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Tania Hefer

Legal Advisor

(South African Qualified Lawyer)
Tania Hefer

What do I do

I am a South African qualified lawyer with a diverse legal background, having previously worked extensively in areas of dispute resolution (litigation, arbitration, mediation) in private legal practice with a large South African law firm in Johannesburg and a large American law firm in Paris, France. 

I also have experience in commercial law and spent a number of years working in various areas of international law both in the government sector and in private practice. 

My current work reflects my diverse experience as I assist on a variety of matters including property, commercial and some litigation.

How I like to meet with clients

Getting to know clients and having a complete understanding of the transaction that I am assisting with enables met to provide clear and accurate advice to clients that achieves the goal that the client wants to achieve. 

Having a broader understanding of a client’s business and circumstances enables me to propose solutions that fits in with a client’s business strategy and business philosophy.

My approach to client focus

I believe that my role as a lawyer is to act as a problem solver for my clients. It is my responsibility to find pragmatic solutions to my clients’ legal questions in an efficient and professional manner.  

What I like doing out of the office

My family and I are relatively new to New Zealand.  As such, we spend most of our family time getting to know our new environment and learning about New Zealand life and culture.

I enjoy traveling and living in New Zealand opens up opportunities to discover parts of the world that I have not yet had an opportunity to explore.

Professional Memberships

  • Attorney of the High Court of South Africa.

Contact Details

DDI: +64 3 974 1865
E-mail Tania


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DDI:  +64 3 595 1868
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