Barrisford Petersen
Managing Director

Tel: (+27) 21 945 1237
Cell: (+27) 72 392 4044


Barrisford Petersen is the Managing Director of BBP Law and Kritzinger & Co. Barrisford holds a BA and LLB degree from the University of the Western Cape and has studied extensively in the United Kingdom and USA.

Barrisford established the first Cape Town based legal practice specializing in the energy sector and is an international oil and gas law specialist with more than 18 years’ experience in the industry and he is the founder of BBP Law.

Barrisford previously worked as manager of legal services for the South African national oil company now known as the PetroSA. He then entered the private sector and practiced as an advocate of the High Court of South Africa and managed his own private legal practice which focused exclusively on African oil and gas activities. In 2009 he joined a leading corporate and commercial law firm in South Africa where he was appointed as the head of the oil and gas division.

Barrisford has extensive experience in the international oil and gas industry, having worked closely with a number of local and international oil and gas companies doing business in many African countries including: Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Equatorial Guinea, Mozambique, Botswana, Tanzania, Gabon, Congo, Yemen, Nigeria, Somalia, Angola, Namibia, Mauritania and Chad. He has advised clients on bidding rounds, host government contracts and has been involved in drafting and negotiating of oil and gas related agreements for some of the most complex oil and gas projects.

William du Toit

Tel: (+27) 21 945 1237
Cell: (+27) 83 270 4087

William Du Toit is a consultant at Kritzinger & Co. Overall property law experience gained since 1983, servicing the needs of a diversity of clients throughout South Africa, which includes providing property-related advice to one of the region’s largest petroleum companies.  During this 24-year relationship he has secured the rights to the development of automotive service stations around the country.  He has developed specialist expertise in the petroleum industry and has for the last ten years drafted commercial contracts ranging from property matters, procurement matters and documenting joint facility agreements, such as bunkering agreements in the three largest ports of South Africa.  He is also an accredited mediator.


  • Confidential clients: Registering approximately 700 personal and praedial servitudes securing trade restrictions, rights of way, pipelines and air space encroachments.
  • Confidential client: Effecting the transfer of 108 properties on which a refinery is constructed with a network of servitudes securing the pipelines leading to and from the refinery.
  • Confidential clients: Creative use of servitudes to secure views from properties, height restrictions, air space encroachments and trading advantages.
  • Confidential clients: Drafting bunkering agreements for joint ventures in South African ports for the major oil companies.


De Rebus: Application of the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act to the conveyancing process in the Deeds Registries (April 2009).

David Polovin

Tel: (+27) 21 426 0600
Cell: (+27) 72 757 4600

David Polovin is consultant at Kritzinger & Co. David is a commercial lawyer with more than 30 years of experience in legal practice. He successfully serves large corporations, government organisations and private clients in South Africa and internationally and has vast experience in commercial litigation, arbitration, business law and deal-making. David places integrity and professionalism first and his engaging personality is a significant advantage. David's standing in the community is reflected in his chairmanship and membership of multiple organisations including public and private bodies. 




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