LAURENCE BOULLE was educated at the Universities of Natal, Stellenbosch and London. He is an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa and began his career in the Office of the Attorney General, Pietermaritzburg. His first academic appointment was at the then University of Natal, Durban, where he served as Dean for two and a half years. He has held positions at the University of Adelaide and Bond University, where he served as Acting Dean and Chair of Academic Senate. He was appointed Director of the Mandela Institute and Issy Wolfson Professor of Law in July 2009.
Laurence's research and publication interests have been in constitutional and administrative law, employment law, mediation & ADR, and international trade and the law of globalization. His latest book, The Law of Globalization, will be published by Kluwer Law International in late 2009.
As a practitioner Laurence has been an accredited mediator for the past 20 years and has been a consultant to governments, organizations, law firms and the professions in conflict management, negotiation and dispute systems design.
MICHAEL DALE is an Honorary Professor in Prospecting and Mining Law in the Mandela Institute, School of Law, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
Michael is a director in the firm Deneys Reitz Inc., where he is a practising attorney, notary public and conveyancer, with right of appearance in the High Court of South Africa, and heads the firm s mining law division. He has been a practitioner in the field of mining and natural resources law for 30 years, and as such advises the mining and upstream oil industries on mining projects and represents them in regard to legislative developments. He holds a doctorate in that field, lectures in it at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and was a member of the Board of that University s Faculty of Law until its dissolution. He has contributed to courses on Mineral Law at the University of Pretoria and at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee in Scotland, where he is an honorary associate.
Michael Dale has co-authored books, contributed articles to national and international journals, and has presented papers at national and international conferences, on mining law. He was for four years Chairman of the Mineral Committee of the Section on Energy and Natural Resources Law of the International Bar Association, and was for many years the Council s representative on the Section s Academic Advisory Group, a Council member of that Section, and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law . He has from time to time been a member of the Mining Titles Regulations Board of South Africa, on the panel of assessors on the Land Claims Court of South Africa, and on various panels of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces.
- Chapter in Compendium on Natural Resources Law , University of Dundee, Scotland.
- Kaplan and Dale, Guide to the Minerals Act.
- Mining Law chapter in Elliott, South African Notary.
- Mining Law chapter in Annual Survey of South African Law.
- Quarterly South African Current Law contribution to Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law.
- Dale, Bekker, Bashall and Others, South African Mineral and Petroleum Law
Routine appearances at national and international conferences (Institute for International Research; International Bar Association; Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, University of Dundee, Scotland).
Tel: 011 685 8705
Fax: 011 535 5212
ROSEMARY HUNTER is a leading expert on pension law in South Africa. During 2003 - 2005 she was an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Mandela Institute, School of Law, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and was the course co-ordinator for the first certificate course in pension law offered by the University. At the time she was a director in the firm Edward Nathan & Friedland (Pty) Ltd where she was Head of its Employee Benefits law practice.
At the end of 2005 Rosemary left Edward Nathan to establish Hunter Employee Benefits Law (Pty) Ltd, a specialist employee benefits law consulting business and Thyne Hunter Esterhuizen Inc, an attorneys firm. In 2007 she was again appointed Honorary Senior Lecturer and co-taught a combined certificate and Masters? course in pension law at Wits with three internal Wits lecturers. She has supervised a number of students in the preparation of research reports on pension law topics and will assist in the co-ordination and presentation of the pension law course in 2008.
Rosemary and her colleagues are currently writing a detailed commentary on the Pension Funds Act, due for publication in 2008. It is intended to make pension law more accessible to practitioners and to provide high-level resource material for use by such practitioners, the courts, regulators, lawyers employed by the pension funds adjudicator, consultants and members of fund boards of management.
Rosemary is a member of :
- the statutory Pension Funds Advisory Committee which advises government on pension fund matters;
- the Joint Legal and Technical Committee of the Institute of Retirement Funds and the Life Officers Association;
- the Pension Lawyers Association; and
- the disciplinary tribunal of the Actuarial Society of South Africa.
She has consulted to the National Treasury on retirement fund reform and she is frequently invited to present seminars to colleagues, clients and members of the employee benefits community in South Africa and Namibia.
Hunter, R. Retirement Fund Disputes (1998) Edward Nathan & Friedland Commercial and Financial Services (Pty) Ltd.
Hunter, Le Grellier, Olivier & Sathege, update of "Pension law" title of The Law of South Africa , Butterworths Durban 1999.
Hunter, R. The Duties of Trustees relating to Pension Fund Investments (2000) Edward Nathan & Friedland (Pty) Ltd.
Routine appearances at annual national conferences at the Institute of Retirement Funds and the Pension Lawyers Association. Speaking appearances at conferences of the South African Society of Labour Law, the Actuarial Society of South Africa, the Financial Planning Institute, the Principal Officer s Association and pension fund conferences organized by the Institute of International Relations.
Tel: 011 530 8941
Fax: 011 447 5820
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Professor Michael Katz
BCom (Wits), LLB (Wits), LLM (Harvard), LLD (Wits), Admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa
PROFESSOR MICHAEL KATZ leads Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs as Chairman. He has 40 years of experience in privatisation and deregulation, project finance and non-recourse financing, public private partnerships, empowerment ventures, banking and financial markets, take-overs and mergers, competition law and tax. Prof Katz is also a trustee of numerous trusts including the Nelson Mandela Children?s Fund, Woman's Development Business, Legal Resources Trust, Constitutional Court Trust and the Donald Gordon Foundation. In 1998, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws by the University of the Witwatersrand. He was appointed to the Board of National Housing Finance Corporation Limited, which has been established by the government to facilitate the delivery f affordable housing. He is also a member of the board of the company which is hosting and arranging the South Africa 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Prof Katz is also a member of the King Committee on Corporate Governance. Prof Katz is featured in the Guide to the World?s Leading M&A Lawyers 2006 and is listed as a leading individual in International Tax Review's World Tax 2006 survey for M&A cross-border structuring. He advised Gold Fields defending the hostile takeover bid by Harmony, and had a key role in the Sasol/Engen merger.
Prof Katz is also rated as a leading practitioner in tax by the PLC Which Lawyer Yearbook 2006. He regularly presents papers on legal and fiscal topics and is the co-author of Butterworths Company Law Precedents (4Volumes).
PETER SOLOMON is a Visiting Professor in the School of Law and assists in the Higher Diploma in Tax Law and presents lectures and seminars in tax law. In March 2003 Peter conducted the well-attended 'Income Tax Update seminar', and another is planned for 2004.
Peter matriculated from Kingswood College in Grahamstown in 1967. In 1973 he graduated from the University of Stellenbosch with the BA and LLB degrees. He obtained a Higher Diploma in Tax from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1989. Peter has practised as an advocate at the Johannesburg Bar for more than 26 years, specialising in commercial and tax litigation and consulting in commercial and tax matters. As such he has been involved in many major commercial and tax cases before the South African courts and arbitration tribunals.
Since 1992 Peter has acted as a Judge of the High Court for three periods. He has served as arbitrator in a large number of commercial arbitrations in South Africa and has sat as an arbitrator in international arbitrations in Singapore, London, Paris (International Chamber of Commerce), Sweden (Stockholm Chamber of Commerce) and Botswana. He is a member of the commercial and appeals panels of the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa.
In 1976 and 1977 Peter was the honorary secretary of the Johannesburg Bar council. He was a member of the Johannesburg Bar Council in the years 1978 to 1988. Between 1990 and 1998 Peter was temporary major-time senior lecturer in the School of Law, University of the Witwatersrand, responsible for the course Higher Diploma in Tax and, in later years, Masters Degree in Tax. He was a member of the South African Rules Board for Courts of Law between 1995 and 1998. Peter has been a visiting professor in the School of Law since 1999.
Chapter on Tax in the Annual Survey of South African Law .
Co-author of the latest edition of Honore's South African Law of Trusts.
Authoring a supplement to Honore's South African Law of Trusts, dealing with capital gains tax.
CHRISTOPHER TODD is a practicing attorney and director of the firm Bowman Gilfillan Inc. He was admitted to practice as an attorney in 1996.
During his career Chris has focussed his practice primarily on employment law and employee benefits, public and regulatory law. For two years he practised in a corporate mergers & acquisitions team, where he was responsible for a variety of transactions including the disposal of non-core businesses from a state transport utility, the disposal of shares in new and mature mining ventures, and the disposal of South African businesses of multinational companies as part of global transactions. He has subsequently returned to a full time employment and public law practice combining dispute resolution with policy and advisory work in these areas.
In the course of his dispute resolution practice Chris has represented clients in High Court litigation over substantial public sector pension fund restructuring, involving several years of complex litigation and ADR; and in employment litigation at various levels including public and private employment law tribunals, in the Labour Court, Labour Appeal Court and Constitutional Court. He has also represented a range of public sector clients in boardroom or senior executive disputes and in related mediation or facilitation processes.
His dispute resolution career includes roles as adjudicator, having served for two periods as an acting Judge of the Labour Court, and on private tribunals in employment disputes. His experience in commercial mediation includes both representing parties in mediations and serving as mediator or assistant mediator in commercial disputes. He was accredited by CEDR as a commercial mediator in April 2007, and serves on Tokiso mediation and arbitration panels. He is also an experienced trainer and facilitator in a range of areas primarily relating to employment law and ADR.
Chris has written a range of articles and is the author of three books on different areas of employment law (Business Transfers and Employment Rights in South Africa, Lexis Nexis, with du Toit & Bosch; Collective Bargaining Law, Siber Ink; and Contracts of Employment, Siber Ink). Chris is a Research Fellow with the Mandela Institute and he teaches or presents seminars in employment law and ADR as a visiting guest lecturer on post-graduate programmes. He is also a visiting guest lecturer at the University of Cape Town’s law faculty.
David Unterhalter serves as the Chairman of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organisation. He has enjoyed a leading practice as a barrister in the fields of trade law, competition law, and public law. He practices in London and Johannesburg, where he is a Senior Counsel. David Unterhalter also holds a chair at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, and has published widely in the fields of competition law, the law of evidence and public law. He has held visiting professorships at University College London and Columbia University.