Shortlisted for excellence: Webber Wentzel among frontrunners for the 2024 African Legal Awards

​​​​Webber Wentzel has been shortlisted in an impressive 19 categories at the prestigious African Legal Awards. This recognition underscores the firm's commitment to excellence and its leading role in the African legal landscape.​​

​The firm's notable shortlist includes:

Firm-wide nominations

  • African Law Firm of the Year
  • African Law Firm of the Year (Southern Africa)
  • African Network/Alliance of the Year (with Linklaters)
  • Best Use of Technology
  • CSR, Diversity, Transformation and Economic Empowerment Award
  • ESG Initiative of the Year
  • Innovation Award

Team nominations:

Banking & Finance Team of the Year - Large-Sized FirmM&A Team of the Year – Large-Sized Firm
Competition and Regulatory Team of the YearPrivate Equity Team of the Year
Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Team of the Year -Large-Sized FirmTax Team of the Year
IP Team of the YearTMT Team of the Year
Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team of the Year – Large-Sized Firm 

Several of our experts have also been shortlisted based on their leadership, legal skills, initiative, client relationship skills and contribution to the wider community: Mlungisi Mahlangu for 'Partner of the Year', Dylan Theunissen for 'Private Practice Most Promising Newcomer' and Erwyn Durman for 'Private Practice Rising Star.

This achievement reflects Webber Wentzel's broad legal experience. The firm's extensive expertise, diverse capabilities, innovative approach to legal and tax law, and exemplary client service ensure that it continually achieves outstanding results for its clients.

The African Legal Awards set out to recognise achievements from Africa’s legal firms. Hosted by International and partnered with the Corporate Counsel Association of South Africa (CCASA), these awards continue to showcase incredible talent.

​About Webber Wentzel

Founded in 1868, Webber Wentzel is a leading full-service law firm providing clients with innovative solutions to their most complex legal and tax issues across Sub-Saharan Africa. With over 450 lawyers, their multi-disciplinary expertise is consistently ranked top tier in leading directories and awards in South Africa and across the African continent. Their collaborative alliance with Linklaters and deep relationships with exceptional law firms across Africa provide clients with market-leading support wherever they do business​.

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