Webber Wentzel has been named
African Law Firm of the Year (Mid-Large Sized Practice) at the 2022 African Legal Awards on Friday, 2 September 2022.
"This recognition is a great honour as it affirms our firm as the leading full-service law firm on the African continent. It also upholds our legal expertise and innovation, strategic vision, employee development and commitment to our clients,"
said Senior Partner,
Christo Els, Webber Wentzel.
The judges specifically highlighted the firm partners' gender diversity stats, the graduate recruitment programme and the wide range of the firm's CSR activities. For the second consecutive year the firm also won
ESG Initiative of the Year - validating the firm's purpose to have a transformative and sustainable impact through work and actions. This award is for the advice the firm provides TERRAGRN on its sustainability-linked project to grow biodiversity-compliant forests in various African countries (a project that will engage almost 300 women entrepreneurs and create thousands of jobs in local regions).
In addition to these awards, the firm won:
The firm was also highly commended in the
Alliance Firm of the Year,
Capital Markets and
Employment Law categories.
"I am extremely proud of
Alyssa Smith who won the
Private Practice Most Promising Newcomer Award as the judges mentioned that the 'spirit of excellence is evident in all her endeavours'. I also want to congratulate
Lilia Franca who was the runner up in the
Partner of the Year (Mid-Large Sized Practice) category and Bernadette Lötter who was the runner up in the
Private Practice Rising Star category,"
said Senior Partner Els.
"Congratulations also goes to Anjarwalla & Khanna (our key relationship firm in Kenya) on winning the
Best Use of Technology award and to Karim Anjarwalla who received the
Partner of the Year (Mid-Large Sized Practice) award,"
See below other awards Webber Wentzel won at the African Legal Awards:
ESG Initiative of the Year
Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Team of the Year
Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team of the Year
M&A Team of the Year
Private Equity Team of the Year
Webber Wentzel won the African Legal Awards for African Law Firm of the Year
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