Veruschka September

05/12/2011

Veruschka September completed her pupillage in 2011 and has been a member of the Johannesburg Bar since then.  Her areas of practice are mainly in Labour and Employment, Contract, Commercial and Administrative Law.  During her career in law, her dominant industry exposure has been in public and private sectors in Energy, Defence, Sport, Construction, Metal and Engineering, and Mining.  Since 2019, she has served as an Evidence Leader at the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture, Corruption and Fraud in the Public Sector including Organs of State. 

Veruschka is a member of the Johannesburg Society of Advocates; the South African Society for Labour Law; and the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa Mediation Division.  She holds local and international accreditations in Commercial Mediation and Arbitration.

2017: Commercial Arbitrator and Mediator, Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa
2016: Commercial Mediator, Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (U.K.)
2015: Commercial Mediator, Conflict Dynamics

After completing her schooling in Cape Town, she pursued and completed her LLB degree from the University of the Western Cape.  Since being admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 2002, she traversed different roles in practice and in the private and public sectors.  With her passion for continuous learning, Veruschka has completed various courses over the years including Advanced Programme in Alternative Dispute Resolution (awarded with distinction), Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa and University of Pretoria (2017); Civil and Commercial Mediator Skills Training for Voluntary and Court Referred Disputes, Conflict Dynamics (2015); Advanced Public Administrative Law, University of the Witwatersrand (2010); BLA Commercial Law Practice (2007).

Her appointments of significance includes Legal Advisor (RSA), MATCH Event Services (Pty) Ltd appointed as FIFA’s agent and service provider to deliver the ticketing, official accommodation, (ground) transportation and event information technology solutions for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ and related events.  The role included providing in-house commercial, regulatory, employment, and dispute resolution legal support to the local operational requirements and to the global offices.  Member of the “MATCH Enforcement Team” working with various local, national and international entities and authorities to combat the worldwide unauthorised sale of tickets and ticket-inclusive commercial hospitality packages and related intellectual property/trademark infringements.  Involved in legislative analysis and development of ticket-touting laws; special tax regulatory dispensation (Special Tax Measures) and related South African Revenue Service and South African Reserve Bank rulings.  Ad-hoc legal support to MATCH Event Hospitality (Pty) Ltd, the official worldwide exclusive rights holder of the FIFA Hospitality Programme for the same events.  Legal support to winding down South African operations.

Contact Information:

Telephone: 011-290-4000
Mobile: +27 72 209 8462
Email: vseptember@counsel.co.za