Mr Corlett Manaka > Werksmans Attorneys > Johannesburg, South Africa > Lawyer Profile

Werksmans Attorneys
South Africa
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Work Department

Business Crimes & Investigations, Dispute Resolution and Insolvency, Business Rescue & Restructuring


Corlett Manaka is a director at Werksmans and a member of the Werksmans Inc. Executive Committee. He is Head of the Litigation Department and also heads up the Dispute Resolution practice group.


Director Corlett Manaka is Head of Litigation & Dispute Resolution and a member of the Werksmans Inc. Executive Committee. He advises across the practice areas of Business Crimes & Investigations; Dispute Resolution; and Insolvency, Business Rescue & Restructuring. Corlett specialises in aviation law and litigation; commercial litigation; competition law; regulatory law; local government law; and constitutional and administrative law. He advises on the Provisions of the Public Finance Management Act and the Provisions of the Promotion of Access to Information Act. Corlett co-founded Nalane Manaka Inc, which merged with Werksmans in 2006.


Corlett is a member of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces ans also serves on the boards of various entities.


Corlett has BProc and LLB degrees from the University of the North and a Certificate in Competition Law from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Lawyer Rankings

South Africa > Dispute resolution

Werksmans Attorneys has an impressive track record in high-profile commercial litigations and disputes in the High Court, Supreme Court of Appeals and Constitutional Court, as well as conducting arbitrations domestically and internationally. Business rescue and insolvency mandates and tax litigation are also within the team’s capabilities. Sectors of focus for the group include IT, agriculture, banking, healthcare, retail and energy. Corlett Manaka  is head of the department and reputable in the constitutional and administrative law space, as well as business crime and investigations work. Chairman of the firm David Hertz is a strong litigator and Des Williams is also notable in litigation and international arbitration. Other team members include shareholder dispute expert Jones Antunes , land reform specialist Bulelwa Mabasa , pensions litigator Darren Willans  and construction and engineering lawyer Sarah Moerane .