Anton Schelhase Director 021 941 7724

Anton has practised as an attorney both in South Africa and the UK. In SA, he initially specialised in employment law but has more recently focused on commercial and corporate matters, covering both transactional work and corporate/contractual litigation. Anton has extensive experience in dealing with mergers and acquisitions in South Africa, advising on corporate governance requirements and dealing with company law-related disputes. In the UK, he primarily dealt with major multi-jurisdictional mergers and acquisitions. Whilst taking a sabbatical from the law on his return to South Africa, he was appointed to lead the motor vehicle transport division of Grindrod Logistics operating more than 200 specialised car transporters and conducting business throughout South Africa.

In November 2021 Anton has been included in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in South Africa™ list. Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in South Africa list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers based on professional expertise and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

Principal Services
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Commercial contracts
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Commercial litigation
  • Companies Act litigation including advising on shareholder disputes and the rights and obligations of directors/boards
  • Trusts
  • Medical Schemes and Financial Services regulatory compliance

Matriculated Cape Town High School 1985
BA (English), University of Cape Town1986 - 1988

Admitted as Attorney of the High Court of South Africa February 1993

Committee member of the False Bay Rugby Football Club and the club’s delegate to the Council of the WPRFU.
Serves on the legal committee of the Union
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Andy Alexander

  • LLB at the University of the Western Cape – 2020
  • Commenced Articles of Clerkship in June 2021


Andy holds an LLB from the University of the Western Cape. He is currently completing his articles of clerkship at BDP Attorneys under John Smit and Rosshin Rossouw.

Gaenor Michel

  • BA (language and culture) – Stellenbosch University – 2013;
  • BA Hons (philosophy) (cum laude) – Stellenbosch University – 2014;
  • LLB – Stellenbosch University – 2017;
  • MA (philosophy) (cum laude) Stellenbosch University – 2020;
  • Commenced articles of clerkship – November 2020.

Gaenor holds a BA, a BA Hons (cum laude), an LLB and an MA (cum laude) from the University of Stellenbosch. Her MA thesis focussed on wrongful life delictual actions and the ethical desirability thereof. She is currently completing her articles of clerkship at BDP Attorneys under Christo Potgieter and John Smit. Gaenor is also a registered PhD student at Stellenbosch University, working towards a PhD in the field of Bioethics.