Attorneys that are currently listed as practicing at Hogan Lovells (South Africa) Inc


  1. Mikaeel Adam
    Years of Practice: 5     Position: Associate

    Mikaeel Adam is an attorney in the litigation practice area, and focuses on general and commercial litigation, and aviation law. He has litigation experience in the South African courts as well as in alternative dispute resolution forums, and has acted in various commercial and regulatory matters p... click for more information

  2. Dave Adams
    Years of Practice: 43     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

  3. Ushir Ahir
    Years of Practice: 3     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

  4. Lutfiyyah Ahmed
    Years of Practice: 0     Position: Associate

    Lutfiyyah Ahmed focuses on regulatory compliance including technology, media, telecommunications law, complex transactions, and data privacy and protection. An in-depth understanding of these practice areas makes her the obvious choice to provide advice and training on practical regulatory implemen... click for more information

  5. Danika Balusik
    Years of Practice: 3     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 companie... click for more information

  6. Ronan Bekker
    Years of Practice: 3     Position: Senior Associate

    As a member of our litigation practice Ronan focuses on construction and engineering law, and alternative dispute resolution. Representative experience: Representing a client in arbitration regarding the Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme Project. Representing a client in dispute regarding geotechnic... click for more information

  7. Nikhil Bhogal
    Years of Practice: 2     Position: Senior Associate

    Nikhil Bhogal focuses on corporate law with emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, business restructurings, black economic empowerment, competition law, and corporate governance. Forming part of the Hogan Lovells Africa Desk, Nikhil assists multinationals who wish to expand their business footprint ... click for more information

  8. Anina Boshoff
    Years of Practice: 18     Position: Partner

    Admitted in South Africa, England and Wales, Anina Boshoff advises on English and South African law, mainly transactional work, including local and cross-border finance transactions and offshore investments. She gained some of her extensive experience over the past 16 years during a 3-year-stint in... click for more information

  9. 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

  10. Jeff Buckland
    Years of Practice: 27     Position: Partner

    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

  11. Tony Canny
    Years of Practice: 42     Position: Counsel

    During his 43 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

  12. Siafa Chauke
    Years of Practice: 6     Position: Partner

    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

  13. Penny Chenery
    Years of Practice: 15     Position: Partner

    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

  14. Gareth Cremen
    Years of Practice: 9     Position: Partner

    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

  15. Tamara Lazarus
    Years of Practice: 0     Position: Associate

    Tamara Lazarus focuses on dispute resolution (litigation and arbitration) arising from breach of commercial and franchise agreements. Having acted for various national and international clients in both the public and private sector, she is well-versed in court procedure and represents clients in th... click for more information

  16. Jean Ewang
    Years of Practice: 9     Position: Partner

    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

  17. Mahashini Govender
    Years of Practice: 12     Position: Partner

    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

  18. Keshen Govindsamy
    Years of Practice: 2     Position: Associate

    Keshen Govindsamy focuses on providing tax advice to corporates and high-net worth individuals and the structuring of both in-bound and out-bound investments. He is also experienced in tax dispute resolution, including preparing requests for reasons, drafting objections and litigating in the tax co... click for more information

  19. Vaughn Harrison
    Years of Practice: 42     Position: Partner

    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

  20. Nkonzo Hlatshwayo
    Years of Practice: 29     Position: Partner

    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

  21. Dimitra Kouvelakis
    Years of Practice: 16     Position: Partner

    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

  22. Melissa Leibowitz
    Years of Practice: 12     Position: Partner

    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

  23. 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

  24. Bridget Letsholo
    Years of Practice: 5     Position: Senior Associate

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

  25. Jordyne Löser
    Years of Practice: 1     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

  26. Danielle Magidson
    Years of Practice: 24     Position: Partner

    Drawing on more than 20 years of experience, Danielle has been involved in significant high-profile M&A transactions both locally and across the African continent. She focuses on all aspects of corporate law with specific emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, corporate finance... click for more information

  27. Imraan Mahomed
    Years of Practice: 16     Position: Partner

    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 a... click for more information

  28. Waseeqah Makadam
    Years of Practice: 7     Position: Senior Associate

    Waseeqah Makadam focuses on commercial and administrative law dispute resolution. Her contentious experience spans commercial, administrative, mining and contractual disputes, as well as litigation instituted in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act and the Promotion of Administrative... click for more information

  29. 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

  30. Phuti Mashalane
    Years of Practice: 2     Position: 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

  31. Bernard McLeod
    Years of Practice: 49     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

  32. Thethe Mokele
    Years of Practice: 6     Position: Partner

    Focusing on construction and engineering, Thethe Mokele advises employers, contractors, suppliers and professionals in the construction industry on various standard forms of contracts including FIDIC, NEC and JBCC. She represents parties to construction contracts in dispute resolution procedures in... click for more information

  33. Lavery Modise
    Years of Practice: 28     Position: Chairman Emeritus

    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

  34. Ayanda Nondwana
    Years of Practice: 12     Position: Partner

    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

  35. Phetheni Nkuna
    Years of Practice: 4     Position: Senior Associate

    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

  36. Fezile Nkosi
    Years of Practice: 6     Position: Associate

    As a member of our banking and finance practice, Fezile Nkosi focuses on advising both funders and corporates on finance and restructuring transactions in sub-Saharan Africa. Having worked as in-house legal counsel in one of the big banks, she has experience in wealth and investment management and ... click for more information

  37. Graham Openshaw
    Years of Practice: 39     Position: Exchange Control Consultant

    Graham Openshaw offers exchange control advice to clients as well as providing exchange control consulting services. His experience covers all aspects of exchange control, having been with the South African Reserve Bank over 40 years, of which 32 were spent in the Exchange Control Department. Repr... click for more information

  38. Jackie Peart
    Years of Practice: 26     Position: Partner

    Advising corporates on tax structuring (domestic and cross-border) and exchange control particularly in the context of cross-border transactions and mergers and acquisitions, are Jackie Peart's main focus areas. Her expertise includes inbound/outbound investment into Africa, as well as inbound inve... click for more information

  39. Candice Pillay
    Years of Practice: 20     Position: Partner

    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

  40. Gary Pritchard
    Years of Practice: 27     Position: Partner

    Gary Pritchard focuses on general commercial litigation, insurance and banking litigation, construction and engineering law, and sports law. He is a member of the Fees Assessment Committee and the Assessment Committee for Candidate Attorneys of the Law Society of the Northern Province. Representat... click for more information

  41. Derek Rabin
    Years of Practice: 32     Position: Consultant

    Derek Rabin focuses on corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, sports, recreation and entertainment, as well as black economic empowerment. He is admitted to practice in the High Courts of South Africa and the Court of Appeal of Lesotho. Derek has acted for numerous South African li... click for more information

  42. 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

  43. Johann Raubenheimer
    Years of Practice: 20     Position: Consultant

    As risk management consultant in our mining sector Johann Raubenheimer focuses on health and safety. In addition, he offers a unique approach to the mining and heavy industries on their specific operational requirements. Johann's involvement is not only reactive to any risks posed to clients' lice... click for more information

  44. Clive Rumsey
    Years of Practice: 29     Position: Partner

    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

  45. Pauline Sannasi-Pillay
    Years of Practice: 5     Position: Senior Associate

    Pauline Sannasi-Pillay has practised as a real estate professional for over five years. She focuses on commercial and residential transfers, and real estate related matters including notarial documentation. Pauline has assisted with the registration of various sectional title schemes and the regist... click for more information

  46. Hopewell Sathekge
    Years of Practice: 6     Position: Senior Associate

    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 funds. The thesis for his masters in commercial law focused largely on registration of securities ... click for more information

  47. Hedda Schensema
    Years of Practice: 15     Position: Partner

    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

  48. City Serobe
    Years of Practice: 35     Position: Partner

    City Serobe focuses on commercial law, with emphasis on project finance, public private partnerships and corporate governance. He was one of the first black conveyancers to be admitted in Johannesburg. He has been a member of several presidential commissions and was an acting judge of the Witwaters... click for more information

  49. Arnold Shapiro
    Years of Practice: 40     Position: Partner

    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

  50. Ziyanda Sibeko
    Years of Practice: 1     Position: Associate

    Ziyanda Sibeko focuses on mining law with special emphasis on occupational health and safety in the mining sector, environmental law, and employment and public law litigation within the mining industry. Representative experience: Assisted in numerous fatal inquiries in terms of the Mine Healt... click for more information

  51. 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

  52. Emili Souris
    Years of Practice: 33     Position: Partner

    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

  53. Carl Stein
    Years of Practice: 39     Position: Partner

    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

  54. Shaaista Thabit
    Years of Practice: 1     Position: Associate

    As part of our banking and finance team, Shaaista Thabit focuses on leveraged finance and acquisition finance, including reviewing and negotiating transactional finance documents, deal executions and identifying risks in various finance deals and secured lending transactions. She assists our intern... click for more information

  55. SJ Thema
    Years of Practice: 20     Position: Partner

    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

  56. Tricia Tsoeu
    Years of Practice: 6     Position: 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

  57. Charles van Staden
    Years of Practice: 15     Position: Head of Exchange Control

    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

  58. Veronica Vurgarellis
    Years of Practice: 19     Position: Partner

    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

  59. 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