Johan Esterhuizen



BA, LLB, LLM, along with a HDip (Tax) from Rand Afrikaans University (now the University of Johannesburg)

Specialisations and Interests:

Johan has a wide range of experience in general litigation, insolvency, labour law, tax and regulatory work. He engages in legal research on complex issues and provides a wide range of clients with detailed legal opinions on which they rely when making strategic decisions. Johan has also given pensions law advice to SABC TV viewers and “Radio Sonder Grense” listeners. Johan is also a co-author of Hunter Law’s textbook The Pension Funds Act: A Commentary.

He is an approved liquidator of retirement funds and has been appointed by the Registrar as curator.

Special interests and expertise:

  • all aspects of litigation work including the representation of clients before the pension funds adjudicator, the appeal board and the enforcement committee established in terms of the Financial Services Board Act, the high court and the supreme court of appeal;
  • research and writing detailed legal opinions on all aspects of employee benefits law; and
  • training principal officers and members of fund boards of management.

Johan is endorsed in Who’s Wholegal under Employee Benefits & Pension Law.   

  • Who’s Who Legal Labour & Employment nominated Johan as a recognized expert on the Pension Funds Act and an approved liquidator of retirement funds further commenting Johan Esterhuizen “is a very experienced Pensions Lawyer”