Monique Pansegrouw

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Location: Johannesburg

Tel: +27 11 535 8466

Fax: +27 11 535 8666



Director Monique Pansegrouw advises across five practice areas: Arbitration; Construction & Engineering; Dispute Resolution; Healthcare & Life Sciences; and China. She specialises in arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution; administrative and regulatory law; and general commercial litigation. Monique advises on building and construction law and construction-related matters and disputes. She also advises on administrative law and a number of Acts – the Provisions of the Promotion of Access to Information Act No. 2 of 2000; the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act No. 3 of 2000; and the Petroleum Products Act No. 120 of 1977 (wholesale, retail and site licences).

Monique served her articles at Werksmans from 2003 to 2004 and was admitted as an attorney in 2004. Monique has been practicing and specialises in commercial litigation and dispute resolution for the past 14 years.

  • Arbitration
  • Construction & Engineering
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution
  • Administrative and regulatory law
  • General commercial litigation


  • General commercial litigation, which includes arbitration and mediation proceedings.
  • Administrative and regulatory law, which includes advice and litigation pertaining to the Promotion of Access to Information Act No 2 of 2000 ("PAIA") and the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act No 3 of 2000 ("PAJA") for various clients in different industries.
  • Building and construction law and construction related matters and disputes, which includes successfully representing China Overseas Engineering Group Co., Ltd, known as COVEC (a Chinese construction and engineering company that is a subsidiary of China Railway Group Limited, which is organised as a large collection of engineering and design firms) in two separate arbitrations relating to the Vaal River Eastern Subsystem Augmentation Project.
  • Advising and representing the South African Reserve Bank in various matters, which includes PAIA and PAJA related matters and court applications and advice and court proceedings pertaining to the contravention of Exchange Control Regulations.
  • Advice and court proceedings relating to the Petroleum Products Act No 120 of 1977 in respect of wholesale, retail and site licence applications, which includes representing various agribusinesses. 
  • Healthcare and related disputes


  • BCom Law, LLB, LLM (Corporate Law), Rand Afrikaans University (1994 to 2001)
  • ​Day School for Legal Practice (Full Time) (2002)
  • Director, Werksmans Attorneys (2009)




  • Author of a commentary published on the Silicosis Class Action Case of Nkala v Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (Treatment Action Campaign NPC and Sonke Gender Justice NPC Amicus Curiae) during 2016 in Werksmans Legal Werks, The Times – The Legal Times, Business Day and Legalbrief publications. 
  • Co-Author of an article published in April 2017 in the Canadian Class Action Law Review (Volume 2, No.2 of 2016 - 2017) entitled "Class Actions and 'Mixed Law' regimes that have embraced them: a comparative reflection on class actions in the South African and Quebec Legal System".
  • Co-Author of an article published in March 2018 in Revue du Borreau entitled "Class Actions in the "mixed" Legal Systems of Quebec and South Africa".
  • Co-Author of an article published in the Canadian Class Action Defence Quarterely (Volume 13, no.1, C.A.D.Q) entitled "Class Actions in South Africa, A Canadian Perspective".