Tuesday, 20 September 2016 13:42


DLA Piper Africa has been named African Network of the Year at the 2016 African Legal Awards. In addition, a DLA Piper Africa team comprising lawyers from Nairobi and London picked up the award for Transportation and Infrastructure Team of the Year for their work on helping to deliver one of the largest sustainable healthcare projects in Africa.

The African Legal Awards set out to recognize exceptional achievement in the African legal community at a time when the legal sector is facing rapid change. The ceremony was held at the Wanderers Club in Johannesburg and was hosted by Legal Week in conjunction with the Corporate Counsel Association of South Africa (CCASA).

The award for Africa Network of the Year called for firms to demonstrate "significant progress over the past 12-18 months" on the continent. Comprising 15 African member firms, covering Francophone, Lusophone and Anglophone Africa, DLA Piper Africa was able to show outstanding collaboration across sectors and jurisdictions between the leading firms which comprise DLA Piper Africa.

Advising the Government of Kenya on a US$500 million Medical Equipment Services (MES) PPP project earned the combined team from DLA Piper in the UK and IKM, a member firm from Kenya, the award for Transportation and Infrastructure Team of the Year. The high profile project involved the central procurement of supply, installation, testing, maintenance and lifecycle of medical equipment, training and construction and fit out works at 94 hospitals, each with diverse geographical and clinical needs. 

Mehrteab Leul and Associates said: "It is fantastic to see the efforts of our lawyers recognised by such established awards as these. The success and strength of DLA Piper Africa relies on true collaboration between firms in the network as transactions require us to work together across single and multiple jurisdictions in order to assist our clients in reaching their goals."

For further information: Please contact  

Mehrteab Leul, Founder and Principal of Mehrteab Leul and Associates (“MLA”)
251 115 159 798
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Mehrteab Leul & Associates is a member of DLA Piper Africa Group, an alliance of leading independent law firms working together in association with DLA Piper, both internationally and across Africa.


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