23 October 2013 by Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Best Lawyers in South Africa announced

The Fifth Edition of Best Lawyers in South Africa has been released  and Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr’s lawyers are featured prominently in the list. Most notably, Attie Pretorius, Director and Head of our Real Estate Practice, has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2013 Johannesburg Real Estate Law "Lawyer of the Year."  In addition, David Thompson, Director and Cape Regional Head of the Corporate and Commercial practice, has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2013 Cape Town Mergers and Acquisitions Law "Lawyer of the Year."

It was also announced at the same time that Chris Ewing, Chairman and Director in Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr’s Corporate and Commercial Practice, will join the international Advisory Board of Best Lawyers.

According to bestlawyers.com, for a lawyer to be included in the best lawyers list, they  must first  be nominated, then their name  appears on a ballot for a specific practice area and geographical region. Pending positive evaluation, and good standing with the Bar Association, they may be included in the Best Lawyers list.

Seven directors in Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr’s Cape office were included in the Best Lawyers List and 29 lawyers from the firm’s Johannesburg office were included.

Cape Town

  • Peter Hesseling  - Corporate Law
  • Petra Krusche  - Antitrust
  • Jo Neser  - Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Francis Newham  - Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Gasant Orrie  - Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law  
  • David Thompson  - Corporate Law, Energy Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Terry Winstanley - Environmental Law

Twenty seven directors from the firm’s Johannesburg office were included in the list:

  • Nick Altini  - Antitrust
  • Eugene Bester  - Litigation
  • Preeta Bhagattjee - Outsourcing
  • Emil Brincker - Tax Law
  • Chris Charter - Antitrust
  • Faan Coetzee  - Labour and Employment Law, Litigation
  • Pieter Conradie - Arbitration and Mediation, Litigation
  • Lucia Erasmus - Real Estate Law
  • Chris Ewing - Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law,  Private Equity Law
  • Biddy Faber - Banking Law,  Finance Law,  Project Finance and Development, Public Finance Law  
  • Tim Fletcher -Insurance Law,  Litigation
  • Thabile Fuhrmann - Litigation  
  • Hugh S. Jackson  - Real Estate Law  
  • Willem Jacobs - Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law  
  • Jackie King -Capital Markets Law
  • Johan Latsky -Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law  
  • Rishaban Moodley -Litigation
  • Alastair Morphet  Tax Law  
  • Sam Oosthuizen -  Arbitration and Mediation, Litigation
  • Jackie Pennington - Banking Law
  • David Pinnock - Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Attie Pretorius  - Real Estate Law  
  • Ludwig Smith -  Banking Law, Finance Law
  • Roux van der Merwe -  Corporate Law,  Mergers and Acquisitions Law  
  • Johan van der Walt -  Tax Law  
  • Natalie von Ey - Antitrust
  • Deon Wilken  - Banking Law 
  • Brent Williams - Mergers and Acquisitions Law  
  • Jonathan Witts-Hewinson - Arbitration and Mediation and Litigation

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