Cliffe Dekker ties up flagship merger in latest African union
DLA Piper's South African ally, Cliffe Dekker, is planning to merge with local rival Hofmeyr Herbstein & Gihwala, creating one of the largest law firms in South Africa. The firms, which will merge subject to regulatory approval, will operate as Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr from September this year and will have 127 partners split between Johannesburg and Cape Town. The two firms are roughly the same size by partner numbers with Cliffe Dekker contributing 65 partners and 62 hailing from Hofmeyr.
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