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Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa announces new senior promotions and appointments | Global law firm | Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa announces new senior promotions and appointments

15 May 2017


Norton Rose Fulbright is pleased to announce a total of five promotions to director level and one to equity and five appointments:

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 promotion 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 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.

Donald Dinnie, Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa managing director, says, “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.”

For further information please contact:

Rachel Lailey, content manager, Africa
Tel +27 11 685 8624 | Mob +27 83 730 2000

Claire Marais, communications officer, Africa
Tel +27 11 685 8565; Mob +27 82 813 6909

Notes for editors:

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm. We provide the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 3500 lawyers and other legal staff based in more than 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.

Norton Rose Fulbright will combine with Chadbourne & Parke, a leading international law firm, during the second quarter of 2017. Norton Rose Fulbright's expanded practice will have more than 1000 lawyers in the US and 4000 lawyers worldwide.

Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare.

Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.

Norton Rose Fulbright Verein, a Swiss verein, helps coordinate the activities of Norton Rose Fulbright members but does not itself provide legal services to clients. Norton Rose Fulbright has offices in more than 50 cities worldwide, including London, Houston, Toronto, Sydney and Johannesburg.

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