VDMA Attorneys is a focused boutique law firm priding ourselves on the exceptional standard of our unique service offering. VDMA is independently recognized as one of the top tier law firms in South Africa and provides advice to clients from sectors such as financial services, food and agricultural, mining and energy sectors.
We offer direct access to partner-level attorneys, who will advise you on matters such as:
We have a firm understanding and knowledge of the different corporate laws that apply to our field of expertise. We offer clear-cut and precise advice, always striving to find solutions to maximize the welfare and success of our clients.
VDMA continues to receive accolades for recognition as a leading corporate and commercial firm, and has most recently been recognized as the top law firm in South Africa for deal value in the unlisted sector by DealMakers® for the first, second and third quarter in 2015. This recognition is significant as VDMA remains a lean boutique firm competing against international giants in South Africa. These accolades acknowledge our deliverance of smaller firm efficiency and personal attention, with larger firm benefits and skills.
Following our achievements, we have been invited by DealMakers® to join the “Magic Circle” of law firms in South Africa in June 2014 made up of prominent members of the legal and corporate finance fraternity.
VDMA Attorneys continues to build a legacy and reputation as thought leaders in the industry. We are recognized by friends and rivals as authorities in our field. We combine legal analysis with practical business advice to find solutions which are effective and applicable. Our clients feel protected and confident by our guidance and this trust provides the foundation for the development of solid relationship with our clients.
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