Garron Whitesman

Garron Whitesman    

Garron Whitesman is recognised internationally as a leading lawyer in gaming and gambling.


He is the founding partner of Whitesmans Attorneys which he established in 2006. For the past decade, Garron has developed and maintained a global practice in gaming, gambling and commercial law. His practice runs the full spectrum of regulatory, commercial, corporate and new media- related work within the field with a particular expertise in online gaming and gambling. Garron has litigated industry- related matters in the High Courts of South Africa and England, state and federal courts in the United States of America, state and federal courts in Germany and the European Court of Justice. Garron has also been involved in license applications and/ or compliance in South Africa, Gibraltar, Malta, Alderney, Great Britain, Spain, Italy, Australia, Germany and other international jurisdictions.


Garron has lived and practised as an associate and/ or partner at law firms in Cape Town and London.


Garron regularly speaks at conferences internationally and contributes to and/ or is interviewed by leading international gaming and gambling publications.


'His practical approach and ability to find solutions to difficult problems are admired by clients.'


- Chambers Global 2015

  • BA (University of Cape Town) 1992
  • LLB (University of Cape Town) 1994
  • LLM (in Commercial Law) (University of Cape Town) 2000
  • Admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa 1996

  • International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL)
  • IMGL International Membership and Interactive Gaming Committees
  • Cape Law Society (CLS)
  • CLS Cyberlaw Committee

  • Ranked Band 1 for Gaming & Gambling Chambers Global 2008 to date
  • Global Law Experts- South Africa: Gaming Law Firm of the Year 2010
  • CorporateINTL Magazine 2011 Global Award for Gaming Law Firm of the Year in South Africa
  • International Who's Who of Sports & Entertainment Lawyers 2013 & 2014
  • Best of the Best Experts Guide (Gambling & Gaming) 2015

Jeanne Pauw

Jeanne Pauw

Jeanne entered the profession in 2011 upon graduating with a Master’s degree in Commercial Law (with special focus on International Law of Trade, Advanced Company Law (Securities), Advanced Competition Law and Commercial Arbitration) from the University of Cape Town.


Jeanne’s experience to date entails:


  • Advising on, structuring and negotiating commercial agreements, including, but not limited to, Memoranda of Incorporation (MOI’s), Shareholders’ Agreements, Sale of Members Interest, Sale of Shares Agreements and Subscription Agreements, Sale of Business Agreements, Loan Agreements, Lease Agreements, Commercial and Residential Sale Agreements, NDA’s, Confidentiality & Restraint of Trade Agreements, Trust Deeds (including PBO Trusts), Software Licence Agreements and Service Level Agreements;


    Ensuring compliance of various contracts, agreements & policies with and advising clients on how to align their practices with the requirements of legislation such as, but not limited to, the Companies Act, National Credit Act, Consumer Protection Act, Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) and Trust Property Control Act; and,


    Conducting research on relevant legal issues & preparing legal opinions & reports.


Jeanne particularly enjoys the innovative challenge of providing advice and assistance to clients in respect of all commercial and corporate law matters, which includes a keen interest in the regulatory compliance field concerning the gaming and gambling industry.


Since August 2014 Jeanne has been employed as an Associate at Whitesmans Attorneys, where she now specialises in gaming, gambling and commercial law.



  • BA (University of Stellenbosch) 1997

  • BA (Hons) Industrial Psychology 1998

  • Higher Diploma in Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC), Specialising in Media Management (Media Planning/Media Buying) (AAA School of Advertising), January 2001 to December 2002

  • LLB (University of Cape Town) 2009

  • LLM (in Commercial Law) (University of Cape Town) 2010

  • Admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa 2013



  • Cape Law Society (CLS)


Military Service

  • The South African Army Women’s College (SAAWCOL), George, South Africa 1994