Linklaters' South Africa alliance firm raided by police amid client dispute

Webber Wentzel raises privilege concerns after documents seized by South Africa’s economic crime unit

The head office of Linklaters’ South African ally Webber Wentzel has been raided by police, with documents and equipment seized amid a dispute involving one of the firm’s clients.

The Johannesburg office of Webber Wentzel – which has had an alliance with the magic circle firm since 2013 – was raided by the Hawks, South Africa’s economic crime unit, earlier this month.

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