For the 12th Edition of The Best Lawyers in South Africa, Best Lawyers surveyed the country's legal community to identify the top 2 percent of practicing lawyers in the nation. We've partnered with Business Day,—a national daily newspaper in South Africa—to provide breaking coverage of these results to the South Africa audience.

Johannesburg was the top metropolitan area with the greatest number of lawyers recognized. Of the 51 practice areas, Corporate Law was the most searched in South Africa. Banking and Finance Law, Litigation, and Labor and Employment Law followed. Corporate Law also had the greatest number of recognized lawyers. The next practice areas were Litigation, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, and Labor and Employment Law.

In the 2021 Edition, 13 law firms received the "Law Firm of the Year" award.

The 2021 South Africa "Law Firm of the Year" Honorees:

Banking and Finance Law

Competition / Antitrust Law

Construction Law
Lawtons Africa

Corporate Law
Webber Wentzel

Insurance Law
Clyde & Co

Intellectual Property Law
Adams & Adams

Labor and Employment Law

Werksmans Attorneys  

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Mining Law
Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa          

Project Finance and Development Practice

Real Estate Law
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr  

Tax Law
Webber Wentzel

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