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White & Case has been left without a head for its metals and mining practice following the departure of Johannesburg executive partner Tanneke Heersche, who has joined Fasken Martineau as a partner.
This comes as fellow White & Case global metals and mining co-chief Glen Ireland resigned from the firm along with 12 other partners to join Latham & Watkins (The Lawyer, 8 February).
A spokesperson at White & Case said the firm had not decided on a replacement yet, arguing that Heersche’s move was “very much a personal move rather than anything else - she’s heading back to Canada”.
Heersche could not be reached when contacted by The Lawyer. However, a spokesperson at Fasken said that “client matters might take her elsewhere, but her primary base at the moment is South Africa”.