Natalie joined Dingley Marshall in 2017 as Senior Associate in the Commercial Law unit having consulted to us in 2016.natilegilmer-triangle

Natalie specialises in commercial issues. Her skills range includes all general corporate commercial legal work. She has as in house counsel been involved in regulatory and commercial issues relating to the financial services industry (long term insurance, health and pension) in a number of jurisdictions in Africa and has managed and advised on group IP portfolios, run the legal work streams for a number of large projects and has managed acquisitions and related competition filings in South Africa and in other African jurisdictions, including the competition filing relating to the merger between Metropolitan Life Limited and Momentum Group Limited in 2010, resulting in the formation of MMI Holdings Limited.

In light of Natalie’s experience in both a large law firm and as in house counsel for a listed company, she has acquired a broad set of skills to work on an array of diverse matters. She is well positioned to assist businesses with their everyday legal requirements and to provide guidance on maximizing opportunities in Africa and connecting parties requiring local assistance on the ground in Africa.

Career

Natalie was admitted as an attorney in 2002 and has worked in private practice in Durban and Cape Town (corporate and commercial litigation), the public sector in London (insolvency) and in-house in Cape Town (corporate and financial services).

Shortly after completing her articles Natalie travelled to the UK and took up employment with the Department of Trade and Industry where she gained valuable insight in the UK insolvency industry. After her time abroad Natalie returned to South Africa and settled in Cape Town where she joined STBB Buchanan Boyes as an associate in their corporate and commercial department.

After spending 3 and a half years in private practice Natalie became in house counsel for a listed financial services group, ultimately landing her in the position of head of legal and compliance for the International division in 2010. For the period 2010 to mid-2015 Natalie has been involved in regulatory and commercial issues relating to the financial services industry (long term insurance, health and pension) in Africa, with a core focus on Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Swaziland, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Malawi, Mozambique, Mauritius, Tanzania and Zambia.

Qualifications

BLC Law Degree (University of Pretoria)
LLB (University of Natal – Durban)
LLM (Commercial – Competition/IP) (University of South Africa)
Year of Admission as an Attorney: 2002

Areas of Law:

  • Commercial Law

In her spare time, Natalie enjoys the fresh air and getting out to the surrounding wine farms and beaches for a run and spending time with her husband and two daughters under the age of five who manage to keep her permanently on her toes.