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Tony Canny

Partner
Johannesburg

Tony Canny

During his 40 years at the firm, Tony Canny has built a substantial litigation practice with emphasis on forensics and insurance.The forensics component involves forensic investigations and actions related to white collar crime and fraud, as well as dealing with all aspects of bribery and corruption. He has handled some of the highest profile financial, commercial and white collar crime matters in South Africa on behalf of entities in the insurance/reinsurance field, Business Against Crime, the Banking Council, banks, the South African Reserve Bank, the Financial Services Board, the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association and others. 

Tony has been endorsed by Practical Law Company for Insurance and Dispute Resolution. He also received Best Lawyers of South Africa awards for Litigation in 2015 and 2016, and has been recommended in Legal 500 as an “excellent insurance specialist”. He is one of the founding directors of the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa.

Representative Experience

Representing five South African pension funds and others in a ZAR500m fraud case involving forensic investigations, civil litigation, criminal prosecution and 'insolvency inquiry' proceedings.

Representing several underwriters at Lloyd's in London and a South African insurer in a complex matter of alleged misappropriation of pension fund surpluses.

Representing a South African captive insurer, liaising with the reinsurers’ London solicitors, preparing witnesses and attending a lengthy trial in London.

Representing insurers in respect of large claims relating to an alleged Ponzi scheme in England.

Representing persons and entities in South Africa and Australia, relating to commercial disputes involving mining and related activities in China, Australia, Mauritius, and South Africa.

Representing mining company listed on Australian Stock Exchange, in connection with disputes relating to extraction of gold concentrate from mine.

Education and admissions

Education

  • BCom LLB, University of the Witwatersrand

Memberships

  • Director of the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa (AFSA)

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • South Africa

2015-2016

Endorsed by Practical Law Company for Insurance and Dispute Resolution.

Practical Law Company

2014-2015

Best Lawyers of South Africa award for Litigation

Recommended in Legal 500

2014-2015

Recommended

Legal 500

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