Rosalind Lake

Rosalind is director at Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa specialising in data privacy, cyber breaches, competition and consumer protection law.

Rosalind assists organisations with practical and effective compliance with data privacy laws and acts a cyber-breach coach to mitigate risk arising from data breaches.  Rosalind currently assists a number of international cyber risk insurers in mitigate the risk to their insureds.

Rosalind has extensive experience in regulatory investigations and compliance audits. She is highly skilled in developing and implementing customised compliance programmes and training employees on how to comply with the law.

Rosalind is ranked as an Acritas Star for 2020. Rosalind is listed as a recommended competition lawyer in Legal500, 2020. She has also been recommended by top international research publication Legal500 as 'very efficient, thorough and knowledgeable' and having a 'tremendous reputation'. Chambers Global described Rosalind as "a pleasure to work with."  Rosalind is also ranked by Who’s who legal.

Rosalind has substantial experience in cartel investigations, leniency applications, merger notifications and opinions across all sectors. She advises clients on merger filings and consumer protection and data privacy and cyber breach issues across a number of African jurisdictions, including COMESA.   Rosalind also heads up the Consumer Protection practice and advises clients across all industries on consumer protection laws.  This includes marketing practices; contractual reviews; disclaimer and plain language reviews; distribution strategies and contracts; promotional competitions and offers; product warranties, liability and recall, and all aspects of franchising. 

Rosalind co-authored the book Understanding the Consumer Protection Act which focuses on making the contents of the laws understandable and practically enforceable for business and consumers alike. She has written the practical law series for Lexis Nexis and several chapters for the Thomson Reuters sales and marketing guide.   Rosalind is a regular conference and guest speaker and is often interviewed on television and radio as a specialist.  She also frequently contributes articles to mainstream, academic and specialist publications.


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