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Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc.

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As a dynamic, global legal practice with offices in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town, we have one of the largest legal footprints in South Africa. We employ more than 500 people, with 200 lawyers offering experience and knowledge across the spectrum of legal disciplines. Our clients include financial institutions, major industrial and commercial corporations, mining houses, parastatals and government departments.

Further, we provide an international pan-African legal service and legal advice to corporates, investment funds and financial institutions doing business in Africa.

Our areas of work include:

·         Admiralty, shipping and marine insurance

·         Antitrust and competition

·         Aviation

·         Banking and finance

·         Communications, media and technology

·         Constitutional and administrative law

·         Construction and engineering

·         Corporate, M&A and securities

·         Dispute resolution and litigation

·         Employment and labour

·         Energy

·         Environmental and water law

·         Insurance

·         Intellectual property

·         Mining

·         Product liability and product recall

·         Real estate

·         Tax

Our international business experience, combined with our black empowerment experience, gives us special insight into South Africa. We advise clients on how to reflect these requirements in their contracts, and on possible local implementation issues, as we more than meet them ourselves.

Norton Rose Fulbright in South Africa is classified as a Black-influenced company with 12 black directors, representing about 13 percent black ownership. The practice is also well ahead of its employment equity goals with 42.47 percent of its professional staff and 57.52 percent of its non-professional staff coming from previously disadvantaged backgrounds.

In addition, we provide training and work opportunities for a continuous stream of law graduates from previously disadvantaged communities.

Skills development is paramount and the practice provides a comprehensive training programme for all its young lawyers. This includes weekly lectures and training sessions by internal and external lecturers.

As a concerned corporate citizen, the practice spends about one percent of post-tax operating profit on a range of social uplift projects and programmes.

The practice has long recognised the need for social intervention by professionals to provide legal and other assistance to those without access to legal representation and, in 2007, it set up a formal Public Interest Law Department for this purpose.

Company Press Releases »

Icon Damage arising from marijuana operations not covered by policy (US)
03 Sep 18 | Read More »
  Sandra Sithole, Director Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc.     A US appeals court in August 2018 found that an insurer does not have to indemnify its insured for damage to a warehouse by tenants who converted it into a marijuana ...
Icon Competition Commission proposes tough measures on motor insurers
28 Aug 18 | Read More »
By Mark Griffiths Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc. On 1 August 2018, the Competition Commission called for final comments on its far-reaching Code of Conduct for Competition in the Automotive Industry. The code will materially impact a range of stakeholders, including ...
Icon Competition Amendment Bill proposes tougher penalties
20 Aug 18 | Read More »
By Rosalind Lake and Erwyn Durman Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc. The Competition Amendment Bill of 2018 introduces harsher penalty provisions which increase the enforcement powers of the competition authorities for purposes of deterring anti-competitive ...
Icon SA poised to follow suit in utilisation of non-competition merger control to protect State security in foreign mergers
17 Aug 18 | Read More »
By Jason van Dijk Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc. A controversial introduction in the latest draft of the Competition Amendment Bill of 2018 is the inclusion of a section that requires the State President to constitute a standing committee of cabinet ...
Icon Competition Amendment Bill 2018 aims to protect market participation of non-dominant firms
14 Aug 18 | Read More »
By Rosalind Lake and Erwyn Durman Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc. The overriding intention of the Competition Amendment Bill of 2018, introduced in parliament on 12 July 2018, is to address perceived high levels of concentration and the skewed ownership profile ...
Icon Wrongful death claims at bar fails on assault exclusion (US)
07 Aug 18 | Read More »
  Sandra Sithole, Director Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc.     Two US district courts in two separate cases held in July 2018 that the insurers of public bars do not have a duty to defend or indemnify the insured owners of the bars ...
Icon Norton Rose Fulbright strengthens tax team in South Africa
06 Aug 18 | Read More »
Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has announced the appointment of Candice Gibson, as a senior associate in the Johannesburg office. Candice was previously a senior associate in the tax and exchange control team at a leading South African law firm. She is an ...
Icon Public laws, private standards and copyright “fair use”
02 Aug 18 | Read More »
By Susan Ross (US)  Norton Rose Fulbright On July 17, 2018, the federal appeals court located in Washington, D. C. issued a ruling in a case involving an intersection of copyrighted material (standards) and non-copyrightable material (laws and regulations). ...
Icon Hiring a sexual offender who causes harm is an insured ‘accident’ (US)
31 Jul 18 | Read More »
        Patrick Bracher, Director Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc.       The California Supreme Court held that the negligent hiring, retention and supervision of an employee who sexually abused a 13-year ...
Icon Carbon monoxide death liability claim fails on pollution exclusion (US)
25 Jul 18 | Read More »
By Yash Naidoo, Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc. Two tenants of a second-floor unit in an apartment building (condominium) in Florida USA died in their bedroom, after inhaling carbon monoxide gas whilst asleep. The gas was believed to have come from a car in ...
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