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25 October 2022

Global (all regions)

Clifford Chance has been named Legal Advisor of the Decade as well as Overall Legal Advisor of the Year at the Private Equity Africa Awards 2022, held on 20 October in London.

Clifford Chance has now won the prestigious Overall Legal Advisor of The Year award for the past ten years running. Clifford Chance Joint Head of Corporate and leader of the Clifford Chance Africa Private Equity & M&A Practice, Nigel Wellings comments: "The awards recognise the unmatched breadth and depth of our practice across both fundraising and private equity transactional work, and highlight the quality and range of work undertaken in Africa by our London, Casablanca, Paris, Amsterdam, Dubai and Singapore teams. It is a fantastic recognition of the team's hard work and focus over the last 10 years, and testament to the collaboration, innovation and client focus through which we have engaged with the market. The African PE community is a fantastic community to be a part of, and I would like to thank our clients and the excellent African counsel that we work with for their support over the years."

We are particularly pleased to see the individual Recognition Award given to Spencer Baylin for his work, contribution and dedication to the Africa Private Equity industry over the decade. Gail Mwamba, the CEO of Private Equity Africa said "Spencer has dedicated a significant part of his career to the industry, with strong positive reviews from his clients, and so it is an honour to celebrate his personal contribution."