“You don’t win races by wishing, you win them by running faster than everyone else does” – Philip Pullman
Jacques is an admitted attorney of the High Court and an associate in the technology and commercial/corporate departments at De Beer Attorneys. He assists with the drafting of agreements, which relate to amongst other fields, commercial, technology, information and communications technology, intellectual property and data protection. Furthermore, Jacques deals with matters relevant to the Companies Act and is able to assist with the registration, management and drafting of relevant agreements relating to corporate entities.
Jacques completed his articles with an intellectual property, technology and commercially strong law firm in Stellenbosch. Prior to his articles, he was stationed overseas in the Netherlands, as a legal and intellectual property consultant for an internationally renowned consultancy firm specialised in the international knowledge economy, as well as the health, biotechnology and creative sectors. There he assisted with the research, analysis and publishing of several major projects and articles for governments and international organisations, such as the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers and the United States Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Centre.
Jacques obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Stellenbosch. His final semester was completed at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands, where he majored in information technology law and competition law. He has additionally been awarded two Master of Laws degrees, one being from the University of Cape Town in Commercial Law and an Advanced Master of Laws degree in Intellectual Property and Knowledge Management from the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands. He additionally co-published an academic paper for the European Intellectual Property Institute Network while a student in the Netherlands and gained practical experience in international intellectual property law and its relevance to global economic development and innovation policy, from the Intellectual Property Law school in Macau, China.
- LL B – University of Stellenbosch
- LL M – University of Cape Town (Commercial Law) (with distinction)
- Adv. LL M – University of Maastricht (Intellectual Property and Knowledge Management)
- Diploma in Intellectual Property Law – Institute of European Studies of Macau, China
- Attorney of the High Court of South Africa
- Law Society of the Western Cape
- European Intellectual Property Institute Network