Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr’s (CDH) specialist lawyers and practice areas continue to make significant strides in the latest edition of Chambers Global, the pre-eminent guide that ranks the top lawyers in their respective fields.
CDH CEO Brent Williams says what is most significant about the rankings is that client interviews are the single most important part of the research process, counting for around 80% of what gets an individual or team ranked.
Buoyed by a refreshed brand that is both market defining and future focussed, the latest Chambers Global 2016 results add to the firm’s commitment to ensure clients receive cutting edge advice that will help them navigate the current stormy market conditions.
Chambers identifies and ranks the most outstanding law firms and lawyers in over 180 jurisdictions throughout the world. The qualities on which rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client.
The extensive research done by Chambers is widely recognised and where a practice has exceptional strength and depth, market feedback will reflect this. In total 13 practices and 32 directors were acknowledged in this year's Chambers Global.
According to the latest edition, band one lawyers at CDH include Johan Latsky (Capital Markets: Equity), Terry Winstanley (Environment), Preeta Bhagattjee (IT & Telecommunications), Pieter Conradie (Dispute Resolution), Gavin Noeth (Projects & Energy), Ludwig Smith (Banking and Finance) and Emil Brincker (Tax).
Furthermore, new rankings went to Joe Whittle (Construction) and Jay Govender (Projects & Energy). An up-and-coming ranking went to Ruaan van Eeden (Tax). Peter Hesseling (Corporate/M&A) and Fiona Leppan (Employment) improved their rankings.
“We continue to pride ourselves on the depth of expertise we deliver. Chambers is a powerful source of information and it is heartening to see we also have a healthy layer of up-and-coming experts being recognised for their future potential, as broad-based skills development is crucial as we advise companies and individuals through the uncertain economic waters ahead,” says Williams.