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Imraan Mahomed

Partner
Johannesburg

Imraan Mahomed
Languages
English, Afrikaans
Practice Group
Litigation

Employment law practice head Imraan Mahomed advises employers on all aspect of employment and labour related transactional, litigation, regulatory and compliance related matters.

His input is sought regularly by the media to offer commentary on current labour law issues. He has also acted as a judge of the Labour Court on more than one occasion.

Imraan has vast experience in dealing with all issues affecting employers both in contentious and non-contentious matters. He provides clients with effective strategies on all employment related matters, both at collective and individual level. He advises and also does training across various industries.

A first in South Africa was his successful application to interdict a strike on behalf of the SA Post Office (as the client of a labour broker) where a party who was not the employer was allowed to seek and obtain an interdict against striking employees of another employer.

Together with our Washington DC office he advised PPG Industries regarding its various business entities globally on the severance obligations and legal implications of restructuring one of its subsidiaries as well as on the sale of a business as a going concern.

Also a first in South Africa was his successful application (upheld on appeal) for Tyco Security to declare a picket and demonstration outside its Johannesburg and Cape Town head offices as being unlawful – this was despite the right to picket and demonstrate being constitutional rights.

“Imraan Mahomed is well respected for his work in collective bargaining disputes and executive terminations. Clients declare him to be an ‘exceptional’ practitioner who is ‘very knowledgeable and very thorough’ in his approach.”

Chambers Global 2017

Representative experience

Assisting employers investigate a wide range of complaints lodged by employees/trade unions/third parties in relation to matters that arise in or affect the workplace.

Advising an international bank on the closure of its entire South African office and the restructure of its staff complement.

Advising the International Banking Association (in SA) and various U.S. companies with a presence in SA, regarding recently promulgated amendments to labour legislation. 

Advising a number of mining and construction clients on strike management plans to mitigate unprotected and wildcat strikes in the mining industry.

Advising China's ZTE Corporation of the employment law implications pursuant to its network supply and managed services agreement with Cell C and Roger Telecom SA.

Advising Indian IT firm LnT Infotech on a business venture in South Africa.

Advising a European based BPO on its rights upon the transfer of a service from another international BPO to itself.

Advising a leading SA University on the #FeesMustFall campaign.

Education and admissions

Education

  • BCom LLB (cum laude), Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
  • Certificate in Advanced Administrative Law, University of the Witwatersrand
  • LLM (Labour Law), University of Johannesburg

Memberships

  • Executive Committee of SASLAW Gauteng Chapter (since 2011)

  • South African Society for Labour Law (SASLAW)

Court admissions

  • South Africa

2014-2017

Recommended in

Chambers Global for Employment

2012-2015

Recommended in

Legal 500 for Labour and Employment

2017

Recommended in

Who's Who Legal: Labour and Employment

2015-2018

Recognised

The Best Lawyers of South Africa for Labour and Employment

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