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Adams & Adams is an internationally recognised and leading African law firm that specialises in providing intellectual property, corporate and commercial services.

With primary office locations in South Africa and branches and associate offices in a number of African countries, our firm's leadership position as the largest intellectual property law practice in Africa, and one of South Africa's foremost corporate, property and commercial law firms is reflected in the ground-breaking work we do and the valuable client relationships we have with many of the world's largest corporations and organisations, as well as small to medium-sized companies.

Around 250 Fortune500 companies rely on Adams & Adams to protect their intellectual property rights and commercial interests in South Africa and Africa - making it the largest intellectual property law practice on the continent and one of the leading corporate, commercial and litigation practices in South Africa.

Adams & Adams is consistently acknowledged and tier-1 ranked by the leading global industry bodies and peer-review indices that recognise excellence in global legal practice. Participation in awards and indices allows us to benchmark our performance and gain valuable feedback from third parties - allowing us to improve our offering. We have been named Firm of the Year (Africa) and Firm of the Year (South Africa) on multiple occasions by the Managing Intellectual Property EMEA Awards, which recognise organisations that have made an outstanding contribution to the development and promotion of intellectual property rights. Industry indices such as Chambers & Partners, Legal500 and IAM1000 have all confirmed top-tier rankings for Adams & Adams. Our responsible business practices were also recognised by Managing IP as Firm of the Year for Corporate Social Responsibility and Innovation in Africa.

Central to Adams & Adams' growth strategy, is the close relationship we continue to foster and enjoy with our local partners and Associate Offices throughout the African continent, in combination with vital engagement with local Registries. Each year our professionals travel widely, focusing our efforts on jurisdictions where protecting our clients' interests has been paramount. Through our Associate Offices and long established networks, we serve our global client base throughout the African continent - in matters of intellectual property, commercial law, property and litigation.