• Dynamic
  • Diverse
  • Passionate
  • Competitive
  • Innovative


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Thomson Wilks is a member of the following Societies and Professinal Bodies. Click on the logos below to visit their websites.

Law Society of the Northern Province
Institute of Directors South Africa
Law Society of Zimbabwe
Commonwealth Lawyers Association

About Us

Thomson Wilks Inc. is full service law firm with offices in each of the major commercial centres. We are innovative, reliable and efficient. Our clients range from individuals, corporates to JSE listed companies. We are also on the panels of most major banks. In response to the interest from Chinese companies in South Africa we have established a Chinese Law department headed by Howard Teng.

The firm has been ranked a top 50 dealmaker law firm by Ernst & Young. Our litigation matters feature regularly in the South African Law Reports and we are an accredited level two BEE contributor.

We have exclusive alliance with Heenan Paris AARPI, Gonzi & Associates (Malta) and NMLC in Harare, a network which allows us to provide a global service to our clients. We are affiliated to the Law Societies of the Northern Province, Cape Province and Zimbabwe and to YPO / WPO and to the Institute of Directors. The practice of law is a responsibility we do not treat lightly. Ethics and professionalism are a priority in how we practice law.

Corporate And Commercial Law

Highly regarded corporate team with impressive experience across various sectors including the corporate, financial and mining sectors.

Our broad approach to commercial law enables us to provide our clients with up-to- date and comprehensive business solutions. We are thoroughly solution orientated and have an impressive deal success rate.

Our legal team is highly competent, energetic and committed and we pride ourselves on the provision of a thoroughly professional service in all areas.


Thomson Wilks has an experienced and successful litigation department. We have advised on a wide range of commercial disputes. The practice is particularly noted for its experience in commercial litigation, contractual disputes, damages claims and insolvency law.

The divisions work encompasses local, regional and international commercial litigation, international arbitration and complex multi-jurisdictional disputes.

Property Law

Thomson Wilks has a large property and conveyancing department. It is on the panel of most major banks, engaged in bond registrations, residential and commercial property transfers and residential developments and specialises in all aspects of commercial and residential property transactions.

The department's professionals give advice on the following:

  • Property Transfers
  • Insolvent Estate Transfers
  • Deceased Estate Transfers
  • Bond Registrations
  • Notarial Bond Registrations
  • Specialised Conveyancing
  • Sectional Title Developments
  • Subdivisions and Consolidations
  • Commercial and Residential Development
  • Facilitation of Development Process

There is a conveyancing department at each of our Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town offices.

China Department

Thomson Wilks China Law Department deals with the legal requirements of local and international Chinese business.The China Law Department is capable of providing a comprehensive litigation and corporate leagal service to its Chinese clients Every lawyer in this department is fully fluent in Mandarin.