Webber Wentzel biggest winner at the African Legal Awards

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Webber Wentzel has been named African Law Firm of the Year (Mid-Large Sized Practice) at th​e 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 commit​ment 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 th​e 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 cat​egory,"

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,"

concludes Els.

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

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