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Chambers Global released its 2020 rankings today.

Published annually since 1999, Chambers covers the legal markets of 185 jurisdictions by researching firms and conducting interviews with clients and legal professionals to identify leading lawyers and law firms.

Werksmans retained its rankings across 15 practice areas for 2020 with a higher ranking from Band 2 to Band 1 in the Restructuring & Insolvency practice; and over 30 of our directors were ranked individually as leading lawyers in their respective fields.

The firm was ranked as follows:

Banking & Finance, Capital Markets – Debt, Competition & Antitrust, Construction, Corporate Investigations, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Energy & Natural Resources: Mining, Environment, Intellectual Property, Media & Broadcasting, Projects & Energy, Real Estate, Restructuring & Insolvency and Tax.

The following directors have been individually ranked as leading lawyers in the 2020 edition:

  • Banking & Finance
    • Danny Andropoulos
    • Richard Roothman
  • Capital Markets
    • Richard Roothman
  • Competition & Antitrust
    • Ahmore Burger-Smidt
    • Paul Cleland
    • Paul Coetser
  • Construction
    • Des Williams
    • Jason Smit
  • Corporate Investigations
    • Bernard Hotz
    • Jeremy Gobetz (new ranking)
  • Corporate/M&A
    • Danny Andropoulos
    • David Gewer
    • Elliot Wood (new ranking)
    • Gerhard Johannes
    • Kevin Trudgeon
  • Dispute Resolution
    • Corlett Manaka
    • David Hertz
    • Des Williams
    • Jones Antunes (new ranking)
  • Employment
    • Anastasia Vatalidis
    • Jacques van Wyk
    • Sandile July
  • Environment
    • Justin Truter
  • Energy & Natural Resources: Mining
    • Chris Stevens
  • Intellectual Property
    • Donvay Wegierski
    • Janine Hollesen (new ranking)
  • Media & Entertainment
    • Amanda Armstrong
    • Wendy Rosenberg
  • Projects & Energy
    • Astrid Berman
    • Chris Moraitis
    • Jonathan Behr
  • Public Law
    • Neil Kirby
  • Real Estate
    • Fatima Rodrigues
    • Hendrik Kotze
  • Restructuring & Insolvency
    • Eric Levenstein
    • Lauren Becker (new ranking)
    • Nastascha Harduth (new ranking)
  • Tax
    • Doelie Lessing
    • Ernest Mazansky
    • Michael Honiball

Congratulations to all the ranked lawyers and the firm as a whole for maintaining a strong presence in the global legal space.