Partner, Fasken attorneys, Johannesburg, South Africa
As a leader with 22 years’ experience in the field of pensions, employee benefits and financial services law Rosemary advises and acts for retirement funds, medical schemes and providers of financial products and services to them. Rose is recognised by Who’s Who Legal2018 for her thought leadership and as a ‘premier pensions fund lawyer in South Africa’. Apart from her years in practice, Rose was for three years a senior executive of the Financial Services Board and the deputy registrar of pension funds. In the latter position she was responsible for the day-to-day exercise of the powers of the powers of the registrar of pension funds under the Pension Funds Act 1956. This gives her unique insight into many of the regulatory and other challenges faced both by her clients and by governments and regulators, both in South Africa and in neighbouring states, for some of which she has provided policy advice and drafted legislation and regulatory instruments.
Rose is also a visiting Senior Lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand where she teaches pension law to postgraduate students and practitioners. She is well known as a speaker at conferences both in South Africa and abroad. Her published legal writing includes the leading pension law textbook in South Africa which she co-authored and edited, and which has been cited with approval in the judgments of various tribunals and courts including the Supreme Court of Appeal.