Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

South Africa

1 Protea Place
South Africa
Private Bag X40, Benmore 2010

+27 11 562 1000

+27 11 562 1111

Quick facts:

Number of partners: more than 120
Number of lawyers: more than 300

At Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr (CDH) we believe in partnerships. As one of South Africa’s largest business law firms, the partnerships we cherish and value the most are those we have forged through time and experience with our clients, our people and our communities.

Our Africa Capability

Doing business in Africa offers unique challenges and opportunities. With this comes a need to understand the cultural, economic and political nuances that exist across the vast continent while appreciating that each region and country within Africa presents its own unique challenges and opportunities.

CDH believes that Africa has the potential to bring about a prosperous and sustainable future as deregulation sweeps across the continent. It is therefore critical that businesses are enabled to identify and capture these opportunities with the right legal partner.

CDH is a full-service law firm providing experienced legal support and an authentic knowledge-based and cost-effective legal service for clients looking to do business in jurisdictions across Africa. We provide a complete range of business legal services through our core practice areas: Competition, Corporate and Commercial, Convergence and New Media, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Environmental, Finance and Banking, Pro Bono and Human Rights, Projects and Infrastructure, Real Estate, Tax and Exchange Control, Technology and Outsourcing, Trusts and Estates.

Our Africa practice brings together the resources and expertise of leading business law firms across the continent that have direct experience acting for governments, state agencies and multinational organisations across Africa. This combined experience and geographic spread produces an extensive African capability. We also partner with other professional disciplines such as audit, business consulting or corporate finance disciplines to provide a seamless and integrated solution for projects that have a multi-disciplinary dimension.

We focus on a number of key sectors which are active and thriving in Africa, including mining and minerals, telecommunications, energy, oil and gas, banking and finance, projects and infrastructure, hospitality and leisure and arbitration. 

With first hand, in-depth experience, CDH is able to offer sector-specific expertise and knowledge of regulatory nuances to provide an exceptional integrated service across Africa.

In 2016 CDH clinched top honours at the DealMakers' Awards for M&A deal flow for the seventh year running. CDH was also ranked second for deal value in the corporate finance transactions legal adviser tables. CDH continued to extend its domination in M&A achieving first place by deal value for South African firms and 12th place internationally in the Mergermarket M&A Africa & Middle East 2015 Global League Tables.  CDH is committed to continuing to use its strong presence in Africa to facilitate transactions and support growth in diverse industries.

In 2016 CDH was – for the 6th consecutive year - named South Africa’s No. 1 Large Law Firm in the PMR Africa client research report.

Cape Town Regional Office
11 Buitengracht Street
Cape Town
PO Box 695, Cape Town 8000
South Africa
T: +27 21 481 6300
F: +27 21 481 6388