Webber Wentzel has again maintained its top spot in The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2023 directory, as the most highly ranked law firm in South Africa. The firm obtained the highest number of top-tier rankings, with 9 practice areas receiving Tier 1 rankings and the most leading individuals and next generation partners rankings of any law firm in South Africa.
- 22 partners are listed in the prestigious Leading Individuals category
- 5 partners are listed in the Hall of Fame;
- 11 people are recognised as Next Generation Partners;
- 1 person is recognised as a Rising Star;
- 56 further people are recognised for their expertise; and
- 9 practice areas received Tier 1 rankings.
Below are also a few comments from the firm's clients, and peers:
"The team is excellent in their turnaround times and their ability to narrow down on the issues and come up with practical solutions that work. They are customer driven and focused and provide excellent services."
"[T]hey truly understand the needs of their clients at a practical level and can assist with the day-to-day implementation of legislation. The team collaborates with ease, keeps all team members well informed, and can stand in for each other at short notice. They are cognizant of the different communication channels and technologies used by stakeholders and adapt easily.""
"Webber Wentzel sets itself apart by having highly experienced and specialised lawyers, who are focused on client service."
"Excellent technical skills, strong all-round practice and availability."
"An absolutely first-class team: bright, responsive, and creative. I always feel confident that we are receiving the best possible advice."
"They are excellent – they understand the industry/area they are working in, the rules that apply, and the important practical issues. Their team is diverse, and their use of technology is also good."
This recognition is testament to the firm's reputation for excellence in delivering client-centric service.
About The Legal 500
The Legal 500 assesses the strengths of law firms in over 100 jurisdictions and highlights those that are providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice in corporate counsel. Research results are based on feedback from clients, submissions from law firms, interviews with leading practice lawyers and a team of researchers who have unrivalled experience in the legal market.