Roger Wakefield specializes in:

  • trust law and trust disputes
  • administrative law
  • arbitration
  • mediation & alternative dispute resolution
  • technology law
  • competition law
  • cross border disputes and the enforcement of foreign judgments
  • private international law
  • intellectual property law
  • trademarks & copyright law
  • fraud and corruption
  • construction law
  • corporate litigation


Roger Wakefield career:

  • BA LLB (Wits)
  • 1996: Director, Werksmans


Roger Wakefield highlights:

  • Named as a leading commercial litigator in The International Who's Who of Commercial Litigators 2013, 2014 
  • Rated as a leading arbitration lawyer in Best Lawyer since 2010
  • Member of the Management Committee for LEX Africa: a network of leading law firms in 27 countries across Africa
  • Member of the Management Committee of the Arbitration Foundation of South 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 the biggest sport 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