Prof Richard Stevens

 Vice Dean & Associate Professor/Visedekaan & Medeprofessor

BA LLB (Stell) LLM (Tübingen) LLD (Stell)

 

 

 


 

Prof Richard Stevens is an Associate Professor in Mercantile Law and the Vice Dean of the Faculty. Prof Stevens has been involved at the faculty, initially lecturing Insolvency law, from 1999 and then Company law since 2004.  He has presented in the area of Company Law at international conferences in Scotland, the Netherlands and Australia. His focus has been on liability within company groups and has published predominantly in this area of Company law. His focus is furthermore on the position of directors and their fiduciary duties. He is an admitted attorney and served as candidate attorney at Webber Wentzel where he also remained as admitted attorney prior to joining the faculty. He completed his Master of Laws degree at the University of Tübingen, Germany and his doctoral degree at the Stellenbosch University. He is also an accredited commercial mediator as well as a director at Cluver Markotter Inc in the Commercial and Labour Law department on a part-time basis. Prof Richard Stevens is ʼn medeprofessor in Handelsreg en die Visedekaan van die Fakulteit. Prof Stevens was sedert 1999 betrokke by die fakulteit en het aanvanklik Insolvensiereg doseer, waarna hy Maatskappyreg sedert 2004 doseer. Hy lewer referate by internasionale konferensies in Skotland, Nederland en Australië. Hy bestudeer die aanspreeklikheid binne maatskappygroepe en het veral op hierdie gebied van Maatskappyereg gepubliseer. Hy fokus verder op die posisie van direkteure en hul vertrouensplig. Hy is ʼn toegelate prokureur en het gedien as kandidaatprokureur by Webber Wentzel, waar hy ook as toegelate prokureur gepraktiseer het voordat hy by die fakulteit aangesluit het. Hy voltooi sy LLM aan die Universiteit van Tübingen, Duitsland en sy doktorsgraad aan die Universiteit van Stellenbosch. Hy is ook ʼn geakkrediteerde kommersiële bemiddelaar en ʼn direkteur by Cluver Markotter Inc in die handels- en arbeidsregafdeling.

Fields of specialisation

Company Law

Areas van belangstelling

Maatskappyereg

Modules taught

LLB: Mercantile Law 471, Mercantile Law 312 (Insolvency Law)
BAcc: Mercantile Law 291
BComm: Mercantile Law 381

Modules aangebied

LLB: Handelsreg 471, Handelsreg 312 (Insolvensiereg)
BRek: Mercantile Law 291
BComm: Mercantile Law 381

 Publications/Publikasies

  • “Kuwait Asia Bank EC v National Mutual Nominees Ltd revisited: The possible vicarious liability of a holding company for the delicts caused by its nominee directors on the board of its subsidiary” (2019) TSAR 2019 (1) 78.
  • “Kuwait Asia Bank EC v National Mutual Nominees Ltd revisited: The possible vicarious liability of a holding company for the delicts caused by its nominee directors on the board of its subsidiary.” Australian Corporate Law Teachers Association Conference, Melbourne Australia February 2018.
  • “The legal nature of the duty of care and skill” (2017) 20 Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal.
  • Author of three chapters in Company Secretarial Practice 2016 (Juta), M Havenga Managing Editor.
  • “Liability within company groups” (2016) 4 TSAR 709.
  • “The Duty of Care and Skill, And Reckless Trading: Remedies in Flux?” (2016) SA Merc Law Journal.
  • “The Consolidation of Assets and Liabilities within Company Groups: Can South African Company learn From New Zealand’s Company Law?” Dovenschmidt Quarterly 3/2014.
  • “Circumventing Veil Piercing: Possible delictual liability of a holding company to a creditor of its insolvent subsidiary” (2013) 24(1)  Stell Law Review 93.
  • “RIP Testator” (2001) 118(21) SALJ 230.
  • Author of ch 45 “Crimes under the Companies Act 71 of 2008” of Criminal Law in South Africa by ed Gerhard Kemp Oxford University Press 2012.
  • “Visser Sitrus v Goede Hoop Sitrus: “Best Interest and Oppressive Conduct: Never the twain shall meet?” Ius Commune, Edinburgh November 2014.
  • “Creditor Protection within company groups”, Ius Commune, Maastricht November 2013.
  • “The duty of care and skill and reckless trading: unnecessary duplication?” Australian Corporate Law Teachers Association Conference, Adelaide Australia February 2014.

 

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