Van Gaalen Attorneys

Van Gaalen Attorneys is a prestigious boutique law firm that lies in the heart of Johannesburg.

By focusing on a limited number of Services our reputation guarantees personalised attention.

We base all our business on trust, integrity, and passion with the belief that prevention rather than litigation is the key to good corporate governance.

Labour Law and Disciplinary Matters

Employment agreements

Independent contractors agreements

Disciplinary hearings / procedures and policies

Grievance policies

Litigation (CCMA, Labour Court, High Court)

Equity plan


Commercial & Corporate Law

Non-disclosure agreements

Memorandum of understandings

Corporate restructuring / agreements

Agency / Franchise agreements

Service provider agreements

Trademark search and registration


Media relations


Alternative Dispute Resolutions

Conveyancing / Property Law

Sports and Entertainment

Sponsorship procurement and agreements

Agency / Franchise agreements

Merchandise program and strategy planning

Player disputes

Broadcasting contracts and negotiations

Club and Union constitutions

Player transfers

Participation / Hosting agreements

License agreements

Information, Communications & Technology Law


Intellectual Property

IT Security / Outsourcing

Service level agreements

IT Forensics

Data / Privacy protection

High Court Litigation

We have identified important synergies between the aforesaid disciplines. We believe it is not only imperative to offer high-quality deliverables, but to implement them in the best way possible to adhere to the relevant legislation.

Johan van Gaalen, owner and director of Van Gaalen Attorneys, has acquired extensive knowledge and expertise in Labour, Corporate, and Conveyancing matters. Whilst representing several major corporations with their Labour and Commercial disputes, Johan is also actively involved in the development and elevation of Sports Law throughout South Africa.

In addition to serving as an Arbitrator on the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber for the past +15 years, a Single Judge, and a Member of the FIFA Players Status Committee for +10 years running, he has been elected by the International Who’s Who of Sport & Entertainment Lawyers as being amongst the world's leading Sports and Entertainment Lawyers.

Contact Us


113 Beyers Naude Drive, Northcliff, Johannesburg


011 782 9511