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 (68 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.
Adams & Adams is consistently shortlisted and acknowledged by leading global industry bodies and publications that recognise excellence in global legal practice; and peer review and ranking agencies repeatedly acknowledge the firm as a top-tier service provider.
Through our Associate Offices and long established networks, we serve our global client base throughout the African continent - in matters of intellectual property, commercial law, property and litigation. Adams & Adams regularly hosts a meeting of partners from Associate Offices throughout the continent – a network meeting designed to maintain relationships, build capacity and share information about updates on intellectual property and corporate & commercial developments across the continent. Adams & Adams has offices in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban and associate offices in Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon (OAPI), Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Mozambique (ARIPO), Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, The Gambia, Tanzania (including Zanzibar) and Zimbabwe.
BRANCHES & ASSOCIATE OFFICES IN AFRICA For assistance or contact with one of our associate offices across Africa: email@example.com Adams & Adams has offices in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban and associate offices in Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon (OAPI), Egypt (North Africa), Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Libya, Mozambique (ARIPO), Namibia, Nigeria, Swaziland and Tanzania (including Zanzibar).
African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO) For assistance or contact with one of our associate offices in a member state of ARIPO: firstname.lastname@example.org Botswana Gambia Ghana Kenya Lesotho Liberia Malawi Mozambique Namibia Rwanda São Tomé and Príncipe Sierra Leone Somalia Sudan Swaziland Tanzania Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe.
The Organisation Africaine de la Propriété Intellectuelle (OAPI)
For assistance or contact with one of our associate offices in a member state of OAPI: email@example.com Benin Burkina Faso Cameroon Central African Republic Chad Republic of Congo Ivory Coast Equatorial Guinea Gabon Guinea Guinea-Bissau Mali Mauritania Niger Senegal Togo Comoros
Last updated 4th April 2019