Webber Wentzel

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Webber Wentzel is a leading South African law firm. We aim to work alongside our clients as a trusted adviser, delivering world-class legal expertise and innovative thinking.

Contact:

John Smelcer
T: +27 11 530 5000

Address:

10 Fricker Road, Illovo Boulevard
16 Fricker Road, Illovo Boulevard
18 Fricker Road, Illovo Boulevard
Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa

Company Description:

Webber Wentzel is a leading South African law firm. We aim to work alongside our clients as a trusted adviser, delivering world-class legal expertise and innovative thinking.

We provide clients with solution-driven and strategic advice, combining both legal and sector expertise to ensure that we meet our clients' technical and commercial needs. Developing industry knowledge is crucial to Webber Wentzel's aim of building close relationships with our clients and understanding their businesses. With a staff complement of over 750, including more than 400 lawyers, and offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town, Webber Wentzel's market–leading position is reinforced by a number of accolades and achievements, including:

• being selected as "South African law firm of the year" for the past three years by Who's Who Legal;

• having more top-tier ratings in Chambers Global (the leading independent legal directory) than any other South African law firm;

• being awarded "Energy & Natural Resources Team of the Year" at The African Legal Awards 2013; and

• being named "Sub-Saharan Legal Adviser of the Year" at the prestigious Financial Times and Mergermarket European M&A Awards in 2013.

Webber Wentzel's collaborative alliance with Linklaters provides our clients with market leading support across Sub-Saharan Africa through Linklaters' English Law, New York Law, Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone capability, and enables us to work on an integrated basis on multi-jurisdictional projects and transactions.

In addition, our collaborative alliance with Linklaters gives our clients easy access to Linklaters' global network of 2,500 lawyers in 29 offices around the world. We have a strong network of relationships with local law firms across the African continent.

Webber Wentzel is also an associate of ALN (formerly Africa Legal Network). ALN is an independent alliance of leading law firms in Africa. ALN’s firms are all committed to working together to provide extensive coverage and on-the-ground experience, and share common values and standards. All of ALN’s firms are ranked as premier law firms in their jurisdictions and many have advised on ground breaking, first-of-a-kind deals in their markets. ALN’s members are leading law firms spread across 12 cities in Botswana, Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. The group is uniquely positioned to respond to the growing need for on-the-ground legal experience and know-how in Africa’s fastest growing jurisdictions.

The firm also partners regularly with African firms outside the ALN group which are actively doing deals in other Sub-Saharan countries. Webber Wentzel partners with firms which it knows well and with which it has worked closely over a number of years. In several countries where there is no ALN member, Webber Wentzel has established formal bilateral relationships with leading local law firms.


Export Markets:

Sub-Saharan Africa

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