Published Date: November 17, 2022

Adams & Adams is proud to announce it has once again been honoured with the Best Lawyers® “Law Firm of the Year” award for expertise in Intellectual Property Law in South Africa. In addition to this achievement, 27 of the firm’s partners are named in The Best Lawyers in South Africa® 2023 edition, with 11 partners new to the list, and Eugene Honey awarded “Lawyer of the Year” for Franchise Law in Johannesburg.

“We are thrilled about all our awards in the Best Lawyers® 2023 edition. Not only have we been named as ‘Law Firm of the Year’ in the practice of Intellectual Property Law, but we have a record number of partners recognised by their peers for their excellent work in the profession, many of whom have been included in the Best Lawyers® list for the first time. In a notable distinction, partner Eugene Honey has been awarded Best Lawyers® 2023 Franchise Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Johannesburg. This award honours only one lawyer per practice area in each region, with extremely high overall feedback from their peers.

Congratulations to all those involved in these well-deserved accolades,” says Kelly Thompson, Adams & Adams, firm chairperson.

Best Lawyers® is an esteemed publication that acknowledges exceptional firms and lawyers in their practice areas based purely on peer reviews. The Best Lawyers® list of top lawyers is compiled by conducting exhaustive surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.

The Best Lawyers® in South Africa accolades for Adams & Adams are:

Best Lawyers® Law Firm of the Year 2023| Intellectual Property Law

  • Adams & Adams

Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year 2023 | Franchise Law | Johannesburg

  • Eugene Honey

Best Lawyers® 2023 Edition | Intellectual Property Law

  • Alexis Apostolidis
  • Russell Bagnall
  • Simon Brown
  • Godfrey Budeli
  • Nishi Chetty
  • Samantha Copeling
  • Blain de Villiers
  • Danie Dohmen
  • Gérard du Plessis
  • Mariëtte du Plessis
  • Johan du Preez
  • Nolwazi Gcaba
  • Werina Griffiths
  • Dale Healy
  • Nolo Khechane
  • Darren Olivier
  • Jenny Pienaar
  • Vishen Pillay
  • Lucy Signorelli
  • Nishan Singh
  • Dario Tanziani
  • Kelly Thompson
  • Steven Yeates

Best Lawyers® 2023 Edition | Advertising Law

  • Jenny Pienaar
  • Steven Yeates

Best Lawyers® 2023 Edition | Competition/Antitrust Law

  • Alexis Apostolidis

Best Lawyers® 2023 Edition | Entertainment Law

  • Mariëtte du Plessis

Best Lawyers® 2023 Edition | Litigation

  • Jac Marais
  • Kelly Thompson
  • Grégor Wolter

Best Lawyers® 2023 Edition | Construction Law

  • Grégor Wolter

Best Lawyers® 2023 Edition | Corporate Governance and Compliance Practice

  • Danie Strachan

Named as the 2023 Best Lawyers® “Law Firm of the Year” in South Africa for Intellectual Property Law, Adams & Adams has been recognised as a single top firm for its work in this specific field nationwide. The award is determined by a handful of factors, which include lawyer ballot feedback, the firm’s significant matters submissions, the firm’s coverage and scope in this practice area, historical analysis of the firm’s “Lawyer of the Year” awards, and the firm’s reputation as an expert in this area.

“To be honoured consistently in the Best Lawyers® list every year is an acknowledgement of our talent and expertise at Adams & Adams, not only in intellectual property but in other legal areas. This peer accolade reflects our firm’s highly regarded reputation and capabilities as we grow from strength to strength in offering clients a range of services ,” concludes Thompson.