Megan Badenhorst started her working career in the television industry before changing tack and studying law. Megan is a Senior Associate in our Dispute Resolution practice and has practiced exclusively in commercial dispute resolution since his admission as an attorney. Megan specialises in High Court litigation, arbitration and forensic investigations. She has experience in the gambling sector, retail, and insurance – resolving various disputes. Megan has enjoyed success in administrative law reviews and general litigation. She has also dealt with complex shareholder agreement disputes; various contractual issues and forensic investigations involving allegations of fraud.

Sectors include:

  • Education & Training
  • Insurance Law
  • International Arbitration
  • Corporate Investigations
  • Administrative Law
  • Retail

Dispute Resolution and Forensic Investigation - highlights

  • Defending South African subsidiary of an international heavy lifting and transport company against court action regarding termination of a director and interpretation of a shareholders agreement.
  • Investigating allegations of fraud for a top four banking group requiring the review of more than 80,000 documents.
  • Representing insurance brokerages and underwriters with indemnity claims.
  • Defending a foreign manufacturing company, in South Africa, against a claim for damages brought by a South African company.
  • Involved in various appeals and reviews in the context of gambling legislation.
  • Member of team that claimed damages caused by the alleged negligence of an engineering firm conducted through arbitration.
  • Representing a major retail group regarding perfection of securities, retail disputes and general commercial issues.
  • Member of team that defended a major plastic packaging company against a claim for damages, conducted through arbitration.
  • Advising and representing a major tourism, leisure and casino group in various reviews of administrative action.
  • Representing a multinational electronics company in a contractual claim against companies in Tanzania and Zambia.
  • Investigating alleged employment irregularities at a major mining company and provided advice on internal anti-corruption policies/procedures.
  • Member of team that investigated allegations of fraud and corruption at an engineering company.
  • Member of team representing a shareholder in a fintech firm in a shareholder dispute, conducted through arbitration.

Education Regulatory Advice

  • Advising a leading private higher education institution and private colleges on the regulatory and legislative framework of the provision of higher and further education and training.
  • Providing general legal advice to a public further education and training college.

Education

  • BA Live Performance, The South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance (AFDA)
  • BA Honours, The South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance (AFDA) LLB, University of Stellenbosch