Komeshan Naidoo

Komeshan Naidoo

Managing Director

Komeshan Naidoo is the Managing Director of the firm.

He specialises in employment and labour law and has advised and represented a wide range of clients in the public and private sectors.

Komeshan’s focus is largely on strategic aspects of collective bargaining, organisational rights, and industrial action; business transfers and the implications of s197; large scale restructuring and retrenchments; employment and misconduct investigations and enquiries; and executive discipline. In recent years, he has also advised and represented several senior executives in the private and public sectors on individual employment matters.

Komeshan has litigated extensively in various courts, including the Labour and Labour Appeal Courts, and the Constitutional Court. He has also chaired and prosecuted internal grievance and disciplinary hearings on behalf of his clients, often involving senior and executive management. His clients include national and provincial governments; various statutory bodies; national and multinational corporations; state-owned enterprises and institutions of higher learning.

Komeshan has acted as a judge of the Labour Court of South Africa on three occasions. He is a former postgraduate lecturer in Labour Relations at Masters level at the University of Johannesburg. He is also a former chairperson of the independent exemptions panel of the National Bargaining Council for the Road Freight & Logistics Industry and an independent member of the exemptions panel of the National Bargaining Council for the Wood & Paper Sector.

Komeshan received a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of KwaZulu Natal and a Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of the Witwatersrand. He also has a certificate in Advanced Administrative Law (Wits) and a certificate in Legal Drafting (UCT).