DLA Piper ally completes South Africa merger
The merger between DLA Piper ally Cliffe Dekker and Hofmeyr Herbstein & Gihwala has gone live today (1 September), following regulatory clearance by South African authorities. The combined firm, which will practise as Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, has a total of 130 directors and 280 lawyers evenly spread between Johannesburg and Cape Town. The firm has also rebranded to incorporate the DLA Piper logo.The merger has created one of the country's largest firms and will compete against local leaders Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs and Webber Wentzel Mallinicks - also both combinations of recent mergers.
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