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Norton Rose Fulbright > The Legal 500 Rankings
Dispute resolution Tier 1
Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc has an exceptional track record for dispute resolution, traditionally in the insurance space, but this has expanded to a range of big-ticket commercial disputes, including those in the mining segment. Jeffrey Kron remains a major name in the market; Tony Chappel is a leader in professional indemnity and construction disputes; and André Vos is heading the firm's investigations and anti-corruption team. Consultant Michael Hart is another key member of the team.
‘Jeffrey Kron is superb and knows what he is doing.‘
Glencore Coal South Africa
The Standard Bank of South Africa
Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA)
Office of the State Attorney and Eastern Cape Department of Health
Projects and infrastructure Tier 1
Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc continues to make an impression in project finance in South Africa's renewable energy sector. Jackie Midlane is a recognised market leader in this segment. Oil and gas, gas-to-power and mining projects are also a strong feature of the practice. Head of Africa Greg Nott and Cape Town oil and gas specialist Lizel Oberholzer are also key team members.
Banking and finance Tier 2
Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc has a strong track record in banking and finance. Though team changes have resulted in a number of senior-level departures, it still maintains a strong presence in project finance, acquisition finance, and trade and commodity finance. Jackie Midlane is highly regarded and Steven Gamble is key for cross-border and Africa-wide financings. Malibuye Cossie is another talented practitioner.
Competition Tier 2
Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc remains noted for cartel and price-fixing cases, market inquiries and regulatory enforcement. Marianne Wagener heads the practice, which includes Mark Griffiths, who is noted for cross-border and Africa-wide matters. Rosalind Lake is a key name for mergers and regulatory investigations.
Louis Dreyfus Company
Amsted Rail Corporation
Construction Tier 2
Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc has a fine record in front-end construction contracts connected to renewable energy projects in South Africa and beyond. It is also rated for disputes, particularly professional indemnity and insurance-related matters. Contentious specialist Tony Chappel leads the team and, alongside Durban-based Gary Rademeyer, has a fine reputation for front-end construction and disputes.
WSP Group Africa
Exxaro Coal Mpumalanga
Mott MacDonald Contracting
Prospect Resources Australia and Prospect Lithium Zimbabwe
Veolia Water Solutions and Technologies
Development Bank of Southern Africa
Employment Tier 2
Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc fields a substantial team that advises a range of major parastatal organisations and private businesses, including large mining houses. The team, which operates from the firm's Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town offices, is particularly notable for retrenchment exercises, strikes and executive dismissals. Murray Alexander leads the team from Durban. Johannesburg-based Mohammed Chavoos and Karen Ainslie, and Jason Whyte in Cape Town also rated.
Don’t Waste Services
Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA)
Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA)
South African Custodial Managements (SACM)
Mining Tier 2
Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc has longstanding experience in the mining sector, particularly in mining law, regulatory matters and disputes. Michael Dale remains the nation's leading authority on mining law. Georg Kahle is an experienced figure in mining sector M&A, and Jackie Midlane is noted for project finance in the mining sphere. Jeffrey Kron and André Vos are prominent litigators with extensive mining sector disputes experience, including class actions.
Shipping and transport Tier 2
Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc has a strong record in marine insurance. The global firm has a focus on the transport industry and in Durban-based head of the South Africa transport team Malcolm Hartwell, it has the only master mariner in the domestic market that operates at director level. Andrew Robinson has a fine record in shipping disputes.
Investment funds Tier 3
Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc has strong connections to the financial services and asset management community with an especially strong record with South Africa-based hedge funds and infrastructure and energy funds. Shawn Barnett leads the team.
Real estate Tier 3
Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc remains noted for land issues connected to energy and infrastructure projects, particularly South Africa's renewable energy programme. It is also rated for the real estate aspects of mining sector asset disposals. Pieter Niehaus leads the team.
Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc's team continues to be noted for financial services, energy, telecoms and mining deals. Stephen Kennedy-Good now leads the team, while Georg Kahle is recommended for mining sector M&A. Former head of M&A Ross Lomax is now with Herbert Smith Freehills South Africa LLP.
Norton Rose Fulbright > Firm Profile
Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm. We provide the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 4000 lawyers and other legal staff based in more than 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa.
Areas of Practice
Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare. Through our global risk advisory group, we leverage our industry experience with our knowledge of legal, regulatory, compliance and governance issues to provide our clients with practical solutions to the legal and regulatory risks facing their businesses.
Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.
Norton Rose Fulbright Verein, a Swiss verein, helps coordinate the activities of Norton Rose Fulbright members but does not itself provide legal services to clients. Norton Rose Fulbright has offices in more than 50 cities worldwide, including London, Houston, New York, Toronto, Mexico City, Hong Kong, Sydney and Johannesburg. For more information, see nortonrosefulbright.com
We have offices in the world’s most important business, financial and regulatory centres and are active in strategically important growth markets. Our offices are located in Amsterdam, Athens, Austin, Bahrain, Bangkok, Beijing, Brisbane, Brussels, Calgary, Canberra, Cape Town, Casablanca, Dallas, Denver, Dubai, Durban, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Houston, Istanbul, Jakarta (in association with Norton Rose Fulbright Australia), Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, Luxembourg, Melbourne, Mexico City, Milan, Minneapolis, Monaco, Montréal, Moscow, Munich, New York, Ottawa, Paris, Perth, Piraeus, Port Moresby, Québec, Rio de Janeiro, Riyadh (in association with Mohammed Al-Ghamdi Law Firm), San Antonio, San Francisco, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, St Louis, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Vancouver, Warsaw and Washington, DC. In Africa, we have alliances with firms in Kenya, Uganda, Burundi and Zimbabwe
Number of partners (worldwide): 1,000+
Number of other fee-earners (worldwide): 2,000+
Total staff: 7,500+
Global Key Contacts
Financial institutions: James Bateson
Energy: Anne Lapierre and John Mauel
Infrastructure, mining and commodities: Nick Merritt
Transport: Harry Theochari
Technology: Nick Abrahams
Life sciences and healthcare: Stacey Martinez and Randy Sutton
|Financial institutions||Steve Chemaly|
|Financial institutions||Maria Philippides|
|Infrastructure, mining and commodities||Georg Kahle|
|Infrastructure, mining and commodities||Lilian Githinguri|
|Infrastructure, mining and commodities||Keith Mukami|
|Life sciences and healthcare||Marianne Wagener|
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