Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr has been named as the ‘Client Focused Law Firm of the Year – South Africa’ by ACQ (Acquisition) Finance Magazine for its Country Awards for Achievement 2009.
According to the magazine, the awards are presented across 35 geographical regions. They recognise organisations and advisers that have performed to exceptional levels. This year's awards come during the most difficult period that the global economy has experienced for decades.
The award comes as a result of a totally independent poll. The categories were given to the magazine's in-house panel as well as industry peers that have contributed to the magazine in past editions. They were encouraged to vote on those deals that the magazine has reported on and who they thought stood out from the crowd in the last 12 months.
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr's Mergers and Acquisitions team has an exceptional reputation among clients and peers for their work as legal advisers to the deals that they are involved. The team was recently recognised at the DealMakers M&A Awards for being the Legal Adviser to the Deal of the Year 2008 (Remgro and Richemont Securities Restructuring).