Webber Wentzel leads recruitment market as South Africa lateral hires heat up

22-Sep-2015 | By Joanne Harris

There has been a real rush of lateral recruitment in the South African market this year - and the main driver seems to be Linklaters ally Webber Wentzel.


Macfarlanes reveals plans to develop South Africa base into client-facing office

25-Aug-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Macfarlanes has hinted that its South Africa base, which has been operating quietly for around 18 months, could become a fully-fledged client-facing office by the end of 2016.


Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr: integration with DLA Piper "a bridge too far"

13-Aug-2015 | By Joanne Harris, Jonathon Manning

DLA Piper’s South Africa ally Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr pulled out of the relationship after it became apparent that partners would be forced into giving up control of the firm, chief executive Brent Williams has revealed.


DLA Piper raids former ally Cliffe Dekker to kickstart Johannesburg launch

12-Aug-2015 | By Joanne Harris

DLA Piper has hired the chief operating officer (COO) of its South African ally Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr to lead the opening of its own Johannesburg office.

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DLA Piper pulls out of South African alliance with Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

7-Aug-2015 | By Joanne Harris

DLA Piper and its South Africa ally Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr have announced that they are ending their exclusive alliance, with DLA expected to launch its own office in South Africa in the future.

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Webber Wentzel boosts banking with five hires including Jardine Matheson GC

16-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

South African firm Webber Wentzel has hired five senior banking lawyers, including the outgoing general counsel of Jardine Matheson, in a boost for its finance team.

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Angola/Mozambique: from Asia with cash


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Elections threaten to tarnish East Africa’s investment potential


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Africa has arrived – the signs are in private equity


Much of the existing analysis of Africa as a legal market has centred on infrastructure projects and natural resources.

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