At the recent Managing IF EMEA Awards in London, Adams & Adams was named the leading Law firm in South Africa for 2018, as well as Africa’s Corporate Social Responsibility & Innovation in IP Firm of the Year. Of the awards, Partner and Chairman, Gerard du Plessis, commented: “Our proven track record in Africa and the Ascendancy of South African law firms in the regional awards is an indication of the tremendous know-how that we have to offer throughout the continent – and it’s especially appropriate that in the 110th year of our firm’s existence, we are confirmed as the top firm in the country of our founding – South Africa.”
The firm was established in July 1908 by brothers Harry and Eustace Adams and has become one of Africa’s largest and most respected intellectual property law practices. “If the saying that the future builds on the foundation of the past holds true, then the tangible spirit of innovative law established by over a century of business, certainly explains why we command such a leading position in the southern hemisphere,” says du Plessis. “We’re constantly working to provide greater benefits to our clients through innovations such as our Africa IP Network Week, Crammerevent, IP Connect service, Online Patent Quoting Tool, and the Kipanga™ Watch Service
Prestigious accolades such as those by ManagingIP, Best Lawyers®, IP Stars and Chambers® are based on market leading performance analysis and are strictly quantitative – designed to recognise those firms which are consistently delivering the best results for their clients.
Over the past decade the firm has, systematically, worked at expanding the network of Associate Offices that operate in conjunction with local partners to enhance the firm’s client offering throughout Africa. Selected jurisdictions within the Adams & Adams Africa Network (AAAN) include Angola, Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Egypt, Ghana, Libya, Nigeria, Angola, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Cameroon. These offices service important jurisdictions as well as the regional IP organisations, ARIPO and OAPI.
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