Monty Hacker

Consultant

Johannesburg

Specialisation

  • Insolvency Interrogations followed by litigation flowing therefrom arising from both personal insolvencies and company liquidations.
  • Sports Law involving Sports Administration, Sporting disputes, Contracts, Presiding over Disciplinary hearings covering sporting misconduct including Doping offences for Athletics South Africa (ASA), the IAAF, SAIDS and CAS. These duties have included being assigned as an Arbitrator to international events such as the 2000 Sydney Olympics and the 2010 New Delhi Commonwealth Games and more recently as the Sole Arbitrator in a CAS Appeal during November 2016.

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Career Overview

  • Monty’s career spans more than a half century involving a wide range of legal, commercial and sporting activities, including a JSE Listing in the late 1960s.
  • He took appointments as Trustee/Liquidator in insolvent estates and liquidated companies respectively, as Executor in deceased Estates and as a Trustee in both inter vivos and testamentary Trusts and conducting insolvency interrogations, often without the use of Counsel starting in the late 1980s and 1990s.
  • Monty developed a career in sports administration (whilst being an active Veteran/Masters athlete), held a variety of Executive Offices with S.A. Masters Athletics Association and Executive Offices in World Masters’ Athletics.
  • Monty chaired the Organising Committee for the successful hosting of the 1997 World Veteran Athletics Championships in Durban.
  • From 1999 to 2003 he served as an Arbitrator on the IAAF Arbitration Committee and from there as an Arbitrator on CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport), which appointment has continued until the present time.
  • Whilst assuming these sporting administrative roles Monty’s commitment to his legal practice continued unabated, combining both.

Qualification

  • A. (University of the Witwatersrand)
  • Diploma In Law (with Distinction) (University of the Witwatersrand)
  • Higher Diploma in Tax Law (University of the Witwatersrand)

Career

  • Admitted as an Attorney (27 February 1961)
  • Practised on his own as a sole practitioner, thereafter admitting partners (1964 – February 1978)
  • Director of Wertheim Becker (1978)
  • Consultant of Fairbridges Wertheim Becker when they merged in March 2014