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Nikita Shaw



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Nikita Shaw



Nikita specialises in all aspects of employment law. She has particular expertise in employee transfers, managing the people aspect of large corporate reorganisations as well as post-transfer integration and harmonisation.

In addition, she advises both domestic and foreign clients on a wide range of employment issues including executive terminations, alternative staffing arrangements, compliance, redundancies and workplace investigations (including those with Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and United Kingdom Bribery Act implications).

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Experience highlights



Allen & Overy (South Africa) LLP
6th Floor, 90 Grayston, 90 Grayston Drive, Sandton

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Attorney, South Africa, 2013


Post Graduate Diploma in Labour Law, University of Johannesburg, 2014

Master of Commerce (Taxation) (cum laude), Rhodes University, 2013

Advanced Certificate in Business Rescue Practice (cum laude), Centre for Business Law of the University of South Africa and the Law Society of South Africa, 2012

Bachelor of Laws, Rhodes University, 2009

Bachelor of Arts (Legal Theory and Psychology), Rhodes University, 2007

Published work

  • Co-author, “South Africa”, The Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Review, 2014
  • Co-author, “South Africa”, The International Insolvency Review, 2013-2014