Brett Tate

Brett Tate


Brett is Head of the Commercial Litigation department at Andersen in South Africa. He specialises in high level Commercial Litigation, Dispute Resolution and Business Restructuring and Insolvency.

Brett focuses on a wide range of commercial litigation disputes and represents a range of local and multi-national listed and blue-chip clients in the pension fund, accounting, banking, mining, renewable energy, construction and manufacturing industries.

Brett completed his articles at a specialist Corporate Commercial boutique firm in Johannesburg in 2005. Brett joined the firm in 2013.


  • BA Law, Rhodes University (2002)
  • LLB, Rhodes University (2004)


  • A member of the South African Restructuring and Insolvency Practitioners Association NPC (SARIPA)
  • International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL International)


  • Conducting a cross border liquidation enquiry for a renewable energy company based in India in relation to a Luxembourg listed company
  • Cross border litigation for a Dubai based asset manager for recovery of funds in excess of R1 billion
  • Advising Business Rescue Practitioners in relation to the Business Rescue proceedings and proceedings for subsequent liquidation of a State Owned airline
  • Advising Bermuda based Holding Company in relation to the conversion of debt in Business Rescue Proceedings for a majority equity stake in a significant mining assets
  • Advising clients in respect of appearances before the Nugent and Zondo Commissions of Inquiry
  • General advisory work and litigation for a Big Four Audit firm


  • Included in The Best Lawyers in South Africa for Litigation, 2021 & 2022

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