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Ludwig Frahm-Arp, Partner

Ludwig Frahm-Arp

Partner Fasken
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Jurisdiction South Africa, 2002
Language(s) English
Office(s) Johannesburg


Ludwig Frahm-Arp is a recognized employment and pension lawyer in Fasken’s Johannesburg office. Advising clients in the mining, life sciences, automotive and construction industries, he is known for providing comprehensive advice on individual employment issues, collective bargaining and strike management, restructuring, outsourcing and re-organisation of the workplace. He regularly appears in disputes before the Labour Court, the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) and Bargaining Councils in unfair dismissal and unfair labour practice disputes.

Ludwig’s expertise includes assisting clients with employment issues in mergers and acquisitions, and the interpretation and application of employment statutes and labour law. He is also is a specialist in formulating and developing employment contracts, personnel policies and procedures, and the implementation of employment equity as well extensively dealing with contentious employment law issues.

Recognized in Chambers Global for his expertise in employment and labour law Ludwig maintains a solid reputation for his expertise in contentious employment disputes such as the resolution of pension fund and labour disputes, including unfair discrimination, dismissal and unfair labour practice disputes, and restraint of trade disputes. He has successfully brought and opposed various restraint of trade applications before the Labour Court and High Court of South Africa, as well as various review applications before the Labour Court and Labour Appeal Court.

Ludwig also advises on occupational health and safety related issues, and represents employers in OHS inquiries and disputes.


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Client Work

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Career & Education


  • Certificate, Pension Fund Law University of Witwatersrand
  • LLM University of Witwatersrand
  • LLB University of Witwatersrand
  • BA, Law University of Witwatersrand

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member Saskatchewan Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs
  • President South African Society for Labour Law


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