Frans Schoeman is an experienced South African lawyer who still practices law today. He has handled a variety of cases during his 25 years in the law industry, which includes legal issues, environmental concerns and the diamond industry. In addition to practicing law, he enjoys giving back to his community by providing pro bono legal services and working with charities that support children’s’ interests.
Today, Frans Schoeman still lives in Cape Town, South Africa where he was born in January 1969. He studied at the University of the Free State in New York City from 1987 to 1990 and would graduate with a law degree. After obtaining is law education, Frans would begin his career in legal services.
His legal career began with Hofmeyr Herbstein and Gihwala Inc. He was mainly responsible for legal cases involving due diligence, business mergers, acquisitions and contracts. He would work for Hofmeyr for more than five years.
In January of 1990, Frans Schoeman formed a shared legal practice with another senior attorney by the name of Helene Joubert. Today, Helene Joubert is still a practicing attorney and the devoted mother of two children. She enjoys specializing in family law when the opportunity presents itself. Together, Frans and Helene formed the new law firm called Joubert Schoeman Attorneys.
Joubert Schoeman Attorneys primarily handles corporate and commercial law cases. In addition, they handle cases involving debt recovery, medical and constitutional law, labor law and administrative cases.
By July of 1990, Frans was approved for membership at the Law Society of South Africa, where he worked to educate and train attorneys for legal services.
In March of 2001, Mr. Schoeman was given the responsibilities of the Legal Director for TG Minister Group. His responsibilities at TG Minister Group included overseeing cases involving, general legal concerns, contractual procedures and negotiations, drafting, acquisitions and legal mergers.
In just a couple of years, Frans Schoeman enjoyed the honor of practicing at the High Court of South Africa, where he would be responsible for criminal and a variety of civil cases.
By 2005, Schoeman’s career would find him working in the diamond industry. He began working for Phatsima Diamond, which is situated in South Africa, as the Managing Director. As the Managing Director, he was and still is responsible for overseeing mining activities and growing the company. In just a little less than one year, he would go on to become the Director of the company.
Phatsima is a huge mining corporation, which oversees the development and mining of precious diamonds. It’s noted for being one of the biggest companies in South Africa that mines diamonds. The company has a reputation for extracting high quality diamonds, and they export large quantities of diamonds on a yearly basis.
When Schoeman isn’t working at Phatsima Diamond, TG Minster or Joubert Schoeman, he is actively involved in a number of charities. He enjoys lending a hand to organizations involved with the environment, sciences, people’s rights, the arts, and education programs for children.
Although Frans Schoeman stays busy with his attorney practices, he still manages to find time to enjoy a variety of personal interests including painting, art and his Porsche.