• B.Com (Law), University of Pretoria (1996)
  • LLB, University of Pretoria (1998)
  • Certificate in International Mergers & Acquisition Law, University of Pretoria (2001)
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program
    Level II, CFA Institute, Charlottesville,
    Virginia USA (2002)
  • Dip.I.C.Arb F.C.I.Arb - Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration, Chartered Institute
    of Arbitrators (2013)
  • Primavera 'Project Planning and Control' Software Training, Enterprise Project Solutions (2013)
  • CD/ACDS Accredited Mediator, University
    of Stellenbosch Business School (2014)
  • CEDR Mediation Accreditation,  Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution, UK (2015)
  • Advanced Mediation Workshop:  Mediating Complex Disputes, Harvard Law School (2016)






  • Arbitrations
  • Administrative & Public
  • Banking
  • Building & Construction
  • Civil
  • Commercial
  • Constitutional
  • Contract
  • Labour
  • Mediation
  • Pension Funds & Medical Schemes







  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (F.CiArb)
  • Member of the General & Commercial Panel of the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa (AFSA)
  • Associate Member of the Association of Arbitrators (Southern Africa)

Riaan Booysen

Johannesburg Bar Admission Date:

5 December 2005

Riaan was admitted as an attorney and notary public in 1999.  He started his professional career as an attorney at Weavind & Weavind after which he worked at BOE Bank as a credit risk analyst.  He joined Nedbank in 2001 and served as Senior Manager, Legal & Compliance until the end of 2004 and was admitted to the Johannesburg Bar in 2005.


Riaan’s legal expertise is in construction, engineering, infrastructure and project arbitrations, and in the financial services industry (banking, investments and insurance).  He is skilled in financial calculations and valuations related to these fields.


He also has experience in general commercial work (including insolvencies, insolvency enquiries and company law), mediation and labour law.

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