Farren van Niekerk

Entertainment and Commercial Law
Bcom (UCT) LLB (UCT)

Farren van Niekerk - Entertainment and Commercial LawAfter completing a B.Comm and LLB degree from the University of Cape Town, Farren was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa. Farren began her career at one of South Africa’s first all-female law firm, where she practiced as a senior associate, specialising as a commercial and litigation attorney.

Farren joined Irish MacLeod Inc as a director and has brought her commercial and litigation experience to the firm, broadening its areas of speciality.

As a director at Irish MacLeod, Farren works extensively in the entertainment industry with both local and foreign clients, on film and television projects and various other areas of entertainment law. Farren assists on all aspects of production, from chain of title agreements, to finance and structuring deals, to on the ground production agreements. Farren’s extensive experience as a commercial and litigation attorney furthermore provides all round support and assistance to a production, from start to finish.

Farren is an experienced corporate and commercial attorney, advising clients on commercial arrangements and structures and drafting a wide range of commercial agreements, including: memorandum of incorporation, shareholders agreements, purchase and sale of shares, purchase and sale of business, option agreements, loan finance and security agreements, service agreements, employment agreements, property agreements and many more.

Farren is furthermore an experienced litigator and dispute resolution attorney, which experience extends from arbitration proceedings to court litigation across the Supreme Court of Appeal, High Courts and Magistrates Courts. Farren has dealt with many high-profile commercial disputes across various industries, including: finance, property development, engineering and renewable energy and commodity trading.

Farren has been the production attorney and provided assistance on multiple foreign and local films and TV series including Tomb Raider 2, Action Park, Red Sea Diving Resort, Sew the Winter to My Skin, Sulphur and White, Kissing Booth 1,2 and 3, Bulletproof and Last Days of American Crime.

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