LONDON, May 11 - International law firm, Denton Wilde Sapte is proud to announce that the firm has been awarded "Africa Law Firm of the Year" at the Chambers Global Awards 2004, which was held on the 6 May in London.
The Chambers' judge's comments on the firm were as follows:
"Denton Wilde Sapte has positioned itself as the leading international law firm for the continent. It has a dedicated Africa team based in London, an office in Cairo and a network of associate offices in Botswana, Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Recent highlights include advising the Zambia privatisation agency on the sale of Zambia National Commercial Bank and acting for Mozambique's state-owned oil company in a $1.8 billion deal to develop the country's natural gas fields."
Denton Wilde Sapte was also runner up in the Middle East Law Firm of the Year category. Charles Morrison, Africa Committee Chairman, who accepted the award on behalf of the firm, said:
"I am delighted as this accolade shows the commitment and hard work put in by the firm over the years in building up a true professional niche in the trade finance arena, especially where Africa deals are concerned. African projects and trade deals are where we feel we have a real specialism and the market is recognising this."
In Zambia, we work closely with local law firm Corpus Globe. Since inception in 1995, its mission has been to place local legal expertise in the global market place for specialised services.
The course of economic development is now firmly in the hands of the private sector and the effect of significant privatisation and economic reforms is taking root. This means that there is a vital need for a locally based world class corporate and commercial practice to serve the needs of local and multinational investors, within and outside Zambia.
Corpus Globe has eight professionals and five operating parts to its practice. These are Corporate Advisory Services, Mergers and Acquisitions, Property and Conveyancing, Projects, and Litigation.