B.Com (NWU) LLB (NWU)
Douw obtained his BCom and LLB degrees from the North West University. He was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 2009.
Whilst serving his articles of clerkship and during the subsequent years as a junior attorney in general law practices, with a curious interest in commercial law, Douw applied for a position as an associate at Barnard Incorporated in 2010 with the aim of broadening his knowledge and experience. After his appointment as an associate and by gaining vast experience in commercial law, his practice within the firm expanded substantially. Realising the importance of sincerely understanding and appreciating clients’ needs and requirements, Douw implemented processes to utilize various aspects of the law as solution-finding mechanisms to serve clients’ commercial and other interests. In 2012, with the emigration of the erstwhile sole shareholder and director, Douw and Gerhard Truter acquired the firm.
Today, Douw, being part of a great team of directors, associates, and other staff, serves as managing director of the firm and practices in various fields of commercial law and concomitant litigation. He continues to treasure valuable relationships with all his clients; those which commenced with establishing his practice and those that followed.