It is with tremendous sadness that the ACLP notes the passing of one of our most revered colleagues. An extraordinary lawyer and person, Rob Legh was known to all, and a close friend and mentor to many. Having pioneered the practice of competition law in South Africa as a specialist discipline, his decades-long contribution to our field leaves an enormous legacy. As Chairman and Senior Partner at Bowmans, Rob was equally a respected leader to the profession throughout the continent.
Anyone fortunate enough to have known or worked with Rob will bear testimony to his kindness and collegiality, evenly matched by a keen strategic and legal mind. Rob generously shared his knowledge and experience, quietly captivating any meeting without ego; commanding attention without seeking it. He had a passion for contributing to the growth and development of junior lawyers, many of whom benefited from working alongside Rob on the many high-profile matters he steered.
We mourn this tragic loss alongside Rob’s family, friends and colleagues.