ROGER WAKEFIELD

Director

Bio:

Roger Wakefield has been a director in Werksmans Attorneys Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department since 1996. Roger specialises in major commercial litigation with a focus on health, pharmaceutical & life sciences and technology. He has in-depth expertise in cross-border disputes, enforcements of foreign judgments, 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 & copyright law; healthcare and health funding; mining law; and corporate fraud. Roger has been involved in a number of foreign judgment cases that are now leading authorities in South African law. He is named as a leading commercial litigator in The International Who's Who of Commercial Litigators and in Best Lawyers. Roger is a member of the Management Committee of Lex Africa, a network of leading law firms in over 25 African countries, and is also on the management committee of the Arbitration Foundation of South Africa. He holds a BA LLB from the University of the Witwatersrand.

More about: Roger Wakefield
Roger Wakefield specializes in:
  • 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
Roger Wakefield career:
  • BA LLB (University of Witwatersrand)
  • 1996: Director, Werksmans
Roger Wakefield highlights:
  • 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 – Court
  • Member of the Management Committee of the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa (AFSA)
  • Member of Steering Committee of Africa ADR
  Major Clients & Matters:
  • Involved in leading South African cases and authorities dealing with the enforcement of foreign judgments
  • First enforcement in South Africa of an award of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes against an African state
  • Represents major multinational IT company in all African litigation and advises it on compliance with corruption legislation
  • Involved in biggest sports broadcasting deal in South African history
  • First litigation director to be appointed to the Board of Directors of a major client
  • Acted as an Arbitrator