Attorneys that are currently listed as practicing at Lawtons Africa


  1. Dave Adams
    Years of Practice: 46     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. Jeff Buckland
    Years of Practice: 29     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

  3. Tony Canny
    Years of Practice: 45     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

  4. Penny Chenery
    Years of Practice: 18     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

  5. Nkonzo Hlatshwayo
    Years of Practice: 32     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

  6. Dimitra Kouvelakis
    Years of Practice: 19     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

  7. Melissa Leibowitz
    Years of Practice: 15     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

  8. Phuti Mashalane
    Years of Practice: 5     Position: Director

    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

  9. Bernard McLeod
    Years of Practice: 52     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

  10. Lavery Modise
    Years of Practice: 31     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

  11. SJ Thema
    Years of Practice: 23     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

  12. Veronica Vurgarellis
    Years of Practice: 22     Position: Director

    Veronica Vurgarellis has more than 21 years' litigation experience in the courts and in alternative dispute resolution forums and has right of appearance in the High Court of South Africa. She provides specialist advice to state entities and private entities in respect of administrative law dispute... click for more information

  13. Tshavhungwe Tshivhase
    Position: Senior 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

  14. Zaakira Haffejee
    Position: Senior 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. Palesa Maseko
    Position: Director

    Palesa Maseko specializes in commercial litigation, entertainment and sports law. She regularly provides specialist advice to clients across diverse sectors in commercial litigation, mediation and alternative dispute resolution. Palesa has represented individual athletes, major football clubs and s... click for more information

  22. Sibongiseni Masina
    Position: Associate

    Sibongiseni Masina focuses on general, commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution based on breaches of contracts, including civil litigation, arbitrations, and court procedures in the lower and higher courts. She has a broad corporate experience assisting clients in various industries... click for more information

  23. Yagashen Pillay
    Position: Director

    Yagashen Pillay provides legal advice and representation on a wide variety of commercial and administrative law matters, specialising in all aspects of constitutional, administrative law, contractual, pension fund and medical schemes law. He has a particular interest, and expertise, in public procu... click for more information

  24. Kobus De Bee
    Position: Director

    Kobus de Beer specialises in general and commercial litigation. A substantial part of his practice focuses on real estate disputes, acting for property developers, property management companies and other role players in the construction and real estate sector. ? With his practical construction re... click for more information

  25. Disebo Leokaoke
    Position: Associate

    Disebo focuses on all aspects of competition law, including local merger filings, COMESA merger filings, multi-jurisdictional merger filings, cartel conduct matters, abuse of dominance matters, other restrictive practices, and exemption applications. click for more information

  26. Sibongiseni Masina
    Position: Associate

    Sibongiseni Masina focuses on general, commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution based on breaches of contracts, including civil litigation, arbitrations, and court procedures in the lower and higher courts. She has a broad corporate experience assisting clients in various industries... click for more information