Helgard Janse van Rensburg

Helgard has extensive experience in local and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, corporate reorganisations, transaction structuring, general corporate matters, black economic empowerment and property developments. Helgard specialises in commercial real estate and routinely acts for public and private property developers, property and asset management companies, REITs and private equity firms in respect of […]

Alexis Apostolidis

Alexis Apostolidis is a partner in the patent litigation practice of Adams & Adams and heads the competition law department of the firm. He is well versed in all aspects of patent law and specialises in opinion work and patent litigation in the life sciences, agrochemical, petrochemical, IT and consumer goods sectors. He has successfully litigated on behalf of originator pharmaceutical companies, OEM German car manufacturers, banks and television content providers. Alexis’ practice also extends to litigation concerning design registrations, the commercialisation and licensing of IP and regulatory matters in the life sciences sector. He advises and represents clients in litigious work in a number of African countries.

Russell Bagnall

Russell Bagnall has advised clients on several contentious issues involving pharmaceutical disputes between multinational and generic companies. He also advises pharmaceutical clients on a wide range of issues, including licence and distribution agreements, co-promotion agreements and regulatory issues.

Nicolette Biggar

Nicolette Biggar is a Partner in the Trade Mark prosecution department in Pretoria. The focus of her practice is on Trade Mark protection (from application to registration) in Africa but she advises clients on protection outside of Africa as well.

James Davies

James is a patent attorney with an electronic and computer background, and with a genuine interest in these things and all things technological. James works in the patent department, mainly assisting local clients in filing and prosecution patent and design applications in South Africa and indeed all over the world.

Bilkis Daby

Bilkis is a partner in the Trade Marks Department, holding a LLB degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. 

Jani Cronjé

Jani Cronjé is a partner in the firm’s Trade Mark Litigation department. She specialises in trade mark oppositions and cancellations, trade mark infringement and passing-off disputes, domain name complaints, ASA complaints and copyright infringement matters.

Nishi Chetty

Nishi is a Partner in the Trade mark Department. She practices at the Durban office and is one of the Managing Partners. Nishi served for seven years on the firm’s Management Committee as Branch Office Chairperson.

Godfrey Budeli

Godfrey Budeli is one of the partners in Trade Mark Litigation section and is currently heading up the Anti-Counterfeiting team.

Simon Brown

At present, Simon is the Head of the Trade Mark Prosecution section, as well as Co-chairperson of the Trade Mark Department at Adams & Adams. Simon’s practice focuses largely on clearance investigations, filing and prosecution of trade mark cases and trade mark portfolio management throughout Africa and internationally.