Norton Rose Fulbright

Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for Global firm with a presence in South Africa and Eastern Africa, as well as Morocco. Experienced in representing high-profile corporations in the natural resources, insurance and telecommunications sectors. The firm's London and East Asian offices also contribute to work with a wider global dimension.

Strengths An interviewee was impressed by the team during "intense and extensive" dealings on a major dispute: "Technically they're very good and responsive." 

"They have good people doing good work in the field," agree sources, adding that the firm has a "powerful offering in South Africa" supported by the Tanzania practice.

Work highlights Advised Hillside Aluminium during annual wage negotiations with the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), which included support in order to keep a smelter running during a strike by NUMSA members.

Notable practitioners

Durban-based Andrew Robinson leads the firm's disputes practice and is a key contact in this space.