BELINDA PALMER Consultant
"Team player, focused on getting the deal done"
Belinda is a Consultant in Gunstons Commercial Department. She is a skilled and approachable commercial lawyer who has practiced for 20 years in South Africa and London, UK. Belinda has worked across a diverse range of industry sectors and is focused on delivering a value-add service which takes into account the individual aspirations of each client.
She studied her BA LLB at UCT and afterwards travelled to London, where she gained twelve years of high level UK legal experience, both as a solicitor in the corporate/commercial team of a leading London City law firm and as senior legal advisor to Sky plc, the FTSE 100 company. On returning to South Africa Belinda was appointed senior in-house counsel with Brandhouse Beverages, the joint venture between Diageo, Heineken and Namibian Breweries. Her experience includes M&A, technology, listings and flotations, intellectual property, competition law, regulatory, business set-up, telecoms, online gaming and corporate social responsibility.
Belinda is a team player with a very commercial approach to the law. She enjoys commercial legal work because “it’s great to be part of a team which is focused on getting the deal done”.