Michael Wilter

Michael Wilter

Johannesburg, South Africa
T: +27 21 480 7866
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Michael is a consultant in our Cape Town office’s Corporate Department and a member of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice.

He completed his articles of clerkship and worked as an Associate and Senior Associate within our Cape Town office’s Corporate Department and subsequently served in various capacities within the Western Cape Government and consulted independently for over a decade. Michael brings diverse experience spanning mergers and acquisitions, general commercial and corporate matters and a wide variety of regulatory matters with a special focus on education, information technology, local government and public procurement.

Michael was listed as one of the Mail & Guardian top 200 Young South Africans in 2014 in recognition of his work as an education law specialist and, in 2016, became a Mandela Washington Fellow. In 2018, Michael co-authored the Oxford South African Dictionary of School Terminology.

Michael holds an LLB from the University of Cape Town, South Africa and will complete an LLM in Information Technology Law from the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom via online learning (as an Oppenheimer Memorial Trust Scholar) in 2022.

Specialist Services

Relevant Experience

His experience includes:

  • Providing legal support on all stages of merger / acquisition projects, including managing and conducting legal due diligence exercises, preparing and reviewing transaction documents and providing transaction completion support.
  • Negotiating, drafting and reviewing various types of technology-focused contracts.
  • Advising on a variety of complex matters (including contractual, corporate, information and communication technologies, data protection, consumer protection, public procurement, public and municipal finance management, government infrastructure projects, public-private partnerships and state-owned entities).
  • Providing ad hoc legal and policy development support to the management teams within non-governmental organisations, foreign investors, sports bodies, as well as public and independent schools on a variety of education law-related matters.
  • Researching, developing and publishing practical guides on a variety of legal and policy-related matters affecting schools.