VR Law is a creative law firm which makes legal services accessible, affordable and understandable. We assist our clients to eradicate losses and maximize profit in all business areas. Traditionally, lawyers are called to fix problems after it happened. We work pro-active by utilizing modern technology and innovative thinking to tailor-make legal solutions that suit your business and prevent problems occurring in the first place. VR Law is run by international hand-picked lawyers experienced in Supreme Court litigation and niche areas of law.

For us litigation is all about strategy and success.

We are here for one thing – to take care of your legal needs so you can focus on what you do best … your vision and your business.




Founder and Executive Director

BA(Law) LL.B LL.M (Stell.)

Areas of Expertise: 
Criminal / Family / Corporate and Commercial Law / Procurement

Werner is an admitted senior attorney in the High Court of South Africa, specializing for a period of just more than two decades in High and Supreme Court litigation with special reference to international contracts and high-profile cases. He has a background in commercial law. He’s an established public speaker, mediator, negotiator, and businessman. Werner’s clients range from a State President and his Chief of Staff, international celebrities, banking institutions, municipalities, political parties, insurance companies to various boards of directors. He is currently the chairperson of both the Oudtshoorn Local Authority’s Risk Management and Audit Committees. Werner’s strong and weak point is “never give up”. His passion remains negotiating and making international multi-million-dollar deals.



LL.B (UP) LL.M (Unisa)

Areas of Expertise:
Banking and Finance Law, Construction and Engineering Law / Information Technology / General Litigation

Rudi is an admitted attorney in the High Court of South Africa, specialising High Court and Magistrate Court litigation. He has extensive experience and knowledge in Construction, Engineering Law, Information Technology and Banking and Finance Law.


Sophia Richter


LL.B (UKZN) LL.M (Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany & Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal)

Areas of Expertise:

International Law, European Law, Corporate Law


Sophia is our International and European law specialist, with an LLM from the Leibniz Universität Hannover (Germany) and the Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal).  


Svetlana Vasileva

International Consultant


Areas of Expertise: 
International Business Transaction and International Trade

Svetlana has extensive experience and knowledge on international business transactions, negotiation, and financial services operations as well as multi-jurisdictional strategies ‒ advanced onshore and offshore succession, asset protection, family governance, privacy strategies. She is a member of the International Bar Association (Reg. N 1511684) and International Law Association (Reg N 20217).

Janneke Steyn

Junior Associate

LL.B LL.M (Stell)

Areas of Expertise:
Divorce and Family Law / General Litigation


Janneke completed her LLB degree at the University of Stellenbosch in 2015 and went on to complete her two years of articles at Legal Aid South Africa, where she was primarily exposed to the robust and intensive working environment of district criminal courts in South Africa.  

 In line with her particular family law interests and after gaining some valuable practical experience and exposure to domestic disputes and divorce matters, she continued to complete her LLM degree at the University of Stellenbosch in 2021. The study she undertook examined the legal provisions protecting domestic violence victims from secondary victimisation by the police. She has thus hereby refined her skills in respect of where criminal law and family law meet very often, namely in the area of domestic violence. With these refined skills, she is particularly skilled in dealing with divorce matters and the domestic issues involved. 


Mpho Morupa

Executive Legal Secretary

Areas of Expertise:

Drafting of High Court and Magistrate Court pleadings and other secretarial duties.

Mpho has more than 10 years’ experience in High Court and Magistrate Court litigation and extensive knowledge of the High Court and Magistrate Court Rules.