Rui Lopes continues with Leaders in Law as our endorsed Environmental Law Expert in South Africa

Leaders in Law, the leading platform in its field, is delighted to continue Rui Lopes as our exclusively recommended & endorsed Environmental Law expert in South Africa.

Rui Lopes is the Managing Director of Lopes Attorneys Inc., a law firm based in the heart of Johannesburg, specialising in general dispute resolution, anti-bribery and corruption, healthcare and animal law. He has also assisted in advising clients in relation to Business Rescue proceedings within the South African company law landscape as well as with regulatory-related queries in an array of fields, including broadcasting, the motor industry and data privacy.

Rui has also assisted in conducting arbitration for multinational clients and conducting compliance investigations in relation to potential contraventions the United States’ Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK’s Bribery Act, both in English and in Portuguese. Due to Rui’s multilingual capabilities, he has assisted various clients in relation to the acquisition of entities based in Portugal and Mozambique.
Prior to establishing Lopes Attorneys Inc. Rui was an attorney at Baker McKenzie’s Johannesburg office. Lopes Attorneys Inc. was established in order to provide cutting edge and cost effective legal services within South Africa and across the African market.

Rui has been recognised as of the leading young lawyers in Africa by Africa Legal Week, as well as a Legal Influencer for the Middle East and Africa region by Lexology on two separate occasions and his opinion pieces have been featured in leading media platforms across both South Africa and Africa.

Areas of Expertise

  • Environmental Law
  • Dispute Resolution Law
  • Healthcare Law
  • Animal Law
  • Company Law

Firm Description:

We start with our client’s end goal in mind, in order to provide sustainable and pragmatic solutions, which achieve their needs in a sound, commercially viable and long-term manner.

In doing so, we bring our slogan “Sustainability | Simplified” to all our mandates.

In partnership with the LegalNetlink Alliance, Lopes Attorneys Inc. has access to over 35 countries and over 143 cities globally.

With over 1500 lawyers part of the LegalNetlink Alliance, Lopes Attorneys Inc. has reshaped the new normal of doing business, and is able to execute mandates regardless of where or how intricate our client’s mandates may be.

Coupling our market-leading legal expertise with client-centred and focussed solutions, Lopes Attorneys Inc. prides itself on pushing the envelope and breaking boundaries in formulating and implementing innovative solutions.

In a volatile and unstable world, certainty becomes the most valuable commodity. It is for this reason that our team aims to bring certainty to the uncertain.