Awards and accolades

We are proud of the external recognition we have gained through the awards we have won around the world. Below is a selection of our accolades from 2010 to date.

2019

Legal 500

Services

Tier 2 – Banking and finance
Tier 2 – Commercial, corporate and M&A
Tier 2 – Competition
Tier 1 – Construction
Tier 1 – Dispute resolution
Tier 2 – Employment
Tier 3 – Intellectual property
Tier 2 – Investment funds
Tier 1 – Mining
Tier 1 – Projects and energy
Tier 2 – Real estate
Tier 2 – Shipping and transport 
Tier 4 – Tax

 

IFLR 1000

Services

Tier 1 – Project development: infrastructure
Tier 1 – Project development: mining
Tier 1 – Project development: oil and gas
Tier 1 – Project development: power
Tier 1 – Project finance

2018

Legal 500

Key individuals

Banking and finance
Recommended – Jackie Midlane, Greg Nott and Lize Louw

Commercial, corporate and M&A
Leading individuals – Kevin Cron
Recommended – Ross Lomax and Georg Kahle

Competition
Recommended – Marianne Wagener, Mark Griffiths and Ros Lake

Construction
Recommended – Tony Chappel and Gary Rademeyer

Dispute resolution
Leading individuals – Michael Hart and Jeffrey Kron
Recommended – Andre Vos and Marelise van der Westhuizen

Employment
Recommended – Murray Alexander, Mohammed Chavoos and Karen Ainslie

Intellectual property
Recommended – Likonelo Magagula

Investment funds
Recommended – Shawn Barnett

Mining
Leading individuals – Michael Dale
Recommended – Kevin Cron, Georg Kahle and Andre Vos

Projects and energy
Leading individuals – Jackie Midlane
Recommended – Greg Nott
Next generation lawyers – Mali Cossie

Real estate
Recommended – Pieter Niehaus

Shipping and transport
Recommended – Andrew Robinson, Malcolm Hartwell and David Kapelus

Tax
Recommended – Dale Cridlan
Recommended – Laura Kiwelu

Chambers Global

Key individuals

Band 1 – Gary Rademeyer
Band 1 – Kevin Cron
Band 1 – Steven Gamble
Band 1 – Michael Hart
Band 1 – Jeffrey Kron
Band 1 – Rohan Issacs

2016

African Legal Awards

Innovation award

IFLR 1000

Services

Tier 1 – Energy and infrastructure: disputes
Tier 1 – Energy and infrastructure: project development
Tier 1 – Capital markets
Tier 1 – Energy and infrastructure finance

Key individuals

Michael Dale
Steven Gamble
Greg Nott
Jeffrey Kron
Ross Lomax
Jackie Midlane
Gavin Rademeyer
Lizel Oberholzer


Global Trade Review

Best trade finance law firm in Sub-Saharan Africa

Legal 500

Services

Tier 1 – Banking and finance
Tier 1 – Construction
Tier 1 – Dispute resolution
Tier 1 – Investment funds
Tier 1 – Mining
Tier 1 – Projects and infrastructure

Key individuals

Tier 1 – Kevin Cron (Corporate / M&A)
Tier 1 – Michael Dale (Mining)
Tier 1 – Jeffrey Kron (Dispute resolution)
Tier 1 – Michael Hart (Dispute resolution)

Chambers Global

Services

Band 1 – Dispute resolution
Band 1 – IT and telecommunications
Band 1 – Mining: energy and natural resources
Band 1 – Projects and energy

Key individuals

Band 1 – Kevin Cron (Corporate, M&A)
Band 1 – Michael Dale (Energy and natural resources: mining)
Band 1 – Steven Gamble (Banking and finance – Africa-wide)
Band 1 – Michael Hart (Dispute resolution)
Band 1 – Rohan Isaacs (IT and telecommunications)
Band 1 – Jeffrey Kron (Dispute resolution)

2015

Project Finance International Awards

Energy – African Solar Deal of the Year

Acritas Sharplegal – Global Elite

Band 1 – Dispute resolution and litigation
Band 1 – Regulatory

IFLR 1000

Tier 1 – Project finance
Tier 1 – Energy: oil and gas
Tier 1 – Energy
Tier 1 – Mining 2015

Global Trade Review

Best trade finance law firm in Sub-Saharan Africa

Chambers Global

Services

Band 1 – IT and telecommunications
Band 1 – Mining (energy and natural resources)
Band 1 – Dispute resolution
Band 1 – Projects and energy

Key individuals

Band 1 – Kevin Cron (Corporate, M&A)
Band 1 – Michael Dale (Energy and natural resources: mining)
Band 1 – Michael Hart (Dispute resolution)
Band 1 – Rohan Isaacs (IT and telecommunications)
Band 1 – Jeffrey Kron (Dispute resolution)

Legal 500

Services

Tier 1 – Banking and finance
Tier 1 – Construction
Tier 1 – Dispute resolution
Tier 1 – Investment funds
Tier 1 – Mining
Tier 1 – Projects and infrastructure

Key individuals

Tier 1 – Kevin Cron (Corporate / M&A)
Tier 1 – Michael Dale (Mining)
Tier 1 – Jeffrey Kron (Dispute resolution)
Tier 1 – Michael Hart (Dispute resolution)
Tier 1 – Jackie Midlane (Projects and infrastructure)

2014

Global Trade Review

Best trade finance law firm in Sub-Saharan Africa

South African Graduate Employers Association (SAGEA)

Voted top legal graduate recruiter

South African Professional Services Awards (SAPSA)

Best law firm
Best professional services firm of the year

IFLR 1000

Tier 1 – Energy and infrastructure: disputes
Tier 1 – Energy and infrastructure: project development
Tier 1 – Energy and infrastructure: corporate
Tier 1 – Energy and infrastructure: finance
Tier 1 – Bank lending
Tier 1 – Project finance
Tier 1 – Capital markets

Client Choice International

SA lawyer of the year – Jackie Midlane (Banking and finance; Litigation)

Chambers Global

Services

Band 1 – IT and telecommunications
Band 1 – Mining (energy and natural resources)
Band 1 – Dispute resolution
Band 1 – Projects and energy

Key individuals

Band 1 – Kevin Cron (Corporate, M&A)
Band 1 – Michael Dale (Energy and natural resources: mining)
Band 1 – Michael Hart (Dispute resolution)
Band 1 – Rohan Isaacs (IT and telecommunications)
Band 1 – Jeffrey Kron (Dispute resolution)

2013

Global Trade Review

Best trade finance law firm in Africa

Africa Legal Awards

Corporate law firm of the year

Who's Who Legal

Patrick Bracher (Insurance and reinsurance)
Michael Dale (Mining)
Michael Hart (Insurance and reinsurance)
Pierre Naude (Aviation)
Gary Rademeyer (Energy)

Chambers Global

Services

Band 1 – IT and telecommunications
Band 1 – Mining (energy and natural resources)
Band 1 – Dispute resolution

Key individuals

Band 1 – Kevin Cron (Corporate, M&A)
Band 1 – Michael Dale (Energy and natural resources: mining)
Band 1 – Michael Hart (Dispute resolution)
Band 1 – Rohan Isaacs (IT and telecommunications)
Band 1 – Jeffrey Kron (Dispute resolution)

IFLR 1000

Tier 1 – Project finance
Tier 1 – Banking and finance
Tier 1 – Capital markets

Key individuals

Tier 1 – Kevin Cron (M & A; Banking and project finance; Capital markets)
Tier 1 – Jackie Midlane (Banking and project finance)

Legal 500

South African corporate law firm of the year

Services

Tier 1 – Dispute resolution
Tier 1 – Employment and labour
Tier 1 – Investment funds
Tier 1 – Mining
Tier 1 – Projects and infrastructure

Key individuals

Tier 1 – Kevin Cron (Corporate / M&A)
Tier 1 – Michael Dale (Mining)
Tier 1 – Michael Hart (Dispute resolution)

Legal Awards

Tier 1 – Investment funds

Acquisition International's Finance Awards

Banking and finance advisory firm of the year – South Africa

2012

Global Trade Review

Best trade finance law firm in Africa

Legal 500

Services

Tier 1 – Investment funds
Tier 1 – Mining
Tier 1 – Employment and labour
Tier 1 – Dispute resolution

Key individuals

Tier 1 – Kevin Cron (Corporate / M&A)
Tier 1 – Michael Hart (Dispute resolution)

IFLR 1000

Tier 1 – Capital markets
Tier 1 – Banking and finance
Tier 1 – Project finance

Chambers Global

Services

Band 1 – Corporate and commercial litigation
Band 1 – Dispute resolution
Band 1 – IT and telecommunications
Band 1 – Mining (energy and natural resources)
Band 1 – Projects and energy

Key individuals

Band 1 – Michael Hart (Dispute resolution)
Band 1 – Kevin Cron (Corporate, M&A)
Band 1 – Jeffrey Kron (Dispute resolution)
Band 1 – Michael Dale (Mining)
Band 1 – Rohan Isaacs (IT and telecommunications)

2011

Who's Who Legal

Kevin Cron (M&A)
Pierre Naude (Aviation)

IFLR 1000

Services

Tier 1 – Capital markets
Tier 1 – Banking and finance
Tier 1 – Project finance

Chambers Global

Services

Band 1 – Dispute resolution
Band 1 – Mining (energy and natural resources)
Band 1 – Projects and energy

Key individuals

Band 1 – Kevin Cron (Corporate, M&A)
Band 1 – Michael Dale (Mining)
Band 1 – Michael Hart (Dispute resolution)

2010

Legal 500

Tier 1 – Projects and infrastructure
Tier 1 – Mining
Tier 1 – Labour and employment

Chambers Global

Services

Band 1 – Project finance/PPP
Band 1 – Energy and natural resources