Awards

AWARDS AND RANKINGS

Adams & Adams is consistently shortlisted and acknowledged by leading global industry bodies and publications that recognise excellence in global legal practice.

Prestigious awards and rankings, such as those conferred by Managing IP and Chambers Gobal, are based on market leading performance analysis and are strictly quantitative – designed to recognise those firms which are consistently delivering the best results for their clients.

CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS

  • Chambers Global 2018 | Band 1 Ranking – Intellectual Property Law Firm
  • Chambers Global 2018 | Recommended Practice – Dispute Resolution

LEGAL 500 – EUROPE · MIDDLE EAST · AFRICA

  • Legal 500 EMEA 2017 | Tier 1 Ranking – Intellectual Property Law Firm
  • Legal 500 EMEA 2018 | Tier 1 Ranking – Intellectual Property Law Firm
  • Legal 500 EMEA 2019 | Tier 1 Ranking – Intellectual Property Law Firm

THE LEGAL 500 TOP TIER FIRM RANKINGS 2019 | COMMENTARY

Adams & Adams operates a considerable IP practice and leads the market in South Africa and across the continent. The firm advises some 240 of Fortune 500 companies and has experienced growth in engagements from software companies. It represented Novartis in opposing the registration of the trade mark Curida in class 5 by Cipla Medpro. The team is ‘extremely responsive and cost effective‘, is ‘excellent in working with the various countries in this region‘ and has ‘the premier IP practice in South Africa‘ according to a client.  Russell Bagnall is a market leader in patent litigation, as are Danie Dohmen and Alexis Apostolidis.  Gérard du Plessis is recommended for trade mark litigation, while Simon Brown, who provides ‘an outstanding service‘, and Samantha Copeling, who is ‘kind and knowledgeable‘, are noted for trade mark prosecution. Mariëtte Du Plessis   is ‘direct, strategic and patient‘ and Kelly Thompson and Darren Olivier are also recommended.

MANAGING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY [MIP]

  • Law Firm of the Year – Africa | 2015, 2016 and 2017
  • Law Firm of the Year – South Africa | 2013, 2014 and 2018
  • Law Firm of the Year – Corporate Social Responsibility and Innovation in Africa | 2018
  • Copyright – Tier 1 Ranking | 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Patent contentious – Tier 1 Ranking | 2018, 2019
  • Patent prosecution – Tier 1 Ranking | 2018, 2019
  • Trade Marks – Tier 1 Ranking | 2018, 2019

WORLD IP SURVEY | IP STARS [MIP]

  • IP Stars Ranking 2016, 2017 |Tier 1 Ranked for Copyright
  • IP Stars Ranking 2018 | Tier 1 Ranked for Patent Contentious Practice
  • IP Stars Ranking 2018 | Tier 1 Ranked for Patent Prosecution Practice
  • IP Stars Ranking 2018 | Tier 1 Ranked for Trade Mark Practice

IAM PATENT 1000

  • World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2017 | Gold Band Ranking – South Africa

ACQ5 LEGAL AWARDS

  • Middle East & Africa Law Firm of the Year 2016 | Life Sciences
  • Middle East & Africa Law Firm of the Year 2016 | Patents
  • Middle East & Africa Law Firm of the Year 2016 | Trade Marks
  • Middle East & Africa Law Firm of the Year 2016 | Competition and Anti-Trust
  • South Africa – Advisory Firm of the Year 2017 | Litigation
  • South Africa – Law firm of the year 2018 | Trade Marks
  • ACQ5 Gamechangers award 2018 | Healthcare/ Pharmaceutical /Biotech and Medtech

TOP 500 AWARDS | SOUTH AFRICA

  • Top500 Recommended Business Support Companies | Legal
  • Best Managed Companies 2015 | Finalist
  • Best Managed Companies 2016 | Finalist

FINANCE MONTHLY LAW AWARDS

  • Patents Law Firm of the Year | South Africa 2017
  • Life Sciences Law Firm of the Year | South Africa 2018
  • Outright winner – Advertising and Marketing – Law Firm of the Year | South Africa 2018
  • Litigation – Law Firm of the Year | South Africa 2018
  • Intellectual Property – Law Firm of the Year | South Africa 2017, 2018
  • Outright winner Trade Marks Law Firm of the Year | South Africa 2019
  • Designs and Copyrights Law Firm of the Year  | South Africa 2019

LAWYER MONTHLY AWARDS

  • Biotechnology Law Firm of the Year | South Africa 2017
  • Advertising and Marketing Law Firm of the Year | South Africa 2017
  • Patents Law Firm of the Year | South Africa 2017
  • Civil Law Firm of the Year | South Africa 2017
  • Outright winner for Anti-Counterfeiting Law Firm of the Year | South Africa 2017, 2018
  • Winner of Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year | South Africa 2017, 2018
  • Shortlisted for : Trademarks – Lawyer of the Year | South Africa 2018

GLOBAL 100 LEGAL AWARDS

  • Full Service Law Firm of the Year | South Africa 2017
  • Firm of the Year | Africa 2018

BEST LAWYER

  • Top Law Firm of the Year | 2018, 2019

WTR 1000

  • Leading Trade Mark Professionals | 2017

IFLR

  • Mergers & Acquisitions – notable Firm | 2019

Legal Comprehensive.com

  • Best Intellectual Property Law Firm – South Africa | 2019

Lawyer International Global Awards

  • Firm of the Year – Africa | 2019