Cliffe Dekker and Hofmeyr Herbstein & Gihwala merger fully effective
01 Sep 2008by WWL Editorial
As of 1 September, Cliffe Dekker and Hofmeyr Herbstein & Gihwala completed its merger and strengthened its alliance with DLA Piper, creating one of South Africa's largest law firms with over 400 staff spread between the Johannesburg and Cape Town offices.
The new firm, DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, will be led by CEO Chris Ewing of Cliffe Dekker and chairman Dines Gihwala, the former head of Hofmeyr.
Cliffe Dekker formed an exclusive alliance with DLA Piper in 2005 and is a member of DLA Piper Group.
The firm will offer a complete range of corporate and commercial services including employment; environmental; finance; real estate; tax; technology, media and telecoms.