Chambers Global has released its 2009 global rankings and has for the first time evaluated the South African IT and Telecoms legal sector. We are delighted to report that Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr has entered the rankings in Tier 1.
Due to its extensive research and interview process of law firm peers and clients, the Chambers Global Guide is viewed by many as the definitive source of information for companies seeking lawyers to advise them. Chambers’ editorial staff interview thousands of clients and lawyers annually across the globe in order to assess the reputation and expertise of lawyers and law firms.
Chambers commented that: ‘Working on some of the country’s largest procurement and outsourcing transactions has cemented Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr’s position as a client favourite for IT and telecoms matters. Praised (by clients) for its “great turnaround times and exceptional skill,” the team had a busy year acting on behalf of Eskom and Transnet in their combined tender relating to IT outsourcing service arrangements, and advising the South African Revenue Services on various multimillion-rand technology-related tenders and outsourcing service arrangements.’
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr National Practice Head for Technology, Media and Telecoms, Hans Evenhuis was recognised for providing “up-to-date, top-quality advice on technology developments.” Preeta Bhagattjee, a Director in the practice, was described as “an accessible and dedicated lawyer who makes you feel like you are her only client,” by admiring interviewees.
Hans Evenhuis praised the hard work and dedication of the team, and said: ”Having built up over many years what is probably the most experienced Technology Media and Telecommunications team in SA today, it is particularly gratifying to be recognised by both clients and peers for our excellent service and professionalism. Accolades and recognition tend to make us work even harder and smarter!”