Who We Are
Gerald Ramsden graduated in 1985 with a law degree (BA LLB) from the University of the Witwatersrand and was admitted as an attorney in the High Court of South Africa in 1990. Gerald has been a director of two leading South African law firms and currently practises for his own account. During his career, spanning almost three decades, Gerald has practised primarily in corporate and commercial law, focusing on the media, sport, entertainment, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) and advertising industries.
Gerald has represented numerous national and international clients across a variety of business sectors and, in so doing, has developed a sound practical knowledge and understanding of the interrelationship between business and law.
Gerald also has a thorough working knowledge of the rules and procedures of the Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa (ASA) and regularly represents clients in advertising complaints heard by the ASA. In addition to many years of experience in contract drafting and review, he has conducted numerous legal due diligence investigations and has developed an effective and user-friendly method of reporting to clients on the legal due diligence findings and the steps to be taken to mitigate the legal risks identified during the due diligence process.
Gerald is passionate about the practise of law and his boutique law firm offers a legal service that is aimed at meeting the day-to-day business law needs of advertising agencies and other businesses.