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Friday 9 September 2016
The Wanderers Club, Johannesburg, South Africa
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The African Legal Awards set out to recognise exceptional achievement from within Africa’s legal community at a time when the legal sector is going through a period of rapid change.
As African economies grow and diversify, local and international lawyers are presented with both opportunities and challenges as they seek to underpin this expansion with sound legal advice.
Hosted by Legal Week (organisers of The British Legal Awards) and the Corporate Counsel Association of South Africa (CCASA), The African Legal Awards will bring the region's legal community together for a glittering awards ceremony on Friday 9 September at The Wanderers Club, Johannesburg.
Key awards include International Law Firm of the Year, African Law Firm of the Year (Large and Small Practice), General Counsel of the Year and Legal Department of the Year (Large Team and Small Team). The practice area awards cover: M&A; banking, finance and restructuring; competition and regulation; employment; IP; litigation and dispute resolution; environmental, energy and natural resources; TMT; transportation and infrastructure; and property and construction.
There are three new categories this year: Specialist Law Firm of the Year, African Network/Alliance of the Year and Advocate of the Year; while the popular Legal Counsel of the Year category has been divided into two – Senior Corporate Counsel of the Year and Junior Corporate Counsel of the Year. The evening will culminate in the announcement of the winner of the Achievement Award, which is chosen by the CCASA and last year went to Judge Dikgang Moseneke, Deputy Chief Justice of South Africa.
A major feature of these awards is the credibility of the judging process as the winners are decided by an independent judging panel made up of general counsel and other senior members of the legal community.
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