Hans Klopper is an admitted attorney in South Africa, specialising in restructuring and insolvency law. He practises from offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Hans is currently actively involved in the restructuring and business rescue of multiple businesses in mining, retail, renewable energy and the commercial property sector. He restructured the affairs of two prominent South African golf estates and, in early 2016, a major jewellery retailer with more than 70 stores.
He regularly presents workshops and lectures, and has written on this topic. He recently co-authored an article for The Stellenbosch Law Review, Volume 25, No 3, 2014 – ‘Averting Liquidations with Business Rescue: Does a Section 155 Compromise Place the Bar too High?’ He was included in Who’s Who Legal: Restructuring and Insolvency 2016.
He is a past director of the South African Restructuring and Insolvency Practitioners Association (SARIPA) and the board of directors of INSOL INTERNATIONAL, the worldwide federation of national associations for accountants and lawyers who specialise in turnaround and insolvency, and serves as the Chair of INSOL’s Smaller Practice Committee.
Hans chaired the Northern Provinces Law Society’s Committee for Insolvencies and Liquidations for five years and served on the Insolvency Standing Committee of the Law Society of South Africa.