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Jenalee is an Associate in our Johannesburg office.

Jenalee joined Herbert Smith Freehills as an Associate in February 2019. She is part of a team that specialises in various aspects of Dispute Resolution such as General Domestic Litigation; Cross Border Litigation; Domestic and International Arbitrations; Corporate Crime Investigations; Anti-Bribery and Corruption; Financial Services Regulatory and Anti-Money Laundering.


Jenalee Harrison is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree (specialising in Genetics and Biochemistry) and a Postgraduate Law degree from Stellenbosch University in South Africa as well as Master of Law (specialising in International Law) from Cambridge University in the United Kingdom.

Jenalee began her career in 2015 as a legal researcher for the former Honourable Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke at the Constitutional Court of South Africa and was appointed as Liaison Commissioner for the Venice Commission, which acts as Europe's advisory body on constitutional law matters. In 2017, Jenalee was awarded a full scholarship from Chevening, the UK Government's international awards scheme and Cambridge Commonwealth, European & International Trust to pursue a Master of Law. After she graduated from Cambridge University in 2018, she completed an internship at the Inns of Court in London as a Pegasus Trust scholar.

Experience & expertise

Selected matters

  • Thales Societe Anonyme, whose South African subsidiary is currently being prosecuted for corruption and several related offences as the second accused in the much publicised and high-profile corruption prosecution against South Africa’s former President, Jacob Zuma
  • A preliminary investigation undertaken for a Major International Oil Company regarding allegations made by Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP). The client faced allegations of significant fraud and corruption involving alleged kickbacks to government officials
  • A major international gambling and gaming company in conducting an internal investigation relating to fraud perpetrated against the company by external parties resulting in the theft of a significant amount of money
  • An investigation review for a UK Bank regarding failure to identify and implement EU Regulatory changes
  • Claims instituted against a large multinational insurance company, in the High Court of Justice (England). Claims are brought under provisions of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000
  • a Japanese TYO-listed tech company in relation to allegations of fraud and corruption arising from a major transaction in South Africa
  • French multinational utility company which raised concerns regarding allegations of money laundering, large scale fraud and bribery within a subsidiary company based in South Africa