Shane Johnson

Shane Johnson

Baker & McKenzie


Shane Johnson is a senior associate in Baker McKenzie's Employment & Compensation Practice Group in Johannesburg. Shane's experience in knowledge management, human resources and graduate recruitment makes him a unique professional with a diverse skillset.

Shane has extensive experience in South African employment law and labour relations including commercial and contractual issues and dispute resolution.

He regularly advises local and international clients on employment related matters. He is also involved in multijurisdictional employment and employee relations projects on behalf of various multinational clients.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised various clients on business restructuring and implications for employees including assistance with mutual termination discussions.
  • Advised on disciplinary issues in the workplace including advice on disciplinary action.
  • Advised on employment equity and compliance with the Employment Equity Act.
  • Advised a multinational health sector company on a complex pension fund dispute with former employees.
  • Advised a multinational consumer sector company on post-retirement medical benefits due to former employees.
  • Advised a multinational information technology sector company on restraint of trade and non-solicitation provisions.
  • Advised a multinational textile sector company on a wage deductions dispute before the employment tribunal.
  • Managed a multijurisdictional project for a company in the information technology sector.
  • Advised a construction sector company on review application proceedings.
  • Assisted in the creation of matter maps and unique pricing options for review application proceedings, arbitration proceedings and disciplinary proceedings. *
  • Assisted a client in the mining industry in the creation of an innovative online sexual harassment compliance tool. *

* Experience obtained prior to joining Baker McKenzie

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Legal Practice Council of South Africa
  • South African Society for Labour Lawyers


  • South Africa (2015)


  • University of the Witwatersrand (LLM - Labour Law, with distinction) (2018)
  • University of the Witwatersrand (LLB, with distinction) (2012)


  • Afrikaans
  • English