Bouwer And Olivier Inc Attorneys
Bouwer And Olivier Inc Attorneys, Corporate and Commercial Law


Bouwer & Olivier Inc has managed to establish itself as a boutique firm of attorneys who strive to achieve success and service excellence in most fields of the law. Our areas of expertise include Corporate and Commercial Law, Dispute Resolution, Civil Litigation (commercial and otherwise) and Matrimonial and Family Law.


  • Corporate and Commercial contract negotiation and drafting
  • Civil litigation
  • Divorces and Family Law
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Insolvency, Liquidations, Debt Recovery, Repossessions and Evictions
  • Public Procurement
  • Corporate Governance


Tel:011 326 4662
Fax:011 787 2886

Unit G
388 Main Avenue


Founded during 2012 by directors Bismarck Olivier and Michiel Bouwer, Bouwer & Olivier Inc has managed to establish itself as a boutique firm of attorneys who strive to achieve success and service excellence in most fields of the law. Our areas of expertise include Corporate and Commercial Law, Matrimonial and Family Law, Dispute Resolution and Civil Litigation (commercial and otherwise). Other business areas which are covered by our individually minded qualified legal practitioners include criminal law, insolvency, debt and asset recovery.

Litigious legal matters demand representation by attorneys with impeccable credentials, specialised knowledge, a wealth of experience and, more often than not, a strong support team. At Bouwer & Olivier Inc our highly qualified and experienced directors and support staff focus on personalised client service at reasonable and affordable rates.

Since inception, Bouwer & Olivier Inc has helped businesses grow and develop. Our firm represents businesses and its proprietors in a wide variety of legal matters. Whether it be a transactional matter or a litigation matter, our attorneys practice law from the 'business point of view'. Our firm consistently delivers first-rate, sophisticated legal services, without losing sight of the need to be practical and cost effective. We work closely with each client, focussing on its background, needs and goals, and we respond promptly to client requests and demands.

Most importantly, our attorneys have achieved the highest academic credentials, have earned the respect of our colleagues, have broad legal experience, and are committed to excellence in legal services subject to the strictest professional ethics. As a result, we deliver top-notch legal services that one would expect from only the biggest law firms. Our long-standing relationship with many of our clients attests to the calibre of legal services rendered by ourselves to the satisfaction of each of our clients.

From our firm's inception, the directors have made it a priority to be accessible to clients.

Though a boutique law firm focusing primarily on its corporate practice, Bouwer & Olivier Inc is able to assist clients with almost any aspect of a legal nature through our strategic alliances and network of referral service providers with whom we have long-standing relationships.

At Bouwer & Olivier Inc we are committed to serving each of our client's best interest. We believe that there is no better way to run a practice than to provide diligent and efficient representation of the client's best interests, every single day.


Bouwer & Olivier Inc is a recognised Value Added Supplier. In addition, Bouwer & Olivier Inc has been verified as a Level 4 B-BBEE contributor with a B-BBEE Procurement Recognition Level of 100%.


When necessary, we use the skills of lawyers from across our different practice areas who work as a team to provide clients with a fully integrated service.

Bouwer & Olivier Inc consists of 2 Directors, 1 Senior Associate, 1 Articled clerk and a number of support staff employees.

Bismarck Olivier
B.A. LL.B. (University of Stellenbosch)

Bismarck Olivier was previously a director of Bezuidenhout van Zyl & Associates Inc ("BVZ") with whom he commenced articles in 1992. He then became a Senior Associate and was appointed as director of BVZ thereafter until he, together with Michiel Bouwer, decided to establish Bouwer & Olivier Inc.

Experience and areas of speciality, to name but a few, include:
  • Legal assistance and advice on the submission of tenders
  • Contracts
  • Commercial law
  • Company law
  • Civil litigation (high court, district and magistrates court)
  • High court applications and interdicts.
  • Divorces and Family Law
Michiel Theron Bouwer
LL.B. (cum laude) (North-West University, Potchefstroom)

Michiel Bouwer was a Senior Associate of BVZ from July 2011 until Bouwer & Olivier Inc was established and was appointed as a director of Bouwer & Olivier Inc since its inception. He obtained his LLB degree cum laude at the North-West University, Potchefstroom and also received the award as the best final year LLB student.

He is currently completing a Masters Degree in Corporate Law at the University of South Africa with focus on Corporate Governance and the new Companies Act.

He practises as an attorney in the corporate commercial department and specializes in:-
  • Company law
  • Civil and commercial litigation
  • Commercial contracts
  • Purchase and sale of businesses; and
  • Contractual and commercial disputes (specifically companies and closed corporations).
Leanne Furstenburg
LL.B. (University of Johannesburg)
Senior Associate

Leanne Furstenburg holds an LLB degree which she obtained at the University of Johannesburg in 2009. After completing her articles under the guidance of Bismarck Olivier and passing the Board Exams with exemption, she was admitted as an attorney in 2012. Leanne’s legal acumen and attention to detail have made her a formidable asset in commercial litigation matters.

Lindi Vlietstra
B.Com LL.B. (Nort-West University, Potchefstroom)
Candidate Attorney

Lindi Vlietstra obtained both a B.Com and LLB degree from the North West University, Potcherfstroom where after she joined Bouwer & Olivier Inc as candidate attorney under the supervision of Bismarck Olivier. She has a keen interest in family and commercial law, Magistrates and High Court Litigation.


Like our clients, we are entrepreneurs. We have managed to build a law firm which we believe will continue to grow and prosper for many years to come. We understand many of the challenges and joys of building and managing a business like the clients whom we represent.

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