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Peter Grealy
Peter Grealy
Position: Partner, Commercial Practices Head
Practice: Intellectual Property, IT Electronic Business Media and Telecoms
Office: Johannesburg
Telephone: +27 11 530 5218

Peter Grealy is a partner in the Technology, Media, Telecommunications & Intellectual Property Practice and head of the Commercial Practice at Webber Wentzel.

He focuses on all aspects relating to contractual law for media and technology and has substantial experience in general commercial agreements in respect of development, outsourcing supply and maintenance and systems acquisitions.

Peter regularly advises on regulatory environment pertaining to telecommunications and broadcasting, as well as on agreements relevant to e-Commerce and on-line banking.  He has been involved in cross-border negotiations, telecommunications interconnection and facilities leasing.  His expertise extends to defamation law and copyright law pertinent to the media and entertainment industry.

Peter is a member of the International Bar Association and the Corporate Lawyers Association of South Africa.

His expertise has been recognised by various international research organisations including Chambers Global, Legal 500, Who's Who Legal and Best Lawyers.

Peter has BA and LLB degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Areas of expertise
  • Telecommunications, broadcasting regulatory and administrative law
  • Copyright relating to media and entertainment
  • General advice in respect of film and television productions
  • Defamation law for broadcasters and publications
  • e-Business, systems acquisitions and data protection
  • General commercial law and litigation
  • Entertainment law

Named by:


  • Chambers Global 2007 - 2017 as a ranked lawyer (IT & Telecommunications, Media & Broadcasting).
  • Legal 500 2012 - 2013 as a legal expert (Technology, Media, Telecommunications & Intellectual Property).
  • Who's Who Legal 2011 - 2016 as a listed lawyer (Information Technology, Telecoms and Media).
  • Best Lawyers 2008 - 2016 (Media Law,Information Technology Law).


Member of the:

  • International Bar Association (1995 to present).
  • Corporate Lawyers Association of South Africa (2008 to present)