DLA Piper named International Law Firm of the Year at the African Legal Awards

DLA Piper has received the International Law Firm of the Year award at the African Legal Awards 2020, hosted by Legal Week and the Corporate Counsel Association of South Africa (CCASA).

The African Legal Awards recognise exceptional achievement from within Africa’s legal community.

DLA Piper has an unrivalled offering across Africa. With over 200 Africa-focused lawyers across global offices and, through DLA Piper Africa, over 450 lawyers across 20 African countries, it continues to advise local and international clients on complex, high-value transactions and disputes involving the continent.

DLA Piper Managing Director for Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Charles Severs, commenting on the win, said: “We are delighted to have been recognised by the African Legal Awards for our leading role in Africa. The award is a testament to the bold thinking and trusting collaborative relationships that we build with clients and the hard work, dedication and ongoing commitment of our people”.

“Africa is critical to the achievement of our vision to be the leading global business law firm. The continent’s changing demographics and promising business environments are contributing to a notable increase in demand for goods and services which offer a host of opportunities for governments and businesses alike and we look forward to helping them achieve their aims well into the future”.

James Kamau, Chair of DLA Piper Africa, said: “We have had another strong year, having worked on some complex, notable transactions for clients across a range of sectors. We have continued to invest in our people, through robust learning and development programmes and a commitment to diversity and empowerment, whilst also making a positive impact on the African communities in which we operate through our pro bono partnerships. It is a great privilege to be recognised for these efforts”.