Nicholas is a regulatory lawyer and focuses primarily on the regulatory framework within which the financial services providers operate as well as employee benefits involving retirement and medical funding schemes. He advises both private and public sector clients on the various aspects and implications of the various legislation, including the Pension Funds Act, Medical Schemes Act, Financial Institutions (Protection of Funds) Act, and the applicable regulations.
He has experience acting for clients in pension 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 assisted clients in a vast degree of complex commercial and insurance litigation, and dispute resolution matters, and he also been involved in governance and compliance, risk advisory and regulatory matters on behalf of major domestic and international financial institutions, manufacturers, commodity traders, mining houses, and various producers of edible and consumable products.
In addition to drafting of agreements and advising on employee benefits, including risk benefits and group life assurance, he has advised on, and assisted with, the drafting of regulatory compliance policies designed to detect and combat financial crimes, money laundering, and other related improprieties and offences relevant to the movement of money and/or payment systems.
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. His practical experience has added on 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.