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. Danika Balusik
    Years of Practice: 4     Position: Senior Associate

    As a member of our litigation practice Danika Balusik focuses on litigation, and construction and engineering law. She deals with construction adjudications, arbitrations and construction insurance Danika, as part of a greater team, acts on behalf of many of South Africa's parastatals and companies... click for more information

  4. Kyle Bowles
    Years of Practice: 0     Position: Associate

    Kyle Bowles focuses on general commercial litigation, insurance and banking litigation, construction and engineering law. Representative experience: Representing a client in dispute proceedings relating to the construction of a pipeline at a waste water treatment plant. Assisting a client in dr... click for more information

  5. Jeff Buckland
    Years of Practice: 27     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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Gareth Cremen
    Years of Practice: 10     Position: Director

    Gareth Cremen focuses on debt recovery, business restructuring, business rescue and insolvency. He has acted for multinational corporations, local and international banks, business rescue practitioners, liquidators, creditors and listed companies. Gareth has advised these various entities on expedi... click for more information

  10. Jean Ewang
    Years of Practice: 10     Position: Director

    Jean Ewang has advised state entities, multinational companies and employers on all aspects of employment law. This includes obtaining urgent court interdicts, representing employers at disciplinary hearings, conducting investigation proceedings, and advising on executive and senior management restr... click for more information

  11. 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

  12. Vaughn Harrison
    Years of Practice: 43     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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. Lerato Letsebe
    Years of Practice: 1     Position: Associate

    Lerato Letsebe focuses general and commercial litigation, as well as alternative dispute resolution. She has acted for a diverse range of corporate clients, including individuals, listed companies, banks and other financial institutions. In addition, Lerato has experience in conducting sale of bus... click for more information

  17. Bridget Letsholo
    Years of Practice: 6     Position: Senior Associate

    Bridget Letsholo focuses on litigation, restructuring, insolvency and business rescue. Her experience includes convening inquiries into the affairs of liquidated companies, liquidations and related litigation, which includes the drafting of liquidation applications, opposing liquidation application... click for more information

  18. Jordyne Löser
    Years of Practice: 2     Position: Associate

    Jordyne Löser focuses on employment law. Her experience ranges from drafting legal opinions to representing employers in disciplinary inquiries at the CCMA, bargaining councils, Labour Court and Labour Appeal Court. She advises multinational companies and state and private entities on section ... click for more information

  19. Imraan Mahomed
    Years of Practice: 17     Position: Director

    Imraan Mahomed advises a wide range of employers on all aspects of employment and labour related transactional, litigation, regulatory and compliance related matters His input is sought regularly by the media to comment on current labour law issues. He has acted as a judge of the Labour Court on m... click for more information

  20. Margeaux Malherbe
    Years of Practice: 0     Position: Associate

    Margeaux Malherbe focuses on general dispute resolution based on breaches of contracts, including civil litigation and arbitrations. This includes court procedures in the lower and higher courts. She also conducts proceedings in various other fora such as the International Trade Administration Comm... click for more information

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. Ayanda Nondwana
    Years of Practice: 13     Position: Director

    Ayanda Nondwana focuses on commercial and insurance litigation with a special emphasis on directors' and officers' liability, professional indemnity claims, personal injury claims, product liability and general public liability litigation. He has right of appearance in the High Court and predominan... click for more information

  25. Phetheni Nkuna
    Years of Practice: 5     Position: Director

    Phetheni Nkuna focuses on employment law. She represents clients (both employers and employees) at the CCMA and at bargaining councils. Her experience ranges from restraints of trade, section 197 transfers, organisational rights and wage disputes, drafting and reviewing HR policies, initiating disc... click for more information

  26. 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

  27. Ave Ralarala
    Years of Practice: 0     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

  28. Clive Rumsey
    Years of Practice: 30     Position: Director

    Clive Rumsey heads up our construction sector. He focuses on construction and engineering law. He represents parties to construction contracts in dispute resolution procedures including litigation, mediation, adjudication and arbitration, under ICC, Association of Arbitrators, Arbitration Foundatio... click for more information

  29. 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

  30. Hedda Schensema
    Years of Practice: 16     Position: Director

    Hedda Schensema focuses on employment and labour law. She advises employers on employment related aspects of transactional, litigation and dispute resolution, regulatory and compliance related matters in both the public and private spheres. In addition, Hedda regularly deals with issues affecting e... click for more information

  31. 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

  32. Kylie Slambert
    Years of Practice: 0     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

  33. Emili Souris
    Years of Practice: 34     Position: Director

    Emili Souris has practised as a property law professional for over 25 years. At present, Emili heads up the firm's securities department and represents most of South Africa's major banks. She focuses on the registration of complex commercial bonds, participation bonds, debt and trade securities inc... click for more information

  34. 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

  35. Tricia Tsoeu
    Years of Practice: 7     Position: Senior Associate

    Tricia Tsoeu advises clients on all employment law-related issues, including dismissals, restructuring, changes to terms and conditions of employment, collective bargaining and disciplinary hearings. She also focuses on litigation in respect of unfair dismissals, unfair labour practice, and restrai... click for more information

  36. Charles van Staden
    Years of Practice: 16     Position: Consultant

    Charles van Staden handles all aspects of exchange control. He is a member of the Institute of Bankers in South Africa and an audit committee member of the University of Johannesburg. Representative experience: Assisting Span Property International (Pty) Limited in obtaining the necessary exch... click for more information

  37. 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

  38. Nothando Biyela
    Position: Pro Bono Intern

    Nothando has practical and theoretical experience in litigation and has appeared frequently in the High Court for trial matters. She researches areas of law that are unclear. She negotiates settlements in civil law. As part of the Pro Bono division she engages with non-profit organisations to assis... click for more information

  39. Zakia Shaik
    Position: Professional Assistant

    Zakia is an LLB graduate and joined the deceased estates department at our firm in April 2018. She provides assistance to Arnold Shapiro and the department by attending to consultations, completing and lodging the documents for reporting deceased estates to the Master of the High Court and obtaining... click for more information

  40. 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

  41. Magreet Henning
    Position: Associate

    Magreet is a commercial and litigation attorney and has critical thinking skills which has assisted her in building and maintaining relationships with clients. Her work includes consulting with clients, assisting counsel in court, drafting pleadings, notices, agreements and legal opinions. In her p... click for more information

  42. Carl Stein
    Position: Consultant

    Drawing on over 30 years' experience, Carl Stein is recognised as one of South Africa's leading corporate lawyers. His practice is primarily focused on advising large private and public corporate entities on M&A, securities and stock exchange transactions, as well as corporate and structured finance... click for more information

  43. Marissa Wessels
    Years of Practice: 0     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