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Fasken Partner Appointed to the South African Ombud Council Board

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Johannesburg (South Africa)Deanne Wood, Fasken partner and specialist in Insurance Law and Financial Services, pension law and regulatory law, has been appointed by the South African Minister of Finance as the Chairperson of the South African Ombud Council Board.

As a preeminent attorney in her field, Deanne will serve the Financial Services industry during her three year term with the Ombud Council on the Council’s objectives of assisting “in ensuring that financial customers have access to, and are able to use affordable, effective, independent and fair alternative dispute resolution processes for complaints about financial institutions in relation to financial products, financial services and services provided by financial infrastructures.”

In her role at Fasken, Deanne, with her team which consists of litigation partner Bianca Da Costa, pension law specialist and partner Rosemary Hunter, senior associate Roy Hsiao, associate Tshepo Mokoana, associate Catherine Stark, and associate designate Emma Alimohammadi, partners with clients on navigating complex regulatory, litigious and compliance matters relating to the Insurance and Financial Services industries.

About the Ombud Council of the Republic of South Africa

The objective of the Ombud Council is to assist in ensuring that financial customers have access to, and are able to use affordable, effective, independent and fair alternative dispute resolution processes for complaints about financial institutions in relation to financial products, financial services and services provided by financial infrastructures.

About Fasken

Fasken is a leading international law firm with more than 750 lawyers and 10 offices on four continents. Clients rely on us for practical, innovative and cost effective legal services. We solve the most complex business and litigation challenges, providing exceptional value. For additional information, please visit the Firm’s website at fasken.com.

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