Philip Lessing


Philip Lessing is a senior commercial attorney, insolvency practitioner and business rescue practitioner and has been practising as such for more than 20 years.

Fields of Expertise:

Commercial Law

  • Insolvency and company liquidation matters
  • Commissions of inquiry in terms of sections 417 and 418 of the Companies Act,  1973
  • New Companies Act, 2008
  • Business rescues, restructuring of companies and compromises with creditors in terms of section 155 of the new Companies Act
  • Negotiating and drafting of commercial agreements
  • Cross border insolvencies

High Court Litigation

  • Liquidation and sequestration applications
  • Applications for voluntary surrender of estate
  • Litigation on behalf of liquidators / creditors/ directors and shareholders
  • Applications/actions for personal liability – reckless/fraudulent trading
  • General commercial litigation
  • Warrants of attachment in terms of section 69 of the Insolvency Act

Deceased Estates

  • All aspects of deceased estates
  • Wills and estate planning
  • Trusts

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces
  • Member of the South African Restructuring and Insolvency Practitioners Association