Whether drafting legal documents, litigating, or managing a law firm, legal professionals are expected to predict, with a relatively high degree of certainty, the possible consequences of every step they take and every word they communicate. Then, having considered all the possible consequences, they must decide on the best course of action. Any such decision typically involves having several alternatives, comparing them and evaluating their outcomes.
Meyer van den Berg advises on the full spectrum of commercial work, including banking and project financing, competition and general corporate issues. He also advises clients in the natural resources sector on environmental and regulatory matters. Meyer’s clients range from banking institutions, private companies, international companies and individuals.
He is a lecturer at the University of Namibia (company law, commercial law and criminal law) and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town, where he is affiliated with the DST/NRF Research Chair: Mineral Law in Africa.
Experience has included advising:
- Both lenders and borrowers in some of the largest project financing transactions in Namibia.
- Namibia’s first cement production company on various matters, including environmental, regulatory and commercial matters.
- An insurance company on competition matters, following an allegation of restrictive business practices instituted against it.
- Legal practitioner admitted to the High Court of Namibia (2010)
- University of Stellenbosch, LLB (2007)
- University of Cape Town, LLM in Mineral Law cum laude (2010)
- University of Stellenbosch, BAHons in Classical Literature (Latin) cum laude (2011)
- University of Cape Town, PhD in Petroleum Law (2015)
- Ranked as Band 3 lawyer, Chambers & Partners Global, every year since 2019
- Member of the Law Society of Namibia
- Member of the International Bar Association
- Member of the Institute of Directors of Southern Africa