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Alaika is an associate based in our dispute resolution the Johannesburg office.

Alaika has experience in a variety of commercial disputes.  She also has experience in public law, investigations, and anti-bribery and corruption.


Alaika worked at a local commercial law firm in Johannesburg before joining Herbert Smith Freehills in 2023. She was admitted as an attorney in April 2023.

LLB: University of KwaZulu-Natal

LLM (Constitutional Litigation): University of KwaZulu-Natal

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Experience & expertise

Selected matters

  • acting for an international bank in review proceedings brought by two state-owned entities relating to the sale of strategic crude oil stocks*
  • acting for a number of sub-Saharan banks in proceedings brought against them regarding alleged breaches of a complex debt rescheduling arrangement in respect of a listed micro-lender*

*Experience prior to joining Herbert Smith Freehills