Annamart Nieman

Admission to Society of Advocates: 2011


Blur, LLB, LLD, Postgraduate Diplomas (also passed the Attorney’s Board Exams and National Bar Exams)

Areas of Practice: General civil litigation, Information Technology

Languages: English, Afrikaans

Cel: 082-781-9049 Tel: 011-263-8900


Advocate of the High Court of South Africa (1996) and member of the Johannesburg Bar, Sandton Chambers (2011).
  • General commercial practice, with emphasis on information technology infused litigation.
  • Prior to joining the Bar, operated in the risk management, forensics, litigation and dispute services environment for more than 16 years (11 of which in a senior management/ executive capacity).

    Partner at Deloitte and Touché:
  • Risk Advisory: National Service Line Leader Analytical and Forensic Technology (“AFT”), constituting part of an international AFT business strategy, executed in 150 countries.
  • Headed up a truly multi-disciplinary team consisting of deep technical experts (including cyberforensic experts, forensic auditors, electronic/ computer engineers, forensic investigators, information security specialists and data analysts.
  • Consulted to a wide variety of clients in almost all industries.
  • Doctorate degree in Electronic Evidence:
  • Guest lecturer at FBI Academy in Quantico, Washington; Universities of Pretoria, Cape Town, Johannesburg, North-West.
  • Frequently present at national and international conferences.
  • Prosecutor/ Senior State Advocate/ Legal Advisor to the DNDPP:
  • High-level management of all NPA Investigations (focusing on racketeering, money laundering, asset forfeiture).
  • Specialised in organised crime and specifically, serious financial crimes (conducted, inter alia, the investigation and prosecution of a fraud syndicate involving 121 accused).
  • Constitutional litigation (including S v Dlamini, S v Dladla and Others; S v Joubert; S v Schietekat 1999 (4) SA 623 and S v Dodo 2001 (3) SA 382 (CC)).
  • Chief Investigating Officer/ DDPP:
  • Head of Digital Detective Unit of the NPA.
  • Manager of RSA 24/7 G8 Countries High-Tech POC for Collection of Electronic Evidence (mutual legal assistance to 52 international jurisdictions).
  • Supervisor: Top Secret Security Clearances.
  • Assisted in the roll-out of the Financial Intelligence Centre and the Office for Interception Centres.
  • Negotiated memoranda of understanding with various internal and external stakeholders, including: the fixed line operators (Telkom, Transtel, Eskom); the mobile cellular operators (Cell C, Vodacom, MTN); the Internet service providers; the Metro Councils; the Banking Council and SABRIC; the National Intelligence Agency (NIA); the South African Secret Services and the Departments of Trade and Industry (DTI), Home Affairs, Transport and Correctional Services.
  • Founding member of, inter alia:
  • Online Intelligence, a software development company based at the Innovation Hub in Pretoria, which specifically developed innovative, multi-user software applications that transform collected risk and security information into structured intelligence.
  • The Legal Postbox, an innovative services alternative for legal practitioners.
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