Nadine Mather

Nadine Mather

Johannesburg, South Africa
T: +27 11 669 9602
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Nadine Mather is a partner specialising in data protection and employment law in the Dispute Resolution department of our Johannesburg office.

Nadine has a keen interest in data protection laws. She has presented on the Protection of Personal Information Act at conferences and webinars for the South African Society of Labour Lawyers (SASLAW) and has participated in a number of panel discussions with the Information Regulator. Nadine has also conducted lectures on the processing of personal information for the University of Witwatersrand. Nadine advises on a wide range of data protection matters, for example, transferring personal information to holding companies abroad, the sharing of personal information with third parties and the processing of special/sensitive personal information.

Nadine also specializes in employment related issues, including corporate restructuring, restraints of trade, retrenchments, employment equity, employee benefits, independent contractors and unfair dismissals. She also drafts employment contracts, policies and other employment related agreements. She works closely with her corporate colleagues to advise on the employment and benefits consequences of commercial transactions (sales of business, sales of shares etc). She also assists clients in employment litigation at the CCMA, Bargaining Councils and the Labour Court.

Nadine writes the Employment Law Update column in the De Rebus magazine and has published a number of articles on data protection and employment law. She is a committee member of the Young Scholars Society of SASLAW and is a member of SASLAW. Nadine has BA and LLB (cum laude) degrees from Rhodes University.

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Relevant Experience

  • Represented the Public Servants Association and other applicant trade unions in the public sector wage dispute before the Constitutional Court.
  • Advised Pfizer in relation to the data protection aspects of clinical trials to be conducted in respect of the Covid-19 vaccine.
  • Assisted Uber with responding to communication issued to it by the Information Regulator.
  • Assisted Duke CE in the creation of an online portal containing personal and special personal information in respect of its employees and students.


  • Africa Employment Law Firm of the year – This was awarded in recognition of the Firm’s advice in the formation of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa and its subsidiaries, a transaction in which Talita Laubscher and her team (including Nadine Mather) was intimately involved.

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