About Albertus Kleingeld

Albertus Kleingeld is widely known as the go-to commercial lawyer in Lesotho. He regularly acts as a litigator in the High Court in South Africa and the High Court and Commercial Court in Lesotho and advises on commercial and corporate matters, including the formation of corporations. Albertus also has experience in the UK, where he joined the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), a leading trade organisation representing employment agencies, as a corporate legal adviser specialising in recruitment and employment law; here, he gained substantial in-house legal experience and discovered the high premium on providing pre-emptive legal support. Albertus contributes to various publications, including Lex Africa’s Doing Business in Lesotho, the World Bank’s journals, and books issued by the International Monetary Fund. In 2017, Lesotho became the first African country to legalise cannabis for medical purposes, and due to Albertus’ advisory role in this regard, he is widely considered as a pioneer in this industry – both in Lesotho and South Africa; he has thus far advised 26 multinational companies on cannabis law, the regulatory framework and the commercial application thereof.

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