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Nicholas Ndlovu, Senior Associate

Nicholas Ndlovu

Senior Associate Fasken
Language(s) Setswana, English, Afrikaans
Office(s) Johannesburg


Nicholas Ndlovu is a regulatory lawyer specializing in financial services, retirement funds and medical schemes law, which includes all relevant aspects of employee benefits.  His practice also has a broad focus on regulated entities, government relations and public law in general, and other commercial or industrial sectors. He provides advice to public and private sector clients.

He has experience acting for clients in contentious retirement fund litigation and providing advice in matters that require a working knowledge of different legislation relevant to financial institutions and financial services providers. He has insights into conducting investigations and reviews of client entities for litigation, risk management, and compliance and governance purposes.

Nicholas has also worked as a specialist legal manager at South Africa’s supreme audit institution, which was established in terms of chapter 9 of the Constitution of the Republic, where he dealt with matters concerning procurement, state law policy review, presidential commissions, public audits, government systems and public finance.

Nicholas attended the University of the Witwatersrand, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in International Relations and Laws as well as a Bachelor of Laws. He further competed a short course in Analytics and Artificial Intelligence for Legal Professionals with the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University, in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

His practical experience has added to his capacity to solve problems by providing innovative solutions, while understanding the complexities and technical components that the law and commercial imperatives bring to the fore.

His fervent approach seeks to empower his clients in the way that he shares his knowledge with them and learning from them. He is also committed to the transformation of the financial services and retirement funds industries.

Career & Education


  • LLB University of the Witwatersrand
  • BA University of the Witwatersrand

Memberships & Affiliations

  • 2020 Member Pension Lawyers Association
  • Member Legal Practice Council of South Africa


Speaking Engagements

Speaker Crypto assets as a financial product as defined under law Insurance Institute of South Africa
Speaker Unpacking the amendments to retirement fund laws GovLaw Conference, CSIR

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