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Kara van de Pol

Consultant | Cape Town

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T: +27 21 480 7906

Overview

Kara van de Pol is a consultant in our Dispute Resolution Department and a member of the Corporate Investigations Practice.

The greater part of her practice involves resolving commercial and contractual disputes.  But as part of a team that has a special focus on business rescue & insolvency, Kara has advised companies seeking to enter into business rescue – as well as the shareholders, directors and creditors affected by the process. She has also acted for business rescue practitioners – including, in one matter, for those appointed to supervise the rescue of a company listed on the JSE’s Alt-X. She has represented a number of creditors and liquidators in insolvency proceedings and enquiries.

Kara was admitted as an attorney in 2010.

Experience

Kara has in recent years also advised on:  

  • applications to declare a director delinquent;
  • restraint of trade agreements;
  • unlawful competition;
  • disputes between parties in partnerships;
  • general contractual disputes (such as between commercial landlords or developers and tenants, between shareholders and directors, between sellers and purchasers, between manufacturers and distributors, and between contractors and sub-contractors); and
  • defamation claims.

Her clients have ranged from commodity traders, property developers, gym chains and accounting firms – to statutory bodies, managed-healthcare providers, restaurant franchisees, sporting organisations and sub-contractors in large infrastructure projects. This has given her wide exposure to a broad range of industries – and to all of the different regulatory regimes that govern such businesses.

Out of the corporate realm, she has advised schools and a number of individuals in pro-amico and pro-bono matters. She has a special interest in public law.

Kara has a BA from the University of the Witwatersrand and an LLB from the University of South Africa.

AREA OF EXPERTISE

Qualifications

  • BA and LLB degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Overview

Kara van de Pol is a consultant in our Dispute Resolution Department and a member of the Corporate Investigations Practice.

The greater part of her practice involves resolving commercial and contractual disputes.  But as part of a team that has a special focus on business rescue & insolvency, Kara has advised companies seeking to enter into business rescue – as well as the shareholders, directors and creditors affected by the process. She has also acted for business rescue practitioners – including, in one matter, for those appointed to supervise the rescue of a company listed on the JSE’s Alt-X. She has represented a number of creditors and liquidators in insolvency proceedings and enquiries.

Kara was admitted as an attorney in 2010.

Experience

Kara has in recent years also advised on:  

  • applications to declare a director delinquent;
  • restraint of trade agreements;
  • unlawful competition;
  • disputes between parties in partnerships;
  • general contractual disputes (such as between commercial landlords or developers and tenants, between shareholders and directors, between sellers and purchasers, between manufacturers and distributors, and between contractors and sub-contractors); and
  • defamation claims.

Her clients have ranged from commodity traders, property developers, gym chains and accounting firms – to statutory bodies, managed-healthcare providers, restaurant franchisees, sporting organisations and sub-contractors in large infrastructure projects. This has given her wide exposure to a broad range of industries – and to all of the different regulatory regimes that govern such businesses.

Out of the corporate realm, she has advised schools and a number of individuals in pro-amico and pro-bono matters. She has a special interest in public law.

Kara has a BA from the University of the Witwatersrand and an LLB from the University of South Africa.

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