Mr Shayne Krige > Werksmans Attorneys > Cape Town, South Africa > Lawyer Profile

Werksmans Attorneys
South Africa
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Work Department

Banking & Finance
Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions
Investment Funds & Private Equity


Director, Head of Investment Funds Practice


Director Shayne Krige is Head of Investment Funds & Private Equity, as well as Head of the Africa practice area. He also acts in the Banking & Finance; Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions; Financial Services Regulation; and China practice areas. Shayne specialises in investment funds; private equity; and international transactions. His expertise covers the range of investment fund types – from asset and hedge funds to private equity funds – extending to corporate/mergers & acquisitions as well as corporate structuring. Shayne has acted for investment funds; fund managers and investors; and has assisted a number of South African clients to establish international funds.


BA LLB (University of the Witwatersrand)
2011:  Director, Werksmans
Head of Investment Funds & Private Equity practice area and Head of Africa practice area

Lawyer Rankings

South Africa > Investment funds

The investment funds and private equity team at Werksmans Attorneys is chaired by Shayne Krige  from Cape Town. Investors and managers in South Africa and across the continent are within the group’s client roster, and private equity, hedge funds and pensions funds are all active areas for the practice. Robert Driman  in Cape Town holds expertise in financial services and regulation and Doelie Lessing  in Stellenbosch is an expert in tax law. Hilah Laskov was promoted to director in March 2021. Krige is connected to the EU market, having spent over a decade practicing in Paris.