Palesa Maseko specialises in commercial litigation, entertainment and sports law. She regularly provides specialist advice to clients across diverse sectors in commercial litigation, mediation and alternative dispute resolution.


Palesa has represented individual athletes, major football clubs and sports associations in disciplinary and anti-doping matters. 

In entertainment law, she acts for and advises actors and actresses, individual producers and film production companies, corporate events companies and hospitality services providers. She also represents a major South African film industry guarantor in commercial transactions, litigation, dispute resolution, contractual and entertainment law matters.

She has acted as a prosecutor for the South African Institute of Drug-Free Sports and as a member of the South African Football Association (SAFA) national disciplinary committee where she presided over hearings relating to misconduct in the SAFA leagues.

Furthermore, she has provided legal support to proceedings in the PSL Dispute Resolution Chamber, SA Anti-Doping Tribunal and the Labour Court, and was recently appointed as a member of the Boxing South Africa disciplinary committee.

With experience that extends beyond sport and entertainment, Palesa advises clients in various industries on agreements and transactions, policy and regulatory matters, commercial disputes, codes of conduct and disciplinary codes and employment law. She represents clients in various courts and tribunals, and regularly advises clients in mediation and other alternative dispute resolution methods.

Passionate about mentoring young attorneys, Palesa strives to always challenge and motivate them to learn beyond what is expected of them.


Commercial Litigation
Entertainment Law 
Sports Law


2014 LLB – University of the Witwatersrand


2015 Represented Wits Law School in the 10th Annual International Chamber of Commerce Dispute Resolution Competition in Paris, France