Nikita Lalla


LNP Attorneys Inc.

Nikita Lalla is a multiple award-winning construction lawyer with niche experience in the Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure sectors. Nikita offers concept to closure legal support to her clients, respecting their time and budget.

Nikita works with many local and international companies on massive energy, natural resources, and infrastructure projects. She is widely recognised as a leading construction lawyer by all the major international rating agencies including Chambers and Partners, Who’s Who’s Legal, Legal 500, IFLR1000, and others.

Nikita Lalla lectures at the Mandela Institute (Wits School of Law) where she presents a Postgraduate Certificate Course in Construction and Engineering Law.

Nikita is also part of the team at LNP Attorneys and has been recognised by the African Legal Awards 2019 as the African Law Firm of the Year (Small Practice) and Energy & Natural Resources Team of the Year. Recently Legal 500 named LNP Attorneys as the “Firm to Watch” in mining and projects and infrastructure in 2022.

Professional Associations

  • Law Society of South Africa
  • Law Society Northern Provinces
  • South African Construction Forum (co-founder)


Bachelor of Laws (LLB) | The University of the Witwatersrand

Ranking and Recognitions

Chambers and Partners Global Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers:

  • Nikita Lalla ranked for Construction 2022, 2021, 2020,2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 –Construction (South Africa)

African Legal Awards:

  • African Small Law Firm of the Year – African Legal Awards 2019
  • Energy & Natural Resources Team of the Year- African Legal Awards 2019
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team of the Year–The African Legal Awards 2018
  • Transportation and Infrastructure Team of the Year –The African Legal Awards 2017

Who’s Who Legal 2021, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 –Global Leader – Construction (South Africa)

Legal 500 Guide to Outstanding Lawyers 2022, 2020, 2019,2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 – Firm to Watch: Projects and Infrastructure 2022

IFLR 1000

  • IFLR 1000 Project Development: Energy, Infrastructure and Mining and Power Nikita Lalla Project Development Energy and Mining 2022
  • IFLR 1000 Project Development: Infrastructure, Mining and Power and Energy Ranking 2021
  • IFLR 1000 Energy and Infrastructure Guide: Rising Star and Leading Lawyer Project Development in Energy and Mining 2019,2018, 2015 (South Africa)
  • Petroleum Economist: Energy and Infrastructure Guide 2014-Power (South Africa)

Client Choice Awards 2019 and 2016 – Construction (South Africa)

Best Lawyers International 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, and 2017 –Construction (South Africa)

Recognitions – Nikita Lalla

  • Chambers Global Guide 2022 clients have quoted her as “brilliant reputation, ability to attract sizeable instructions, she is top class and commend for her commercial acumen.”
  • Chambers Global Guide 2022 clients have quoted her as “ a very experienced professional, practical in her approach with a great eye for detail. She is swift in her responses but does not compromise the quality of her output. She articulates legal positions well and firmly without being condescending”.
  • Chambers Global Guide 2022 clients have quoted her as “knowledgeable of complex industries, supported by her corporate and administrative compliance ability.
  • Chambers Global Guide 2022 clients have quoted her as “a strong leader in the legal space and are always ready to serve to the high standards that she sets for herself and her team”.
  • Chambers Global Guide 2019 noted her “’ superior knowledge in construction law,’ According to interviewees. Clients also appreciate her approach: ‘She is very driven, very energetic, always comes back with a solution and is very accommodating to clients’”.
  • The Legal 500 EMAE 2018 has quoted Nikita as having “in-depth industry knowledge”, “is always well prepared” and is “definitely one of the best in the construction industry”.
  • Chambers Global Guide 2017 states, “Commentators describe her as ‘an excellent litigator’ with a particularly active practice. Her expertise also covers front-end mandates”.
  • Chambers Global Guide 2016 has quoted Nikita as being “noted for her expertise in a variety of both contentious and non-contentious matters, including procurement strategies and claims for delay and disruption”.
  • Chambers Global Guide 2016 clients have quoted her as “very dedicated, very thorough and her industry knowledge is excellent”.


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