Published Date: November 11, 2021

Author: Jac Marais

Adams & Adams has once again achieved outstanding recognition in the Best Lawyers® list for 2022. The oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession globally, Best Lawyers® acknowledges exceptional firms and lawyers.

For 2022, 17 Adams & Adams lawyers have been recognised across 6 categories including entries into 3 new categories for the firm.

Special mention goes to Mariëtte du Plessis who was named Lawyer of the Year in the Intellectual Property category. This is an incredible achievement considering just one lawyer per country per practice area receives this accolade.

“We are incredibly proud to have so many of our respected colleagues featured on this list. Recognition from Best Lawyers® is a considerable honour and to have such a significant number of the Adams & Adams team acknowledged by the publication is a testament to the incredible talent throughout our firm,” said Kelly Thompson, Adams & Adams partner and firm chair.

The accolades for Adams & Adams by category in South Africa include:

Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year 2022 | Intellectual Property Law: South Africa

  • Mariëtte du Plessis

Best Lawyers® 2022 Edition | Intellectual Property Law

  • Alexis Apostolidis
  • Russell Bagnall
  • Simon Brown
  • Samantha Copeling
  • Danie Dohmen
  • Gérard du Plessis
  • Johan du Preez
  • Vishen Pillay
  • Dario Tanziani
  • Kelly Thompson
  • Darren Olivier

Best Lawyers® 2022 Edition | Competition / Antitrust Law

  • Alexis Apostolidis

Best Lawyers® 2022 Edition | Litigation

  • Jac Marais
  • Gregor Wolter

Best Lawyers® 2022 Edition | Franchise

  • Eugene Honey

Best Lawyers® 2022 Edition | Corporate Governance and Compliance Practice

  • Danie Strachan

“It’s greatly encouraging to see an even greater number of Adams & Adams lawyers mentioned by the publication this year, particularly as several accolades were received in key new categories, including Franchise, Competition and Corporate Governance and Compliance Practice. We are thrilled to see Adams recognised in a number of categories beyond Intellectual Property, which demonstrates the expanding reach of the firm. Congratulations to all involved for this noteworthy success,” said Thompson.

The Best Lawyers® list of top attorneys is compiled after conducting exhaustive peer review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The awards are free of any participation or recognition fees.