The Best Lawyers in South Africa™ Awards
For the 14th edition of The Best Lawyers in South Africa™ for 2023, we are excited to award 888 lawyers in 60 practice areas across four metropolitan areas. Johannesburg is the metropolitan area with the most listed lawyers.
We also awarded 46 "Lawyer of the Year" recipients. "Lawyer of the Year" honors are awarded annually to only one lawyer per practice area in each region with extremely high overall feedback from their peers, making it an exceptional distinction.
Among the 60 practice areas with awarded lawyers in South Africa, the top 10 with the most recognized lawyers include: Corporate Law, Litigation, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Labor and Employment Law, Intellectual Property Law, Banking and Finance Law, Competition / Antitrust Law, Construction Law, Real Estate Law and Insurance Law.
Clients in South Africa are seeking legal talent searched for lawyers on www.bestlawyers.com most often in these 10 practice areas: Corporate Law, Litigation, Real Estate Law, Construction Law, Banking and Finance Law, Competition / Antitrust Law, Private Equity Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Arbitration and Mediation and Labor and Employment Law.
A Brief History of Best Lawyers
More than 40 years ago, Best Lawyers was launched and sought to offer the most distinguished legal talent in an accessible source. Through decades of advancement and our trusted Purely Pure Review™ process, we now share our awards in 22 global markets.
Awards are determined by a nomination and peer review voting method, in which currently recognized lawyers in Best Lawyers offer their unbiased feedback on nominees. Best Lawyers continues to award only the top lawyers across worldwide legal markets.
"Law Firm of the Year" Awards
"Law Firm of the Year" awards recognize a single top firm for its work in a specific legal practice area nationwide. Awards are determined based on a handful of factors including lawyer feedback, the number of lawyers included in Best Lawyers for that firm and practice area, the number of office locations a firm has, historical analysis of the firm's "Lawyer of the Year" awards, materials submitted by firms, and the firm's overall scope and areas of expertise.
The 2023 "Law Firm of the Year" recipients in South Africa are:
Adams & Adams
Intellectual Property Law
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Cox Yeats Attorneys
Real Estate Law
Banking and Finance Law
Falcon & Hume
Labor and Employment Law
Project Finance and Development Practice
Competition / Antitrust Law
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