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DLA Piper builds its South African ranking in “Best Lawyers” 2023

DLA Piper continues to demonstrate its strength in South Africa as reflected in the 2024 edition of the “Best Lawyers” with a further three directors included in the latest rankings. 

Recognition by “Best Lawyers” is based entirely on peer review. It’s methodology is designed to capture the opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.

Directors included for the first time in the 2024 edition are:

·       Peter Bradshaw – Capital Markets law, Corporate law and M&A law

·       Tumisang Mongae – Construction law

·       Werner Rysbergen - Competition/Antitrust law

They join the following directors who have been previously listed:

·       Livia Dyer – Media law and Regulatory Practice (ranked since 2017)

·       Bridget King – Banking and Finance law (ranked since 2019)

·       Johannes Gouws – Corporate law and M&A law (ranked since 2011)

·       Nick Grootes – Banking and Finance Law, Real Estate Law (ranked since 2022)

·       Jackie Pennington - Banking and Finance law (ranked since 2014)

·       Waseeqah Makadam – Construction law (ranked since 2022)

·       Janine Simpson – Competition/Antitrust law (ranked since 2014)

·       Kirsty Simpson – Litigation (ranked since 2022)

·       André Visser – Corporate law (ranked since 2022)

Johannes Gouws, Country Managing Partner, commented: “We are thrilled to see the well-deserved recognition of many of our team members for their remarkable contributions in their respective areas. This accomplishment is a testament to the unwavering commitment and expertise that defines our presence in the dynamic South African market.”

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Peter Otero, PR Manager, DLA Piper, tel, 0207 153 7617 email: [email protected]