DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr and Spoor & Fisher enter into strategic agreement
On 06 September 2012, DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, one of South Africa's largest full service corporate and commercial law firms announced that it has entered into a strategic agreement with Spoor & Fisher, the country’s leading IP boutique law firm.
Under this arrangement, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr’s clients will be able to tap into Spoor & Fisher’s market leading intellectual property capabilities and have access to prominent legal minds in the area of intellectual property.
According to Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr CEO Brent Williams, the agreement will provide their clients with a full spectrum of intellectual property advice and services on the continent and internationally.
Head of Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr IP practice, Eben van Wyk and his team will join Spoor & Fisher in their Cape Town office. Van Wyk states: “the agreement will prove beneficial to the clients of Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr given the depth of expertise rendered by over 60 lawyers and IP specialist at Spoor & Fisher.”
Jonathan Whittaker, Chairman of the Executive Committee of Spoor & Fisher adds: “We believe that the additional skill set acquired in terms of the arrangement will enhance our service delivery to our clients and that the agreement with Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr will be of benefit to all.”