Suhail Mohammed


Suhail practises in commercial, public, and tax law. He joined Chambers in 2023, following the successful completion of his pupillage.

He has a broad litigation practice and acts both led and unled across the commercial sphere concerning all manner of civil liability, including shareholder disputes, director’s liability proceedings, insolvency-related disputes, and defamation actions. Suhail is also instructed in judicial review proceedings and tax- and revenue-related disputes.

Prior to the Bar, Suhail practised at Bowman Gilfillan Inc., a leading commercial attorneys firm, where he advised domestic and foreign clients in the dispute resolution and mergers & acquisition practice areas.

In addition to practice, Suhail has contributed to international academic publications on the issues of defamation, media regulation, and legal ethics and practice.

Current and recent instructions include:

  • acting for a precious metal producer and exporter in a multi-pronged dispute with the Commissioner of the South African Revenue Service, including the rescission of search and seizure orders granted against it.                                                                                  
  • acting for an international bank in defence of a claim brought against it alleging unlawful and uncompetitive conduct arising from alleged manipulation of domestic currency pricing.                              
  • acting for a JSE-listed platinum mine in an application for urgent injunctive relief against the Commissioner of the South African Revenue Service regarding the immediate enforcement of a disputed tax liability.                                                                                    
  • acting for a renewable energy provider in judicial review proceedings brought against a state-owned energy company with respect to regulations allowing access to the national grid.                          
  • acting for majority shareholder in a domestic hedge fund in its defence of a shareholder oppression claim brought against it under section 163 of the Companies Act, 2008.                                             
  • acting for alarge logistics company in its opposition of urgent interdictory relief relating to the cancellation of a long-running services agreement with a multi-national food manufacturer, together with a subsequent claim for contractual damages amounting to more than R100 000 000.00.                                                
  • acting for a state-owned corporation in defence of judicial review proceedings instituted against it arising out of the allocation of mine-to-port railway capacity to several private mining houses.                 
  • acting for a foreign mining house in defence of class action proceedings instituted against it arising out of the alleged conduct of its domestic subsidiaries.





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