Areas Of Practice:
Access to Children, Administrative Law, Adoption, Antenuptial Contracts, Anti-counterfeiting, Arbitration, Association Agreements, Banking, Biotechnology, Black Empowerment, Broadcasting, Business Law, Business Rescue, Capital Gains Tax, Childrens Rights, Civil, Civil Unions, Commercial, Commercial Drafting, Communications and Media, Company Law, Company Registrations, Competition Law, Constitutional, Construction, Consumer Law, Contracts, Conveyancing, Copyright, Corporate, Credit Law, Cross Border Mergers & Acquisitions, Custody, Debt consolidation, Designs and Copyrights, Disability, Divorce, Divorce Mediation, Due Diligence Audits, Engineering, Entertainment Law, Family Law, Finance (Corporate), Finance (Project), Finance (Structured), Foreclosures, Fostering, Franchising, Fraud, Fraud Recovery, Gaming Law, General Practice, Government Tenders, Heritage Law, High Court Practice, Industrial Law, Information Technology, Insolvency, Insurance Law, Intellectual Property, International trade laws & treaties, Internet Law / E-Commerce, IP Valuations, Joint Ventures and Acquisitions , Labour Law, Leases, Legislative Drafting, Licensing, Liquidation, Litigation (Civil), Litigation (Commercial), Litigation (Constitutional), Litigation (Corporate), Litigation (General), Litigation (High Court), Litigation (Magistrates Court), Litigation (Tax), Maintenance, Matrimonial, Media , Mediation, Medical Negligence, Mergers and Acquisitions, Mineral Law/Rights, MVA / Motor Vehicle Accident Claims, Notary / Notaries Public, Partnership Agreements, Patents, Personal Injury, Pharmaceutical, Plant Breeder’s Rights, Police Brutality / Assaults, Privatisations, Procurement Law, Professional Ethics, Professional negligence, Property Law, Reproductive Law, Road Accident Fund claim / 3rd Party claim, Sale of Business, Sectional Title, Sequestrations, Shareholders Agreements, Social Media, Sports, State Negligence, Surrogacy Law, Taxation, Taxation (International), Telecommunications, Trade and Industry, Trademarks, Transactions in Work of Art, Unlawful Arrest, White Collar Crime
We have associate offices in 21 countries across Africa and are able to assist you with any legal requirements in Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cameroon (OAPI), Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Mozambique (ARIPO), Namibia, Nigeria, Serra Leone, São Tomé and Príncipe, Swaziland, Tanzania (including Zanzibar), The Gambia, and Zimbabwe
Established in 1908, Adams & Adams is an internationally recognised and leading African law firm that specialises in providing intellectual property, corporate and commercial services. With primary office locations in South Africa [Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban] and branches and associate offices in a number of African countries, our firm’s leadership position as the largest intellectual property law practice in Africa, and one of South Africa’s foremost corporate, property and commercial law firms is reflected in the ground-breaking work we do and the valuable client relationships we have with many of the world’s largest corporations and organisations, as well as small to medium-sized companies.
The partnership (69 partners) and professional staffing environment at Adams & Adams is characterised by diversity, ingenuity, professionalism, as well as stability. The breadth of our practice areas, and impressive level of legal knowledge and expertise allows clients the opportunity to rely on our firm as a comprehensive resource for the most challenging and complex legal needs. We are pioneers in the areas of legislative advancement and knowledge, which allows our Partners to provide exemplary legal representation with efficiency and mastery.
Our Intellectual Property law practices work with clients around the globe and across many industries to protect, enforce and commercialise their intellectual property. The group offers clients a full range of legal services relating to the acquisition, enforcement and commercialisation of intellectual property rights.
Additionally, the general commercial legal service practices of Adams & Adams boast competent and powerful teams that are purposed to represent clients in expertise areas such as commercial and contract law, commercial litigation, property services, public procurement, banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions, tax, exchange control, franchising, competition, labour, personal injury, arbitration and dispute resolution, among others.
Dario Tanziani, Johan du Preez, Colin MacKenzie, Nelia Hickman, Mariëtte du Plessis, Samantha Copeling, Gérard du Plessis, Philip Pla-Pillans, Louis van der Walt, Russell Bagnall, Simon Brown, Grégor Wolter, Joseph Goedhals, Blain de Villiers, André Visser, Eugene Honey, Darren Olivier, Nolwazi Gcaba, David Scheepers, Megan Moerdijk, Kelly Thompson, Nolo Khechane, Janice Galvad, Nishi Chetty, Lucy Signorelli, Steven Yeates, Johnny Fiandeiro, Jenny Pienaar, Danie Dohmen, Leander Opperman, Alexis Apostolidis, Bilkis Daby, Debbie Marriott, Lauren Ross, Dale Healy, Mandy Swanepoel, Roelof Grové, Nicolette Koch, James Davies, Nicky Garnett, Vishen Pillay, Godfrey Budeli, Jac Marais, Nthabi Phaswana, Nishan Singh, Pieter Visagie, Dieter Welthagen, Somayya Khan, Danie Strachan, Werina Griffiths, Sajidha Gamieldien, Jani Cronjé, Wilhelm Prozesky, Nicolette Biggar, Jean-Paul Rudd, Andrew Molver, Stephen Hollis, Alicia Kabini, Alicia van der Walt, Andrew Phillips, Nondumiso Msimang, Wynand Fourie, Lita Miti-Qamata, Jan-Harm Swanepoel, Thando Manentsa, Amina Suliman, Wensel Britz, Kim Rampersadh, Kareema Shaik.