Webber Wentzel lawyer Odette Geldenhuys has been named this year’s Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year by the International Bar Association (IBA), marking the first time the award has gone to a lawyer on the African continent.
DLA Piper has appointed former Webber Wentzel corporate partner Johannes Gouws as managing partner in South Africa. DLA Piper launched offices at the end of last year in Casablanca and Johannesburg, its first in Africa.
Two international firms, Baker & McKenzie and Hogan Lovells, have made moves recently to add local talent to their ranks in Johannesburg, South Africa. Bakers has brought on two partners within the last month onto its
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, former South African ally to DLA Piper, significantly boosted its finance team with the hire of five directors, which are similar to partner-level, as well as adding a director to its employment
Herbert Smith Freehills is planting a solid base into Johannesburg, South Africa, following a trend among big law firms recently to establish ground operations in the region. To lead the creation of the new office, HSF
Allen & Overy has added a new partner to the International Projects, Energy and Infrastructure Group of its Johannesburg office. Jason van der Poel comes to A&O from Webber Wentzel, where he was a partner in that
In the wake of Emerging Europe, Middle East and Africa (EEMEA) head Sandeep Katwala's decision to step down from his role, Linklaters is reorganizing its management by splitting control over its Africa and India
White & Case has boosted its project finance and bank finance work in South Africa, hiring three partners in Johannesburg and relocating two others there from its London office. New partners Joh Coetzer and Craig
Linklaters and South African firm Webber Wentzel have assembled a cross-firm committee of partners to guide their alliance, after the firms tied up on 1 February 2013. Linklaters is represented by emerging Europe,
Linklaters has established an alliance with South African law firm Webber Wentzel, starting in February 2013. Linklaters brings specialist Africa-focused resources at its core offices in London, Lisbon and