Hannes Botha

Hannes Botha

Personal Information

Hannes specialises in corporate and commercial, private client, investment funds and listings. He regularly advises some of the worlds leading banks, publicly listed companies, ultra high-net-worth families and other leading intermediaries on offshore structures, collective investment funds and stock exchange listings.


Hannes was admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa in 2004. He has a wealth of legal experience in both Jersey and South Africa. He has both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in law, with specialisation in company and tax law.

Hannes started his legal career in South Africa, focusing on tax structures and private client work. Prior to joining Hatstone, Hannes was a Senior Associate at another large law firm in Jersey where he focused on corporate law.

He has co-authored several publications on Jersey law and also regularly contributes to legal publications.

Hannes is also a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

Hannes heads our South African office and he markets our core legal specialisms throughout Africa.


Hannes is fluent in English and Afrikaans.


Hannes keeps fit by playing squash and is also a keen rugby supporter. His other interests include travelling and gastronomy.