Africa/South Africa

Bowmans adds M&A team in Johannesburg from Baker McKenzie

Bakers’ South Africa M&A co-head Angela Simpson moves over alongside three more lawyers

Bowmans overhauls management board as it eyes pan-Africa growth

Big Five firm appoints Africa-wide department heads as Alan Keep reappointed as managing partner

China decoupling will continue for Western law firms in year ahead

WarwickPlace Legal’s Robert Bata wraps ups his predictions for 2024 with a look at how legal industry trends will pan out in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America

  • 6mos

Bowmans secures restructuring team from rival Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr in Johannesburg

Practice head Tobie Jordaan moves over alongside three more partners and a pair of associates

Norton Rose Fulbright unveils 49-strong partner class

Canada and US arms account for lion’s share of promotions with seven made up in London

  • 7mos

Pinsent Masons bolsters South Africa bench with local boutique team

Team brings experience in areas including employment, commercial and regulatory as firm builds full service offering across Africa

‘We have to be as creative as counterfeiters’ – seven takeaways from the Anti-Counterfeiting World Law Summit

Delegates heard lively debate on how to tackle counterfeiters who are creative, resilient and constantly evolving

White & Case is fastest-growing law firm in Africa since 2019, study finds

US firm grew African headcount 177% between 2019 and 2022, according to Africa Legal

  • 8mos
News | UK

The Global Legal Post launches international comparative guide to Family Asset Protection

Edited by Marcus Dearle, online resource explores how key jurisdictions approach divorce, finance and the media

‘Every reason for optimism’ – new Law Over Borders guide charts arbitration’s growing popularity across the world

Practical online comparative Global Legal Post guide is co-edited by Three Crowns partners Carmen Martinez Lopez and Liz Snodgrass

  • 1yr

Baker McKenzie bolsters South Africa transactional practice with three partner hires from local rivals

Senior practitioners from Webber Wentzel, ENSAfrica and Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr join following Bakers' leadership revamp in Johannesburg

Baker McKenzie turns to rising star to revamp Johannesburg leadership

Appointment follows last summer’s controversy over ‘management issues’ at office

Norton Rose Fulbright hires partner from Cliffe Dekker to lead Cape Town banking and finance team

Izak Lessing joins NRF in Cape Town two days after it appointed Michelle David as regional chair

Allen & Overy adds transactional offering in South Africa with double partner hire from Werksmans

Brian Price and Ze’ev Blieden join the UK firm in Johannesburg as it bets on booming global M&A landscape

Norton Rose Fulbright appoints 54 partners in North America-focused round

Global giant achieves 40% target for women lawyers for third year running; Reed Smith promotes 31

Pinsent Masons secures corporate investigations specialist from ENSafrica in Johannesburg

Hire follows loss of South Africa transactional practice head to Hogan Lovells in November

Hogan Lovells appoints energy partner duo as Africa practice co-leaders

UK firm recently made first partner-level lateral hire in South Africa since high-profile Johannesburg office relaunch in 2019

Baker McKenzie turns to Paris-based global projects head as it rebuilds Africa leadership team

Global firm appoints new Africa chief following controversy over leadership of Johannesburg arm

Hogan Lovells secures first partner lateral in Johannesburg since 2019 office relaunch

Senior corporate hire from Pinsent Masons helps rebuild presence following split with Routledge Modise