A jury of one’s peers

Business Day - Business Law and Tax Review - - BUSINESS LAW & TAX REVIEW -

IN THIS edi­tion of Busi­ness Day Tax & Law Re­view we fea­ture a spe­cial re­port on Best Lawyers SA 2010.

In­clu­sion in Best Lawyers is based en­tirely on peer re­view.

For over 25 years in the US and three years in SA, the top lawyers in the US and SA re­spec­tively have helped make the pub­li­ca­tion the lead­ing le­gal re­fer­ral guide by can­didly eval­u­at­ing the work of other top lawyers in the same ar­eas of ex­per­tise.

Af­ter more than a quar­ter of a cen­tury in pub­li­ca­tion, Best Lawyers this year has des­ig­nated “Lawyers of the Year” in high­pro­file le­gal prac­tice ar­eas, such as tax and com­pe­ti­tion law.

Un­for­tu­nately, Tax & Law Re­view has not the space to pro­file all the lawyers who re­ceived ac­co­lades. A list of all the lawyers hon­oured by in­clu­sion can be found on page 12.

This year was an ex­tremely event­ful one and we de­cided to ask some of SA’s Best Lawyers to tell us what stood out for them in their ar­eas of prac­tice and the chal­lenges they fore­see in the near fu­ture.

More than 88 000 top gen­eral coun­sel see Best Lawyers lists in in­ci­sive pub­li­ca­tions such as Cor­po­rate Coun­sel and The Amer­i­can Lawyer, while more than 16-mil­lion read­ers see the lists in dozens of city and re­gional pub­li­ca­tions in the US in­clud­ing The Washington Post, The Los An­ge­les Times, and New York Mag­a­zine as well as in ma­jor busi­ness and gen­eral pub­li­ca­tions around the world, from Busi­ness Day in SA to Ex­pan­sion in Spain.

The editors of Best Lawyers and Busi­ness Day Tax & Law Re­view would like to con­grat­u­late all the pro­fes­sion­als who have been se­lected as Best Lawyers SA for 2010.

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