Andrew Marshall

Director of Technology Law

Andrew is a Director at DML and heads our Technology pillar. He has specialised exclusively in technology law and been associated with DML [and its predecessors] since 2009 .

Andrew has a Master’s degree in Technology Law and also has extensive experience in software development. He assists clients with most aspects of Technology law, including software development and licensing, software implementation, software support and maintenance, hosting and co-location, copyright and other intellectual property, communications and security policies, privacy and data protection (POPIA), electronic payments, e-commerce facilitation and services agreements, and more.

Andrew acts as an adjudicator for the Wireless Application Service Providers’ Association (WASPA) and the Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA). He also lectures short courses in software law through the University of Cape Town’s Law@Work programme.

Andrew completed his articles in 1999, and then turned his attention to software development, completing a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer course. He moved to London and worked as a developer for several years, including experience at a large ISP, a start-up online data storage company, and a real estate search portal.

On his return to South Africa in 2002, Andrew joined LawSure, a company offering innovative web-based solutions to the legal profession, and at the same time he returned to practising law part-time, eventually moving into full-time practice doing commercial work with a technology emphasis, before specialising exclusively in technology law.

Andrew also presents a software law course through UCT. See

BA LLB (University of Cape Town)
LLM (Electronic Law) (University of Cape Town)
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Admission as an Attorney: 1999
Admission as a Notary: 1999
Admission as a Conveyancer: 1999

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Areas of Expertise

  • Software licensing and development
  • Software-as-a-service (SaaS)/infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS)
  • Hardware procurement and supply
  • E-commerce
  • Domain name law
  • IP due diligence
  • Privacy and data protection;data breach incident management
  • Artificial Intelligence and emerging technologies