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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

IT & Telecommunications

2 ranked lawyersBand 1South AfricaGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

High-profile practice group commended for its breadth of experience in handling a wide range of complex technology matters, with an impressive bench of IT specialists to call upon. Offers extensive expertise in assisting major telecommunications providers, technology companies and leading financial institutions, and also has a growing practice in the retail sector. Increasingly active on novel areas of IT, such as fintech, as well as assisting clients with licensing and software development. Has an excellent track record in relation to outsourcing transactions and privacy law matters, such as GDPR.

Strengths

A client said: "They are very quick to respond and very friendly, with the ability to provide complex legal advice," adding: "I have a very good impression of them because they have sound legal arguments."

Other sources state: "They have international expertise and are one of the biggest firms in South Africa," adding: "They  givegood service and we receive frequent updates in legislation."

Work highlights

Advised Vodacom on a judicial review application brought about by a competitor concerning access to electronic communications facilities.

Notable practitioners

Sources commend Christoff Pienaar as a "very knowledgeable" lawyer who "advises on complex contract issues." He has wide-ranging IT experience, covering data privacy, outsourcing, reseller agreements and various other issues. He heads the firm's technology, media and telecommunications practice group.

Preeta Bhagattjee is highly regarded by market commentators, who say: "She is definitely a pre-eminent lawyer in the market; she is very well known."She has a notable client following of banking institutions and financial service providers, which she advises on cloud, privacy and outsourcing agreements, as well as digital transformations and other IT-related matters.

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Overview

Our Technology & Sourcing team uses its understanding of the technology sector to deliver cost-effective and innovate solutions for both suppliers and consumers.

Our team can advise you on a broad range of sector-related issues, including:

  • ICT infrastructure.
  • Services integration and aggregation.
  • Continuity services.
  • E-commerce.
  • Software licensing and distribution.
  • Procurement.
  • Data protection and privacy.
  • Intellectual property issues.
  • Telecommunications.
  • Contract management.





IT & Telecommunications

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

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Location

Johannesburg Regional Office

1 Protea Place

Sandown

Sandton

Gauteng

South Africa

2196

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

South Africa

IT & Telecommunications


Christoff Pienaar
Band 3
Preeta Bhagattjee
Band 1