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26 Nov 2012

Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs (ENS), Africa’s largest law firm and Brink Cohen Le Roux (BCLR), a leading South African law firm specialising in Mine and Occupational Health and Safety (M&OHS), Employment Law and Litigation, are pleased to announce that all professional and other staff members of BCLR will be joining ENS with effect from 1 February 2013.

Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs (ENS), Africa’s largest law firm and Brink Cohen Le Roux (BCLR), a leading South African law firm specialising in Mine and Occupational Health and Safety (M&OHS), Employment Law and Litigation, are pleased to announce that all professional and other staff members of BCLR will be joining ENS with effect from 1 February 2013.

Willem Le Roux and Pieter Colyn will join ENS as directors and will jointly head up ENS’s M&OHS Department.

“We are privileged that Willem and Pieter have chosen to join ENS,” says Michael Katz chairman of ENS.

It is a widely held view in the mining world that BCLR has the pre-eminent Mine and Occupational Health and Safety practice in the country and we believe that their arrival will make ENS the mining law firm of choice on the African continent, explains Celeste Coles, an expert in Mine and Occupational Health and Safety Law, will also join ENS as a director within the M&OHS Department, along with all the other current members of the team.

“We can see the synergies that exist between the two firms will be of immense benefit to our clients and believe this will set a new standard in terms of a one-stop-shop service to the mining sector”, says Le Roux.

Prof Peter (PAK) Le Roux, a renowned expert in Labour and Employee Benefits Law, will join the Employment Law Department of ENS as a consultant.

Kirsty Simpson, together with her team, will join ENS’s Litigation / Dispute Resolution Department as a director, contributing valuable skills and strategic insight in Commercial Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution.

According to Otsile Matlou, head of ENS’s mining department, the calibre of the lawyers who will be joining ENS will undoubtedly take their offering to clients to a new level and they look forward to them coming on board on next year.

“We have always had an extremely high regard for this firm, as one that is enviable, not only in terms of quality and skill, but also in terms of the years of experience of their practitioners, and their specialised expertise within the complicated and challenging areas of Mining, Litigation and Employment Law,” says Matlou.

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