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Azhar Aziz Ismail

Professional Support Lawyer

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Azhar Aziz Ismail

Azhar Aziz Ismail

Professional Support Lawyer

People

Azhar Aziz Ismail

Azhar Aziz Ismail

Professional Support Lawyer

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Azhar is currently developing the Knowledge department for Clyde & Co in South Africa.

He has extensive experience in dispute resolution including commercial litigation and insurance litigation (including matters concerning public liability, professional indemnity and aviation), risk, incident management, privacy & data protection and learning & development. Additionally, he has an interest in the fields of Legal Technology & Innovation, Cyber Law and Islamic Finance, Banking & Law (Shari'ah Law).

Azhar forms part of the internal Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) Compliance team at Clyde & Co. Additionally, Azhar provides input and advice on the day-to-day operations of the Firm from a legal and risk perspective, as well as drafts and reviews internal policy documents. 

His academic achievements and qualifications include: a Bachelor’s Degree focused in Law from the University of Johannesburg, as well as a Higher Certificate in Islamic Finance, Banking & Law from the Regent Business School. Azhar has successfully completed a course in Compliance Management through the University of Johannesburg and the Global Legal Technology & Innovation Certificate with the Legal Technology & Innovation Institute. 

Azhar's role involves the creation of precedents and other resources; developing and delivering training courses for our lawyers and clients; overseeing and assisting in the development of the local and electronic Library; monitoring legal developments and guiding our lawyers in their research.

Experience
  • Part of the legal team that defended a multinational airline in a multimillion-rand personal injury claim, in the High Court of South Africa.
  • Part of the legal team that assisted a multinational insurer in defending an insured property development corporation against a professional liability and personal injury claim, in the High Court of South Africa.
  • Part of the legal team that defended a financial consultancy firm against various professional indemnity allegations lodged at the FAIS ombudsman.
  • Part of the legal team that defended an international insurance company in a multimillion-rand aviation dispute before the Supreme Court of Appeal.
  • Part of the legal team that assisted a multinational company in an aviation related dispute in arbitration proceedings.
  • Part of the legal team that represented a prominent aviation company in a pure economic loss claim in the High Court of South Africa.
  • Part of the legal team that defended a multinational aviation company in a multimillion-rand claim in the High Court of South Africa for damages and loss of support following a helicopter crash. 
  • Assisted a prominent insurance brokerage in providing advice on an internal mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy.   
  • Advising on and drafting documents & policies in relation to Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) compliance and implementation.
  • Advising on and negotiating various commercial contracts in relation to the procurement of various services and resources.

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Expertise

Azhar is a Professional Support Lawyer and an Admitted Legal Practitioner (Attorney) of the High Court of South Africa.

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Full Profile

Azhar is currently developing the Knowledge department for Clyde & Co in South Africa.

He has extensive experience in dispute resolution including commercial litigation and insurance litigation (including matters concerning public liability, professional indemnity and aviation), risk, incident management, privacy & data protection and learning & development. Additionally, he has an interest in the fields of Legal Technology & Innovation, Cyber Law and Islamic Finance, Banking & Law (Shari'ah Law).

Azhar forms part of the internal Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) Compliance team at Clyde & Co. Additionally, Azhar provides input and advice on the day-to-day operations of the Firm from a legal and risk perspective, as well as drafts and reviews internal policy documents. 

His academic achievements and qualifications include: a Bachelor’s Degree focused in Law from the University of Johannesburg, as well as a Higher Certificate in Islamic Finance, Banking & Law from the Regent Business School. Azhar has successfully completed a course in Compliance Management through the University of Johannesburg and the Global Legal Technology & Innovation Certificate with the Legal Technology & Innovation Institute. 

Azhar's role involves the creation of precedents and other resources; developing and delivering training courses for our lawyers and clients; overseeing and assisting in the development of the local and electronic Library; monitoring legal developments and guiding our lawyers in their research.

Experience
  • Part of the legal team that defended a multinational airline in a multimillion-rand personal injury claim, in the High Court of South Africa.
  • Part of the legal team that assisted a multinational insurer in defending an insured property development corporation against a professional liability and personal injury claim, in the High Court of South Africa.
  • Part of the legal team that defended a financial consultancy firm against various professional indemnity allegations lodged at the FAIS ombudsman.
  • Part of the legal team that defended an international insurance company in a multimillion-rand aviation dispute before the Supreme Court of Appeal.
  • Part of the legal team that assisted a multinational company in an aviation related dispute in arbitration proceedings.
  • Part of the legal team that represented a prominent aviation company in a pure economic loss claim in the High Court of South Africa.
  • Part of the legal team that defended a multinational aviation company in a multimillion-rand claim in the High Court of South Africa for damages and loss of support following a helicopter crash. 
  • Assisted a prominent insurance brokerage in providing advice on an internal mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy.   
  • Advising on and drafting documents & policies in relation to Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) compliance and implementation.
  • Advising on and negotiating various commercial contracts in relation to the procurement of various services and resources.
Sectors

Sectors

  • Aviation

  • Carrier Liability

  • Insurance & Reinsurance

  • Personal Injury

  • Professional Indemnity

Services

Services

  • Data Protection

  • Data Protection & Privacy

  • Regulatory & Investigations

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