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Robert Thackwell

Counsel

Johannesburg

Thackwell Robert
Robert Thackwell

Counsel

Johannesburg

Robert advises both domestic and foreign clients across a range of sectors, most notably, construction and engineering, mining and energy.

He has particular experience in the resolution of complex disputes through arbitration, and is skilled in the defence of class action proceedings. The Legal 500 recently mentioned him as a ‘Key Lawyer’ in the construction disputes team.

Related articles

Balancing foreign investor protections

Publications: 14 August 2019

Balancing foreign investor protections with domestic policy initiatives in South Africa

One should not underestimate the positive effect of foreign direct investment on a country’s growth and development and the importance of creating an investor-friendly environment in uncertain…

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Experience highlights

Office

Johannesburg

Allen & Overy (South Africa) LLP
6th Floor, 90 Grayston, 90 Grayston Drive, Sandton
Johannesburg
2196

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Qualifications

Professional

Attorney, South Africa, 2012

Academic

Master of Commerce (Taxation) (with Honours), Rhodes University, 2011

Bachelor of Laws, Rhodes University, 2008

Bachelor of Commerce, Rhodes University, 2006

 

Pro bono

  • Advising a community in court proceedings against the government in relation to the re-acquisition of land rights previously appropriated by the Apartheid regime in South Africa.
  • Preparing a report on debt incarceration in South Africa for the group, Advocates for International Development.

Recognition

Published work

  • Robert Thackwell, Gerhard Rudolph (2019) “Throwing the Baby out with the Bathwater – balancing foreign investor protections with domestic policy initiatives”, Practical Law Arbitration Blog.