Paul Carstensen SC


Paul, after practising as an attorney in Edenvale, joined the Johannesburg Bar in 1991 and took silk in 2014. He holds B.Comm and LL.B degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand. He achieved accreditation as a mediator from CD/ACDs in 2013 and from CEDR in early 2014. He joined the AFSA Panel of arbitrators in 2018.

Paul appears in arbitrations, before tribunals and in the all High Courts throughout South Africa including the Supreme Court of Appeal. He is also admitted to practice in Lesotho and appears in Swaziland.

He has a general commercial practice with an emphasis on banking and financial services, company, property, insurance, insolvency, mining and environmental law.

He has served on many of Group One’s sub-committees and has been an accredited advocacy trainer for many years. Paul has been an oral examiner for the Bar “civil trial” examination since 1998. He has also held many appointments as an acting Judge in the Johannesburg High Court since 2013.

His interests include motorcycle racing, mountaineering, water skiing and rowing.

Contact Information:

Telephone: 011-290-4000
Mobile: 082 451 4065