Who`s Who Legal South Africa

Since 1996, the Who`s Who Legal Directory has highlighted lawyers identified as “leading legal practitioners” in more than 150 countries and regions. Winners are selected throughout the year on the recommendation of the best lawyers and general counsel. Recommendations are also made by lawyers from other law firms with whom the candidate has personally cooperated. With a diverse team of 150 employees, we provide business-oriented legal advice in the areas of African trade/AfCFTA, SME growth, infrastructure, project development, PPPs, finance, mergers and acquisitions, government enterprises and natural resources in accordance with internationally recognized practices and customer service standards. Clyde & Co is a global law firm that provides a full service to clients in its core insurance, transportation, energy, infrastructure, trade and commodities sectors. With more than 2,500 lawyers working in more than 50 offices and associated offices on six continents, we provide a full range of legal services and advice to companies operating at the heart of global trade. From developed markets to emerging markets, we aim to support our clients by providing them with the power of our globally integrated firm with a range of transparent and efficient services and the best trade-focused legal advice. BELA`s mission is to maintain its leading position in the market by being an industry thought leader, recruiting and developing exceptional talent, and investing in technology to deliver results for clients. We are proactive, commercial and innovative with the aim of being the first address for customers.

We strive to deal with issues creatively, resulting in high-quality, cost-effective, solution-oriented, timely and practical legal advice. Mark is a regular contributor to local and international legal publications. He is a regular speaker at antitrust conferences and client seminars and lectures on competition law for PhD students. Learn more about our offering in Africa at www.dlapiperafrica.com With an impressive track record in mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, business rescue and restructuring, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, Werksmans stands out for the people, clients and work it attracts and holds. The firm`s success rests on a solid foundation of insightful and innovative transaction structuring and legal advice. Founded in the early 1900s, Werksmans Attorneys is a leading South African commercial law firm serving multinational corporations, public companies, financial institutions, entrepreneurs and governments. The firm operates in Gauteng and the Western Cape and is linked to a broad African legal alliance through LEX Africa. Who`s Who Legal is published by Law Business Research Limited, which provides research, analysis and reports on the international legal services market. South Africa continues to expand its status as an important legal hub for sub-Saharan Africa. She has brought a number of international law firms to the forefront, including Allen & Overy (South Africa) LLP, DLA Piper, Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc, Baker McKenzie Johannesburg, Clyde & Co LLP, Hogan Lovells (South Africa), White & Case LLP, Pinsent Masons LLP and Herbert Smith Freehills South Africa LLP. Despite the presence of international law firms, the local legal market remains robust despite a challenging economic environment. Companies such as Bowmans and ENSafrica have become leading names in South Africa while strengthening their presence across Africa by opening their own offices or forming alliances with companies from other jurisdictions.

These firms, along with Webber Wentzel, Werksmans Attorneys and Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, have withstood the influx of international players and maintained world-class ranks and commitments. Lateral changes of partners are a distinctive feature of the South African market, driven by the influx of international law firms. In 2020, the frequency of lateral moves decreased, but there were some notable hires, including construction partner Jason Smit who left Werksmans Attorneys to join Pinsent Masons LLP, a growing firm. Norton Rose Fulbright`s international arbitration team includes more than 150 lawyers worldwide and is one of the few global law firms with the experience and resources to assist clients from the beginning of a dispute to the enforcement of an arbitral award. ALT is an integral part of Herbert Smith Freehills` international network. With a unique blend of people, processes, technologies and data, ALT creates transformative solutions to our customers` challenges on a global scale. Provide high-quality, cost-effective and technology-driven legal services for data-intensive and process-defined legal issues. Our teams of 350+ lawyers, technologists and legal analysts are spread across eleven hubs: Beijing, Belfast, Brisbane, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, London, Melbourne, New York, Perth, Shanghai and Sydney. With over 100 lawyers, A&K is the largest full-service commercial law firm in East Africa.

She has specialized expertise in a variety of practice areas, including corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, banking and finance, dispute resolution, energy, infrastructure, project finance, real estate, employment, tax, forensics, investigations and compliance, capital markets, competition and intellectual property. A&K operates throughout Africa, both on its own and in cooperation with ALN companies. It has subsidiaries in Dubai (ALN UAE | Anjarwalla Collins & Haidermota) and Tanzania (ALN Tanzania | A&K Tanzania), which provides commercial and corporate legal services. Mark Garden is an executive in ENSafrica`s competition/antitrust practice with over 22 years of experience. AB&David Africa is a pan-African law firm that provides innovative and client-focused solutions to the private and public sectors, multinational corporations, DFIs and international organizations through our six (6) offices and networks in 30 African countries. We focus on the success of the client`s business while creating opportunities and value for them. The firm has also been listed as one of the top 100 law firms in the world. Mark`s practice covers all aspects of competition regulation in South Africa, from prohibited practices (including antitrust and leniency applications, vertical relationships and dominance) to merger control (including transaction structures, merger clearances, hostile takeovers and trading conditions). Mark`s expertise extends to complex competition litigation in South Africa and across the continent. We value excellence and innovation and work with our clients to help them succeed in everything they do. Our passion for helping our clients achieve their goals is evident in the quality of our service delivery.