Lizelle Acker

Lizelle Acker

Senior Associate, Johannesburg

Email lizelle.acker@​

Phone +27 11 523 6077

Fax +27 86 720 7395

LanguagesEnglish, Afrikaans

Practice groupLitigation

Lizelle Acker focuses on litigation and alternative dispute resolution with a specific emphasis on commercial disputes. She also has a vast amount of experience in business rescue, liquidations and sequestration related matters, having conducted several formal inquiries into the affairs of companies in liquidation.

In addition, Lizelle acts on behalf of one of the largest property investment companies in South Africa in litigation matters, for financial institutions (including all major banks), shareholders in shareholding disputes, and corporate clients on credit and regulatory related issues.

Education and admissions


Certificate in Business Rescue

LL.B., University of Stellenbosch


Committee Member of SARIPA’s New Northern Region Young Blood Committee

INSOL International

South African Restructuring and Insolvency Practitioners Association (SARIPA)

Court admissions

South Africa

Representative experience

Representing the TMA as amicus curiae in the landmark Diner case before the SCA and CC concerning remuneration of business rescue practitioners.

Representing Medshield Medical Scheme in major High Court litigation arising out of liquidation of Calabash Health Solutions, which owed the scheme over ZAR40m.

Acting for a major bank in various litigation matters.

Part of the team representing an international company in an anti-dumping investigation instituted by ITAC.

Part of the team presenting one of the largest trade unions in business rescue and liquidation related matters.

Latest thinking and events

Hogan Lovells Publications

Taking the easy way out of business rescue proceedings

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