Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) of South Africa
Adv Rory Voller is the Cabinet appointed Commissioner of the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) of South Africa. The CIPC is the Registrar and regulator of Company and Intellectual property legislation.
He was a member of the legislative drafting team for both the New South African Companies Act and the Regulations, the Companies Amendment Act as well as the Intellectual Property Amendment Act on Traditional Knowledge.
Adv Voller holds a BA (Law), LLB, LLM (Commercial Law Masters – Specialisation), from the University of Kwazulu – Natal as well the University of South Africa and is an admitted Attorney and Advocate of the High Court, Transvaal Provincial Division.
He previously practised as an attorney.
He is a panel member on the Take-Over Regulation Panel (TRP) on Mergers and Acquisitions, a board member on the Anti- Money Laundering council, a member of the Financial Reporting Standards Council and the Ministerial Specialist Committee member of the Company law and Intellectual Property law committees. He is also appointed to the King Committee on Corporate Governance. He has also been elected to the Executive Committee of the Corporate Registers Forum, a body of Global Company Registrars.
As Head of the Intellectual Property Office of South Africa, Adv Voller also sits on the BRICS Heads of IP offices Committee made up of Brazil, Russia, India and China.
He has presented and represented the CIPC at numerous National and International conferences including Singapore, Brazil, Romania, Malaysia, China etc.