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Webber Wentzel
South Africa

Work Department

Dipute Resolution Practice




Vlad has represented parties in some of the most high profile litigation in South Africa in recent years, at all levels of the court system (including the Constitutional Court, Supreme Court of Appeal, High Courts, Competition Appeal Court, Competition Tribunal, Labour Court and Labour Appeal Court), in specialised regulatory tribunals (including the IRBA, IISA and SAICA disciplinary committees and the Financial Services Tribunal), before parliamentary committee and commissions of enquiry, and in domestic and international arbitrations (including under the auspices of ICSID, LCIA, AFSA, ICC, PCA, AASA, the Chinese Arbitration Association, as well as UNCITRAL and other ad hoc arbitration rules).

Vlad has presented papers at numerous international arbitration conferences and has published in the field of international arbitration, comparative, constitutional and international law. He is a prominent member of the international arbitration community in Africa. Vlad is a member of the Consultative Workshop on Cooperation Among African Arbitral Initiatives; is a director of the African Arbitration Association (AfAA), an umbrella international arbitration body based in Kigali, and has lectured extensively on a variety of legal subjects, including training seminars presented to business leaders, judges and practitioners throughout the African continent and beyond, as well as the international arbitration LLM course at the University of Cape Town.


MLitt, University of Oxford, 2006
BCL (cum laude), University of Oxford, 2005
LLB (cum laude), University of the Witwatersrand, 2004
BA (cum laude), University of the Witwatersrand, 2002

Lawyer Rankings

South Africa > Dispute resolution

Webber Wentzel is a recognised leader in South Africa and is increasingly active in Africa-wide disputes, including international arbitrations. The firm has gained considerable recognition for its work in public law and judicial review cases, international arbitration and class actions. Trevor Versfeld and Stuart McCafferty consistently impress with Nick Alp noted for class actions. Kathryn Gawith is rated for professional liability, while Vlad Movshovich is a key name for commercial litigation and international arbitration. Priyesh Daya leads the dispute resolution practice and Sarah McKenzie is another name to note. Julian Jones joined from Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr in 2020.