SA’s young legal elite want African action

The firm now has full representation in 19 countries across Africa. ENS, in comparison, has representation in six African countries other than SA. “The fact that DLA Piper has the largest African network compared with major law firms in SA was a strong draw for me. It also had a reputation for investing in youth, which was attractive as I was keen to grow with a firm early on in my career,” says Amy Eliason, an associate at the firm.

Eliason joined DLA Piper in September 2016, despite having just started a career at Webber Wentzel. She completed her articles at Webber Wentzel in 2014 and became an associate there in 2015.

She says while many boutique law firms have sprung up in SA over the past few years and more may do so, given improved confidence in…

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