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Cecilia Brümmer


  • Arbitration
  • Disciplinary Enquiry
  • Facilitation
  • Mediation
  • Training

Cecilia is a BA LLB LLM graduate of the University of Stellenbosch, and an advocate of the High Court of South Africa. She is Jeremy Chennells’ co-founding partner of Chennells, Brümmer & Associates and its BEE initiative, CB Capacity Building Consultancy since 1994 and 2003 respectively. She has been involved in the field of labour law and industrial relations for the past 24 years, as a legal advisor, arbitrator, mediator, strategist, consultant, lecturer and trainer/facilittor.

She also serves as a part-time Senior Commissioner at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) and the Local Government Bargaining Council, several other Bargaining Councils and is a TOKISO arbitration and training panellist. Her clients include several blue chip and international organisations, spanning Maritime, Offshore & Oil, Mining, Manufacturing (metal, motor, chemical, plastics), Pharmaceutical, Wholesale & Retail, Education, Sport & Recreation, Agricultural, Services industries (IT & Security) and Financial sectors, as well as Municipalities & Local Government, Trade Unions and NGO’s

Cecilia’s special fields of interests are:

• Executive compatibility matters
• Discrimination cases
• Sexual & racial harassment in the workplace
• Relationship by Intervention or Objectives between management and employees/trade unions
• Facilitation and training of best international industrial relations and work place practices
• Intellectual property rights

Cecilia is based in Cape Town.