Herbert Smith Freehills’ Johannesburg Alternative Legal Services (ALT) team has been named the Alternative Service Provider of the Year at this year’s African Legal Awards. The African Legal Awards recognise exceptional achievement from Africa’s legal elite.
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Herbert Smith Freehills won over the independent judging panel with one lauding HSF’s 2020 calendar year performance as an “impressive diversified portfolio of successful deals”.
Judges said: “HSF had a strong year and closed some interesting deals which made them the top choice for me. The firm had a good mix of traditional infra and transition transactions with the BP Equinor deal – a key strategic step for BP – and an interesting interconnector.” “HSF stood out in a very competitive category as a law firm with a great variety of transactions and multiple sectors and geographies. The submission clearly set out the key challenges and how HSF worked with clients to resolve those to deliver successful projects.”