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LW releases shortlist for African Legal Awards

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LEGALWEEK a publication dedicated to commercial lawyers around the globe, last week released its shortlist for the 2014 ‘African Legal Awards’ scheduled to take place on Friday October 31, 2014 at the Wanderers Club, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Find list below as published by ‘Legalweek’.

INTERNATIONAL LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Allen & Overy

Baker & McKenzie

Eversheds

Norton Rose Fulbright

White & Case

AFRICAN LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Aluko & Oyebode, Nigeria

Anjarwalla & Khanna, Kenya

Bowman Gilfillan, South Africa

DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, South Africa

Hamilton Harrison & Mathews, Kenya

Webber Wentzel, South Africa

GENERAL COUNSEL OF THE YEAR

Bruce Campbell, GE Africa

Kevin Lester, Anglo American

Kurt Drieselmann, Aspen Pharmacare

Luche Joubert, British American Tobacco

Madeleine Truter, Growthpoint Properties

Mark Stafford, Life Healthcare Group

LEGAL DEPARTMENT OF THE YEAR – LARGE TEAM

Anglo American

Aspen Pharmacare

First National Bank

GE Africa

MultiChoice Africa – regulatory affairs team

Siemens

LEGAL DEPARTMENT OF THE YEAR – SMALL TEAM

AFGRI

Absa Corporate and Investment Banking – Africa and regulatory legal team

Eskom – construction team

Life Healthcare Group

LEGAL COUNSEL OF THE YEAR

Bridget van der Bijl, Anglo American

Gabriela Palacios-Flusk, Eskom Holdings

Grace Muthoni Mwenda, County Assembly of Laikipia, Kenya

Vickie Govender, Eskom Holdings

Winilie Madonsela, Eskom Holdings

INNOVATION AWARD

Bowman Gilfillan

Ride-Africa Legal Aid Services Department Project

Whipping The Cat

CSR AWARD

AFGRI

Bowman Gilfillan

Clifford Chance

Gabinete Legal de Moçambique/PLMJ

Hogan Lovells

Miranda Correia Amendoeira/ Solege

Webber Wentzel

Werksmans

DIVERSITY INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

Ride-Africa Legal Aid Services Department Project

Van Rensburg Attorneys

Werksmans

M&A TEAM OF THE YEAR

Allen & Overy

Aluko & Oyebode

Bowman Gilfillan

DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Fasken Martineau

Gabinete Legal Moçambique/PLMJ

Norton Rose Fulbright

Webber Wentzel

BANKING, FINANCE AND RESTRUCTURING TEAM OF THE YEAR

Allen & Overy

Aluko & Oyebode

Bowman Gilfillan

Herbert Smith

Linklaters

Norton Rose Fulbright

Webber Wentzel

Werksmans

COMPETITION AND REGULATORY TEAM OF THE YEAR

Aluko & Oyebode

Baker & Mckenzie

Bowman Gilfillan

Webber Wentzel

White & Case

LITIGATION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION TEAM OF THE YEAR

Akin Gump

Allen & Overy

DLA Piper

Eversheds

Hogan Lovells

Norton Rose Fulbright

Webber Wentzel

White & Case

ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES TEAM OF THE YEAR

Allen & Overy

Baker & McKenzie

Bracewell & Giuliani

DLA Piper

Herbert Smith Freehills

Norton Rose Fulbright

Webber Wentzel

Winston & Strawn

TMT TEAM OF THE YEAR

Allen & Overy

Bowman Gilfillan

ENSafrica

Mayer Brown

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Webber Wentzel

Werksmans

COMMERCIAL TEAM OF THE YEAR

Bowman Gilfillan

Gabinete Legal Moçambique /PLMJ

Herbert Smith Freehills

Slaughter and May

Webber Wentzel

Werksmans

PROPERTY AND CONSTRUCTION TEAM OF THE YEAR

Bowman Gilfillan

DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

ENSAfrica

Hogan Lovells

White & Case

TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE TEAM OF THE YEAR

Eversheds

Herbert Smith Freehills

Norton Rose Fulbright

Webber Wentzel