Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

We are a vibrant team of thought leaders

Our team consists of lawyers, consultants and support staff. We all have a passion for commercial, regulatory and ICT law. You will see from our profiles that we are a diverse, talented and professional team that work well together.

Our key areas of expertise are, among others, technology law, privacy law, media law, intellectual property law, corporate and commercial law, procurement and administrative law.

Directors

Director
Lucien Pierce
Lucien is a director at PPM Attorneys. He thoroughly enjoys advising clients on transactional, commercial, regulatory and compliance aspects of information and communications technology (ICT), data protection and information security law.
Director
Mathando Likhanya
Mathando Likhanya is a Director at PPM Attorneys. She completed her LLB Degree at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2011. Mathando joined the firm as a candidate attorney in January 2012. She completed her articles of clerkship in June 2014 and was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa on 18 August 2014.

Associates

Senior Associate
Lucinda Botes
Lucinda completed her studies at the University of the Witwatersrand, obtaining an LLB in 2014 and completing an LLM, majoring in corporate law, in 2016. In March 2018, Lucinda joined PPM Attorneys as a candidate legal practitioner. Lucinda then completed her practical vocational training at ENSafrica in June 2019 and was subsequently admitted as a legal practitioner of the High Court of South Africa. Lucinda, rejoined PPM Attorneys as an associate in May 2021.
Associate
Zandile Mthabela
Zandile Mthabela is an associate at PPM Attorneys. She completed her studies at the University of South Africa, obtaining an LLB in 2018. She served her articles under the supervision of Lucien Piece.
Associate
Sadia Rizvi
Sadia is an associate at PPM Attorneys. She completed her studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), obtaining an LLB in 2017. She served her articles under the supervision of Lucien Pierce and went on to be appointed as an associate in May 2022.

Consultants

Consultant
Ursula Nobulali Fikelepi
Ursula is an admitted attorney providing legal services and support in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate governance and intellectual property law. Ursula holds a BA (Rhodes University), LLB (University of Cape Town), LLM in Intellectual Property Law (University of New Hampshire, USA) and an MBA (GIBS).
Consultant
Nazreen Pandor
Nazreen Pandor is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa and a Qualified Arbitrator. She is also a Certified Fraud Examiner and has extensive experience of over ten years in the Public and Private Sector.

Candidate Legal Practitioners

Junior Legal Consultant
Tshepiso Hadebe
Tshepiso is a junior legal consultant at PPM Attorneys. She completed her studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, obtaining an LLB in 2018.
Candidate Legal Practitioner
Bareng Dona
Bareng is a first year Candidate Legal Practitioner at PPM Attorneys. She completed her studies at the University of Witwatersrand (Wits), obtaining a BA in Politics and Law in 2018 and an LLB in 2021. She ceded her articles and currently serves under the supervision of Lucien Pierce.
Candidate Legal Practitioner
Khomotso Maake
Khomotso Maake is a Candidate Legal Practitioner at PPM Attorneys. She completed her studies at the University of Johannesburg, obtaining an LLB in 2019 and LLM in Banking Law in 2021. She serves her articles under the supervision of Lucien Pierce. Khomotso has keen interest in banking law, commercial law, commercial litigation, artificial intelligence and fintech.
Candidate Legal Practitioner
Tshegofatso Phahlamohlaka
Tshegofatso Phahlamohlaka is a Candidate Legal Practitioner at PPM Attorneys. She completed her studies at the University of the Western Cape, obtaining an LLB 2019. Tshegofatso has completed her Practical Legal Training in 2022. Her interests primarily lie in technology law and policy, data protection, commercial law, and internet security and governance.

Support Staff

Finance Administrator
Melissa Penicela
Melissa is the Financial Administrator for the firm. Her focus is to ensure that the firm is in a good financial position.
Receptionist cum admin assistant
Palmer Katiyo
Palmer is the front office receptionist cum administration assistant. She is responsible for ensuring all clients are directed to the right personnel either physically or telephonically at our offices.