Mohamed specialises in commercial litigation and has a particular interest in judicial reviews, administrative law, competition law, litigation and medical schemes law. He has been involved in many high-profile litigation matters representing large corporations, banks and the Competition Commission. He is well respected both locally and globally for his contribution to the advancement of the legal profession and the Rule of Law. In 2009 he was appointed for a two year term as President of the Commonwealth Lawyers’ Association (CLA) which represents lawyers’ associations in 53 countries – the first South African to achieve this.
Some of Mohamed’s achievements and experience include:
The control of major litigation and other contentious matters representing significant commercial corporations.
Past President of the CLA.
Member of the Executive Committee of the CLA.
Endorsed as a recommended lawyer in dispute resolution by PLC Which Lawyer.
Endorsed as a recommended lawyer by Best Lawyers.
Past Chairperson of the Attorneys Insurance Indemnity Fund.
Past board member of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund.
Non-Executive director of ABSA Bank Limited and ABSA Group Limited.
Chairperson of JSE-listed Andulela Investment Holdings Limited.
Past President of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces.
Council member of the Law Society of South Africa.
Was appointed as an acting judge of the High Court (Witwatersrand Local Division) (1999).
Advisor to the Constitutional Assembly in respect of the drafting of the final South African Constitution.
Past President and Vice-President of the National Association of Democratic Lawyers.
Former head of Constitutional and Administrative Law Department and partner at Edward Nathan & Friedland Inc.
Appointed as Provincial Electoral Officer responsible for conducting SA’s first democratic elections in 1994 in the Greater Johannesburg Region.
Awarded Abe Bailey Scholarship.
Trustee of the Wits Law School Endowment Trust.
Member of Eskom’s Board Tender Committee.
Has presented papers on a diverse range of legal topics locally and in Namibia, Zambia, Mozambique, Kenya, Nigeria, England, Scotland, Hong Kong, Australia and Mauritius.
Has been interviewed on a diverse range of legal and Rule of Law topics in the local and international media.
Ian is one of South Africa’s most experienced corporate litigation attorneys having a specific interest and specialist expertise in insolvency and restructuring law. Ian has in excess of 25 years experience.
Some of Ian’s achievements and experience include:
Honorary Secretary of the South African Branch of the International Law Association (SABILA).
Member of the Association of Arbitrators.
Practising member of the South African Restructuring and Insolvency Practitioners Association (SARIPA).
Co-author of the section on South Africa in “International Tracing of Assets” (Sweet & Maxwell).
Endorsed as a recommended lawyer in restructuring and insolvency by PLC Which Lawyer.
Former committee member of the Johannesburg Attorneys’ Association.
Former Head of Insolvency Department and partner at Edward Nathan & Friedland Inc.
Aleksandra specialises in corporate and commercial law. She joined Knowles Husain Lindsay as an associate in 2011, was promoted to senior associate in 2012 and became a director in 2013. She regularly advises clients on both the practicalities and intricacies of company law and on clients’ corporate structures and constitutional documents. She also assists clients with their commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, financing and security transactions and a wide spectrum of commercial arrangements.
Some of Aleksandra’s achievements and experience include:
Advising clients on various cross-border transactions, including cross-border licence agreements, distribution arrangements and acquisitions of shares.
Representing clients in successfully negotiating and drafting complex finance and security agreements.
Advising a mining industry client on construction arrangements with a contract value of more than R1billion.
She is a regular contributor to the Polish Ministry of Trade’s website on conducting business in South Africa.
Masters in Political Science and Law (Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland)
Tasneem specialises in commercial and corporate dispute resolution. She has a particular interest in aviation and space law as well as extensive experience in petroleum products law and competition law. Tasneem joined Knowles Husain Lindsay in 2011 as a senior associate and was promoted to a director in 2013.
Some of Tasneem’s achievements and experience include:
She served articles of clerkship at Sonnenberg Hoffmann and Galombik (now Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs), whereafter she was admitted as an attorney in 2005.
Tasneem has practised as an internal legal adviser at Rand Water, and thereafter at Total (South Africa). Having practised in-house has provided her with valuable insight of what it is like to be the client in legal matters, thus enhancing her ability to truly understand and service clients’ legal needs and expectations.
She has a keen interest in equestrian sport, both personally and professionally. She advises one of South Africa’s most prominent equestrian clubs, which is also the owner of one of South Africa’s premier equestrian sporting venues. She has also co-advised on the adoption of new constitutional documents necessitated by the recent changes to the regulatory framework that governs equestrian sport in South Africa.
BA LLB (University of the Witwatersrand)
LLB (University of the Witwatersrand)
Post-tertiary Certificate in Aviation, Space and Telecommunications Law (University of Pretoria)
Pierre is one of South Africa’s most respected insurance and construction law attorneys, specialising in all types of insurance litigation and construction and engineering disputes, including plant all risks insurance, assets policies, erection all risks policies, fidelity policies and professional indemnity covers, as well as the drafting of contracts and advice in relation to these areas.
Some of Pierre’s achievements and experience include:
Fellow of the Association of Arbitrators (Southern Africa).
Over 30 years experience in litigation,arbitration and adjudication proceedings and is familiar with the FIDIC suite of construction contracts.
Extensive expertise in the area of employee benefits and pension funds surplus apportionment issues.
Has advised the Contractors Plant Hire Association (CPHA) for over 20 years and is the draftsman of the CPHA Approval Conditions of Hire for Lifting Equipment and separately, general plant and equipment (earth moving plant and equipment).
Endorsed as a recommended lawyer in insurance by PLC Which Lawyer.
Endorsed as a recommended lawyer in insurance by Best Lawyers.
Former partner at Edward Nathan and Friedland Inc.
BA LLB (University of the Witwatersrand)
FA Arb (Fellow of the Association of Arbitrators (Southern Africa))
Alec’s areas of practice include attending to commercial and residential transfers, mortgage bonds for major commercial banks, Investec mortgage bonds, commercial property finance bonds, notarial bonds, servitudes, notarial work, sub-divisions and township establishment, establishment of sectional schemes, sectional transfers, commercial agreements, estate planning, drafting of wills and establishment of trusts.
Some of Alec’s achievements and experience include:
Former Head of Conveyancing Department at Lazzara Leicher.
In-house legal advisor for Linc Entertainment Group, a group of companies in the entertainment industry.
Gavin specialises in commercial litigation and has a specific interest and specialised expertise in insolvency and restructuring law. One of Gavin’s recent successes is representing the Estate Agency Affairs Board in a high profile and landmark case for consumers and the property sector.
Some of Gavin’s achievements and experience include:
Member of the South African Restructuring and Insolvency Practitioners Association (SARIPA).
Member of the International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL International).
Member of the South African Branch of the International Law Association (SABILA).
Completed certificate course in Advanced Company Law through the School of Law (Mandela Institute) at the University of the Witwatersrand.
B. Com LLB (University of Cape Town)
Certificate in Advanced Company Law (Mandela Institute – University of the Witwatersrand)
Nicholas specialises in dispute resolution, including High Court litigation and private arbitrations. He has particular experience in regulatory disputes, involving competition law, exchange control and medical scheme law, as well as general commercial matters.
Some of Nicholas’s achievements and experience include:
Working for three years offshore in Guernsey, Channel Islands, for a leading international law firm;
Handling major regulatory litigation in the sphere of exchange control and medical scheme law;
Handling significant competition law litigation on behalf of the Competition Commission of South Africa and private clients.
BA (Hon Philosophy) (cum laude) (University of the Witwatersrand)
Francois heads up KHL’s Corporate and Commercial Law department. He has a passion for business and commerce, and practising commercial law accordingly is a natural fit for him. He enjoys getting to know and understand his clients’ businesses and commercial objectives. His focus is on helping clients to arrive at practical, yet legally sound, solutions.
Francois' extensive experience includes advising clients on:
Joined KHL in 2006 to develop and grow the firm’s corporate and commercial legal services.
Mergers and acquisitions.
Companies’ memoranda of incorporation and shareholders agreements.
Corporate joint ventures
Loan agreements and security documentation.
Clients’ commercial transactions.
Francois also assists his clients in navigating through, and making sense of, the provisions of the Companies Act, the Consumer Protection Act and the National Credit Act that apply to them in their particular transactions.
BCom Law (cum laude) (RAU/University of Johannesburg)
LLB (cum laude) (RAU/University of Johannesburg)
Admitted as a solicitor of England and Wales (not currently practicing as such)
Certificate in Advanced Company Law 1 and 2 (University of the Witwatersrand) (COA)
Certificate in Advanced Labour Law (University of the Witwatersrand) (COA)
Katherine specialises in commercial litigation and dispute resolution, particularly in the High Court. She served her articles of clerkship with Knowles Husain Lindsay, was appointed as an associate in 2011, was promoted to a senior associate in 2014 and a director in 2018.
Some of Katherine’s achievements and experience include:
Katherine has been involved in various dispute resolution proceedings relating to, amongst other things:
The construction, granite and mining industries;
Insolvency proceedings; and
Commercial lease agreements.
She was, on behalf of a regulatory body, involved in a high profile landmark matter concerning the protection of the interests of consumers in the property sector.
BSc (Zoology and Ecology) University of the Witwatersrand.
Sarah specialises in High Court commercial litigation and has an interest in business rescue, insolvency and constitutional law.
Sarah was the judges clerk to Chief Justice Ngcobo from January 2009 – June 2010 at the Constitutional Court of South Africa. She thereafter worked at the Tshwaranang Legal Advocacy Centre conducting legal research, compiling various information for use in reports and drafting comments on various Bills tabled before Parliament which all had a specific focus on promoting the rights of women to live free of violence and have access to adequate and appropriate services in South Africa. She commenced articles with Knowles Husain Lindsay Inc in 2011 and was admitted as an attorney in 2013. Sarah was promoted to a senior associate in 2015 and a director in 2018.
Sarah has some experience in construction related litigious matters and has provided opinions for clients on FIDIC contracts. She has also successfully arbitrated on a JBCC contract for the government.
Collaborating with Lisa Vetten, Teresa Le and Alexandra Leisegang on THE RIGHT AND THE REAL: A Shadow Report Analysing Selected Government Departments’ Implementation of the 1998 Domestic Violence Act and 2007 Sexual Offences Act.
Masters dissertation: The Implication For Creditors of the Business Rescue, Liquidation And Transitional Provisions Of The Companies Act, 2008.
BComm (Management and Economics) Hons (Management) (Rhodes)