Rohan is a technology lawyer based in Johannesburg.
He focusses on information technology, telecommunications and media, e-commerce and privacy.
He acts for a wide range of local and foreign clients, advising them on all aspects of information and communication technology, e-commerce, broadcasting and privacy. Rohan has been involved in a large number of information technology related transactions in the past ten years including multi-billion rand outsourcing and IT infrastructure projects for service providers to the Department of Labour, Department of Home Affairs and the South African Social Security Agency. He also has a great deal of experience in IT systems implementation projects, acting regularly for both customers and service providers. Rohan has done a great deal of work in the data protection and privacy spheres, with a varied local and international client base.
Rohan has been named as a leading lawyer in the field of IT and Telecommunications by the Chambers Guide to 'The World's Leading Lawyers.’
Rohan was ranked Band 1 for IT and telecommunications by Chambers Global, 2014 who also stated that "Rohan Isaacs is a well-known figure in the market who attracts the respect of both peers and clients. Sources especially recommend his pragmatic outlook: Rohan was an incredible negotiator, able to work around issues and find compromises."
He obtained the degrees BA LLB in 1991 from the University of the Witwatersrand. He joined our Sandton office in 1992 and was admitted as an attorney in 1994. He was appointed as a director in January 1998. His initial career was in the field of professional indemnity, in commercial and insurance related litigation. In 2000 he moved to the Commercial Department to head up the information and communications technology division in the Sandton office.
The disheartening reality is that unlawful online activity is flourishing, whether it involves distributing viruses, hacking systems or stealing money..
November 06, 2012
Draft Information and Communication Technology Sector Charter published in Government Gazette No. 34359 under General Notice 341 of 2011.
July 20, 2011
Rohan Isaacs and Nerushka Deosaran are quoted in an article that discusses the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI), that will limit the use of ....
January 29, 2014
Rohan Issacs discusses the problem of cybercrime in South Africa and argues that there are insufficient resources to adequately tackle this issue..
October 24, 2013