He began serving his articles of clerkship at Norton Rose (as it then was) in July 2012 and was admitted as an attorney in January 2015 and continued working at Norton Rose Fulbright as an Associate in the commercial department. He was appointed Associate at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr in 2016 and promoted to Senior Associate in 2018. Wayne was appointed Director in 2022.

  • Advised Tenneco Inc in the due diligence phase of its acquisition of the exhaust division of the Eberspacher group in South Africa.
  • Advised Sun Capital Partners in the due diligence phase of its acquisition of the Finlays horticulture group of companies in South Africa.
  • Advised AfriCap Microfinance Investment Company on the disinvestment in its Mauritian holdings and the winding up of its South African operation.
  • Assisted Investec with the South African regulatory aspects of the registrations of five investment companies set up for the retention of capital. which are incorporated in Guernsey and listed on the Bermudan stock exchange whose shares were offered to South Africans.
  • Assisted Investec with the structuring and set up of a South African infrastructure investment and development fund.
  • Assisted the Bahrain Middle East Bank, BSC with the acquisition and then disposal of a South African debt factoring entity and its subsidiary.
  • Assisted TriAlpha Asset Management with advice regarding the regulatory regime applicable to the disposal of assets regulated by the JSE Listings Requirements, its Rules, and the Financial Market Act.
  • Provided GAIA Infrastructure Partners with regulatory advice and then assisted with the refinancing of debt held by several companies invested in renewable energy generation projects.
  • Assisted the shareholders of Red Cap Investments and Eurocape Renewables with the disposal of their interests in the company which operates the Kouga Wind Farm.
  • Legal 500 EMEA 2019-2022 listed Wayne as a rising star for investment funds.


  • LLB, University of Cape Town
  • Year of admission as an attorney: 2014
  • Registered with the Legal Practice Council