New hands at the helm keep Spoor & Fisher on course

History was made at Spoor & Fisher’s most recent partnership meeting.

The partners chose Nolwazi Gcaba as the best candidate to steer the firm through the year ahead. This is a double first: Nolwazi is the first woman and the first black person to hold this position in the firm.

She takes up her position as the Chairman of the Partnership with immediate effect, succeeding Charles Webster who has occupied the Chair since March 2008.

A specialist in trade practices and related litigation, Nolwazi is a fellow of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law, a member of the Standing Advisory Committee on Intellectual Property Rights and a non-executive director of Transnet.

Spoor & Fisher’s Cape Town office will now be headed by Louise Myburgh, who has taken over from Chris Bull. Louise is a specialist in trade marks and associated matters and acts for a number of local and international blue-chip companies.

Date published: 2012/01/19
Author: Spoor & Fisher

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