Ruan is a partner of Van Hulsteyns. He graduated cum laude from the University of Pretoria in 2013 and was admitted to practice in 2015. Ruan oversees a dynamic practice consisting of complex commercial litigation and, in addition thereto, diverse and challenging corporate and commercial matters. Ruan has been working closely with the firm’s managing partner, Chris Christos, since Ruan joined the firm in 2013. With a strong background in transactional work and high-stakes litigation, Ruan has a very methodical and detail-oriented approach to his matters, placing great emphasis on the quality of the firm’s services to its clients. His background also extends to information technology law, administrative law and the administration of trusts and estates. Ruan possesses the right of appearance in the High Court of South Africa. Ruan has represented clients in defending claims well in excess of a billion Rand. He has also been involved in mergers and acquisitions and the attendant Competition Commission filings. Ruan enjoys the unique challenges that every matter offers and the demands of the attorneys’ profession.