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DLA Piper Africa receives several wins at the Africa Legal Awards 2022 including African Network /Alliance of the Year

By James Kamau and Peter Somekh

DLA Piper Africa has performed strongly at the African Legal Awards 2022, having been recognised by judges in 10 categories, including being awarded the coveted African Network/Alliance of the Year.

The awards, which follow closely on the heels of DLA Piper Africa’s recent success at the IFLR Awards, provide further recognition of the  unwavering commitment by each of its offices to provide exceptional legal service offering to local and international clients. With a presence in 20 countries across the continent, DLA Piper Africa was recognised in the following categories:

  • Winner: African Network of the Year
  • Winner: Employment Team of the Year - DLA Piper Africa, Mozambique
  • Winner: Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Team of the Year, Small to Mid-Practice–    DLA Piper Africa, Kenya
  • Winner: Restructuring Team of the Year, DLA Piper Africa, Kenya
  • Highly Commended: Banking Team of the Year, Small to Mid-Practice, DLA Piper Africa                Mozambique
  • Highly Commended – Litigation and Regulatory Team of the Year, Mid-Size, DLA Piper Africa,        Nigeria
  • Highly Commended – M&A Team of the Year, DLA Piper Africa, Kenya
  • Highly Commended – Transport Team of the Year, DLA Piper Africa, Nigeria
  • Africa Top 50 – Top 10 for Number of female partners
  • Africa Top 50 – Ranked 2nd by Number of lawyers

DLA Piper Africa Chair, James Kamau commented: ‘At a time when clients are increasingly expecting their legal advisors to deliver exceptional, commercially-sound legal solutions to their business challenges and opportunities  regionally and across multiple jurisdictions in Africa, we are deeply honored to receive these awards and equally challenged to maintain and even surpass the standards we have set for ourselves. We are most grateful to our clients whose unwavering support has resulted in these recognitions.’

DLA Piper Africa Managing Partner, Peter Somekh said: ‘We are extremely proud of all of our people across the continent whose depth of expertise, collaborative approach and commitment to achieve excellence in all they do enables us to deliver the truly world-class service that clients expect of us daily. Congratulations!’