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Exigent hires Schlumberger global head of contracts

The business services provider has recruited Kevin Van Tonder onto its board as well as expanding its international footprint.

Marisa Estivill

Mr Van Tonder has worked in Africa, Europe and the Middle East in the  oil & gas industry industry. Prior to joining Exigent, he led the Schlumberger global contracts function in Paris where he was responsible for  the buy and sell side contracting in the company and managed a team of over 210 contract lawyers and managers globally.  As senior compliance counsel for Schlumberger (Eastern Hemisphere), Mr Van Tonder was responsible for managing and further developing compliance programmes within the Eastern Hemisphere and formulating hemisphere specific strategies and platforms and was an active member of Schlumberger’s global legal management team since 2008.

Global litigation

'Kevin’s extensive knowledge and exceptional leadership quality across the evolving and dynamic global litigation landscape will help our management team in their functional strategy. Exigent highly values his presence as a board member. Adding Kevin’s expertise will significantly enhance the client offering in the coming months, building on our recent successes,' Exigent CEO  David Holme said. At Exigent, Mr Van Tonder will be leading the company’s legal services globally, with main operation locations in Cape Town, Bangalore and Perth. 


Exigent is a leading global provider of legal and business services to law firms and corporates in four markets, with 10 offices and delivery centres in South Africa, Australia and India. The company offers services in commercial contract management, litigation support, business analytics as well as a wide range of law firm support services.

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16 July 2015

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