Dylan McCarthy

Dylan is a South African lawyer practising (international) commercial law in the Netherlands. He is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa, who has been practising in the Netherlands since 2019. Through Dylan’s knowledge of both Dutch law and South African, he is well positioned to assist clients with cross-border matters, especially those with an African element.

Dylan is a member of Blenheim’s International Team, comprising foreign associates admitted in Germany, South Africa and Australia.


Dylan assists clients with the establishment of Dutch corporate structures, advises on, drafts and negotiates international commercial contracts, works on domestic and cross-border corporate transactions and advises on and represents clients in international commercial arbitration.

His specialisations include:

  • Incorporation of Dutch companies
  • Corporate transactions / mergers / acquisitions 
  • Commercial contract law
  • International dispute resolution / commercial arbitration 

Dylan advises clients on both Dutch law and South African law.


Dylan is a member of:

  • The South African Bar Association
  • The Netherlands Arbitration Institute’s young practitioners’ group NAI Jong Oranje 
  • The Southern African Netherlands Chamber of Commerce (SANEC)


Dylan is a native English speaker, but also speaks Afrikaans and has a working knowledge of the Dutch language.

Track Record

Notable matters include:

  • Assisting a client with the expansion of its Dutch business networking concept to Asia through the establishment and roll-out of a franchising system.
  • Successfully advising an American construction company with the negotiation and completion of a € 6 million real estate transaction in the Netherlands.
  • Advising a foreign client with the establishment and roll-out of its EMEA-wide e-commerce platform selling PPE during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Working as a trial lawyer in South Africa, representing a major financial institution in proceedings against the state.

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