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Norton Rose Fulbright

Employment

2 ranked lawyersBand 3South AfricaGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Noted team which acts for an impressive range of clients, including several in the energy, infrastructure, mining, transport and banking sectors, as well as government departments and other public sector clients. Assists with the full gamut of litigious, transactional and advisory employment work, regularly advising on unfair dismissal and harassment cases, with expertise covering corporate restructuring. Demonstrates considerable activity and expertise in labour issues, such as collective bargaining, protected and unprotected strikes, corporate restructuring and retrenchment.

Strengths

One source highlighted the team's strengths as lying in its "broad range of legal services on varied business matters," as well as the "depth of capability and expertise available within the firm."

Other interviewees praise the group for its "responsiveness, quick turnaround times and comprehensive guidance."

Work highlights

Acted for Pioneer Foods on a dispute with the Food and Allied Workers Union regarding labour broking provisions.

Notable practitioners

Jason Whyte maintains an active practice across labour and employment law. He advises on the employment aspects of transactions and restructurings, as well as collective bargaining and labour brokering.

Mohammed Chavoos is noted for his handling of executive dismissals, restructuring-related employment issues and workplace investigations. Sources describe him as a "very skilled lawyer" in possession of "in-depth knowledge" and the ability to "coach, guide and lead business managers at a strategic level to critically execute with the right outcome."

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Overview

Overview of our practice

Our team is recognised for handling complex and contentious transactional and advisory issues within the full spectrum of employment and labour law with particular expertise in mergers and acquisitions, effecting business transfers and restructuring and retrenchments, due diligence, regulatory and compliance, forensic investigations, unfair discrimination and executive dismissals. Our worldwide footprint offers us global resources with expertise on international employment issues.

We have offices in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town, with our Head, Murray Alexander, in our Durban office. Our coastal offices have a dynamic presence regionally and compete on a par with our metropolis Johannesburg office in relation to size of team, expertise, calibre of clients and depth of work.

Members

Alexander, Murray (Head of Department)

Ainslie, Karen

Chavoos, Mohammed

Denny, Brian

Reddy, Verushka

Vermaak, Stephanie

Whyte, Jason

Whyte, Jason

Employment

Norton Rose Fulbright

firm
Location

15 Alice Lane

Sandton

Johannesburg

Gauteng

South Africa

2196

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

South Africa

Employment


Jason Whyte
Band 4
Mohammed Chavoos
Band 3