Mohammed Chavoos

Director
Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc

Johannesburg
South Africa
T:+27 11 685 8814
Johannesburg
South Africa
T:+27 11 685 8814
Mohammed Chavoos

Mohammed Chavoos

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Biography

Mohammed is an employment and labour lawyer based in Johannesburg with over 13 years' experience in employment law.

He focuses on all areas of employment and labour law and acted as a Judge of the Labour Court in January 2013 and January 2014.  Mohammed has also been elected as the President of the South African Society for Labour Law (SASLAW) for 2018 to 2020.

He has a large local and international client base and has represented blue chip clients in the banking, finance, IT, retail, petroleum, hospitality, gaming and food and beverage industries.  He has extensive experience in large-scale restructuring of businesses, business transfers, outsourcing, restraints of trade, privacy law, forensic investigations and retrenchments.  Mohammed has represented clients in a number of senior executive dismissal cases at disciplinary hearings, the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) and the Labour Court.  He also specialises in interdicting unlawful and unprotected strikes, conducting due diligences, CCMA and Labour Court litigation, drafting contracts of employment, review applications, disciplinary codes and procedures and human resources policies.

Mohammed has been a regular contributor of the South African Chapter of the EU & International Employment Law Handbook and has contributed to many articles in newspapers and magazines.  He speaks regularly at seminars on employment and labour law issues and has appeared on national radio on a few occasions.

Mohammed has been listed as a recommended lawyer for employment and labour by Legal 500, 2018.


Professional experience

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  • Bachelor of Science degree (University of the Western Cape)
  • LLB (University of the Witwatersrand )
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Labour Law (University of the Witwatersrand.)

 

  • Attorney, qualified in South Africa

Mohammed was recognised by Chambers Global for employment in 2014 who also stated that "Mohammed Chavoos greatly impresses as a litigator.  Clients value his hands-on, analytical approach: 'He's very meticulous, very good with detail and very up to date with what's going on.'"  Chambers Global, 2015 stated "Mohammed Chavoos is highly respected for his work on employment disputes, and has recently been involved in cases relating to unlawful strikes and wage disputes. Mohammed attracts praise from clients for the "strategic oversight" that he provides and for his "hands-on" approach to sector concerns, Chambers Global, 2017. He currently serves on the SASLAW executive committee."

He has recently been shortlisted for the International Client Choice Awards 2016 for the quality of his client service.