Webber Wentzel hires five senior lawyers

July 16, 2015 Webber Wentzel, a South African firm, has hired five senior banking lawyers, a significant boost to its finance team. One of the hires is Giles White, the outgoing general counsel of Jardine Matheson.

White, who was born in South Africa, joins the firm as a consultant. Prior to joining Jardine Matheson in 2009, he was Asia managing partner at Linklaters.

The other four lawyers joining Webber Wentzel are Bowman Gilfillan partner Mike Mclaren, Baker & McKenzie partners Muhammad Sader and Shaun Brown and Tahera Cassim, director from Prinsloo Tindle & Andropoulos.

Webber Wentzel is pursuing a strategy to be the dominant independent firm in South Africa.

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