Law digest set to honour lawyers in Africa
Law digest has said it would recognize and honour the contributions of lawyers and law firms in Africa.
Speaking ahead of this year’s edition, the editor of law digest and the organizer of the award, Seyi Clement, said Law Digest Africa awards is a brand new concept in recognizing the excellence in the African legal services market.
According to him, the award represents a mark of quality, which is essential for firms to maintain a competitive edge in a highly competitive market, such as legal services.
He noted that there will be an entries from over 12 countries including, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Mozambique, Angola, Tunisia Tanzania, Cameroon and the UK for the 14 contested categories of awards.
He said: “I am pleased that the award has been well received across the continent. The quality of the submissions has been very impressive, which made judging very difficult.”
“The Award is now firmly established as the leading award for African individuals and firms in the sector.
“The list of finalists, which is dominated by Nigerian firms, is a definitive guide to who is who in the African legal service market.
“Nigerian firms have been shortlisted in all categories of award opened to African firms.
“The most contested categories are, Law Firm of the Year, Banking & Finance Team of the Year and M&A Team of Year, which pit the giants of the Nigerian legal services against foreign firms such as Bowman of South Africa, CGA of Mozambique and Kaplan & Stratton of Kenya.
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