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Paul Fouche, Partner

Paul Fouche

Partner Fasken
In today’s fast-paced and changing business environments partnering with our client’s to solve complex legal matters is a necessity.
Jurisdiction South Africa, 1994
Language(s) Afrikaans, English
Office(s) Johannesburg


Paul Fouche, has more than 25 years’ of experience, and is known for his skilful advice on employment law matters, including B-BBEE, and occupational and mine health and safety. He heads up our multi-skilled team of labour and employment lawyers servicing clients across a broad range of sectors.

He advises on employee benefits, restructuring, outsourcing, labour broking, employee share schemes, restraint of trade agreements and unlawful competition. He specialises in the resolution of labour disputes, such as unfair discrimination, dismissals, unfair labour practices, strike management, and the interpretation and application of employment statutes and labour law.

His practice also involves assisting clients with remuneration structuring, employment issues in mergers and acquisitions, and collective bargaining. Paul develops employment contracts, personnel policies and procedures, and advises on the implementation of employment equity.

He has recent experience sitting as an acting judge in the Labour Court of South Africa. Paul is also a part-time lecturer in an LLM course at the University of Pretoria.


  • Employee Benefits Law, Best Lawyers 2021 to 2023
  • Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers 2021 to 2023
  • Chambers and Partners, Chambers & Partners 2020 to 2023
Best Lawyers Publication name with laurels Best Lawyers Employee Benefits Law Recognised by Best Lawyers in the field of Employee Benefits Law
Best Lawyers Publication name with laurels Best Lawyers Best Lawyers Recognised by Best Lawyers in the field of Labour and Employment Law

Client Work

Career & Education


  • LLM University of Johannesburg
  • LLB University of Johannesburg
  • B Comm, Law University of Johannesburg

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member Legal Practice Council of South Africa


Fasken Institute



Speaking Engagements

Speaker Agile Working Solutions in a Changing Workplace - The ER/HR Conundrum Fasken Seminar
Guest Speaker Mining Charter III - Where do we really stand? GSSA Exploration Showcase

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