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Kasereen Manilal

Associate
Baker & McKenzie

Biography

Kasereen Manilal is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Dispute Resolution Practice Group in Johannesburg.

Practice Focus

Kasereen focuses her practice in the compliance and investigations areas, including the anti-bribery, corruption, fraud and money laundering fields.

Kasereen also has extensive experience in a range of commercial advisory work focusing on information technology, telecommunications, data protection and privacy-related concerns. Her information technology advisory work includes significant cross-border and local endeavours for large multinational corporations and some of the world's largest technology providers.  

Representative Legal Matters

  • Managed and conducted a full-scale internal investigation on behalf of a global pharmaceutical company into various allegations of non-compliance with company policies and alleged breaches of domestic and extraterritorial anti-bribery and corruption laws.

  • Assisted in an internal investigation on behalf of a multinational software company relating to breaches of procurement and anti-bribery laws, including the Prevention and Combatting of Corrupt Activities Act and the FCPA in South Africa.

  • Regularly advises clients on notable anti-bribery and corruption developments in Sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Assisted in an internal investigation on behalf of a multinational consulting firm in connection with allegations of misconduct and State Capture in South Africa. 

  • Regularly advises multinational technology companies providing on-demand cloud computing platforms on data protection laws and privacy-related concerns in South Africa.

  • Assisted on various cross-border legal diligences for a multinational technology company to facilitate expansion into various Sub-Saharan African jurisdictions advising on child safety, privacy, telecommunications and consumer protection laws.

  • Regularly advises clients on international commercial trade issues and in particular, on export control, sanctions and dual use technologies.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Legal Practice Council - Member
  • International Bar Association - Member

Admissions

  • South Africa (2017)

Education

  • University of Stellenbosch (LLM) (2015)
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal (LLB) (2014)

Languages

  • English