As Africa’s largest intellectual property law firm, Adams & Adams (A&A) has continued to establish Associate Offices in strategic jurisdictions within the continent. With 23 Associate Office across Africa currently, the establishment of an office in Egypt in 2015, remains a significant milestone in the evolution of the firm.
Our office in Egypt has provided the firm with a strong foothold in the North African region and enhanced our ability to offer better and more cost-effective services to our clients.
Although Adams & Adams is well known for its work in South Africa and other jurisdictions in Sub-Saharan Africa it is a little-known fact that the Firm has extensive experience in IP matters across North Africa including Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco.
Our many years of experience operating outside of South Africa have enabled us to put in place mechanisms to ensure a trusted and high-quality service for our clients including comprehensive in-house due diligence processes in line with the most stringent FCPA / Anti – Corruption legislation across the world.
“Our North African operation places Adams & Adams in a unique position in terms of its IP offering on the African continent. A&A’s strategy has not only been to expand its network in Africa, but to ensure that this expansion is beneficial to its clients by offering quality service and being a trusted alternative to other firms operating in the region.”, Simon Brown, Partner and Chairperson of the Africa Strategy Committee
We work in close cooperation with our Egyptian office to ensure consistency in the service we are able to offer across all jurisdictions where we operate in Africa.
Our most recent engagement took place in September 2023 in Pretoria, South Africa at the annual Africa Network Meeting which was attended by over 70 IP practitioners and IP office administrators from over 25 countries in Africa.
The Africa Network Meeting is our flagship event of the year and is the only meeting of its kind in Africa. Although it is always good to meet our colleagues from our partner offices at our Head Office in Pretoria, we travel extensively throughout the year to ensure that we remain aware of on the ground developments and create and maintain relationships with the IP Offices in key jurisdictions. Our most recent visit to Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco proved invaluable in building such relationships and the learnings continue to benefit our clients as we improve our ability to offer them attractive service offering in North Africa.
It is the continued and real engagements with the African IP fraternity that sets Adams & Adams apart from its competitors.