Dawie van der Merwe is an admitted attorney, liquidator and certified as a Senior Business Rescue Practitioner, with a B Comm LLB and various postgraduate diplomas. He is a Director at BDO and currently serves on the national board of the South African Restructuring and Insolvency Practitioners Association (SARIPA).
Dawie qualified as an attorney in 1997 and immediately commenced his career working in the world of insolvency. Dawie was fortunate to be exposed to some of the largest liquidations and corporate restructurings of today, including the well-known matter of CNA.
Dawie has always had a keen interest in the restructuring of distressed businesses and with the arrival of Business Rescue legislation, the migration of his restructuring activities was an obvious and smooth transition.
Dawie has already tasted great success in the fledgeling field of Business Rescue in South Africa, having acted as BRP in high profile matters such as Shaft Sinkers, Civcon Construction, African Bank Investments Limited and he is currently involved in the business rescue proceedings of ASA Metals and Vanchem Vanadium Products.