Gildenhuys Malatji Incorporated
Christo van Niekerk

Christo van Niekerk is an admitted attorney and an Associate in GMI’s Commercial Litigation and Insurance Law Department.

He completed his BCom Law degree in 2009 whilst working as a part-time legal assistant, during which period he developed his passion for Liquor Law and General Litigation. He then later completed his LLB degree in 2013 whilst completing his articles at the same time.

In 2019 Christo joined Gildenhuys Malatji Inc and assists various large corporate companies and franchises in all their liquor license related matters as well as all the associated Commercial and General litigation, both in the High Court & Magistrate Court.

Christo has a true passion for Liquor Law and has gained incredible experience over the past ten (10) years in this specialist field. He assists clients throughout South Africa with all Liquor Law related matters and strive to continue to stand out in this field of the law.

Christo’s experience includes drafting and executing of all types of liquor license applications (including but not limited to new license applications, renewal of liquor licenses and license transfer applications), appearances before the different Liquor Boards, inspections in loco and all the associated litigation in all of the provinces in South Africa.

Christo also has a passion for Commercial & General Litigation and Debt Recovery.

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Planning for a resurgent hospitality market after COVID-19
Planning for a resurgent hospitality market after COVID-19

There is promise after the storm, but good planning is needed by business owners in the restaurant, bar and events industry. Impact A recent impact assessment report by Fitch Solutions has painted a bleak picture in their prognosis of the alcoholic drinks and tobacco…