Imraan Mahomed advises employers on all aspects of employment and labour related transactional, litigation, regulatory and compliance related matters.
His input is sought regularly by the media to comment on current labour law issues.
He has acted as a judge of the Labour Court on more than one occasion.
Imraan has vast experience in dealing with all issues affecting employers 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. Imraan has a keen interest in post employment restriction law and has been the lead attorney in a number of restraint of trade disputes. Imraan also represents senior executive employees from time to time. He has also been the lead attorney on a number of employment related disputes which are reported judgements of the Labour Court, Labour Appeal Court and the Supreme Court of Appeal. Imraan also was consulted and provided input on a precedent setting case on anti-discriminatory workplace conduct, which was heard in the Constitutional Court.
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 not being the employer was allowed to seek and obtain an interdict against striking employees of another employer.
He also advised PPG Industries regarding its various business entities globally on severance obligations and legal implications of restructuring one of its subsidiaries as well as on the sale of 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 has over 18 years experience in the field of employment/labour law both in South Africa and across the continent and he has the privilege of acting for a number of State Agencies, global multinationals headquartered out of the US, Europe and Asia as well as mid-capped and listed South African entities.
Supporting clients accross the African continent is also an area in which Imraan and his team have an ever growing experience representing Indian, European, US, South African and Chinese clients.
Chambers Global 2020 - Employment:
“The ‘very knowledgeable and always accessible’ Imraan Mahomed is highly regarded for his work across the full spectrum of employment matters. In addition to his advice on the employment aspects of commercial transactions, his work on contentious issues sees him cover strike interdicts, mismanagement claims and other workplace complaints.”
Chambers Global 2019:
"Sources enthuse that Imraan Mahomed is an 'excellent' lawyer possessing 'technical ability combined with the commercial nous that is good for business'. He has extensive experience relating to industrial action and misconduct perpetrated during strikes, as well as business reorganisations".
Chambers Global 2018:
“Imraan Mahomed advises clients from a range of sectors including healthcare, education and life sciences. His expertise covers employee benefits, executive compensation and share incentive matters. Clients note the ‘great personal touch in his work’ and ‘great attention to detail’”.
Chambers Global 2017:
“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 2016:
“Imraan Mahomed maintains a widely respected reputation among both peers and clients for his expertise in various fields including disciplinary inquiries. Sources say: ‘Imraan stands out for his great practical advice, follow-through and attention to detail’”.
Legal 500 2016:
“Lawtons Africa has a fine practice with strengths in strike actions, business restructuring, restraint of trade and non-compete arrangements. The practice is taking on a much more international aspect and has experience across a broad spread of industries, from aeronautics to education. ‘Quality attorney’ Imraan Mahomed is supported by South Africa chairman Lavery Modise, who remains involved in high-level employment issues”.
Executive compensation, employee benefits, share incentives
Admininistrative & Public Law
BCom LLB (cum laude) - Nelson Mandela University
LLM (Labour Law) - University of Johannesburg
Cer Adv Admin Law - University of Witwatersrand
Cert Pension Fund Law II - University of Witwatersrand
2012-2019 Recommended in Legal 500 for Labour and Employment
2014-2020 Recommended in Chambers Global for Employment
2015-2019 Recognised in The Best Lawyers in South Africa for Labour and Employment Law
2017-2018 Recommended in Who’s Who Legal: Labour & Employment
3 April 2003