Garron Whitesman

South Africa

Whitesmans Attorneys
1st Floor, Hill House, 43 Somerset Road
Green Point, Cape Town, 8005
South Africa

Tel: +27 (0)21 425 3093
Fax: +27 (0)867 168 071


Garron Whitesman is recognised internationally as a leading lawyer in gaming and gambling.

He is the founding partner of Whitesmans Attorneys which he established in 2006. For the past decade, Garron has developed and maintained a global practice in gaming, gambling and commercial law. His practice runs the full spectrum of regulatory, commercial, corporate and new media- related work within the field with a particular expertise in online gaming and gambling. Garron has also litigated industry- related matters in the High Courts of South Africa and England, state and federal courts in the United States of America, state and federal courts in Germany and the European Court of Justice.

Garron has lived and practised as an associate and/ or partner at law firms in Cape Town and London.

Garron regularly speaks at conferences internationally and contributes to and/ or is interviewed by leading international gaming and gambling publications.


  • BA (University of Cape Town) 1992
  • LLB (University of Cape Town) 1994
  • LLM (in Commercial Law) (University of Cape Town) 2000
  • Admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa 1996


  • International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL)
  • IMGL International Membership and Interactive Gaming Committees
  • Cape Law Society (CLS)
  • CLS Cyberlaw Committee
Whitesmans is a leading South African law firm internationally recognised as specialising in gaming, gambling and betting law. We advise local and international online, mobile and landbased bookmakers, betting exchanges and operators of casinos, poker rooms, bingo rooms, skills games, sweepstakes, competitions and lotteries; service companies within and to the gaming and gambling industry; software providers; players; and regulators. We understand not only the law but the business of gaming and always seek to ensure that our clients’ commercial goals are achieved.

Whitesmans is extremely proud to be recognised for its expertise by its inclusion in Band 1 Gaming & Gambling in Chambers Global every year since 2008 and to have been awarded the prestigious Global Law Experts- South Africa: Gaming Law Firm of the Year 2010 and CorporateINTL Magazine 2011 Global Award for Gaming Law Firm of the Year in South Africa.

Whitesmans is a general member of the International Masters of Gaming Law.
Whitesmans practises in association with other leading specialised law firms and industry consultants both locally and internationally, with whom we enjoy close and longstanding relationships. Contact us for all your gaming and gambling, commercial, corporate, litigation*, employment* and property* requirements in South Africa, Africa and beyond.

Whitesmans is a leading South African law firm internationally recognised as specialising in gaming, gambling and betting law.
Garron Whitesman of Whitesmans Attorneys has many years’ experience in online gambling work, advising on corporate and regulatory matters.
Chambers Global, 2014