Palesa Maseko specializes 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. 

Palesa has acted 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. 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.

Palesa’s experience extends beyond sport and entertainment to advising clients in various industries on agreements and transactions, policy and regulatory matters, commercial disputes, codes of conduct and disciplinary codes and employment law. Her practise extends to representing clients in the High Court and in other courts, as well as tribunals. She also regularly advises clients in mediation and other alternative dispute resolution methods. 

Palesa is passionate about mentoring young attorneys and 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

Court Admission 

11 April 2017 – Attorney of the High Court of South Africa


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Palesa Maseko




+27 11 286 6934

+27 11 286 6900

Practice area:

Commercial litigation