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Africa Investor Infrastructure Investment Awards 2013: Legal Advisor of the Year
15 May 2013
Webber Wentzel has been named Legal Advisor of the Year 2013 by Africa Investor at the Infrastructure Investment Awards held in May 2013. The awards are held each year to honour the achievements made by those involved in infrastructure projects across Africa.
Legal 500 2013
15 May 2013
Webber Wentzel continues to gain prestigious rankings in all eleven categories in the latest edition of the Legal 500 publication, with 39 of our lawyers being mentioned. The firm has been included in the top tier for its work in Banking & Finance, Competition, Corporate & M&A, Dispute Resolution, Investment Funds, Mining, Projects & Infrastructure and Shipping and in the second tier for Intellectual Property, Labour & Employment and Tax.
DealMakers Annual Awards 2012
27 March 2013
Webber Wentzel was the only firm with top three positions in all four legal categories researched by Dealmakers in 2012 including:
second place by deal value and also by deal volume in the General Corporate Finance Category; and
third in terms of deal value and also in terms of deal volume in the Mergers and Acquisitions Category.
The firm also acted for:
ABSA Group Ltd in its acquisition of nine African subsidiaries from Barclays Bank Plc, which was named Deal of the Year; and
Pembani Remgro in Pembani Remgro, Carlyle Group and Standard Chartered's investment in Export Trading Group, which was recognised as the Catalyst Private Equity Deal of the Year.
Project Finance Deals of the Year 2012
26 March 2013
Webber Wentzel advised on three projects named in various categories as African Deal of the Year. They were:
African Wind Deal of the Year: Dorper Wind
African Solar Deal of the Year 2012: Khi Solar One
African Mining Deal of the Year: Konkola Copper Mine Project
Who's Who Legal
26 March 2013
Thirty Four of Webber Wentzel's partners are considered as "outstanding in terms of experience, expertise and reputation". Fourteen practice areas have been recognised including Aviation, Banking, Competition, Environment, Franchise, Insurance & Reinsurance, Internet & e-Commerce, Management Labour and Employment, Mergers and Acquisitions, Mining, Oil and Gas, Project Finance, Public Procurement and Regulatory Communications.
Chambers Global 2013
01 March 2013
Webber Wentzel is the only law firm to be ranked in every practice area, and far outstrip the competition in being consistently ranked at the top. Furthermore the number of individual lawyers recognised has increased by two to 40 this year.
In 11 of the 13 practice areas researched in South Africa, we were ranked in Band 1. These include: Banking & Finance; Capital Markets: Debt; Capital Markets: Equity; Competition/Antitrust; Corporate/M&A; Dispute Resolution; Energy & Natural Resources: Mining; IT & Telecommunications; Media & Broadcasting; Projects & Energy; and Tax.
Best Employer™ Awards 2012/2013
03 September 2012
Webber Wentzel has been certified as a Best Employer™ by the CRF Institute. The certification serves as an independent endorsement of the human resources policies and practices employed by the firm.
The Who's Who Legal 100, 2012
23 June 2012
Webber Wentzel has been listed by Who's Who Legal as one of the world's top 100 law firms based on Who's Who Legal's extensive research into the global business law marketplace. This is the first edition of the award.
Who's Who Legal Law Firm of the Year 2012
07 June 2012
Who’s Who Legal has once again chosen Webber Wentzel as the South Africa Law Firm of the Year at its annual awards.
It is the fourth time, and the second consecutive year, that Webber Wentzel has won this award.
Partners from the firm received sufficient nominations from their clients and peers to be listed 29 times across 15 practice areas in the publication. Lawyers from Webber Wentzel were listed more times than those from any other firm in the country.
Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2011
01 March 2012
Webber Wentzel was declared winners in the following three categories:
- Mergers & Acquisitions Law Firm of the Year - South Africa
- Deal of the Year - South Africa
- Deal Maker of the Year - South Africa
Legal Experts EMEA 2012
02 February 2012
Forty-five Webber Wentzel partners have been listed as experts within the following fields: Banking and Finance, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Labour and Employment, Mining, Projects and infrastructure, Shipping and Tax.
10th Annual M&A Advisor awards
11 January 2012
Webber Wentzel has been named as one of the overall winners of the Magnus Deal of the Year category ($1 billion to under $3 billion) for its involvement in the acquisition of a controlling interest in Massmart Holdings Limited by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, during the 10th Annual M&A Advisor awards gala dinner held in New York in December 2011.
IFLR1000 Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms 2012
22 November 2011
Ranked as a leading, top tier firm in Banking, Capital Markets, Competition, Project Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions - the first time a South Africa law firm has been ranked in Tier 1 across all practice areas.