Who We Are


Cézanne heads up the BR Law team.

Cézanne was one of the first black female partners to be appointed in (the then known as) DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr’s Cape Town Corporate & Commercial practice.


  • Admitted as Attorney of the High Court of South Africa and Conveyancer (2003)
  • LLB - University of the Western Cape
  • LLM International Trade and Business Law (cum laude) - University of the Western Cape
  • Ford Foundation International Fellow


Cézanne has over 15 years’ experience as a corporate commercial lawyer, focussing on advising on South African company law, South African contract law, doing business in South Africa, conducting legal due diligence investigations, advising on, negotiating and structuring commercial and business transactions and advising on corporate governance.

Who is Cézanne?

Fearless in her pursuit for success and excellence, and committed to transformation, Cézanne is known to not follow the pack.

Named after the French painter, Cézanne likes to think she is a bit creative too, and is quite the artist when drawing transaction diagrams. She is also known for thinking on her feet; literally, and can often be found walking around the office barefoot.

Francois Terblanche

Consultant – Corporate Commercial

  • BCom Law (Cum Laude) (RAU/University of Johannesburg)
  • LLB (Cum Laude) (RAU/University of Johannesburg)
  • LLM in Banking Law (University of Johannesburg)
  • Certificates in Advanced Company Law 1 and 2 (University of the Witwatersrand)
  • Certificate in Advanced Labour Law (University of the Witwatersrand)

Admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa
Admitted as a solicitor of England and Wales

Hein Valentine

Consultant – Dispute Resolution

  • BA (Law) (Rhodes University)
  • LLB (Rhodes University)
  • LLM Environmental Law (University of Witswatersrand) 

Admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa

It isn’t enough to think outside the box.

Thinking is passive.
Get used to acting outside the box.
– Tim Ferris –