Nigeria Leads At Law Digest Africa Awards 2016

The Law Digest Africa Awards 2016 Shortlist has been Released with Top Nigerian law firms and lawyers dominating the shortlist. The awards which are organized by Africa’s premier law journal is in its second edition. Last years awards which where held in Lagos, Nigeria on the 6th Novemeber featured 16 categories.

The 2016 edition will feature 13 categories with Nigerian law firm Templars having seven nominations, South Africa’s Bowmans & Nigeria’s Banwo & Ighodalo Follow with 4 Nominations each while Ghana’s AB & David & Aluko & Oyebode  follow closely with 3 Nominations each.The Emerging law firms category features two Nigerian firms Shortlist  Advocaat & Brooke Chambers

Unlike last years nominees list where a number of categories had 8 different nominations, this years awards would have no more than 4 nominations in each category. The organizers say what distinguishes them from other awards is that they concentrate on growth, innovation, capacity building, community engagement and customer care.  The combination of the award criteria, particularly the significance they place on client feedback ensures that both large and small firms have equal opportunity to win its awards.

Full Details Of The Law Digest Africa Awards 2016 – Shortlist
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  • Power, Energy & Natural Resources Team of the Year  – Shortlist (1) Bowman (South Africa), (2) CGA (Mozambique), (3) AB & David (Ghana) and (4) Templars (Nigeria)
  • Africa’s Strategic Partner of the Year – Shortlist (1) Stephenson Harwood LLP (UK) & Essex Court Chambers, (UK) (2) Eversheds LLP (UK) &(3) King & Wood Mallesons (UK)
    The names of the Judges for the 2016 awards have also released, unlike 2015 edition which featured 7 Judges this year’s awards would have 12 judges from different parts of africa
    Here are the List of this years judges
    NANKUNDA KATANGAZA – DIRECTOR – HOOK TANGAZA INTERNATIONAL
    Juliet C Mazera
    JULIET C. MAZERA – PARTNER – ORARO & CO ADVOCATES
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    STEPHEN DENYER – HEAD OF CITY AND INTERNATIONAL – LAW SOCIETY OF ENGLAND & WALES
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    JULIEN KAVARUGANDA – PRESIDENT – RWANDA BAR ASSOCIATION
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    PIETER STEYN – DIRECTOR – WERKSMANS & CHAIRMAN – LEX AFRICA
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    NOOR KAPDI – MANAGING PARTNER – DENTONS SOUTH AFRICA
    Michael Akafia
    MICHAEL AKAFIA – VP & HEAD, LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE – GOLD FIELDS WEST AFRICA
    Jacque
    ANTONY DERJACQUES – PRESIDENT – BAR ASSOCIATION OF SEYCHELLES
    Eric Mutua
    ERIC MUTUA – PRESIDENT – LAW SOCIETY OF KENYA
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    PARTNER AND HEAD OF AFRICA GROUP – EVERSHEDS LLP
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    PARTNER AND HEAD OF AFRICA GROUP – BERWIN LEIGHTON PAISNER
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    PRINCIPAL PARTNER BAYO OJO & CO
    Source- Lawyard