Mohammed Chavoos

Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc

South Africa
T :+27 11 685 8814
South Africa
T :+27 11 685 8814


Mohammed is an employment and labour lawyer based in Johannesburg with 18 years' experience in employment law.

He focuses on all areas of employment and labour law and acted as a Judge of the Labour Court on a number of occasions.  Mohammed has served as the President of the South African Society for Labour Law (SASLAW) for two years.

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 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.

He is ranked as a leading lawyer for employment and labour by Chambers, Legal 500, and has been recognised by Best Lawyers as one of the top performing legal minds in labour and employment for 2020. 

Mohammed is the recipient of the International Client Choice award in for exceptional client service.

Expérience professionnelle

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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.