Adrian Botha SC


Adrian Botha was called to the Bar in 1999. 

He completed his BCom (Law) (Accounting, Economics and Law) at the University of Pretoria. Whilst working in the accounting field for two years Adrian completed his LLB through UNISA before joining the Bar.

Adrian has a commercial law practice.  He has acquired experience in the following fields in particular: banking law, insolvency, business rescue, company law, shareholder disputes, contractual disputes, building and construction disputes, labour law, restraints of trade, unlawful competition, competition law, copyright, trademarks and other intellectual property matters, medical and pharmaceutical related matters, administrative law and mining law.

Adrian has appeared in numerous courts of first instance and appeal, tribunals and other forums such as arbitrations, for the most part, on behalf of corporate entities and banks. He has represented all of the major banks and several listed companies, including multinationals. He also acts on behalf of numerous individuals, both wealthy and indigent.

Some of the more prominent and reported cases in which he has appeared include:

Board Of Health Care Funders of Southern Africa v Council For Medical Schemes 2011 JDR 1471 (GNP)
Boschpoort Ondernemings (Pty) Ltd v Absa Bank Ltd 2014 (2) SA 518 (SCA)
Gelderma Laboratories South Africa (Pty) Ltd v Medicines Control Council and Others (54281/2013) [2014] ZAGPPHC 360 (12 June 2014)
Holford v Carleo Enterprises (Pty) Ltd and Others (977/2013) [2014] ZASCA 195 (28 November 2014)
Imperial Bank Ltd v Barnard And Others NNO 2013 (5) SA 612 (SCA)
Moodley v On Digital Media (Pty) Ltd and Others 2014 (6) SA 279 (GJ)
Oakdene Square Properties (Pty) Ltd and Others v Farm Bothasfontein (Kyalami) (Pty) Ltd And Others 2013 (4) SA 539 (SCA)
Oakdene Square Properties (Pty) Ltd and Others v Farm Bothasfontein (Kyalami) (Pty) Ltd And Others 2012 (3) SA 273 (GSJ)
Peel and Others v Hamon J&C Engineering (Pty) Ltd And Others 2013 (2) SA 331 (GSJ)
Ribeiro and Another v Slip Knot Investments 777 (Pty) Ltd 2011 (1) SA 575 (SCA)
Slip Knot Investments 777 (Pty) Ltd v Du Toit 2011 (4) SA 72 (SCA)
Transman (Pty) Ltd v Dick And Another 2009 (4) SA 22 (SCA)

Adrian has been a member of the bar finance sub-committee for several years.  He is involved in various social upliftment, mission and aid projects. He is also a member of the Federal Management Committee of the Christian Democratic Party and a keen sportsman.

Contact Information:

Telephone: 011 290-4000
Mobile: 083 458-2282