Andrew Robinson will take over as CEO of Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa as of 1 May 2022. He succeeds Marelise van der Westhuizen following her recently announced retirement. Robinson has served as the Chair of the firm since 2019 and as Global Chair in 2020.
He has a diverse practice which encompasses both commercial and the litigation aspects of logistics, including: shipping, rail, claims recovery, admiralty, marine insurance, charterparty, oil and gas, international trade, maritime casualty response, subrogated recoveries and marine environmental law.
Robinson has been practising transport law for over 30 years and has extensive international experience, having mediated, litigated or arbitrated matters in the United States, England, France, Germany, Italy, India, Zambia, Mozambique and Belgium. Robinson is also listed as a recommended transport lawyer in various significant directories, most recently in Chambers Global South Africa, for shipping.
“Andrew’s appointment is well deserved, and the unanimous support from his colleagues in South Africa demonstrates the faith they have in his stewardship. I look forward to working closely with Andrew, as he continues to drive success for our South African team. We will announce a new Chair in South Africa once that individual has been selected,” said Gerry Pecht, Global Chief Executive.
“I am looking forward to building on Marelise’s great legacy of providing exceptional and innovative service to clients, her focus on transformation and her care and attention paid to all members of the Norton Rose Fulbright team,” Robinson commented. “In particular, I want the firm to be a place where everybody wants to work and to deliver to its clients advice that allows them to operate profitably and effectively in a world of constant change.”
Robinson has a BA LLB from the University of Cape Town, LLM from the University of Wales and a Post graduate diploma in environmental law from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
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