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Chambers Global Alert 2024

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

19th February 2024


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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr (CDH), a leading pan-African corporate and commercial law firm, is honoured to hold a prominent position in the Chambers Global 2024 rankings.   

For 24 years, Chambers, a leading independent research company, has been diligently ranking the world’s foremost law firms and lawyers across 200 jurisdictions. These prestigious rankings evaluate various aspects, including technical legal ability, diligence, commitment, professional conduct, and client service. CDH appreciates the positive feedback received from clients, regarding both the firm and our legal experts.


According to Brent Williams, CEO of CDH, “Chambers Global rankings are the gold standard for excellence in the legal sector across Africa. We are delighted that the rankings confirm that our clients regard us as their essential business partners, underlining our ability to understand their short- and long-term strategies while applying our business acumen to the challenging environments in which they operate. We are recognised in Chambers Global for bringing innovative solutions to the table, and our unwavering dedication to client-centricity and our innate responsiveness”.

Sammy Ndolo, CDH Kenya Managing Partner says, “Chambers Global acknowledges top-tier talent on a global scale. With a broad presence spanning across Africa, our firm functions as a unified team dedicated to delivering excellent client service, going above and beyond for our clients. The rankings from Chambers Global speak to our belief that our greatest asset lies in our people.”


Key highlights for CDH in the Chambers Global 2024 rankings include:


  • Our FinTech practice enters the rankings table in Band 2.
  • Our Corporate/M&A practice enters the rankings table in Band 4.
  • Njeri Wagacha enters the FinTech rankings table in Band 3. 

South Africa:

  • Aadil Patel moves into Band 1 in Employment Law.
  • John Webber moves into Band 1 for Real Estate.
  • Ludwig Smith is recognised as a ‘Senior Statesperson’ in Banking & Finance.
  • Muhammad Gattoo enters the ranking table in Band 3 for Real Estate. 
  • Simone Dickson is positioned in Band 4 for IT & Telecoms. 
  • Vivien Chaplin enters the Corporate/M&A rankings in Band 5.
  • Jerome Brink enters the Tax ranking as “Up & Coming”.
  • Anja Hofmeyr enters the Dispute Resolution table as “Up & Coming”.

We are also pleased to announce that our Private Equity sector is strongly positioned in the ‘spotlight’.

Speaking to our Africa-wide expertise, CDH is recognised by Chambers Global for our international and cross-border capabilities. In addition, Megan Rodgers enters the Namibia General Business Law category as ‘Foreign Expertise Based Abroad in South Africa Spotlight’, which highlights her expertise in Namibia and in doing so, recognising that she is highly regarded for international and cross-border work.

Williams further notes, “We wish to thank our valued clients for recognising, year-on-year, the genuine value that we add to their commercial operations. Our renowned commitment to delivering excellence remains steadfast as we continue to devote ourselves to exceeding our clients’ expectations.”

CDH’s top-tier rankings are detailed in full below.

Tim Fletcher: Chairperson

Brent Williams: Chief Executive Officer

Sammy Ndolo: Kenya Managing Partner

Submitted by Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr


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