Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr has been named the winning law firm for the International Law Office (ILO) Client Choice Awards 2010 in South Africa. The criteria for the awards focus on a law firm's ability to add real value to their clients' business above and beyond the other players in the market.
The ILO Client Choice Awards recognise those law firms and partners around the world that stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service. Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr was chosen from more than 2,000 individual assessments received from senior corporate counsel worldwide.
Commenting on the win, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr CEO Chris Ewing said: "It is extremely gratifying to be commended by our corporate counsel clients for this prestigious award. This is a real testament to Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr's approach, which is built on excellent client service and relationships, technical ability and a commercial awareness of our clients' needs".
Firms were assessed on the following criteria:
- Quality of legal advice
- Value for money
- Commercial awareness
- Effective communication
- Building transparency
- Tailored fee structures
- Depth of team
- Response time
- Sharing of expertise
- Use of technology
Winning firms were chosen in 48 jurisdictions worldwide. A complete list of winners is available in the ILO Client Choice Guide 2010, and fully searchable online at www.ClientChoiceAwards.com