Peter-John (PJ) Veldhuizen

Professional background and experience:

Peter-John Veldhuizen is an admitted attorney and has practiced as the Corporate Commercial Director of Gillan & Veldhuizen Inc, a specialist Commercial Law practice in Cape Town for over 20 years. In his practice he has advised both local and foreign governments on Company Law matters. PJ holds a dual Masters in Commercial Law and an MBA with a distinction in International Corporate Finance. In addition, PJ has completed programs in Advanced Corporate Law and Securities provided by UNISA, Negotiation provided by the University of Windsor in Canada and the Harvard ManageMentor® course. PJ holds accreditation in Commercial Arbitration from the Arbitration Foundation of South Africa (AFSA) and is a member of the Commercial Panel of Arbitrators. PJ is an accredited CD/CEDR Mediator and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors. He has also authored several articles and lectured on issues of Company Law and Corporate Governance including the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution as a remedy to swiftly and cost-effectively deal with disputes.

Mediation experience and style:

PJ specialises in Commercial Alternative Dispute Resolution and has been appointed by the Minister of Trade & Industry to the Companies Tribunal of South Africa where he mediates and adjudicates many Company Law disputes. Furthermore, as a private practitioner, PJ has not only mediated several commercial matters but has also assisted clients as an attorney to prepare and conduct themselves in mediations.

Comments from mediation clients:

“Energetic and committed.”



Further info

  • Location: Cape Town - Willing to travel
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  • Languages: English
  • Accreditation: Conflict Dynamics and CEDR 2016; DiSAC accredited


Banking & Finance
Construction & Engineering
Information, Communication & Technology

Dispute Types

Agency Agreements
Community Disputes
Contractual Disputes of all kinds
Distribution Agreements
Intellectual Property
Labour / Management
Landlord & Tenant
Neighbourhood Disputes
Partnership / Shareholder
Private Client
Product Liability
Professional Negligence
Sale of Goods and Services
Trusts,Wills & Probate