Congratulations to the new Practice Head of CDH’s industry-leading Real Estate team: Partner, Muhammad Ziyaad Gattoo

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr is pleased to announce the promotion of the highly experienced Muhammad Ziyaad Gattoo to head up its industry-leading Real Estate practice.

27 Aug 2020 2 min read CDH Alert Article

CDH’s Real Estate practice is the only firm in South Africa ranked in Band One by Chambers Global – a world-renowned legal directory which ranks the top lawyers and law firms in over 200 jurisdictions across the world. The guide’s annual rankings are based on the in-depth research of by a dedicated and experienced team of researchers. On par with Chambers Global, the Legal 500 analyses the capabilities of law firms across the world, with a comprehensive research programme revised and updated every year to bring the most up-to-date vision of the global legal market. The Legal 500 echoes Chambers Global’s endorsement of CDH’s Real Estate practice, placing the team at the top of the ranking table in Tier One – the only practice to achieve this standing in South Africa.

These outstanding achievements speak to the powerful and longstanding partnerships our Real Estate experts have forged with many of South Africa’s industry leaders, carrying ambitious projects from inception to fruition, achieving company, country and market firsts. These outstanding achievements also speak to the expertise, vast experience, relentless work ethic and innovation of our 26 Real Estate specialists. Today, we announce another important milestone for CDH’s prestigious Real Estate team: Partner, Muhammad Ziyaad Gattoo steps up to the helm of this successful team of experts as the new National Practice Head. Please join us in congratulating Muhammad.

With a wealth of experience in all aspects of property law, Muhammad has a thriving property law practice, with a specialist focus on commercial property finance and commercial property transactions. Under his stewardship, we are confident CDH’s Real Estate practice will continue to grow from strength to strength, maintaining its unrivalled position as South Africa’s leading real estate practice.

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