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Nigel  Carman

Nigel Carman

Counsel Fasken
In the practice of employment law, addressing clients’ concerns head on is the best way.
Jurisdiction South Africa, 1976
Language(s) English
Office(s) Johannesburg

Nigel Carman is a recognized employment and pension funds lawyer in Johannesburg with many years of experience advising a broad range of employers and pension funds.

In the pension funds field, assisting clients with regulatory and surplus issues, and complaints before the Pension Funds Adjudicator, Nigel also counsels on the interpretation and application of rules and legislation as well as general restructuring issues.

Clients in the energy, financial institutions, life sciences and not-for-profit sectors, seek him out for advice on employment contracts, and personnel policies and procedures.

In addition to advising on workplace restructuring, outsourcing and re-organisation, he assists with the employment related aspects of mergers, acquisitions and tax issues, and the interpretation and application of employment statutes.

  • Recommended by Legal 500 for his Labour, Employment & Human Rights expertise (2013 - 2017 editions)
  • Awarded Employee Benefits Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers (2011 and 2012 editions)
  • Recognized in Who’s Who Legal as a leading practitioner in Pensions & Benefits (2015 edition)
  • Recognized in Who’s Who Legal for Thought Leadership. The ‘excellent’ Nigel Carman is noted for his widespread expertise advising employers and pension funds and is widely respected for his long-standing experience in the market (2018)
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  • LLB University of Witwatersrand
  • BA University of Witwatersrand

Community involvement

  • Chairman, St Mary’s School, Waverly
  • Trustee, Anglican Education Trust

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member Legal Practice Council of South Africa

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