Patrick Leyden, a director in Herbert Smith Freehills’ Johannesburg office, is the winner of Lexology’s 2020 Client Choice Award for Energy & Natural Resources in South Africa.
Patrick, a corporate lawyer, practises across a number of industry sectors but specialises in mining and energy in Sub-Saharan Africa. His experience includes domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, corporate restructurings, equity capital markets, and black economic empowerment and indigenisation transactions.
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On 3 February 2020, the Seychelles became the 162nd State party to the 1958 Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (the “New York Convention“).The Seychelles is the latest state to have joined the New York Convention framework following the most recent accessions of Papua New Guinea, Maldives, Cabo Verde and Sudan.
Nick Altini, Biddy Faber and Rohan Isaacs from global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills have each won ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in their respective practice areas in this year’s Best Lawyers in South Africa 2020 awards. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and community is honoured with a ‘Lawyer of the Year’ award.
Nick Altini was awarded ‘Lawyer of the Year’ for his work in Competition/ Antitrust Law; Biddy Faber was awarded ‘Lawyer of the Year’ for her work in Project Finance and Development Practice; and Rohan Isaacs received ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in two categories – Information Technology Law and Telecommunications Law.
A number of other lawyers from the firm were recognised in this 11th Edition of The Best Lawyers in South Africa.
||Banking and Finance, Project Finance and Development Practice, Regulatory Practice and Corporate Law
||Banking and Finance Law, Public Finance Law
||Competition / Antitrust Law
||Competition / Antitrust Law and Trade Law
|Rudolph du Plessis
||Corporate Law, and Mergers and Acquisitions Law
||Corporate Law, Litigation, and Mining Law
||Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. The methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.
Edward Baring, Managing Partner of the Johannesburg Herbert Smith Freehills office says, “Our strategy as a firm has been to build a team of best-in-class lawyers to provide our clients with unparalleled counsel, depth of knowledge and expertise. These awards are an endorsement of the success of our strategy and are especially gratifying, as they are based on recognition by our peers.”
Nick Altini, Rohan Isaacs and Ross Lomax joined the firm earlier this year. https://www.herbertsmithfreehills.com/news/herbert-smith-freehills-expands-south-african-office-with-three-senior-hires