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Hofmeyr, Stephen QC

Stephen Hofmeyr QC is a leading commercial barrister with a wide-ranging international commercial law practice.

Stephen Hofmeyr

His relatively unique combination of legal and accounting qualifications has equipped Hofmeyr to specialise in all aspects of commercial law and make him particularly suited to complex commercial disputes. The areas of commercial law to which Hofmeyr has been most exposed and with which he has had most experience range from the general contractual to the more specialised, such as insurance and reinsurance, financial services and banking, professional negligence, aviation, rail, shipping and company law (in particular, shareholder disputes and claims against directors).

The primary focus of Hofmeyr’s practice is advocacy, but also involves a significant amount of related advisory work. He is equally adept in long commercial trials and international arbitrations (which typically demand an ability to assimilate and distil complex facts, a mastery of difficult technical issues, lengthy examination of witnesses, tactical skill, and detailed and meticulous planning and preparation), and interlocutory hearings and short appearances before first instance or appellate courts (which generally demand careful legal analysis, tactical appreciation and commonsense). 

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