Accolades

We are proud of the recognition we achieve from various legal bodies and organisations around the world.

Rankings

Awards

  • Africa Investor Award, 2018 - Legal Advisor of the year
  • Chambers Africa Awards, 2018 - South African Law Firm of the Year
  • Dealmakers Awards, 2018 - We have been identified as the leading legal adviser in Africa by volume. This is the fourth consecutive year we have been recognised in this way.
  • Private Equity Africa Award, 2018 - Single Deal Advisor (Legal) Award for the second consecutive year. This award was for acting as lead counsel to Capitalworks in relation to its acquisition of Aon plc’s shareholding in insurance brokerage and employee benefit operations in 10 African jurisdictions.
  • South African Professional Services Awards, 2018 - Law Firm of the Year
  • World Trademark Review 1000, 2018 - IP Award - Gold Band
  • African Global Funds Service Providers Awards, 2017 - Best Legal Service – Private Equity
  • African Legal Awards, 2017 - We won the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Team of the Year Award. The firm was also 'highly commended' in the African Law Firm of the Year - Large Practice and Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team of the Year categories.
  • Dealmakers Awards, 2017 - We have been identified as the leading legal adviser in Africa by both deal value and number of transactions. This is the third consecutive year we have been recognised in this way. We were also recognised in the South African M&A awards by deal value and deal flow and in the Corporate Finance awards by deal flow.
  • India Business Law Journal, 2017 - We were named as one of the leading international law firms for India work.
  • IP Award, 2017 - Tier 1, Trademark/Copyright: Managing Intellectual Property, Tier 2, Patent: Managing Intellectual Property,
  • Law Digest Africa Awards, 2017 -  – M&A Team of the Year, Capital Market Team of the Year, IP & Technology Team of the Year (Kenya)
  • Private Equity Africa Award, 2017 - Single Deal Advisor (Legal)Award for our representation of Rockwood Fund I in connection with its disposal of Tsebo Holdings and Local Legal Advisor of the Year Award.
  • World Trademark Review 1000, 2017 - IP Award - Gold Band
  • African Global Funds Service Providers Awards, 2016 - The Private Equity team won the Best Legal Service - Private Equity Award
  • African Legal Awards, 2016 - We received the awards for Banking, Finance and Restructuring Team of the Year, Employment Team of the Year, and Property Team of the Year.
  • American Lawyer Legal Awards, 2016 - Global M&A Deal of the Year
  • Corporate International Magazine Global Awards, 2016 - International Corporate Law Firm of the Year (Kenya), Banking & Finance Law Firm of the Year (Kenya)
  • Dealmakers Awards, 2016 - We have been identified as the leading legal adviser in Africa by both deal value and number of transactions. This is the second consecutive year we have been recognised in this way. We were also ranked third in South Africa for mergers and acquisitions by deal value in 2016.
  • Finance Monthly, May 2016 - Mergers & Acquisitions Law Firm of the Year (Kenya)
  • Global Competition Review, 2016 - Elite firm (Kenya)
  • Global Law Experts, 2016 - International Corporate Law Firm of the Year (Kenya)
  • Imbasa Yegolide Awards for Professional Excellence, 2016 - Law Firm of the Year Award (South Africa)
  • India Business Law Journal, 2016 - Top Firm for India-Related Work (Kenya)
  • IP Award, 2016 - Gold Band: World Trademark Review 1000, Tier 1 Trademark/Copyright: Managing Intellectual Property, Tier 2  Patent: Managing Intellectual Property
  • Law Digest Africa Awards, 2016 - Law Firm of the Year and M&A Team of the Year Awards
  • Law Digest, Top Deals, 2016 - advised on top deals: EQT (deal value USD 1.4 billion) and Maersk Oil (deal value USD 845 million) (Kenya)
  • Lawyer Monthly & Finance Monthly, April 2016 - Advised on transaction of the month: AfricInvest Fund III (Kenya)
  • SA Professionals Services Awards, 2016 - Law Professional of the Year (Alan Keep)
  • Who’s Who Legal Awards, 2016 - We were named South African Law Firm of the Year (South Africa)
  • African Legal Awards, 2015 - We received the awards for Competition and Regulatory Team of the Year and IP Team of the Year.
  • International Law Office Client Choice Awards, 2015 - (South Africa, Kenya)
  • African Legal Awards, 2014 - M&A Team of the Year, Competition and Regulatory Team of the Year, CSR Award (South Africa)
  • Global Competition Review, 2014 - Behavioural Matter of the Year for Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa (South Africa)