Tracy Robbins

Associate
Baker & McKenzie

Biography

Tracy Robbins is an associate in Baker McKenzie’s Employment & Compensation Practice Group in Johannesburg.

Tracy was recently seconded to the Firm's London office for four months where she gained invaluable experience working on the employment-related aspects of two multibillion-dollar multijurisdictional transactions.

Practice Focus

Tracy has extensive experience in employment law, general litigation and criminal law litigation. She has advised clients on retrenchment proceedings, unfair dismissal claims, corporate reorganizations, employee transfers and general employment litigation matters.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Acting for the seller in a multibillion-dollar transaction spanning 45 jurisdictions and handling employment-related matters such as business transfers, stock sales, reverse carve outs and employee transfers in eight jurisdictions.
  • Acting for the buyer in a multibillion-dollar transaction spanning 43 jurisdictions and handling employment-related matters such as including reverse carve outs, carve outs and stock sales in relation to 7 jurisdictions.
  • Advised a client on large-scale retrenchment proceedings.
  • Advised an international client on a section 197 transaction.
  • Compiled a due diligence report in relation to a share sale transaction.
  • Advised a client on review proceedings and drafted accompanying papers.
  • Attended to an application to rescind a default arbitration award and drafted heads of argument for same.
  • Successfully attended to an unfair dismissal arbitration where an independent contractor claimed he was an employee, and drafted heads of argument for same.
  • Successfully opposed an urgent application for reinstatement.
  • Attended to an application to review a rescission ruling.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Society of the Northern Provinces - Member
  • The South African Society for Labour Law - Member

Admissions

  • South Africa (2015)

Education

  • (Aspirant Prosecutor Training Program) (2016)
  • University of Pretoria (LLB) (2012)

Languages

  • Afrikaans
  • English