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Grant Ford

Firm: Bernadt, Vukic, Potash & Getz Attorneys
Country: South Africa

Practice Area: Litigation

  • 11th Floor, No. 1 Thibault Square
    Cape Town
Grant Ford is a partner and head of our Litigation and Insolvency practice. Grant has extensive experience in most areas of litigation. His focus areas are commercial litigation; insolvency/business rescue (US Chapter 11 and 7 equivalent); commercial property disputes; banking and finance and general corporate recovery work.


  • BA LLB, Rhodes University
  • Year of admission as an attorney: 1994

  • Cape Law Society
  • AIPSA – Association of Insolvency Practitioners of South Africa
  • Steenberg Golf Club

Grant was articled to Herbsteins Inc and became a director of that firm in 1996. More recently he was a director of Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Inc and regional head of litigation until joining BVPG as a partner in August 2018.

  • Involved in various insolvency enquiries and High Court litigation. 
  • Acted for Old Mutual Properties in various commercial property disputes.
  • Involved in the Marriott International acquisition of Protea Hotels. 
  • Acted for Nedbank, Old Mutual Group, Remgro and Protea Hotels.
  • Acted for the Fidentia curators in supervising the asset recovery process as well as Fidentia's litigation and enquiry processes. 
  • Experience in international arbitrations (LCIA and others) - including London and Mauritius. 
  • Acted for the Western Province Cricket Association in High Court and arbitration proceedings against Cricket South Africa. 
  • Representing various national landlords and tenants regarding rights and obligations under current COVID-19 Disaster Management Act Regulations. 
  • Representing critical services supplier creditor in SAA Business Rescue. 
  • Representing national creditor in Edcon Business Rescue. 

Market Recognition
  • Best Lawyers International (an international peer review publication) listed Grant in the following 3 categories: Arbitration and Mediation; Litigation and Insolvency and Reorganization Law for the years 2015 – 2021
  • In addition, Grant was voted as lawyer of the year for his work in in Arbitration and Mediation in Cape Town (2020), and lawyer of the year for his work in Insolvency and Reorganization Law in Cape Town (2021).

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