Adams & Adams

Adams & Adams

Adams & Adams


Pretoria (Head office)
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+27 12 432 6000

Johannesburg Office
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+27 11 895 1000

Cape Town Office
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+27 21 402 5000

Durban Office
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+27 31 536 3740

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Adams & Adams is an internationally recognised full-service corporate law firm, based in South Africa. Our leadership position as one of the largest intellectual property law practice’s in the southern hemisphere, and as 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.

Adams & Adams has a superb and enviable client base (240 Fortune500 companies) that includes commercial businesses, international sports bodies, NGOs, government departments and private individuals. Our worldwide network of attorney correspondents and associates enables us to handle intellectual property and corporate legal matters in any country, while leveraging the obvious cost advantage of operating out of South Africa.

Corporately, Adams & Adams is consistently shortlisted and acknowledged by leading global industry bodies and publications that recognise excellence in global legal practice. Likewise, individually, our attorneys are nationally and internationally recognised as experts in their fields. All our teams are focused on providing a fast, efficient and responsive service without losing sight of the quality of advice required.

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. These services include counsel and handling of transactions in cases involving patents, copyrights, trade marks, designs, licensing, and data security. The partners and associates in our Intellectual Property Group also litigate these issues in courts globally.

In addition the Adams & Adams general commercial legal services practices 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. As a leader among law firms involved in commercial services and other corporate transactions, the transactional and litigation experience of our attorneys, the breadth of our practice and the geographical reach of our offices in Africa have allowed us to maintain a competitive leadership position, representing a broad array of public and private companies, private equity firms and financial institutions, governmental entities, and other institutions and individuals in almost every type of commercial law situation.