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Imraan Mahomed

Areas Of Practice:
Administrative Law, Arbitration, Due diligence audits, Employment Law, Labour Law, Mediation
Phone Number:
Fax:
+27 (0)11 286 6901
Docex:
7 Sandton Square
Position:
Partner
Years of Practice:
16
Address:
140 West Street, Sandton
Region:
Gauteng / Johannesburg
Area:
Sandton
Postal Address:
P O Box 78333, Sandton City, 2146
Qualifications:
BCom LLB (cum laude) (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)
LLM (Labour Law) (University of Johannesburg)
Certificate in Advanced Administrative Law (University of Witwatersrand)
History:

Imraan Mahomed advises employers on employment related aspects of transactional, litigation and dispute resolution, regulatory and compliance related matters in both the public and private spheres.

His input is sought regularly by the media to offer commentary on current labour law issues. He has also acted as a judge of the Labour Court on more than one occasion.

Imraan has vast experience in dealing with all issues affecting employers both in contentious and non-contentious matters. He provides clients with effective strategies on all employment related matters, both at collective and individual level. He advises and also does training across various industries.

A first in South Africa was his successful application to interdict a strike on behalf of the SA Post Office (as the client of a labour broker) where a party not being the employer was allowed to seek and obtain an interdict against striking employees of another employer.

Together with our Washington DC office he advised PPG Industries regarding its various business entities globally on severance obligations and legal implications of restructuring one of its subsidiaries as well as on the sale of business as a going concern. 

Also a first in South Africa was his successful application (upheld on appeal) for Tyco Security to declare a picket and demonstration outside its Johannesburg and Cape Town head offices as being unlawful – this was despite the right to picket and demonstrate being constitutional rights.

Imraan was also involved in the first case in South Africa to highlight the distinction in the law of unlawful competition, in a dispute relating to a restraint covenant (restraint of trade) between a supplier and a competitor restraint and its application in the employment context.

Legal 500 has recommended Imraan as a “seasoned professional with extensive court experience” in employment and labour law. He was also recommended in Chambers Global and was recognised from 2015-2017 in The Best Lawyers of South Africa for Labour and Employment.

Chambers Global says: “Imraan Mahomed is well respected for his work in collective bargaining disputes and executive terminations. Clients declare him to be an ‘exceptional’ practitioner who is ‘very knowledgeable and very thorough’ in his approach.”  

Representative experience:

  • Advising an international bank on the closure of its entire South African office and the restructure of its staff complement. 
  • Advising the International Banking Association (in SA) and various US companies with a presence in SA, regarding recently promulgated amendments to labour legislation.
  • Advising a number of mining and construction clients on strike management plans to mitigate unprotected and wildcat strikes in the mining industry.
  • Advising China's ZTE Corporation of the employment law implications pursuant to its network supply and managed services agreement with Cell C and Oger Telecom SA.
  • Advising Indian IT firm LnT Infotech on a business venture in South Africa.
    Advising a European based BPO on its rights upon the transfer of a service from another international BPO to itself.
  • Advising a leading SA University on the #FeesMustFall campaign.
  • Assisting employers investigate a wide range of complaints lodged by employees/trade unions/third parties in relation to matters that arise in or affect the workplace.

Awards/Rankings:

2012-2015 Recommended in Legal 500 for Labour and Employment

2014-2017 Recommended in Chambers Global for Employment

2015-2017 Recognised in The Best Lawyers of South Africa for Labour and Employment

2017 Recommended in Who’s Who Legal: Labour & Employment

 

Languages:
Afrikaans, English