Director, Head of Africa Practice

More about: Shayne Krige
  • investment funds
  • private equity
  • international transactions
  • corporate/mergers & acquisitions
  • corporate structuring
  • investment law
  • BA LLB (University of the Witwatersrand)
  • 2011: Director, Werksmans
  • Head of the Investment Funds & Private Equity Practice
  • Head of Africa Practice
  • Admitted as an English Solicitor and Solicitor of Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court
  • Practised for 12 years in Paris, France
  • Has represented a number of South African and international clients in establishing and operating hedge funds, private equity funds, investment management and advisor companies including those established in South Africa, Luxembourg, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Mauritius, Malta, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, Germany and France
  • Member of the Executive Committee of STEP Cape Town
  • Acted as South African counsel to One Thousand & One Voices, a $300m fund blending philanthropy and investment in assets across the African continent, as international legal counsel to the Evolution One fund, a R700m fund investing into clean technology investments in sub-Saharan Africa as well as for a number of family offices in relation to the structuring of their African public and private equity investments.
  • Represented founders of Skype in setup of international communications business

  • Represented a number of South African clients in establishing international hedge funds and private equity funds
  • Represented a number of local and foreign clients in relation to pension fund regulation in South Africa including Allan Gray, Stanlib and Nomura.

  • Regular speaker at international conferences on investment funds
  • Headed the Werksmans team that won “Offshore Investment Team of the Year for South Africa”, at the Offshore Excellence Awards judged in London, August 2014
  • Advised Allan Gray, Amnesty International, Bank Insinger de Beaufort, Inspired Evolution, Investec Bank, JP Morgan, Palladino, Rapid African Energy Holdings and SAB Miller on various international transactions

  • Named as a recommended lawyer in Investment Funds by the Legal 500 (2016)