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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr


Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr (CDH) believes the right partnership can lead to great things. The partnerships it cherishes and values most are those it has forged through time and experience with its clients and, of course, its people.  CDH is a full-service law firm – one of the largest business law firms in South Africa, with more than 350 lawyers and a track record spanning over 163 years. 

CDH has 12 core practice areas: corporate and commercial; competition; dispute resolution; employment; environmental; finance and banking; pro bono and human rights; projects and infrastructure; real estate; tax and exchange control; technology and outsourcing; and trusts and estates. The firm also has dedicated sector teams composed of lawyers from across practice areas, bringing a wealth of experience to key industries, such as aviation, black economic empowerment, construction and engineering, convergence and new media, employee benefits, energy, hospitality and leisure, insolvency and restructuring, insurance, M&A, mining and minerals, oil and gas, outsourcing, PPPs, private equity and more. The firm also has extensive public sector experience, acting for a large number of government departments and state-owned entities.

Whether needing seamless coordination across a number of jurisdictions or delivery in a single location, the firm’s clients can rely on advice that is underpinned by a solid understanding of both local and international considerations.


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