Thirteen Cliffe Dekker 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 U.S. for more than 25 years, is regarded as the highest form of professional accolade.