Webber Wentzel was awarded
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Initiative of the Year at the 2021 African Legal Awards held virtually on Friday, 3 September 2021. The judges said that they "demonstrated strong teamwork and the value and relevance of sound legal support to innovation and emergency responses which are critical to our times".
Sally Hutton, Managing Partner, Webber Wentzel:
"We are extremely proud and honoured to be the first recipients of this award as it recognises our firm's stated purpose - to have a transformative and sustainable impact through our work and actions".
The firm's multidisciplinary lawyers worked with Business for South Africa to manage the private sector's response to the pandemic, and its healthcare specialists helped kickstart and manage the National Ventilator Project. They also supported the National Department of Health in relation to all contractual matters relating to the vaccines and on all regulatory aspects of its vaccination programme.
The acceptance video with Sally Hutton and Robert Appelbaum of Webber Wentzel
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About African Legal Awards:
Hosted by Legal Week and the Corporate Counsel Association of South Africa, the
African Legal Awards recognise excellence and innovation in the legal profession on the continent. The winners were decided by an independent adjudicating panel made up of general counsel and other senior members of the legal community.