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Fasken Recognized in The Legal 500 EMEA across Nine Practice Areas

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Johannesburg (South Africa) Fasken is pleased to announce that the Firm has been recognized in the 2022 edition of The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa, across nine practice areas.

The firm ranked top tier (Band 1) in  Projects & Infrastructure, and nationwide in Employment, Mining, Banking & Finance, Competition, Construction, Dispute Resolution, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, and Tax.

Neil MacKenzie was named a Next Generation Partner (Competition) and Lara Bezuidenhoudt and Ashen Jugoo were named Leading Individuals (Projects & Infrastructure).

Fasken is one of the first international law firms to be established in South Africa. We serve our clients in respect of both “inbound” African matters and “outbound” matters that call on the resources of the Firm’s network of offices. See some of our Client Testimonials from The Legal 500 below:

“The people in the firm are highly skilled and experts in the field of energy finance. They are always willing to go beyond the general requirements of a law firm. The team consciously bills with clear allocation of work done and is not excessive with billing for ad hoc work.”

“They have a clear understanding of managing the client relationship between both Banks and Sponsor groups. The firm always responds with speed when work is requested.”

“The team collaborates well with Lenders in participating in conferences and publications to jointly grow the energy industry.”

“Pragmatic approach to labour legislation backed up by expert technical legal knowledge.”

“Experienced with a comprehensive understanding of our business model and associate risks. Great understanding of macro risks.”

“From a labour law perspective: team is highly professional and knowledgeable. Great team spirit and deliver sound legal advice. Client interest comes first no matter what time or day. Billing is competitive.”

About Legal 500 EMEA

The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa provides researched coverage of 80 countries and over 2,700 ranked law firms.

About Fasken

Fasken is a leading international law firm with more than 800 lawyers and ten offices on four continents. Clients rely on us for practical, innovative and cost-effective legal services. We solve the most complex business and litigation challenges, providing exceptional value. For additional information, please visit our website at

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