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.
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.
- BA LLB (University of the Witwatersrand)
- Attorney, qualified in South Africa 1994
Rankings and recognitions
- 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.' He is ranked Band 1 for IT and telecommunications by Chambers Global, 2017 in which clients commend the "very logical" Rohan Isaacs for his excellent "knowledge and responsiveness", "great understanding of the IT and technology world." Interviewees add: "He is very calm under pressure." Sources especially recommend his pragmatic outlook: Rohan was an incredible negotiator, able to work around issues and find compromises."
European organisations have been preparing for some time to comply with the European Union’s new data protection law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which applies to all organisations in the EU..
May 16, 2018
The growth of Big Data and the Internet of Things is rapidly accelerating, affecting all sectors in both a technological and regulatory manner..
February 15, 2016
Rohan Isaacs, Nerushka Deosaran a Kerri Crawford have contributed a chapter to the Data Protection in South Africa multi-jurisdictional guide and Privacy in....
March 09, 2015
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