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Veronica has more than 20 years’ litigation experience in the courts and in alternative dispute resolution forums and has right of appearance in the High Court of South Africa.


She provides specialist advice in respect of a broad range of commercial disputes as well as in respect of administrative law disputes.


Veronica acts on behalf of various financial institutions, corporate entities, insurance companies, educational institutions and regulators in respect of commercial disputes as well as owners, engineers, and project managers in construction disputes.


She advises state entities and private entities in respect of administrative law disputes including tender disputes, applications in terms of the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act, advice in respect of The Public Finance Management Act, the Promotion of Access to Information Act and the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act.


Chambers Global

"Veronica is an exceptional lawyer and a pleasure to work with."

"She has striking confidence and a strong grasp of commercial issues."

"She's a very smart litigator, she is very tenacious."

"She is always available, very well prepared, and pays attention to detail."

Legal 500

“I have worked quite a bit with Veronica Vurgarellis’ team. I’ve been consistently impressed with her and her team. She is always thoroughly on top of her matters, with an unusual mixture of legal acuity and strategic nous. She “fights” for her clients in a responsible and realistic, yet creative way. She is good at teaching her team; this way, she has done much for the transformation of our profession.”

“I think Veronica Vurgarellis is a superb attorney. She pays attention to detail yet doesn’t get unduly caught up in the minutiae. The big picture and the route to a result is what guides her. Good on the law, great on client care and super on strategy.”


Constitutional & administrative law

Commercial litigation

Construction & engineering






Cert Adv Admin Law


2018-2021 Recommended in Legal 500 Dispute Resolution

2019-2021 Recognised in Who’s Who Litigation as one of top nine litigators in South Africa

2019-2024 Recognised in The Best Lawyers South Africa for Litigation

2022-2024 Recommended in Chambers Global for Dispute Resolution

2023 - 2024 Recognised in The Best Lawyers South Africa for Regulatory Practice

2023 Recognised in The Business Today Lawyer Awards as one of the top 10 most influential Dispute Resolution Lawyers in South Africa


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Veronica Vurgarellis

Chairperson & Head of Commercial Litigation



+27 11 523 6035

+27 11 286 6900

Practice area:

Commercial litigation, Constitutional & administrative law, Corporate / transaction advisory & commercial, Construction & engineering

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