ALEX PROTULISDIRECTOR
Corporate and Commercial Law; Commercial Litigation and Franchise Law.

QUALIFICATIONS

LLB (Rand Afrikaans University); Postgraduate Certificate Course in Cyber Law (University of the Witwatersrand); Solicitor of England & Wales (non-practising)


HISTORY

Alex is a dual-qualified lawyer and is admitted in South Africa and England & Wales (non-practising).  He began his career as a Candidate Attorney at Christodoulou & Mavrikis Inc. in 2005 and upon being admitted in 2007, Alex moved to London to pursue his legal career in the United Kingdom.  During his time overseas, Alex undertook the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test and was admitted as a solicitor in 2009, and worked for renowned international law firms where he was involved in all aspects of regulatory and legal compliance issues.

Alex re-joined Christodoulou & Mavrikis Inc. in 2012 and now heads up our franchise law department where he represents various franchisors in the food and beverage industry.  He is actively involved in advising franchisors on the establishment of their franchises; drafting franchise agreements; advising on the Consumer Protection Act and how it effects franchise agreements; advising franchisors and franchisees in respect of franchise disputes and assisting clients with trade mark and intellectual property registrations.  Alex also contributed to the South African chapter of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Franchise 2017, published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London (www.iclg.co.uk).

In addition, Alex assists in the firm’s commercial, litigation and cyber law departments where he acts for an array of clients in various business sectors.

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Law Society of the Northern Provinces
  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Franchise Association of South Africa

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