Director, Head of Investment Funds & Private Equity

More about: Shayne Krige
  • Structuring, setting up and advising regulated and unregulated investment funds
  • Structuring, setting up and advising South African and offshore investment funds, including within the rest of Africa
  • Advising on the structure, transactions, the products being issued and security arrangements involving private equity funds, debt funds, open and closed ended funds, hedge funds, real estate, renewable energy and infrastructure funds
  • Structuring investment management and advisory entities
  • On-going legal support to fund managers, fund advisors and investors, banks and other regulated entities on commercial and regulatory issues
  • Advising on licensing and regulation of investment funds, fund managers and fund advisors
  • Negotiating and drafting investment advisory and management mandates, custody agreements, administration agreements, prime brokerage agreements, co-investment agreements and rebate agreements
  • Advising on matters affecting investment management companies and funds including distribution, marketing and insurance issues
  • BA LLB (University of the Witwatersrand)
  • 2011:  Director, Werksmans Head of Investment Funds & Private Equity practice area and Head of Africa practice group
  • 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
  • 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 the setup of an international communications business
  • Represented a number of local and foreign clients in relation to pension fund regulation in South Africa including Allan Gray and Stanlib
  • 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
  • Acted for Nomura on their acquisition of Lehman Brothers Limited's equities and investment banking division
  • Advised Allan Gray, Amnesty International, Bank Insinger de Beaufort, Mineworkers Pension Fund, Barak Fund SPC Limited, Investec Bank, JP Morgan, Palladino, Rapid African Energy Holdings and SAB Miller on various local and international transactions
  • Acting for the principals of the Belvedere Group, by providing advice and representing them at various enquiries, who were accused of administering one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in history in the press, which allegations triggered investigations by the financial services regulators in Mauritius, Guernsey, the Cayman Islands and South Africa
  • Named as a recommended lawyer in Investment Funds by The Legal 500 (2016 - 2017)."Industry knowledge surpasses all other firms", according to a client. "Shayne Krige is outstanding in local as well as offshore structuring and regulatory issues"
  • Recommended as being among the world's leading Private Funds Lawyers by Who's Who Legal: Private Funds, 2018
  • Winner in the category of Investment – Solicitor of the Year - South Africa, of the Lawyer Monthly Legal Award, 2017.