Association of South Africa v Price Waterhouse 1999 (4) SA 968 (W)
  • OK Bazaars (1929) Limited v Standard Bank of South Africa Limited 2002 (3) SA 688 (SCA)
  • Beinash v Wixley 1997 (3) SA 721 (SCA)
  • Sealed Africa (Pty) Ltd v Kelly & Another 2006 (3) SA 65 (W)
  • Smith & Porritt & Others 2008 (6) SA 303 (SCA)
  • S v Pouroulis & Others 1993 (4) SA 575 (W)
  • Ward & Another v Smit & Others: In Re Gurr v Zambia Airways Corporation Limited 1998 (3) SA 175 (SCA)
  • Industrial Council for the Building Industry (Western Province) & Others v Transnet Industrial Council 1999 (1) SA 505 (SCA)
  • Bernard v Klein NO 1990 (2) SA 306 (W)
  • Jokari SA (Pty) Ltd v Reebok International Limited 1994 (4) SA 785 (A)
  • Thoroughbred Breeders Association of South Africa v Price Waterhouse 2001 (4) SA 551 (SCA)
  • African Diamond Distributors (Pty) Ltd v Van Der Westhuizen NO & Others 1988 (4) SA 726 (T)
  • Rennie NO v Holzman & Others 1987 (4) SA 938 (C)
  • Chubb Fire Security (Pty) Ltd v Greaves 1993 (4) SA 358 (W)
  • Caxton Limited & Others v Reeva Forman (Pty) Ltd & Another 1990 (3) SA 547 (A)
  • Skipper International (Pty) Ltd v South African Textile and Allied Workers Union & Others 1989 (2) SA 612 (W)
  • NPC Electronics Limited v S Taitz Kaplan & Company [1998] 1 All SA 390 (W)
  • North Central Local Council & South Central Local Council v Roundabout Outdoor (Pty) Ltd & Others [2002] 1 All SA 25 (D)
  • City of Johannesburg v Kaplan NO & Another [2005] 2 All SA 25 (W)
  • Intramed (Pty) Ltd (in liquidation) v Standard Bank of South Africa Limited [2005] 1 All SA 460 (W)
  • First Rand Bank Limited & Others v Magistrate, Germiston & Others [2004] 2 All SA 629 (W)
  • Beinash & Another v Ernst & Young & Others 1999 (2) SA 116 (CC)
  • Rennie NO v Holzman & Others 1989 (3) SA 706 (A)
  • South African Textile and Allied Workers’ Union & Others v Skipper International (Pty) Ltd 1990 (4) SA 842 (A)
  • Eileen Louvet Real Estate (Pty) Ltd v A F C Property Development Co (Pty) Ltd 1989 (3) SA 26 (A)
  • Royal Canin South Africa (Pty) Ltd v Cooper 2008 (6) SA 644 (SE)
  • Engen Petroleum Ltd & Another v City of Johannesburg 2009 (4) SA 412 (SCA)
  • Standard Bank of South Africa Ltd v The Master of the High Court & Others 2009 (5) SA 13 (E)
  • Laskarides & Another v German Tyre Centre (Pty) Ltd (in liquidation) & Others NNO 2010 (1) SA 390 (W)
  • Bonheur 76 General Trading (Pty) Ltd v Caribbean Estates (Pty) Ltd 2010 (4) SA 298 (SG)
  • Standard Bank of South Africa v The Master of the High Court & Others 2010 (4) SA 405 (SCA)
  • Miller v Nafcoc Investment Holding Co Ltd & Others 2010 (6) SA 390 (SCA)
  • S A Taxi Securitisation (Pty) Ltd v Chesane 2010 (6) SA 557 (SG)
  • Ram Transport (Pty) Ltd v Replication Technology Group (Pty) Ltd (in liquidation) & Other 2011 (1) SA 223 (SG)
  • Reynolds & Others NNO v Standard Bank of South Africa Limited 2011 (3) SA 660 (W)
  • Ex Parte The Master of the High Court, South Africa (North Gauteng) 2011 (5) SA 311 (GNP)
  • Media 24 Ltd & Others v SA Taxi Securitisation (Pty) Ltd (AVUSA Media Ltd & Others as Amici Curiae) 2011 (5) SA 329 (SCA)
  • Huang v Bester NO 2012 (5) SA 551 (GSJ)
  • eBotswana (Pty) Ltd v Sentech (Pty) Ltd & Others 2013 (6) SA 327 (GSJ)
  • Investec Bank Limited v Adriaanse & Others NNO 2014 (1) SA 84 (GNP)
  • Illovo Opportunities Partnership #61 v Illovo Junction Properties (490/13) [2014] ZASCA 119 (19 September 2014)
  • Hlela v SA Taxi Securitisation (Pty) Ltd (515/2013) [2014] ZASCA 112 (26 August 2014)
  • Samancor v Rham Equipment (532/13) [2014] ZASCA 66 (19 May 2014)