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NRF SA awarded South African Professional Services Firm of the year

Wednesday, 05 November 2014
NRF SA awarded South African Professional Services Firm of the year

"Global Chairman Sbu Gule awarded Lifetime Achievement Award"

Norton Rose Fulbright awarded South African Professional Services Firm of the year

Global Chairman Sbu Gule awarded Lifetime Achievement Award

Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa has been named Best Law Firm and Professional Services Firm of the Year at the inaugural South African Professional Services Awards 2014 (SAPSA). Global chairman, Sbu Gule, was also awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Employment and Labour Law at the awards ceremony, which took place at the Emperors Palace, Johannesburg.

Peter Martyr, Global Chief Executive, Norton Rose Fulbright, said:

"We are proud to have won this award. The quality and scale of the professional services sector in South Africa is significant, and is a key factor to our global strategy in both the development and potential of the region. The entire practice contributed to this, and we’re very pleased with our achievement and grateful to Sbu for his commitment and contribution to the global practice and to our efforts in South Africa."

Sbu Gule is Global Chairman of Norton Rose Fulbright and Chairman of the South Africa practice. He focuses on employment and labour law and immigration. He has been involved in landmark cases reported in Labour and employment law reports and has gained experience in litigation in the Magistrate’s Court and the High Court, as well as in commercial matters. He has acted as a judge in the Labour Court and has sat as an assessor in the High Court.

e SAPSA awards recognise individuals and organisations that have excelled within the South African professional services industry and are judged by an independent panel of industry experts.


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Notes for editors:

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global legal practice. We provide the world’s pre-eminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 3800 lawyers based in over 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.

Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare.

Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa (incorporated as Deneys Reitz Inc) and Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, each of which is a separate legal entity, are members (‘the Norton Rose Fulbright members’) of Norton Rose Fulbright Verein, a Swiss Verein. Norton Rose Fulbright Verein helps coordinate the activities of the Norton Rose Fulbright members but does not itself provide legal services to clients.

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