Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa announces new senior appointments


Norton Rose Fulbright has announced five promotions to director level, one to equity and five new appointments.

The new appointments include:

Salaried director promotions

-Raynold Tlhavani (dispute resolution and litigation, Johannesburg)

-Peter Lamb (dispute resolution and litigation, Durban)

-Riccardo Petersen (dispute resolution and litigation, Johannesburg)

-Daniel Breier (dispute resolution and litigation, Cape Town)  

-Laura Kiwelu (project finance, Dar es Salaam)

Salaried to equity director promotion

-Siviwe Anthony (corporate, Johannesburg)

In addition to these promotions, Sbu Gule has been appointed for a second five year term as chairman of the South African practice. Sbu was the first African to be appointed global chair of the firm in 2014. He plays an active role in the Global Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council (GDIAC) with a particular focus on supporting lawyers from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Andrew Robinson, head of transport for Africa and practice group leader for disputes, has also taken on the position of Cape Town head of office. Keller Snyman Schelhase, a Cape Town based law firm, recently became Norton Rose Fulbright and bolstered the team with the addition of directors Anton Schelhase, Lauren Fine and Andrea Keller.

The firm has seen numerous director appointments this year including Jason Whyte who joined the employment and labour team in the Cape Town office and Lilian Githunguri, an English law qualified construction and infrastructure lawyer, who joined the Dar es Salaam office.

“Our people play a key role in the future development of the business. These appointments and promotions underline our ongoing investment and commitment to our industry strengths and practice areas.  As we continue to service our clients, these individuals will further support them and our ambition of remaining one of the world’s leading providers of legal services,” says Donald Dinnie, Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Managing Director.


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