Herbert Smith Freehills was named Africa-wide Projects & Energy Law Firm of the Year at the Chambers Africa Awards 2022. These awards recognise a law firm’s pre-eminence in key jurisdictions in the region and they also reflect achievements over the past 12 months, including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service.
In granting this award, Chambers said that the firm is “a global powerhouse when it comes to projects, energy and natural resources” and “presents a formidable offering for clients and stakeholders in Africa.” It went on to say that interviewees praised HSF’s proactivity and solution-oriented advice, with several commending its “excellent ESG expertise.”
Nina Bowyer, partner and Africa co-head at Herbert Smith Freehills says: “We are delighted to receive this recognition, adding to our recent wins as Project Finance Team of the Year and Project Finance Deal of the Year at the IFLR Africa Awards 2021, and Alternative Service Provider of the Year at The African Legal Awards 2021.”
Martin Kavanagh, partner and Africa co-head at Herbert Smith Freehills, says: “Receiving this award is testament to our commitment to excellence in the service we provide to our clients wherever they are doing business in the world, and to the efforts of our multi-practice team of Africa specialist lawyers located in Johannesburg and across our international network of offices. In 2021 alone, the firm worked on over 1000 matters throughout Africa involving 180 partners in 20 offices”.
If you have any questions, please phone or email Martin Kavanagh or Nina Bowyer.