ABOUT OUR FIRM

Suffolk-Law is a boutique law firm located in Perth, Western Australia. We offer high quality advice and represent a diverse range of individual and corporate clients. Our team of lawyers specialise in areas of Business, Commercial, Family and Immigration Law.

JANNIE KOTZE

Jannie has more than 30 years of experience in Law and Business. Jannie is a commended businessman, an Advocate in South Africa, and a Solicitor and Barrister in Australia. In a flourishing practise as an Advocate, Kotze acted for the major entities in South Africa such as Absa Bank, Santam Insurance Company, Nashua, MTN Mobile Networks, etc. His legal experience is commended with a corporate and business practice, particularly in company structuring, business principles, corporate governance, turn around strategies and business migration.

EDUCATION & ADMISSIONS

  • Baccalaureus Iuris (B.Iuris), 1984 (UFS)
  • Baccalaureus Legum (LLB), 1986 (UNISA)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Commercial and Resources Law, 2012 (UWA)
  • Financial Advice Intermediaries Exams Re 1 And Re 2 (South Africa)
  • Solicitor and Barrister (Supreme Court of WA)
  • Advocate (Barrister) (High Court of South Africa)
  • General Council of The Bar of South Africa

KEY EXPERIENCE

  • Advice on sovereign & political risks
  • Drafting & negotiating legal documents for a range of international and local clients
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate governance and implementation
  • Immigration law
  • Preparation of pleadings, consultations, pretrial aspects and conducting trials in: contract, cession, trusts, surety, torts, corporations, industrial, insurance, property, family, insolvency, spoliation and contract law.
  • Advice to businesses and entrepreneurs in formulating strategies, considering the environment, work out options and secure the correct partner for their business
  • Profit and revenue growth structures
  • Assistance on opportunities for improvements and efficiency, configuring companies from small to large turnovers
  • Sales, marketing and brand building strategies

CALLIE LOUW

Callie has more than 17 years of experience in business, commercial and family law, and acts as a non-practicing consultant to our solicitors and barristers. Callie is a successful and experienced director and business owner within both the legal and real estate industries.

EDUCATION & ADMISSIONS

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB), 2007 (University of New England)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law, Tax And Industrial Law
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Taxation Law
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Law
  • Lawyer (non-practising) (NSW)
  • Attorney (Solicitor) (High Court of South Africa)

KEY EXPERIENCE

  • Insolvency
  • Estate planning
  • Acquisitions and mergers
  • Commercial law
  • Family law
  • Property law

 

KAREN KOTZE

Karen is an registered Australian Migration Agent (MARN: 1277169) and Attorney of the High Court of South Africa. Karen has over 30 years’ experience as an Attorney and has worked as a State, Senior and a Deputy State Attorney. She headed the litigation department for a large private law firm whereby she managed the firm's litigation matters. After graduating as a Migration Agent, she joined KPMG where she gained extensive experience in advising and assisting individual and corporate clients, including companies operating in the Oil & Gas, Mining and Construction industries. In 2013 she left KPMG to establish her own immigration firm Suffolk-Visa.

EDUCATION & ADMISSIONS

  • Baccalaureus Legum Civilium (BLC), 1983 (UP)
  • Baccalaureus Legum (LLB), 1984 (UP)
  • Graduate Certificate in Australian Migration Law Practice Law, 2011 (Murdoch)
  • Attorney (Solicitor) (High Court of South Africa)
  • Migration Agents Registration Authority (Australia)
  • Migration Institute of Australia

KEY SPECIALITIES

  • Temporary Skills Shortage Visas: Subclass 482
  • Employer Sponsored Permanent Visas: Subclass 186
  • RSMS (Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme) Visas: Subclass 187
  • Significant Investor Visas: Subclass 188/888
  • Parent Visas: Subclass 173/143 & 884/864
  • Partner Visas: Subclass 820/801 Or 309/100
  • Prospective Marriage Visas: Subclass 300
  • General and Independent Skilled Migration Visas: Subclass 189, 190
  • Training Visas: Subclass 407