Promotions at Hatstone's South Africa Office

Published 13 January 2020 by Hatstone Trust Company (BVI) Limited

Hatstone has in the last six months promoted four of its lawyers in South Africa.

Dr Erin Nel, who is an international trust and compliance specialist, was promoted to Senior Associate. Her role entails dealing with regulatory and trust-related matters, drafting corporate agreements and documents, wealth management, as well as supporting the Hatstone Group with local and international research-based projects.

Chrisma Genis, who manages the corporate and commercial department of the South African office, was also promoted to Senior Associate.  In late 2019, Chrisma also obtained a post-graduate diploma in tax law from the University of Stellenbosch. Chrisma also earned her BComm LLB and LLM (International Trade Law) at the University of Stellenbosch.

Stefan Schausberger and Yannis Verkes were both promoted to Senior Associate in recognition of their contribution towards the growth and success of the firm. Stefan specialises in corporate and commercial, private wealth, trust law, investment funds as well as listings. Yannis is regularly involved in a variety of commercial, corporate, banking and tax-related matters, servicing our international client base. Both Yannis and Stefan have both been with Hatstone in South Africa for over five years.

Hannes Botha, Group Partner at Hatstone’s South African office, said: “It is very rewarding to see our lawyers progress in their careers, and develop specialist skills. This is one way in which we can give some recognition to the substantial contribution made by these lawyers to their local offices, and the wider Hatstone Group.