Komeshan Naidoo specialises in employment and labour law. He has advised and represented a wide range of clients in the public and private sectors, with specific focus on strategic aspects of collective bargaining, organisational rights and industrial action, business transfers and the implications of s197, restructuring and retrenchments in terms of sections 189 and 189A, and matters involving executive discipline.Komeshan has litigated extensively in various courts, including the Labour and Labour Appeal Courts, the Supreme Court of Appeal and the Constitutional Court. He has also advised and prosecuted internal grievance and disciplinary hearings on behalf of his clients, often involving senior and executive management. His clients include national and provincial government; trade unions; various statutory bodies; national and multinational corporations; and various state-owned enterprises.
Komeshan has acted as a Judge of the Labour Court of South Africa and is an independent member of the exemption appeal panels of the National Bargaining Council for the Road Freight & Logistics Industry and the National Bargaining Council for the Wood & Paper Sector.
He is also a former postgraduate lecturer in Labour Relations at Master’s level at the University of Johannesburg.
Komeshan received a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban (Durban Westville) in 2002 and a Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2017. He also has a certificate in Advanced Administrative Law (Wits, 2015) and a certificate in Legal Drafting (UCT, 2005).