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Webber Wentzel
South Africa

Work Department

Dipute Resolution Practice




Vlad has represented parties in some of the most high profile litigation in South Africa in recent years, at all levels of the court system (including the Constitutional Court, Supreme Court of Appeal, High Courts, Competition Appeal Court, Competition Tribunal, Labour Court and Labour Appeal Court), in specialised regulatory tribunals (including the IRBA, IISA and SAICA disciplinary committees and the Financial Services Tribunal), before parliamentary committee and commissions of enquiry, and in domestic and international arbitrations (including under the auspices of ICSID, LCIA, AFSA, ICC, PCA, AASA, the Chinese Arbitration Association, as well as UNCITRAL and other ad hoc arbitration rules).

Vlad has presented papers at numerous international arbitration conferences and has published in the field of international arbitration, comparative, constitutional and international law. He is a prominent member of the international arbitration community in Africa. Vlad is a member of the Consultative Workshop on Cooperation Among African Arbitral Initiatives; is a director of the African Arbitration Association (AfAA), an umbrella international arbitration body based in Kigali, and has lectured extensively on a variety of legal subjects, including training seminars presented to business leaders, judges and practitioners throughout the African continent and beyond, as well as the international arbitration LLM course at the University of Cape Town.


M.Litt, University of Oxford, 2006
BCL (cum laude), University of Oxford, 2005
LLB (cum laude), University of the Witwatersrand, 2004
BA (cum laude), University of the Witwatersrand, 2002
Attorney of the High Court of South Africa
Solicitor of the Senior Courts in England and Wales – with Higher Rights of Audience (Civil Advocacy)

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South Africa > Dispute resolution

Priyesh Daya leads the disputes team at Webber Wentzel alongside deputy head Sarah McKenzie. The team advises clients on corporate, contractual and regulatory disputes and conducts class actions in highly regulated sectors, including banking, construction, energy, insurance, healthcare, media, mining and telecommunications. Its team has represented clients in the High Court, Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and the Constitutional Court of South Africa, as well as arbitration forums and courts in other jurisdictions. The department has a large team, including Dario Milo  who is recognisable in the media space, Trevor Versfeld who is very experienced in financial related matters, Nick Alp who is notable in the class action space and Kathryn Gawith works on professional liability cases. Julian Jones , formerly at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, and Lara Kahn  both have expertise in business rescue mandates and insolvency litigation. Insurance specialist Maria Philippides  bolstered the practice further after moving to the firm with three other partners from Norton Rose Fulbright , and Vlad Movshovich is notable in arbitrations. Previous partner turned consultant Stuart McCafferty is still active in class action cases.