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Johann Scholtz
Johann Scholtz
Position: Partner
Practice: Financial Regulatory
Office: Johannesburg
Telephone: +27 11 530 5214

Johann Scholtz is a partner in the Financial Regulatory Practice at Webber Wentzel.

He specialises in all aspects of financial services law and regulation. He has represented corporate clients in various high-profile insider trading investigations, making representations to the Financial Services Board and appearing at enquiries.

Johann has also been involved in matters relating to money laundering and market abuse as well as matters that pertain to derivatives, mutual funds, collective investment schemes and asset management. His expertise extends to stock exchange and securities law, consumer protection law and climate change law.

He has been chairman of the Gauteng Law Council, the Insurance Committee of the International Bar Association and the Association of Banking Lawyers of South Africa. He has also served on the Council of the Legal Practice Division of the International Bar Association.

Johann has lectured on behalf of the Law Society of South Africa and has written on topics such as money laundering, insider trading, banking law and climate change law. His expertise has been recognised by various international research organisations including IFLR1000 (Banking, Project Finance, M&A), and The International Who’s Who (Insurance & Re-Insurance, Environment).

Johann has BLC and LLB degrees from the University of Pretoria and an LLM degree from Cambridge University.

Areas of expertise
  • Banking law
  • Stock exchange and securities law
  • Mutual funds, collective investment schemes and asset management
  • Insider trading, money laundering, market abuse and anti-corruption law
  • Consumer protection law and in particular the National Credit Act
  • Derivatives
  • Named by:
    • Chambers Global 2014 - 2018 as a ranked lawyer (Banking & Finance: Regulatory)
    • IFLR1000 2013 as a leading lawyer in the field of Banking & Finance.
    • Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2014 as a recommended lawyer (Banking & Finance).
    • Who's Who Legal 2014 - 2015 as a listed lawyer (Insurance and Reinsurance).