Webber Wentzel triumphs at the IFLR Africa Awards 2024

On Thursday, 11 April 2024, Webber Wentzel received several prestigious accolades at the IFLR Africa Awards 2024, including:

  • Law Firm of the Year: South Africa, acknowledging the firm's overall strength, expertise and consistent track record across various practice areas; and
  • IFLR Women DealMakers Hall of Fame which was awarded to the firm's Managing Partner, Sally Hutton, for her significant impact on the legal landscape and the work she has done to actively promote women in law.

"It is a great honour to have been awarded the IFLR Women Dealmakers Hall of Fame Award.  I have been privileged to do such challenging, interesting and rewarding work over many years, partnering with our clients in executing deals that appropriately manage legal and commercial risk and achieve win-win solutions with a lasting positive impact.  I love what I do and it means a great deal to me to be regarded to have made a contribution to both actively promoting women in law and shaping the legal landscape in the region." remarked Sally Hutton.

Further highlighting Webber Wentzel's impressive reach and strategic approach to legal challenges, the firm also secured wins in several key categories:

  • Team of the Year: M&A and Southern/East African M&A Team of the Year: These awards emphasise the firm's extensive experience and skill in handling M&A matters across African countries, navigating the region's diverse legal frameworks and languages.
  • Deal of the Year: M&A: This award showcases the firm's expertise in cross-border transactions, highlighting the Sanlam-Allianz Joint Venture transaction. The firm's collaboration with local and international firms ensured seamless co-ordination of the African legal aspects of this deal.

"This impressive collection of awards is a testament to our firm's standing as a leading provider of corporate legal advice for clients across Africa," said Christo Els, Senior Partner. "We are proud of the trust and confidence our clients place in us to deliver tailored solutions that meet their specific needs across the continent's complex legal landscape".

About the IFLR Africa Awards

IFLR Africa awards are unique in the market for focusing on legal innovation through dealmaking and celebrating work that improves the cross-border investment environment.

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