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Webber Wentzel

Employment

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

Prominent firm with considerable expertise across a range of employment matters. Possesses extensive experience advising clients in the engineering, mining, construction and real estate sectors. Frequently handles employment issues resulting from M&A and business rescue proceedings. Increasingly involved in labour matters arising from allegations of corruption among employees, as well as issues relating to health and safety, collective bargaining and protected and unprotected strikes. The firm's enduring alliance with Linklaters enhances its capacity to advise on multi-jurisdictional mandates.

Strengths

Interviewees praise the team as "strong litigators and thought leaders."

Work highlights

Advised a group of mining companies, including Impala Platinum, Rustenburg Platinum and Harmony Gold, on issues relating to a secondary strike, including appeals to the Labour Court to declare the strike as unprotected.

Notable practitioners

Practice group leader Johan Olivier is a high-profile lawyer with a particularly developed practice acting for mining sector companies. In addition to advising on health and safety and employee benefits, he possesses extensive experience of collective action and employment litigation.

Lizle Louw possesses significant understanding of the employment issues facing mining companies in South Africa. She provides advice on wage disputes, health and safety, collective bargaining and protected and unprotected industrial action.

Nick Robb is a long-serving practitioner in the field who has built up a formidable reputation for his employment practice. He regularly acts for employers on disputes relating to collective action and allegations of unfair dismissal.

Pamela Stein is a seasoned practitioner who is praised by her clients for being "professional and knowledgeable," with one stating: "We get the complete package with Pamela Stein." She is well versed in assisting distressed companies and those under business rescue proceedings with employment issues; her wide-ranging experience also covers workplace misconduct.

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Overview

Our Employment team houses a group of legal specialists who have distinguished themselves within a wide range of sectors and industries. The team is cohesive and its members work seamlessly together in providing comprehensive and holistic solutions to clients. There are a number of senior attorneys within the practice group who have acted as judges in the Labour Court and as arbitrators in both private and statutory dispute resolution tribunals. Our practitioners have each developed specific expertise within the sectors in which Webber Wentzel practises; such expertise demonstrating a thorough understanding not only confined to employment laws but in relation to other regulatory instruments pertinent to specific sectors. We have expertise in many sectors, including: Construction & Materials, Consumer Product Manufacturing, Energy, Financial Services, Food & Drink Producers, Government, Industrial Engineering, Media, Mining & Metals, Real Estate, Software & Computer Services, Telecommunications and Transportation. The team has experienced an upswing in restructuring and retrenchment, transfers of undertakings, restraint of trade matters, health and safety. As part of our new work stream, we assist in business crimes and investigations.

Contact: Pamela Stein, Partner ([email protected]).

Employment Department

Webber Wentzel

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Department location

90 Rivonia Road, Sandton

PO Box 61771, Marshalltown, 2107

Johannesburg

Gauteng

South Africa

2196

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South Africa

Employment


Johan Olivier
Band 2
Pamela Stein
Band 2