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Best Lawyers International 2008: South Africa

Fifteen Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr lawyers from the firm have been recognised in the inaugural South Africa edition by Best Lawyers International for distinguished work in their practice areas. The firm's Litigation, Media and Real Estate practices were ranked #1 in South Africa. The Tax and Private Equity practices were ranked #1 in Cape Town and Johannesburg respectively. 

Lawyers named in Best Lawyers are selected by their peers. The first edition of Best Lawyers: South Africa involved over 7,000 confidential evaluations, by telephone and e-mail, from South Africa's top attorneys.

Inclusion in Best Lawyers, which has been published in the US for more than 25 years, is regarded as the highest form of professional accolade.

Selected by their peers to be included in the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers ®: South Africa are -

Nick Altini, Competition
Faan Coetzee, Litigation; Employment
Pieter Conradie, Litigation
Lucia Erasmus, Real Estate
Chris Ewing, Corporate; Mergers & Acquisitions; Private Equity
Tim Fletcher, Insurance
John Gomes, Real Estate
Ian Hayes, Corporate; Mergers & Acquisitions
Hugh Jackson, Real Estate
Willem Jacobs, Mergers & Acquisitions
Patrick McGurk, Tax
Sam Oosthuizen, Litigation
Attie Pretorius, Real Estate
David Thompson, Corporate; Mergers & Acquisitions
Jonathan Witts-Hewinson, Arbitration and Mediation

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr has ranked as follows:

Ranked # 1 in South Africa in Litigation with 4 attorneys
Ranked # 1 in South Africa in Media with 1 attorney
Ranked # 1 in South Africa in Real Estate with 4 attorneys
Ranked # 1 in Cape Town in Real Estate with 1 attorney
Ranked # 1 in Cape Town in Tax with 1 attorney
Ranked # 1 in Johannesburg in Litigation with 4 attorneys
Ranked # 1 in Johannesburg in Media with 1 attorney
Ranked # 1 in Johannesburg in Private Equity with 1 attorney
Ranked # 1 in Johannesburg in Employment with 1 attorney and
Ranked # 1 in Johannesburg in Real Estate with 3 attorneys

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