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Veronica Vurgarellis 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 to state 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 Combatting of Corrupt Activities Act.


Veronica acts on behalf of owners, engineers, and project managers in construction disputes, and on behalf of financial institutions, corporate entities, insurance companies, universities and telecommunication companies and shareholders in a wide range of corporate disputes.

In addition, she provides advice in respect of forensic enquiries and has been responsible for a team of lawyers conducting a nationwide due diligence into the actions of an organ of state.


Furthermore, Veronica is responsible for a team of lawyers that provides nationwide litigation assistance to an international oil and gas client and another team of lawyers providing advice to a large university in a broad range of disputes.


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."


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

2019-2023 Recognised in The Best Lawyers South Africa for Litigation

2022-2023 Recommended in Chambers Global for Dispute Resolution

2023 Recognised in The Best Lawyers South Africa for Regulatory Practice


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Veronica Vurgarellis

Director, Head of Commercial Litigation & Member of the Management Board



+27 11 523 6035

+27 11 286 6900

Practice area:

Constitutional & administrative law, Commercial litigation, Construction & engineering

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