Preeta Bhagattjee TMT Law - South Africa

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DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
1 Protea Place (C/O Fredman & Protea Place)
Sandton Johannesburg
2196, South Africa

Tel: +27 (0)11 562 1038
Fax: +27 (0)11 562 1638


Preeta Bhagattjee is a director and national head of our Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice. She has assisted numerous major clients, both within the ICT sector and as customers of ICT services and in both the public and private sector, on technology and communications law, outsourcing and service level agreements, e-commerce law, intellectual property and data protection and privacy issues.

Preeta began her career in 1997 as a candidate attorney at Cliffe Dekker and Todd (now Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr). In 1999 Preeta was appointed as an associate and promoted to the position of senior associate in 2000. In 2001, she became a director.

TMT Law Practice:

At Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr our Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) practice has 20 years’ specialist experience in the field. We also have the largest Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Outsourcing practice in South Africa. Client testimonials and top tier rankings in Chambers Global and other legal profession directories recognise our TMT practice as a market leader.

Our TMT lawyers offer specialist advice to a number of high profile local and international technology and communications companies, financial institutions, multinational media and entertainment groups, internet service providers and e-business enterprises. We also advise the public sector, government at all levels, state-owned entities and regulatory authorities.

With such extensive experience, our TMT lawyers have a wealth of industry know-how and deep understanding of the complex and converging technology and communications sector. Our experience allows us to deliver practical legal advice and commercial solutions across the broad range of TMT-related services.

We understand what drives business in the TMT sector, and we are familiar with the constraints of both suppliers and customers. Our TMT lawyers know how to apply regulatory compliance to maximise business and technical outcomes.

As the South African member firm of DLA Piper Africa Group, we are able to offer you seamless legal advice on your projects and transactions anywhere in Africa – and worldwide. Our lawyers combine local knowledge and experience of African markets with DLA Piper’s leading edge global expertise in more than 30 countries worldwide.

DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr:

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr is one of the largest business law firms in South Africa with some 115 directors/partners and 200 qualified lawyers, located at offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr lawyers specialise in services covering the complete spectrum of business legal needs in our core practice areas. The firm also has dedicated sector-led teams consisting of lawyers with experience in a wide range of industries and the public sector.

We believe in partnerships. We make it our priority to get to know our clients so we can understand their business and management needs, then act accordingly. We have the depth of skills to respond to a client’s business operations locally and anywhere in the world through our alliance with DLA Piper.

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr is the South African member firm of DLA Piper Africa, an alliance of legal practices, which includes firms with offices around the globe that are affiliated to members of the DLA Piper Practice but are not themselves members of it.

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr’s Africa practice, in conjunction with DLA Piper Africa Group, is unrivalled in terms of pan-African legal services and geographical coverage.

DLA Piper is a global law firm with 4,200 lawyers located in more than 30 countries throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.

The firm is considered one of the most transformed law firms in the country.

For the fifth year in a row, business law firm Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr has advised on more M&A deals than any other law firm in South Africa. The firm has taken top honours in the DealMakers Awards for M&A deal flow since 2009. The firm advised on 96 M&A deals in 2013, which was 21.8% of market share. The firm was also top of the legal advisors table for deal value in 2013. The value of the deals advised by the firm was R46,107 billion.

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr was also recently announced as South Africa’s No. 1 Large Law Firm for 2014 in the independent PMR Africa survey, a title the firm has held for eight years.

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