DLA Piper Africa, Zimbabwe (Manokore Attorneys) has been awarded the National Law Firm of the Year Award as well as the Project Finance Deal of the Year by the IFLR Africa Awards 2021.
The firm’s work on the Beitbridge border post modernisation project, has been described as “the most impactful and transformational deals in Zimbabwe over the last year.” The team’s approach to this transaction also demonstrated its capabilities and “innovative approach to legally complex issues”.
The IFLR Africa Awards celebrates the most legally innovative cross-border transactions and the teams behind them. It also focuses on legal innovation in cross-border dealmaking, recognising deals that break new legal ground, set precedents and develop the legal environment for cross-border corporate finance with a focus on deals that improve the investment landscape.
DLA Piper Africa, Zimbabwe (Manokore Attorneys), Managing Partner, Jabulani Nhongo, commenting on the win, said: “We are delighted to have won these two awards this year and are truly honoured to have won the Zimbabwe firm of the year award for the second year in a row. The past year has been difficult for obvious reasons, but it gives us great pleasure to continually assist our clients in delivering on their business and strategic objectives despite these challenges. We thank our clients for placing their trust in us and will continue to build these collaborative relationships to make business better. These awards are a testament to the exciting work we are doing with our clients and strategic partners in Zimbabwe and across the continent and we look forward to building on these foundations to do even more great work.
A special thank you to our team, who put in tremendous effort and dedication to ensure that we continue to deliver the high quality legal and business solutions. We look forward to a promising year ahead.”