Nikita Shaw

Head: Operations

Nikita specialises in all aspects of employment law. She has particular expertise in employee transfers, managing the people aspect of large corporate reorganisations as well as post-transfer integration and harmonisation.

In addition, she advises both domestic and foreign clients on a wide range of employment issues including executive terminations, alternative staffing arrangements, compliance, redundancies and workplace investigations (including those with Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and United Kingdom Bribery Act implications).  


Representative matters

Advising a multinational technology company on various issues relating to atypical working arrangements, termination and restructuring, and playing a leading role in co-ordinating and reviewing advice on these issues from 80+ jurisdictions worldwide.



Attorney, South Africa, 2013


Post Graduate Diploma in Labour Law, University of Johannesburg, 2014

Master of Commerce (Taxation) (cum laude), Rhodes University, 2013

Advanced Certificate in Business Rescue Practice (cum laude), Centre for Business Law of the University of South Africa and the Law Society of South Africa, 2012

Bachelor of Laws, Rhodes University, 2009

Bachelor of Arts (Legal Theory and Psychology), Rhodes University, 2007 (Admissions and Courts)
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.