Bernadt Vukic Potash & Getz is a South African Boutique law firm based in Cape Town specialising in Corporate and Commercial Law, Commercial Litigation, Property Law, Labour Law, Family Law and Estate Planning.

Bernadt Vukic Potash & Getz and its predecessors in title trace their history back to 1931. Our former senior partner Mr Himan (Himie) Bernadt had the distinction of being in practice for over seventy years. In addition to its focus on commercial work the firm, and in particular, Himie Bernadt, was involved in human rights work. Prior to the advent of a legitimate and fully representative democracy in South Africa, Himie Bernadt’s clients (in addition to extensive corporate clients) included former president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela while he was on Robben Island and other political prisoners including Walter Sisulu. He was also an invited guest at President Mandela’s inauguration and was awarded the Order of Luthuli in Silver for “providing legal defence to anti-apartheid activists and excellent contribution in advancing justice and human rights in the legal field” after he passed away in December 2007.

Today, the firm has evolved into a boutique corporate law service provider which is broadly organized into six main departments:

  • Corporate and Commercial

  • Commercial Litigation

  • Property and Conveyancing

  • Labour Law

  • Family Law

  • Estate Planning & Wills

The firm has a substantial number of South African and international commercial and corporate clients, including clients listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and other exchanges internationally. The firm has extensive experience and expertise in national and international transactions at the highest levels.

The firm has extensive professional networks, consultancy and referral relationships with local and international professional firms in order to provide and enhance expert related specialist services available to clients and provide seamless turn-key advice for clients.