Mr Priyesh Daya > Webber Wentzel > Johannesburg, South Africa > Lawyer Profile

Webber Wentzel
South Africa

Work Department

Dispute Resolution




Priyesh is an expert in all aspects of dispute resolution with a specific focus on corporate and commercial litigation. He also advises on arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. His clients include both private corporations and public, parastatal entities and he has worked across numerous sectors including mining, oil and gas, and financial services. He has deep expertise in the telecommunications and construction and engineering sectors. He has conducted workshops, seminars and presentations on construction-related dispute resolution, the Companies Act and the King Code on Corporate Governance (focused on compliance & managing stakeholder relationships including alternative dispute resolution).




Member of the task team of the King Committee on Corporate Governance (King III) dealing with chapters on Compliance & Managing Stakeholder relationships including alternative dispute resolution
Member of the Company Law Committee of the Law Society of South Africa and the Law Society of the Northern Provinces (2006 to present)
Member of the Law Society of South Africa and Law Society of the Northern Provinces’ Company Law Committee


Certificate in FIDIC Contracts, Cornerstone Seminars (FIDIC accredited training provider), 2013
Certificate in Construction Contract Management (FIDIC, NEC3, JBCC & GCC 2010), Everest Leadership Training, 2013
Certificate in Advanced Commercial Law Practice, Black Lawyers Association in Association with the American Bar Association, 2007
Certificate in Commercial Law Practice, Black Lawyers Association Legal Education Centre in Association with the American Bar Association, 2006
Certificate in Entertainment Law, University of Johannesburg, 2006
Higher Diploma in Tax Law, Rand Afrikaans University, 2002
Advanced Diploma in Labour Law, Rand Afrikaans University, 2001
Diploma in Corporate Law (cum laude), Rand Afrikaans University, 1999
LLB, University of the Witwatersrand, 1996
BA, University of the Witwatersrand, 1993
Admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa

Lawyer Rankings

South Africa > Dispute resolution

Webber Wentzel is a recognised leader in South Africa and is increasingly active in Africa-wide disputes, including international arbitrations. The firm has gained considerable recognition for its work in public law and judicial review cases, international arbitration and class actions. Trevor Versfeld and Stuart McCafferty consistently impress with Nick Alp noted for class actions. Kathryn Gawith is rated for professional liability, while Vlad Movshovich is a key name for commercial litigation and international arbitration. Priyesh Daya leads the dispute resolution practice and Sarah McKenzie is another name to note. Julian Jones joined from Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr in 2020.

South Africa > Construction

Webber Wentzel is primarily focused on the South Africa market though with a significant portion of Africa-wide engagements. The team is actively involved in major infrastructure builds and big-ticket disputes. Alessandra Pardini and Megan Jarvis are rated for EPC and transactional matters. Tyron Theessen, who has recently promoted to the partnership, has achieved considerable market recognition, while Priyesh Daya is experienced in major construction disputes.