Clifford Chance wins eight awards at IFLR Africa Awards 2021
9 September 2021
Global (all regions)
Clifford Chance won eight awards at the IFLR Africa Awards 2021, including International Law Firm of the Year. Additionally, our Casablanca office was named National Law Firm of the Year: Morocco, while the Clifford Chance Africa practice was recognised as Private Equity Team of the Year, M&A Team of the Year and Restructuring Team of the Year.
Three transactions closed by the team in Africa during the past year were also awarded 'deal of the year' recognitions, namely:
- Loans Deal of the Year: Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank pandemic relief loan;
- Private Equity Deal of the Year: Capitalworks / Peregrine deal; and
- Restructuring Deal of the Year: TAV Airports restructuring deal.
The IFLR Africa Awards focus exclusively on legal innovation in cross-border transactions and celebrate groundbreaking deals across the continent for more than 20 years.
Anthony Giustini, Regional Managing Partner for Africa, said: "We are delighted to receive these awards, which are a clear acknowledgment of our continued commitment to Africa and to the trust of our clients. At the heart of our strategy is delivering integrated legal services of the highest quality, enhanced by our excellent relationships with the best African counsel across the Continent. Together, we help clients navigate risk and seize opportunities. I thank our fantastic team of lawyers and business professionals of our Africa practice working out of offices across the Clifford Chance network, including our hub in Casablanca."
One M&A client based in Morocco said: "The firm and its team offer a variety of expertise in several sectors on a global scale. In addition to their availability and adaptability, the teams intervene in a synchronized and agile manner on several different specialty issues; this combination offers great comfort and serenity to the client. Sharing knowledge and news at a high and constant level helps us to better understand our needs."
These awards come as we are reinforcing our strategy in Africa, more information on which will be available soon.