Attorneys that are currently listed as practicing at Lawtons Africa


  1. Dave Adams
    Years of Practice: 44     Position: Consultant

    Dave Adams focuses on construction and engineering, commercial litigation, arbitration and insurance law. He has a wide range of experience in the various forms of construction dispute resolution, including High Court and Appeal Court litigation, arbitration and mediation, and has acted for and aga... click for more information

  2. Ushir Ahir
    Years of Practice: 4     Position: Senior Associate

    As a member of our litigation practice Ushir focuses on general and commercial litigation, administrative and constitutional law, and medical aid and insurance law. Representative experience: Part of the legal team that acted for a state-owned entity, opposing a PAIA application, for access to ... click for more information

  3. Jeff Buckland
    Years of Practice: 28     Position: Director

    Jeff Buckland adds diverse expertise to our Johannesburg corporate and commercial department. He focuses on all aspects of corporate law, including public and private mergers, acquisitions and disposals, outsourcings, crafting constitutional documents for different types of companies, partnerships,... click for more information

  4. Tony Canny
    Years of Practice: 43     Position: Counsel

    During his 45 years at the firm, Tony Canny has built a substantial litigation practice with emphasis on forensics and insurance. The forensics component involves forensic investigations and actions related to white collar crime and fraud, as well as dealing with all aspects of bribery and corrupti... click for more information

  5. Siafa Chauke
    Years of Practice: 7     Position: Director

    Siafa Chauke focuses on commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution with specific emphasis on commercial disputes where he acts on behalf of financial institutions, corporate entities, insurance companies, construction companies and shareholders in shareholding disputes. Representative... click for more information

  6. Penny Chenery
    Years of Practice: 16     Position: Director

    Penny Chenery has practiced as a real estate professional for over 10 years and focuses on providing advice to property developers, corporate clients and individuals on all aspects relating to real estate matters and developments, including implementation strategies relating to the acquisition and d... click for more information

  7. Mahashini Govender
    Years of Practice: 13     Position: Director

    Mahashini Govender is a commercial lawyer with extensive experience in downstream, retail/commercial operations of oil companies. Her main client is one of the major oil companies in South Africa. In addition, Mahashini assists clients with review and redrafting of MOIs; drafting various types of c... click for more information

  8. Vaughn Harrison
    Years of Practice: 44     Position: Consultant

    Vaughn Harrison focuses on corporate law. His strength lies in managing large and complex transactions for multinationals in multiple jurisdictions, involving a variety of issues (such as due diligence, tax and restructuring, HR, IP, regulatory matters, and merger approvals). Over the years he has ... click for more information

  9. Nkonzo Hlatshwayo
    Years of Practice: 30     Position: Director

    Having been involved in the development and evolution of competition law in South Africa and southern Africa, Nkonzo is particularly qualified to advise clients on competition law issues on the continent. Nkonzo focuses on general competition work (including transactional/M&A), he represents partie... click for more information

  10. Dimitra Kouvelakis
    Years of Practice: 17     Position: Director

    Dimitra Kouvelakis focuses on general and commercial litigation, as well as franchising and aviation law. She is regularly involved in various High Court applications, ranging from interdicts, curatorship, liquidation proceedings, appeals and review applications in respect of taxed bill of costs an... click for more information

  11. Melissa Leibowitz
    Years of Practice: 13     Position: Director

    Melissa Leibowitz focuses on the drafting and registration of complex mortgage bonds for commercial and development finance purposes. She advises on and prepares debt security documentation, acting for the large corporate banks in South Africa. Dealing with all aspects of conveyancing work, such a... click for more information

  12. Phuti Mashalane
    Years of Practice: 3     Position: Senior Associate

    Phuti Mashalane focuses on all aspects of competition law, including merger notifications and proceedings, leniency applications, managing dawn raids and compliance. His experience includes merger filings, including multi-jurisdictional mergers in Africa, as well as cartel and prohibited practice i... click for more information

  13. Bernard McLeod
    Years of Practice: 50     Position: Consultant

    Bernard McLeod is involved in training clients in exchange control regulations and also provides exchange control consulting services. His expertise covers all aspects of global payments and settlements, foreign exchange markets, trade and project finance and sovereign and counterparty risk assessm... click for more information

  14. Lavery Modise
    Years of Practice: 29     Position: Consultant

    Lavery Modise focuses on all aspects of employment and labour law and represents clients in all courts up to the Supreme Court of Appeal and the Constitutional Court. He has been called upon to act as a judge of the Labour Court from time to time. In addition, he acts as arbitrator and mediator in ... click for more information

  15. Candice Pillay
    Years of Practice: 21     Position: Director

    Candice Pillay co-ordinates the firm's citizenship and pro bono activities. She ensures that all our ongoing initiatives are running smoothly and also acts as spokesperson in the media on issues affecting the poor and disenfranchised in our community. Candice is also the head of our enterprise deve... click for more information

  16. Ave Ralarala
    Years of Practice: 1     Position: Associate

    Ave Ralarala focuses on all aspects of competition law, including cartel investigations, compliance, exemption applications and merger control. His experience includes merger notifications and proceedings, including multi-jurisdictional mergers in Africa, as well as cartel and prohibited practice i... click for more information

  17. Hopewell Sathekge
    Years of Practice: 7     Position: Director

    Hopewell Sathekge focuses on commercial property law and has assisted in a number of projects, including registration of mortgage and notarial bonds for both local and international banks and private fund The thesis for his masters in commercial law focused largely on registration of securities at ... click for more information

  18. Arnold Shapiro
    Years of Practice: 41     Position: Consultant

    Arnold Shapiro heads up our wills and deceased estates department. He focuses on wills and the administration of deceased estates. Arnold lectures for the Law Society of South Africa, Legal Education and Development School for Legal Practice, to law students in preparation for their Law Board entra... click for more information

  19. Kylie Slambert
    Years of Practice: 1     Position: Associate

    Kylie Slambert focuses on general, commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution with a specific emphasis on commercial disputes. Drawing on her knowledge of court procedures in both the lower and higher courts, she provides both commercial and litigious solutions for international and n... click for more information

  20. SJ Thema
    Years of Practice: 21     Position: Director

    SJ Thema focuses on general and commercial litigation, administrative and constitutional law, medical aid, insurance law, and sports and entertainment law. He is a member of the Black Lawyers Association and the Black Management Forum. SJ has served two terms on the Audit Committee of Statistics So... click for more information

  21. Veronica Vurgarellis
    Years of Practice: 20     Position: Director

    Veronica Vurgarellis has more than 15 years' litigation experience in the courts and in alternative dispute resolution forums and has right of appearance in the High Court of South Africa. In addition to acting for clients in dispute resolution matters, she provides training to parastatals regardin... click for more information

  22. Tshavhungwe Tshivhase
    Position: Associate

    Tshavhungwe has broad corporate experience assisting clients in various industries including banking, construction, telecoms, mining and property. She has deep knowledge of High Court and Magistrate's Court procedure. She is proficient in legal research, drafting court applications and opinions and... click for more information

  23. Gomolemo Kekesi
    Position: Director

    Gomolemo is a career competition law practitioner with an in-depth experience in competition laws of various African jurisdictions, including regional bodies such as COMESA. Her practice involves all facets of prohibited practices and merger control work across a range of industries within South Afr... click for more information

  24. Nonkululeko Ngele
    Years of Practice: 0     Position: Associate

    Nonkululeko is in the commercial litigation team In her team she has acted for the regulator of medical schemes and several state owned entities in litigious disputes. Her department has also conducted forensic investigations for several state owned entities. Nonkululeko has also gained experienc... click for more information

  25. Zaakira Haffejee
    Position: Associate

    Zaakira focuses on all aspects of corporate law, including acquisitions and disposals, crafting constitutional documents for different types of entities, B-BBEE empowerment transactions incorporating minority protections, commercial arrangements, due diligence reviews and corporate governance. Repr... click for more information

  26. Simphiwe Magudulela
    Position: Associate

    Simphiwe Magudulela focuses on commercial litigation, with a particular emphasis on litigation for oil and petroleum companies. He has acted for a diverse range of corporate clients, including individuals, listed companies and banks. He draws on knowledge about Magistrates' and High Court procedur... click for more information

  27. Natasha Jansen
    Position: Consultant

    Natasha Jansen focuses on commercial law and data privacy law, with hands-on specialist experience in POPIA compliance and implementation. A key strength is her balance of experience in both professional law firms and in the corporate sector as a legal consultant and in-house counsel. She is one of... click for more information

  28. Sally-Anne Wickins
    Position: Consultant

    Sally-Anne Wickins is a specialist in commercial and company law, experienced in litigation and dispute resolution and particularly focused on mitigation of clients' risks in liquidation, insolvency and business rescue processes. With over a decade of commercial litigation experience and in-depth k... click for more information

  29. Riëtte Engels-van Zyl
    Position: Director

    Riëtte focuses on corporate commercial and tax law, with an emphasis on private equity, mergers & acquisitions, and BEE transactions. She often advises multinationals on corporate structuring and multi-jurisdictional tax implications. She assists corporates in complex tax dispute resolution in... click for more information

  30. Nombulelo Myeni
    Position: Associate

    Nombulelo Myeni works across all areas of employment law, bringing a practical solution-seeking and collaborative approach to facilitating of conducive employee relations and efficient dispute resolution. Nombulelo is experienced in representing employers in bargaining councils, the CCMA and intern... click for more information

  31. Gugulethu Mthalane
    Position: Director

    Gugulethu Mthalane is a labour and employment law specialist with in-depth knowledge and experience in guiding employers through the complex procedures of correctly applying employment laws and due process fairly and responsibly, staying on the right side of the law and minimising risks of disputes ... click for more information

  32. Marissa Wessels
    Years of Practice: 1     Position: Associate

    Marissa Wessels provides tax advice to corporates and high-net worth individuals and assists with local and international tax structuring. She has experience in tax dispute resolution up to Constitutional Court level. Representative experience: Assisted in advising various multinationals on the... click for more information