About Us

Our History

The history of the firm has its roots and which was established in 2015 as N Maharaj Attorneys Inc. which primarily represented major commercial and financial corporations as well as high net worth private individuals. That firm continuously continues to evolve taking on additional professional persons and eventually culminated in the present firm, with offices in Pretoria and Johannesburg.

Natasha Maharaj as the Managing Director of the firm has a keen passion to help empower women in the legal field. The firm is ever expanding and rapidly evolving since its inception from being a primarily a single female practitioner to a multiple professionals firm to a commercial practice, representing a variety of private and public entities and persons, although not renouncing the principles that formed the cornerstone of its formation.

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Natasha Maharaj

Natasha Maharaj is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa, she was admitted in 2002 and practiced as a senior corporate lawyer for many years. In addition, she has served on numerous company boards bringing immense value to the organisations that she was appointed to. Her initial exposure to Regulatory and Commercial work was initially during practice in Pietermaritzburg for the firm J. Leslie Smith and Co. She has had to carry out forensic work on a major basis as she handled most of the claims where there were indications of fraud and has been responsible in the repudiation of many claims on account of fraud which she discovered during her investigative work. Natasha is also involved in banking law where she was appointed to the legal panel of Imperial Bank where her experience in forensic analysis had been relied upon. Natasha comes from a largely business background and is involved in business service and operations and as such, is well acquainted with the dynamics of business operations especially in the corporate environment. Her area of expertise in Compliance within various regulatory framework is outstanding and has allowed the firm to expand in different areas of law. Natasha is also a senior commercial litigation attorney and will have no difficulty in handling commercial matters (including land matters) on behalf of your institution, as well. Consequently, it is quite clear that Natasha has a wealth of experience in the private and corporate sectors which spans almost 18 years of experience.

Managing Director Partner
Adhir Jugoo

Adhir Jugoo joined the firm recently. He is an admitted attorney with rights of appearance in the High Court of South Africa. He has gained extensive experience in civil litigation. He is an accomplished and well qualified corporate and commercial attorney with a wealth of experience providing valuable advice and achieving professional outcomes throughout Northern Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa having worked for multi-national corporations and in the public sector. He specializes in Commercial, Corporate, Information Technology and Tax Law and has gained experience internationally in this regard. Additionally, Adhir has gained significant experience in the Gambling Industry having worked in the Limited Payout Machine environment as well as interaction with the National Gambling Board, the various Provincial Gambling Board, Games Manufacturers and Route Operators. He has worked extensively in the Supply Chin Industry. Adhir has also obtained a Master in Business Administration from an international business school in the United States where he also provides commercial and corporate advisory services.

Director Partner

Keshia Pillay

Keshia Pillay has agreed to join the firm as a Senior Associate – she is an admitted attorney with rights of appearance in the High Court of South Africa. She has brought his in-depth knowledge and expertise in both the civil litigation, banking & finance law, corporate and commercial law to the firm. Keshia has exceptional litigation expertise – her ability to delve into forensic analysis and investigation knowledge is a critical skill providing the firm with additional skills . She has also dealt with commercial drafting on a regular basis. Keshia’s appointment ensure that the firms’s ethos of commitment and hard work in respect of our clients. She is a kind and industrious individual with outstanding research, inter-personal and communication skills with a continuous desire to improve and learn and grow as a individual.

Snr. Associate

Val Moonsamy

Val Moonsamy graduated with her LLB Degree at the University of Pretoria where she appeared on the Witwatersrand. She completed her Corporate Law at the University of Cape Town Law Society of South Africa

Snr. Associate

Support Staff

Desiree Pillay
Desiree Pillay has 19 years of experience as a legal secretary which holds her in good stead as a part of the firm.
Israel
Israel is the firms dedicated driver and messenger as well as office assistant.
Thembelihle
Thembelihle is a conscientious worker who undertakes all tasks with a smile. She also has a keen mind and has developed her administration skills, and to this end, she was given the opportunity of improving her computer skills.