Welcome to The African Legal Awards 2017
Friday 8 September 2017
The Wanderers Club, Johannesburg, South Africa
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 8 September 2017 at The Wanderers Club, Johannesburg, South Africa.
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.
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 former public protector Thuli Madonsela. Key award winners in 2016 included Clifford Chance (CC), Kenyan firm Anjarwalla & Khanna and Standard Chartered’s in-house team. CC saw off competition from firms such as Baker & McKenzie, Norton Rose Fulbright and Herbert Smith Freehills to win the prestigious International Law Firm of the Year award. Anjarwalla & Khanna won the award for African Law Firm of the Year – Large Firm, while Standard Chartered collected an award for Legal Department of the Year – Large Team category.
South African origin firms ENSafrica, Bowmans and Linklaters ally Webber Wentzel all had successful nights, each scoring a hat-trick of awards. Tammi McMahon-Panther of Procter & Gamble was named Junior Corporate Counsel of the Year and Josie Lyon of the Protea Hotel Group won the General Counsel of the Year award.
• The Awards are judged by an independent panel comprised of the most senior and innovative individuals in the sector
• A transparent judging process will involve great debate and plenty of discussion. An official judging day unites our judges to compare and contrast entries where our winners will be chosen
• Entries are judged on strictly enforced criteria, creating a level playing field for all submissions.
The deadline for entries is FRIDAY 7 JULY 2017.
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Corporate Counsel Forum Africa
The African Legal Awards 2017 will take place the day after Legal Week Corporate Counsel Forum Africa - www.ccf-africa.com - The annual meeting place for Africa's leading general counsel.
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