Roger Wakefield

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Location: Johannesburg

Tel: +27 11 535 8209

Fax: +27 11 535 8609



Director Roger Wakefield has over 20 years’ experience at Werksmans as a highly-skilled litigation and dispute resolution lawyer. He specialises in major commercial litigation with a focus on health; pharmaceutical and life sciences; and technology. Roger has deep expertise in cross-border disputes; enforcements of foreign judgments; and private international law and commercial litigation in the United States. He is also skilled in arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution; IT litigation; administrative law; intellectual property law; trade marks and copyright law; healthcare and health funding; mining law; and corporate fraud.

  • Digital Media & Electronic Communications
  • Disputes
  • Intellectual Property
  • Trust law and trust disputes
  • Administrative law
  • Arbitration
  • Alternate dispute resolution
  • Technology law
  • Competition law
  • Cross border disputes and the enforcement of foreign judgments
  • Private international law
  • Intellectual property law
  • Trademarks and copyright law
  • Fraud and corruption
  • Construction law
  • Corporate litigation


  • BA LLB (University of the Witwatersrand)
  • 1996: Director, Werksmans


  • Named as leading commercial litigator in The International Who's Who of Commercial Litigators (2013 - 2017)
  • Rated as a leading arbitration lawyer in Best Lawyer since 2010
  • Member of the Management Committee of Lex Africa: a network of leading law firms in 27 countries across Africa
  • Member of the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Centre's (MARC) Court of Arbitration.
  • Member of the Management Committee of the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa (AFSA)
  • Member of Steering Committee of Africa ADR