The judging panel for this year’s Law Digest Africa Award has published the shortlist for the year’s awards. 

Making the shortlist are candidates from Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and Mozambique

Award Category Shortlist Country
Banking & Finance Team 2018 Eversheds Sutherland Mauritius
Aluko & Oyebode Nigeria
Bowman Gilfillan South Africa
Jackson, Etti & Edu Nigeria
Bloomfield Law Practice Nigeria
Allen & Overy South Africa
Punuka Attorneys & Solicitors Nigeria
Templars Nigeria

Past Winners:    G. Elias & Co (Nigeria) 2015

Templars (Nigeria) 2016

Templars (Nigeria) 2017                

Award Category Shortlist Country
Capital Market Team 2018 Aelex Partners Nigeria
Bowman Gilfillan South Africa
Aluko & Oyebode Nigeria
Jackson, Etti & Edu Nigeria
Kaplan & Stratton Kenya
The New Practice Nigeria

Past Winners:    Banwo & Ighodalo (Nigeria) 2015

The New Practice (Nigeria) 2016

Bowan Gilfillan (South Africa) 2017

Award Category Shortlist Country
Emerging Law Firm of the Year (1-3 partners) 2018 A02 Law (Anaje, Olumide, Oke) Nigeria
Kieti Advocate LLP Kenya
T&A Legal Nigeria
Duale, Ovia & Alex-Adedipe Nigeria
NFM (Ngassam, Fansi & Mouafo) Cameroon
Bloomfield Law Practice Nigeria
EnVantage Law Kenya
Start Legal Nigeria

Past Winners:   Advocaat Law Practice (Nigeria) 2015

Award Category Shortlist Country
Female Managing Partner 2018 Elaine Bergenthuim – De Beer Attorney South Africa
Kofo Dosekun – Aluko & Oyebode Nigeria

Past Winners:   Isabel Boaten – AB & David (Ghana) 2015

Priscilla Ogwemoh – Olisa Agbakoba Legal (Nigeria) 2016

Elizabeth Idigbe – Punnuka Attorneys & Solicitors (Nigeria) 2017

Award Category Shortlist Country
IP and Technology Team 2018 Bowmans Gilfillan South Africa
Duale, Ovia & Alex-Adedipe Nigeria
Jackson, Etti & Edu Nigeria
Olaniwun Ajayi LP Nigeria
Aluko & Oyebode Nigeria

Past Winner:      Jackson Etti & Edu (Nigeria) 2016

Aluk0 & Oyebode (Nigeria)/Bowmans Gilfillan (South Africa) 2017

Award Category Shortlist Country
Law Firm of the Year 2018 CGA – Couto, Graca & Associados Mozambique
Templars Nigeria
Kenna Partners Nigeria
Bowman Gilfillin South Africa
Kaplan & Stratton Kenya
Aluko & Oyebode Nigeria

Past Winners:   Aluko & Oyebode (Nigeria) 2015

Bowmans (South Africa) 2016

Templars (Nigeria) 2017

Award Category Shortlist Country
Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team 2018 Bowmans Gilfillan South Africa
Aelex Partners Nigeria
Aluko & Oyebode Nigeria
The New Practice Nigeria
Bloomfield Law Practice Nigeria
Olaniwun Ajayi LP Nigeria
Punuka Attorneys & Solicitors Nigeria
Stark Legal Nigeria
Eversheds Sutherland South Africa

Past Winner:     Ajumogobia & Okeke (Nigeria) 2015

Aluko & Oyebode (Nigeria) 2016

The New Practice (Nigeria) 2017

Award Category Shortlist Country
M&A Team 2018 Aelex Partners Nigeria
The New Practice Nigeria
Bowmans Gilfillan South Africa
Olaniwun Ajayi LP Nigeria
Kaplan & Stratton Kenya
Aluko & Oyebode Nigeria
Jackson, Etti & Edu Nigeria
Templars Nigeria
Eversheds Sutherland South Africa
Bloomfield Law Practice Nigerian

Past Winners:   Banwo & Ighodalo (Nigeria) 2015

Bowmans Gilfillan (South Africa) 2016

Bowmans Gilfillan (South Africa) 2017

Award Category Shortlist Country
Managing Partner of the Year 2018 Eliane Bergenthuin – De Beers Attorney South Africa
Fred Ojimbo – Kaplan & Stratton Kenya
Oghogho Akpata – Templars Nigeria
Kofo Dosekun – Aluko & Oyebode Nigeria
Chinedu Anaje – AO2 (Anaje, Olumide, Oke) Nigeria
Fares Koussay El Heni – Evershed Sutherland Tunisia.
Adeniyi Duale – Duale, Ovia & Alex-Adedipe Nigeria
Mojisola Olugbeni Nigeria
  Nigel Woodroffe – Shepstone & Wylie South Africa

Past Winners:   Alan Keep – Bowmans (South Africa) 2015

Oghogho Akpata – Templars (Nigeria) 2016

Oghogho Akpata – Templars (Nigeria) 2017

Award Category Shortlist Country
Power, Energy & Natural Resources Team 2018 CGA – Couto, Graca & Associados Mozambique
Duale, Ovia & Alex-Adedipe Nigeria
Bowman Gilfillan South Africa
Bloomfield Law Practice Nigeria
Aelex Partners Nigeria
Olaniwun Ajayi LP Nigeria
Templars Nigeria

Past Winners:   Templars (Nigeria) 2015

Templars (Nigeria) 2016

Templars (Nigeria) 2017

Award Category Shortlist Country
Property, Infrastructure & Construction Team 2018 Duale, Ovia & Alex-Adedipe Nigeria
Bowmans Gilfillan South Africa
Jackson, Etti & Edu Nigeria
Bloomfield Law Practice Nigeria
Templars Nigeria

Past Winners:   AB & David (Ghana) 2015

Aluko & Oyebode (Nigeria) 2016

Aluko & Oyebode (Nigeria) 2017

Award Category Shortlist Country
General Counsel of the Year 2018 Tinuade Awe – Nigerian Stock Exchange Nigeria
Uzoma Uja – Diamond Bank Nigeria

Past Winner:     Dr. Adesegun Akin-Olugbade OON – Africa Finance Corp (Nigeria) 2015

Justina Lewa – Sterling Bank (Nigeria) 2017

Award Category Shortlist Country
In-House Team of the Year 2018 Nigerian Bottling B Nigeria
Nigeria Stock Exchange Nigeria

Past Winner:    Oando plc (Nigeria) 2015

South Africa Breweries (South Africa) (2016)

Africa Finance Corp (Nigeria) 2017

Award Category Shortlist Country
Young Managing Partner of the Year 2018 (under 40) Adeniyi Duale – Duale, Ovia & Alex-Adedipe Nigeria
Fares Koussay El Heni  – Eversheds Sutherland Tunisia
Mojisola Olugbeni – Stark Legal Nigeria
Chinedu Anaje – A02 (Anaje, Olumide, Oke Nigeria

Past Winner:      Isabel Boaten – AB & David (Ghana) 2015

Kimathi Kuenyehia – Kimathi & Partners (Ghana) 2016

Marian Awele – Marrean & Ass (Nigeria) 2017

Award Category Shortlist Country
Rising Star of the Year 2018 Hyacinthe Fansi – NFM (Ngassam, Fansi & Mouafo Cameroon
Abdullateef Olasubomi Abdul – Ikeyi & Arifayan Nigeria
Ibukunoluwa Owa – Aluko & Oyebode Nigeria
Adeola Kembi – Aluko & Oyebode Nigeria
  Ifejesu Ogunleye – Aluko & Oyebode Nigeria
  Feyijinmi Lawanson – Aluko & Oyebode Nigeria
  Oyinkansola Karunwi – Aluko & Oyebode Nigeria
  Fatima Sani – Aluko & Oyebode Nigeria
  Abayomi Adebanjo – Jackon, Etti and Edu Nigeria
  Isioma Alexis Idigbe – Punuka Attorneys & Solicitors Nigeria
  Emmanuel Ohiri – Stark Legal Nigeria
  Desmond Ogba – Templars Nigeria

 

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