IWF member profile

Nicqui Galaktiou

Nicqui Galaktiou


Nicqui is the Founder and Director of Nicqui Galaktiou Inc., a boutique law firm specialising in commercial, transactional, litigious and employment law. Admitted as an attorney in 1999 with right of appearance in the High Court, she began her career at a medium sized law firm, where she became the youngest female director in the firm’s history. During her 18-year tenure, she served as the Chief Operating Officer and led the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department and Media Law Department.

Nicqui’s legal expertise is vast and includes commercial litigation, administrative law and tender disputes, bankruptcy and insolvency, media law, telecommunications, defamation, forensic investigations, employment law, amongst other areas. She has appeared before the Press Council of South Africa, the Appeals Panel, and the Broadcasting Complaints Commission. Her work has seen her represent a diverse clientele, from political parties and governments to large corporates, both private and listed, entrepreneurs and high-profile individuals.  Her international reach extends to clients in Africa, Australia, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, North America and the United Kingdom.

Her extensive experience in complex, high-profile matters has earned her a reputation as one of South Africa’s most respected attorneys. Nicqui has also sat as an adjudicator, mediator and presiding officer in different forums.

Nicqui is committed to social responsibility programmes and has participated in numerous gender-based violence initiatives, include presenting to Parliament on behalf of the International Women’s Forum of South Africa in respect of GBV legislation and Public Procurement legislation. She has sat on legal panels, been a judge in the Elle Boss Awards and featured in many international and local publications.

Nicqui’s contributions to the legal fraternity have been recognized through her attendance at the exclusive Leadership Course for Top Senior Female Lawyers held by the Law Society of Gauteng. She is a member of the International Bar Association, Legal Practice Council and various Business Women’s Associations.

Nicqui is a board member of the IWFSA and sits on both the Leadership and Advocacy committees. She is also a member of Steerco for the Woman’s Legacy Programme which is an IWFSA/Fasset/Duke initiative. She is also a mentor and has been for many years.

Her academic qualifications include a BA and LLB Degrees and a Higher Diploma in Company Law. Nicqui has numerous diplomas in bankruptcy and insolvency law and is a member of the South African Restructuring and Insolvency Practitioners Association and a member of the South African Property Owners Association. In 2019, Nicqui Galaktiou Attorneys was awarded the Global Awards Winner trophy for the Boutique Law Firm of the Year in South Africa as well as the Boutique Media & Entertainment Law Firm of the Year.