The clampdown on business is intensifying and compliance risk is exceptionally more complex nowadays, which is why peace of mind is essential. We specialise in risk assessment and management of your products and business – so you do not have to.
We can assist you with:
- Identifying your applicable regulatory universe;
- Creating a compliance function or undergoing a gap analysis on the effectiveness of your existing compliance function;
- Classifying and reviewing all current, proposed and impending legislation and the potential impact on your business;
- Highlighting your high-risk sections of applicable legislation and regulations;
- Developing an assessment plan to address the compliance requirements, necessary controls and the monitoring needs of your business;
- Monitoring compliance and providing peace and assurance that your business complies with particular legislation and regulations, e.g. Protection of Personal Information Act, the National Credit Act and the Consumer Protection Act; and
- Providing face to face compliance training.
Compliance & Regulatory Team Members
Jana van Zyl | Director – BComm LLB (Stell)
Jana joined Dommisse Attorneys in 2013 as lead member of the Compliance and Regulatory team. Her practice services various national retailers, credit providers, call centres, marketing companies and other service providers. More recently she has also become involved with assisting clients in the Fintech space with compliance advice – which is a great complimentary service to the Corporate and Commercial divisions’ clients. Her focus is to provide peace of mind to clients in assisting them with the interpretation of legislation to their business models and understanding risk.
Jana was admitted as an attorney in 2003 and started her career with Marais Muller Yekiso Attorneys in the litigation department. She then joined the niche IT law firm Michalsons, where she assisted clients with drafting IT agreements, performing website audits, advising on compliance and drafting opinions relating to electronic transactions and privacy, legal interpretation queries and more specifically the interception and monitoring of communications.
Jana has written and co-authored many legal works in the legal communications sphere. She co-authored the South African chapter in “e-Commerce, Getting the Deal Through” in both the 2008 and 2009 editions, and the South African chapter in “The Global Privacy and Security Law Reference”.
In 2010 she joined the consumer law firm Robertson Teuteberg Kirk (RTK) where she provided legal advice on regulatory and compliance requirements relating to financial and credit legislation, electronic communications as well as consumer and personal information. Jana was responsible for providing ad hoc opinions, reviewing and drafting agreements, providing training and running compliance projects.
When it comes to time away from the office and finding her own peace of mind, Jana is an avid camper and a lover of the outdoor lifestyle. She maximises every opportunity to take a weekend away with her husband and two children.
Tel.: +27 (0)21 671 1550
Cell: +27 (0)82 698 0020
Jessica Paterson | Associate – BComm LLB (Stell)
Jessica joined Dommisse Attorneys in 2016 to begin her articles of clerkship. She was admitted in February 2018 and is currently in the Compliance and Regulatory team and is gaining experience with financial and credit legislation and assisting with electronic communications queries, as well as consumer and personal information projects.
Jessica commenced her studies with a BComm in Management Sciences focusing on Logistics and Financial Accounting. The move to law was inspired by a module in Mercantile Law during her second year which paved her way to a future in the legal field. She completed her post-graduate LLB in 2015 at Stellenbosch University.
Jessica loves the winelands and worked part time throughout her studies in the wine industry in Stellenbosch. The industry provided her with a wealth of knowledge on the subject and a hobby that will last a lifetime.
Tel.: +27 (0)21 671 1550
Cell: +27 (0)82 219 7747
Max Sikhungo | Paralegal – LLB (UNISA in process)
Max joined Dommisse Attorneys as a paralegal in 2014 and assists our Compliance and Regulatory team with all their projects relating to financial and credit legislation, electronic communications as well as consumer and personal information.
Max has always dreamed of becoming an attorney and in 2012 he took his first steps towards realising this dream, by enrolling with the University of South Africa to commence his LLB degree.
We are committed to advancing Max’s practical training and devoted to ensuring that he also obtains experience in corporate and commercial work.
When Max is not at the office, he diligently returns to his studies, but if time allows he can be found on the football field, playing soccer.
Tel.: +27 (0)21 671 1550
Cell: +27 (0)78 910 6144