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Norton Rose Fulbright announces senior appointments in South Africa | Global law firm | Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright announces senior appointments in South Africa

April 2, 2018


Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has announced the appointment of Sbu Gule as CEO of Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc and Marelise van der Westhuizen as Executive Chairman of Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc. These appointments are effective April 1, 2018.

Sbu, the current President of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces, joined the firm in 2000 and has been serving as Chairman since 2012.

Marelise is a director in the commercial litigation team and the head of the risk advisory practice in South Africa. Marelise will be the third female Chair appointed at Norton Rose Fulbright this year, following the appointment of Tricia Hobson, global chair and Australia Chair, effective January 1, 2018 and Farmida Bi as Chair, Europe, Middle East and Asia, effective May 1, 2018.

Peter Martyr, global chief executive, Norton Rose Fulbright commented:

“I would like to congratulate Sbu and Marelise on their appointments. Their experienced leadership will ensure continuity in delivering a professional and seamless service to our clients.”

For further information please contact:

Heledd Phelps-Brown, Head of Public Relations
Tel +44 (0) 20 7444 2890; Mob +44 (0) 77 0297 1352

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