Webber Wentzel was recognised as South Africa Law Firm of the Year at the Chambers Africa Awards 2021.
To quote the Chambers adjudicating panel: Full-service firm Webber Wentzel remains one of South Africa’s foremost providers of legal services, with an internationally recognised reputation for quality. In particular, the firm is known as a mining and minerals powerhouse, with one commentator saying: “They are in a league of their own.” Notably, the firm’s “one-stop-shop” corporate/M&A team recently advised Pioneer Foods on its ZAR 25 billion acquisition by PepsiCo. The firm also stands out for its expertise in debt and finance, competition, telecoms, private equity, and dispute resolution. Its alliance with global law firm Linklaters further augments its position as a pan-African player.
Webber Wentzel supports clients across the African continent, working independently or alongside an established and integrated network of alliance and key relationship firms. Several of the firm's key alliance and relationship firms which are integral to the firm's Pan-African client offering were also recognised:
- Linklaters was recognised as Africa-wide Corporate Law Firm of the Year
- Anjarwalla & Khanna was recognised as Kenya Law Firm of the Year
- Aluko & Oyebode was recognised as Nigeria Law Firm of the Year
- Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah was recognised as Ghana Law Firm of the Year
- BLC Robert & Associates was recognised as Mauritius Law Firm of the Year
For the full list of winners, click here.
Christo Els, Senior Partner:
"This is a fantastic accomplishment and a wonderful start to 2021. Thank you to our clients and other market participants for taking the time to provide feedback to Chambers and for trusting us with their matters across the continent. Congratulations as well to our alliance and relationship firms on their respective wins."
Sally Hutton, Managing Partner adds:
"The awards received not only by ourselves but also by our key partner firms in Africa reiterate the value of our flexible Pan-African model. Working with the best firms, we are able to provide our clients with an unmatched quality of service."
About Chambers Africa
The Chambers Africa Awards honour the achievements of law firms across the Africa continent. The winners are selected based on client feedback and extensive research for the Chambers Global Guide and the winners are recognised for their outstanding work across each jurisdiction. The awards reflect notable successes over the past 12 months and highlight impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service.