Sarah Forshaw

Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc

South Africa
T:+27 11 685 8909
South Africa
T:+27 11 685 8909

Sarah Forshaw


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Sarah is an associate in the corporate and commercial litigation team based in Johannesburg. 

Sarah has experience in general litigation, arbitration, mediation and fast track dispute resolution. She has a passion for construction law, and renewable energy.

Sarah commenced her articles with the firm in 2017. She was admitted as an attorney and notary public in 2019. Sarah is a member of the Norton Rose Fulbright Global Arbitration Practice Group and the Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Audit Professional Liability and Regulatory Group.

Professional experience

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BA - majoring in English Language & Literature and Law (2014, University of Cape Town)

LLB (2016, University of Cape Town) 

  • Attorney, qualified in South Africa 2019
  • Notary Public 2019

Sarah is involved in a matter in which Norton Rose Fulbright represents an international developer, investor, co-owner and operator of a CSP power plant in an ICC arbitration in connection with the construction and performance of the plant in the Northern Cape, South Africa, in which the cumulative value of the claims exceeded $56 million. Sarah's specific involvement included drafting the counterclaim, drafting witness statements, assisting with the drafting of expert reports, consulting with witness and experts, conducting a site inspection, and fulfilling administrative functions.

Sarah worked on a matter in which Norton Rose Fulbright represented the Contractor in a fast track dispute resolution process against Eskom under a Power Purchase Agreement concluded as part of South Africa's Renewable Energy Independent Power Producing Program, in which the cumulative value of the claims exceeded $170 000. Her involvement included assisting counsel with research, assisting with the drafting of the various pleadings and heads of argument, consulting with witnesses and external experts, and assisting with running the hearing.

Sarah assisted with a cross-border matter in which Norton Rose Fulbright defended KPMG in an audit liability case concerning an $18 million claim relating to the audit of a failed bank in Botswana. Sarah's involvement included assisting with drafting various pleadings and witness statements, consulting with counsel, witnesses and external experts, assisting counsel with research, and assisting with administrative functions.

Co-author of Without Prejudice article, " An Arbitrator is allowed to be wrong" (May 2020) available at:

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