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Intellectual property
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Corporate & Commercial
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Dispute Resolution
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Competition Law and Anti-trust
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Real Estate & Property Law
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Insurance
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Law Family and Private Law
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Adams Forensics
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Value Added Services
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North African countries collaborate to strengthen anti-counterfeiting measures in an environmentally sustainable manner

Countries in Northern Africa, including Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Egypt have been increasing their focus on anti-counterfeiting and protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights. A se...

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Netflix, Amazon Prime and others invest in Nigeria

Nigeria has the potential to become one of the largest export markets for the US creative sector. Ramin Toloui, assistant secretary for economic and business affairs, United States department of state...

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WIPO Director General Visits Namibia and Pledges Support in Developing an Innovation Ecosystem

Over the years, WIPO has been assisting African countries in developing IP policies and innovation ecosystems. Namibia is one of the countries collaborating with WIPO. This collaboration resulted in W...

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Testimonials

What Peoples are saying about us.

The firm has a wide area of expertise and it does not hesitate to call on specialists of other areas to assist and contribute to the success of a matter.
Chambers Global, 2024
The Adams & Adams team are experts in the field. We rely on their advice and we trust them. We are very pleased with their expertise and knowledge.
Chambers Global, 2024
Professional, dedicated and possess unrivalled knowledge and experience.
World Trademark Review, 2020
The firm is super-versatile and can call upon experts from a variety of specialities to provide a comprehensive view of the actions being taken. Its presence across the African continent is a massive plus for those who need counsel outside of South Africa too.
World Trademark Review, 2022
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About Us

About Adams

We are Africa’s largest intellectual property law firm with an award winning commercial, real estate and dispute resolution law practice. We are a gateway to African markets, with a network of over 200 legal professionals working in four major cities in South Africa and 23 associate offices across Africa. Our ethos is not just practising law ‘by the book’ but rather a firm which ‘writes the book’. This ensures we stay ahead of the field to provide the best legal services and help our clients realise the potential of their African enterprise.

Awards & Accolades

We are consistently shortlisted and acknowledged by leading global industry bodies and publications that recognise

Corporate Social Investment

Many of the firm’s partners and staff are already actively involved in individual philanthropic and social

Our Heritage

Harry Adams started his practice in Pretoria in 1908. By 1916 he was assisting the SA government in drafting new intellectual property law and had published a booklet on intellectual property laws in SA which brought international attention to his practice. The following year, Harry was joined by his younger brother EV Adams and so Adams & Adams was born. EV Adams practised conveyancing and general law and this laid the foundation for Adams & Adams success as an intellectual property and commercial law firm. Through the years Adams & Adams has continued the ground breaking and innovative spirit of the two brothers, no matter what the challenge.

How can we help you?

We have offices in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban, please contact your nearest office for any legal enquiry or assistance.