Webber Wentzel has taken first place in The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa directory listing, maintaining its top spot as the most highly ranked South African law firm.
The firm has achieved the highest number of Tier 1 rankings in South Africa this year - building on its lead of eight Tier 1 rankings last year. In addition, over 50 of its partners received individual recognition in the rankings.
"We are also consistently growing the number of mandates we act on in Africa outside of South Africa and our position in the recent Legal 500 EMEA rankings is testament to that," said Webber Wentzel Senior Partner, Christo Els.
Over the years, the firm has consistently been ranked as a Top Tier South African law firm by leading international legal directories, and these rankings follow hot on the heels of the recent Chambers Global research, where 18 of the firm's practice areas were ranked, 12 of which were in band 1 - again more than any other South African law firm
"These accolades reaffirm our position in the market as the dominant South African law firm. Our cutting-edge expertise across multiple practice areas and our deep bench strength is recognised by our clients and the market as a key differentiator," says Els.
Below is some of The Legal 500 commentary on Webber Wentzel:
Banking and Finance practice area - "Webber Wentzel is an acknowledged market leader in key product areas such as acquisition finance, project finance, asset finance, debt capital markets (DCM) and structured finance."
Competition practice area - "Webber Wentzel provides ‘truly exceptional’, ‘decisive’ and ‘effective’ service."
Mining practice area - "Webber Wentzel has ‘very good industry knowledge’ and provides ‘world-class standards’ of service."
About the Legal 500
The Legal 500 assesses the strengths of law firms in 106 jurisdictions and highlights those that are providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice in corporate counsel. Research results are based on feedback from 25,000 client worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with private practice lawyers.
About Webber Wentzel
Webber Wentzel is a leading South African law firm providing clients with innovative solutions to their most complex legal and tax issues.
With a staff complement of approximately 800 people, including over 400 lawyers, and offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town, Webber Wentzel’s market-leading position is reinforced by a number of accolades and achievements.
The firm’s collaborative alliance with Linklaters provides clients with market leading support across sub-Saharan Africa and beyond through Linklaters’ English Law, New York Law, Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone capability.
Webber Wentzel's offering is enhanced by its network of best friend law firms across sub-Saharan Africa, and its associate membership of the Africa Legal Network, an integrated network of 13 African law firms.
For more information visit www.webberwentzel.com