Webber Wentzel shines in The Legal 500
Posted on 20 Apr 2017
Webber Wentzel shines in The Legal 500
Webber Wentzel has maintained its top spot in The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa directory listing, as the most highly ranked law firm in the South African category. The Legal 500 assesses the strengths of law firms in over 100 jurisdictions and highlights those that are providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice in corporate counsel. Research results are based on feedback from 300 000 clients worldwide to determine which law firms meet the criteria required by today’s in-house counsel and business leaders.

Webber Wentzel obtained Tier 1 rankings in 11 practice areas - the highest number of Tier 1 rankings in South Africa; 10 of Webber Wentzel’s lawyers are listed in the prestigious ‘Leading Lawyers’ list and 55 lawyers received individual recognition in the rankings. ‘These accolades reaffirm our position in the market as the dominant South African law firm. Our expertise and experience across multiple practice areas allows us to provide our clients with innovative solutions to their most complex legal issues,’ concluded Christo Els, Senior Partner at Webber Wentzel.

Below is some of The Legal 500 commentary on Webber Wentzel:
•Banking and Finance –‘Webber Wentzel’s “huge team” covers all key product areas and is especially strong in acquisition, leveraged, asset and project finance, as well as debt capital markets.
•Commercial, Corporate and M&A – ‘Webber Wentzel continues to dominate in headline M&A and private equity transactions. The firm has an esteemed record in public M&A and Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) deals.’
•Dispute Resolution – ‘Webber Wentzel provides an “outstanding”, ‘comprehensive and integrated’ service and its “meticulous attention to detail is unmatched”. The firm is at the forefront of major commercial disputes, public interest cases, class actions and procurement litigation.’