Global law firm Clyde & Co was named 'Specialist Law Firm of the Year' at the African Legal Awards 2019 hosted in Johannesburg last week.
The accolade highlights the firm's growing position in Africa and recognises its standing as the leading international insurance firm in the region. In the past 12 months, the firm bolstered its South African insurance practice with key partner hires and also advised on a series of headline matters, including representing Santam in an action for damages in excess of USD150 million against the directors of Africa Bank Investments for a breach of fiduciary duties.
Tony Hardie, Managing Partner for Clyde & Co South Africa and MEA Board member, comments: " We are delighted to have won this prestigious award. It is a testament to the continued growth of our business in Africa, the dedication of our people and the quality of our market-leading services".
The African Legal Awards recognise the exceptional achievements from within Africa's legal community over the past year, honouring firms and individuals for handling the region's best legal work for top deals and most complex cases. The awards were judged by an independent panel comprised of 26 general counsel and other senior members from top firms in the region.
Clyde & Co is one of the largest international law firms operating on the continent, with over 100 professionals based full time in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Dar es Salaam. Clyde & Co offers both local and cross-border legal services with deep-rooted market knowledge based on over 20 years' experience, supporting clients operating and investing in emerging markets across Sub-Saharan Africa.