Inspiration: Legal Practitioner Attorney
André du Plessis
André- founded DU PLESSIS BOLAND WELLINGTON Attorneys in 1998 in the Boland town of Wellington in the Western Cape and practiced under this name and style till end 2019.
Legal Practitioner Attorney, Conveyancer,
Solicitor in England & Wales, Entrepreneur &
Professional Business Developer:
Michélle du Plessis
Michélle- is an admitted and practicing Attorney and Conveyancer of the High Court of South Africa as well as a registered Solicitor in England and Wales and member of the American Bar Association. She founded DU PLESSIS BELLVILLE Attorneys / Conveyancers in 2005, later Incorporated, and now abbreviated and known as DPB Attorneys & Conveyancers. She is also the Co-Founder and CEO of FUTURAE Management Solutions GmbH and FUTURAE.AI situated in Switzerland and the CEO of the FUTURAE International Group.
Michélle holds a BA (Law), a LLB and a MSc in Business Administration with a Major in Business Development and Promotion (From the Lucerne School of Business, Luzern Switzerland). She has more than 20 years of experience as a fierce and successful litigator, both in criminal and civil law. She has been responsible for successful verdicts in multiple murder cases, national tax fraud cases and high net value divorce cases.
Although she specialized in complex, multi jurisdiction international commercial contract law, and international divorce law, Michélle now focuses mainly on the convergence of complex and convoluted legal matters within the digital economy, such as the Blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and the Crypto world, both in Zug Switzerland and Vaduz Liechtenstein. She is also a legal expert in fiduciary and trust solutions, immigration, residency and second and/or alternative citizenship.
Michélle is registered to practice as an Attorney and Conveyancer by the Legal Practice Council South Africa. She is also a member the of the Crypto Valley situated in Zug Switzerland and Vaduz Liechtenstein.
With her legal expertise and sound knowledge of multi jurisdiction contracts, the FUTURAE Group provides her with the unique platform within the world of complex legal and digital Business Solutions, smart contracts and business management advisory services.
Legal Practitioner Attorney, Conveyancer, Notary and Managing Director
Rui - is described by his peers as “tough but fair” and he obtained this reputation during his years as a Prosecutor.
Rui is an experienced courtroom litigator with a calmness that causes unease with his opponents and reassures his clients.
His passion lies in International Taxation and this led him to obtain his LLM in International Taxation from the University of Cape Town.
Rui is a problem solver that looks for a solution that is practical and simple so that it provides the best outcome for his clients. He enjoys challenging himself and tackling complex legal and commercial matters.
Rui's motto is firmly believing that we must challenge ourselves daily to ensure that we constantly grow and develop personally and professionally.
Debt Counselor Consultant:
Lindzay van Wyk
We all know that Lindzay is a driven and passionate person, but what we might not know explicitly and only tacitly experience daily, is that Lindzay was taught that there is great value in being of service to others. She took this teaching, made it her own, using it as her fuel to launch her career path. This clearly paid off, for here she is today, a valuable member of the FUTURAE Family getting recognition for this teaching which formed her in the leader she is. As a Debt Counselor at Debt Angels, a registered Debt Counseling firm, Lindzay contributes with her knowledge as a valued consultant for the DPB.
Lindzay’s philosophy in life relies on taking each experience and mining it like a diamond. Therefore, she believes that, “What is meant for you won’t pass you by”. She did not make a clear conscious decision to become a Debt Counsellor, but stumbled upon this career whilst she was following a career in the construction industry, and today, she is living her passion, being of value to others who so desperately require her expertise. After completing School, Lindzay studied HR and Office administration at Pentech. She further volunteered at her church’s “Drug Rehabilitation Center” as well as assisted with the Pre- release program at Pollsmoor Prison. Not only is Lindzay a Debt Counsellor, but she is also a qualified paralegal, making her knowledge for our FUTURAE family even of a greater value being able to be of value in a broader sense than just Debt Review.
As an ardent supporter of making oneself better constantly whilst serving others, ensured that Lindzay will never stop studying. She believes that knowledge is power. Currently, she is furthering her studies towards a BA Degree in Health Services and Social Science. When she is not studying or assisting others, Lindzay is spending time with her furry child named Meghan.
Consultant: Anton Wranz (Attorney) :
Anton- is an Attorney and external consultant at DPB Attorneys / Conveyancers.
After completing matric at Paul Roos Gymnasium in 2003, Anton remained in Stellenbosch to graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Stellenbosch majoring in Management, Accounting and Mercantile Law. Thereafter, he established a successful business, went on to provide training and development throughout South Africa and the SADC region, manage a medical equipment manufacturer and serve as the Group HOD for Training & Development of a large multinational healthcare conglomerate.
Anton is a critical thinker and his creative nimble mind enables him to integrate and apply vast amounts of information to seek out the most innovative and contextual solutions. With his passion for development, and always having wanted to study law, Anton decided to pursue a Law Degree and completed his LLB while working full time.
Anton is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa, With more than ten years’ experience in strategic management, compliance, development and finance, he contributes a unique skill set shaped by experience in various industries and functions.
Anton is a registered Assessor and Moderator with various SETA’s and with vast experience in training development and delivery, he has successfully implemented a number of human capital development strategies and programs.
Anton strives to develop an organisational culture characterised by the appreciation of integrated solutions as the basis for real value additions. He enjoys developing, leading and motivating teams for organisational excellence.
When not in the office, Anton has a passion for all things mechanical and enjoys working with his hands. He is also an accredited off-road driving instructor, both SA and internationally, with a love for travelling, especially road trips with his wife and friends.
Human Capital and Talent Acquisition Strategist and President FUTURAE Group:
Francois- is a global Business Leader, leading Human Capital Management Executive and Entrepreneur with more than twenty-five years of expertise in the most competitive and dynamic talent markets across the globe, including Wall Street and Silicon Valley. His focus is on evolving transformational leadership teams, creating healthy digital corporate cultures to innovate, and to deploy innovate talent acquisition and management solutions that intersects with the latest megatrends, including cloud and blockchain solutions.
Francois completed his International Executive MBA from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and his undergraduate Bachelor of Commerce in Industrial Psychology from the University of Johannesburg (formerly R.A.U.) in South Africa. Francois is a recognized global Human Capital Management industry thought leader, and has served as Guest Speaker at various conferences and heads DPB's Talent and Human Capital acquisitions.Francois serves this firm as an advisor and Chief Transformation Officer.
Office Assistant & Driver: Elliot Capu
Elliot-joined DPB Attorneys / Conveyancers on 1 March 2020. Elliot has served our Inspirator and Attorney Mr. André du Plessis his wife and his Wellington office manager Wanda as well as his law firm for 23 years as a general office worker, messenger and personal assistant.
Elliot truly embodies pride, dedication and family values. Elliot spells out "friendly" and will cheer up anyone's difficult day.Since 2005, Elliot is married to Rosie and the proud father of two sons.
Leilani Nelson - Market Analyst
Leilani - is a proud wife and mother of two beautiful girls. She has more than 10 years Management and Customer Service Experience.
Leilani's strengths lie in her leadership ability, diligent approach to solve problems , whilst working hands to facilitate growth.
Working with people is very fulfilling to her. She loves to see people happy and satisfied with the service provided to them.
Leilani's past experience has taught her to work hard for what she wants, and to pursue everythinbg with a positive and passionate attitude.
Translations: Wolfgang Holbein
Wolfgang- is a Sworn Translator for German and English.
He is a skilled and reliable translator with the ability to translate written documents from a source language to a target language.
Wolfgang is registered as a Sworn Translator at the Western Cape High Court and the German Consulate.
Wolfgang serves this firm as an independent translator.