Entries for the 2020 event have opened with nominations expected to come from more than 16 countries.
The awards are hosted by Legal Week and Law.com International in partnership with Africa Legal, the Corporate Counsel Association of South Africa and the global charity, Save the Children. They recognise exceptional achievement across the continent’s diverse legal community.
Africa Legal co-founder Wendy Bampton said it was a privilege to be able to support the event once again which was now more pan-African than ever.
“Africa’s lawyers are driving transformation across the continent, not just in the judicial sector but economically, politically and administratively. They are a vital cog in promoting development and ensuring countries take their rightful place on the global stage. To be able to recognise the top achievers at this glittering event is a highlight of the year.”
This year there are 29 categories with a new category addition - The Children's Advocate Award, supported by Save the Children. This award will be made to those who can demonstrate that the rights and lives of children in Africa are being meaningfully enhanced as a result of a project or work being carried out by a law firm or someone in the legal community.
Categories include awards like: International Law Firm of the Year, General Counsel of the Year, Best Use of Technology and Partner of the Year.
The event will take place at the Houghton Hotel in Johannesburg.
The deadline for nominations is May 29. Anyone can submit an entry, as long as they or the firm/company entered meet the category’s criteria. There is also only one entry per firm/company per award. The time period covered by entries should be the 12-18 months prior to the entry deadline.
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