The Law Firm of Choice in South Africa

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The Law Firm of Choice in South Africa


Brent Williams , Chief Executive Officer Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Strategic, long-term investments from China are continuing to help fuel growth across African economies. South Africa’s highly-regarded judiciary system and world-class law firms are successfully facilitating business between China, South Africa and the rest of the African continent.

With 115 directors/partners and 200 qualified lawyers, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr is one of the largest business law firms in South Africa. The firm covers the full range of business legal services including Corporate and Commercial, Competition, Dispute Resolution, Finance and Banking, Projects and Infrastructure, Tax, Media and Telecommunications, Trusts and Estates.

‘There are both challenges and opportunities within the South African economy’, says Brent Williams, Chief Executive Officer of Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. ‘Our dedicated sector-led teams and strong public sector practice have enabled us to position ourselves as the first point of call for clients doing business within South Africa. We are active across the country’s key industries, including capital markets, banking and financial services, mining, manufacturing and fast-moving consumer goods’.

With a credible judiciary system, a strong legal services sector and a well-regulated financial market, South Africa a key growth-driver for the African continent.
As the South African member firm of DLA Piper Africa, an alliance of international legal practices, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr is unrivalled in terms of the firm’s pan-African legal services, geographical coverage and experience.

For six consecutive years, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr has advised on more Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) deals than any other law firm in South Africa and recently took top honours at the DealMakers Awards for M&A deal flow.

As China and Africa continue to strengthen their ties, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr is well-positioned to meet the needs of Chinese clients.

‘China and Africa’s relationship is moving in the right direction and South Africa has established a strong partnership approach towards working with China,’ says Williams.

‘We enjoy working alongside our Chinese friends and our direct approach to building relationships and doing business is very much appreciated. As Chinese companies consider opportunities in South Africa and the rest of the continent, we intend to play an increased role in facilitating business and transactions. We will continue to focus on corporates, remain competitive and build on our outstanding reputation to position Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr as the law firm of choice in South Africa and the rest of the continent’.

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