Legal Week’s inaugural African Legal Awards paid tribute to the best and brightest law firms and in-house teams on the continent.


Two hundred lawyers gathered at the African Legal Awards in October to celebrate the achievements of the continent’s leading business lawyers. The ceremony was hosted by Legal Week in association with the Corporate Lawyers Association of South Africa (CLASA) and featured leading South African investigative journalist Derek Watts in the role of master of ceremonies.


There were 16 categories at the event, which was held at La Toscana Montecasino in Johannesburg. The awards recognised outstanding performances by individuals, teams, legal departments and law firms.


Innovation Award


Winner LIPCO


Finalists Anglo American • Fairbridges • Growthpoint Properties • International Lawyers for Africa • Webber Wentzel • Whipping the Cat