Vanessa is an admitted attorney with over 13 years’ corporate experience. She completed her BA, LLB degrees at the University of Cape Town and also obtained her LLM in Shipping Law at the University of Cape Town. Vanessa joined Cheadle Thomson and Haysom in 1999 as a candidate attorney and became an associate. She was awarded a scholarship to intern at the Texas Legislature in the USA in 2000. From 2002 to 2013 Vanessa filled various positions at Transnet SOC Ltd including, Legal Counsel and Company Secretary for Transtel, Project Leader (Restructuring) for Transnet Group and Commercial Contracting Manager (Group Commercial) where she oversaw various complex transactions. She has experience in corporate and commercial law, freight logistics, compliance and governance, regulated sectors and cross-border transactions. During mid-2013, Vanessa was appointed as the Legal Counsel for Senator Rodney Ellis in the US where she was also enrolled as an exchange student at Rice University. She completed a course in Strategy & Marketing for Emerging Markets at the University of Sao Paulo Business School in Brazil. Vanessa is currently a Director of I-Logix (Pty) Ltd and Spa Advocates (Pty) Ltd. Vanessa joined BCHC Attorneys as a partner and commenced practicing with the firm from 1 November 2015. Qualifications
- BA Degree (University of the Cape Town)
- Bachelor of Law (University of the Cape Town)
- Master of Law (University of Cape Town)
- Advanced Project Management ( University of Cape Town)
- Admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa.