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Adams & Adams named South African IP Law Firm of the Year – Best Lawyers®

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Published Date: November 18, 2020

Best Lawyers®, a highly respected legal profession peer review publication recently announced their Best Lawyers® list for 2021 acknowledging outstanding global firms and lawyers. In the latest edition, Adams & Adams scooped the top spot for Law Firm of the Year, Intellectual Property Law in South Africa. In addition, 13 Adams & Adams Partners are featured on the list, with Darren Olivier awarded Best Lawyer of the Year, Intellectual Property Law for Johannesburg.

“Being awarded Law Firm of the Year for Intellectual Property Law in this year’s Best Lawyers® list is recognition of our innovation, service and performance, and speaks to our dedication to providing superior service to our clients. Furthermore, we are thrilled to have had a number of our lawyers recognised by their peers for their excellence in their respective fields of expertise. Such prestigious accolades showcase our partners’ outstanding contribution to the legal profession while consistently delivering the best results for clients,” says Gérard du Plessis, Adams & Adams partner and firm chairman.

Recognition in Best Lawyers® is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals alike as a significant honour, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. The accolades for Adams & Adams in the Best Lawyers® list for South Africa are:

 Best Lawyers® Law Firm of the Year 2021| Intellectual Property Law

  • Adams & Adams

Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year 2021 | Intellectual Property Law: Johannesburg

  • Darren Olivier

Best Lawyers® 2021 Edition | Intellectual Property Law

  • Dario Tanziani
  • Johan du Preez
  • Mariëtte du Plessis
  • Samantha Copeling
  • Gérard du Plessis
  • Russell Bagnall
  • Simon Brown
  • Darren Olivier
  • Kelly Thompson
  • Danie Dohmen
  • Alexis Apostolidis
  • Vishen Pillay

Best Lawyers® 2021 Edition | Competition / Antitrust Law

  • Alexis Apostolidis

Best Lawyers® 2021 Edition | Litigation

  • Jac Marais

“We are pleased to note that no Adams & Adams lawyers dropped off the rankings, with new additions being Alexis Apostolidis and Vishen Pillay for Intellectual Property Law and Jac Marais for Litigation. We would also like to congratulate Darren Oliver for his award as Lawyer of the Year, Intellectual Property Lawyer for Johannesburg, which is proof of his hard work and dedication in the IP field,” adds du Plessis.

The Best Lawyers® list of top attorneys is compiled after conducting exhaustive peer review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.  The awards are free of any participation or recognition fees.

 Individual lawyers with the highest overall peer-feedback by specialist area and geographic region are recognised as the Lawyer of the Year. Only one award is made for each specialty and location. Law Firm of the Year is awarded to a single firm by specialist area, determined on factors that including peer lawyer ballot feedback, the firm’s submission of coverage and scope in the practice area, previous awards, and reputation.

Alexis Apostolidis
Partner | Head of Competition Law Group
Danie Dohmen
Partner | Patent Attorney
Jac Marais
Partner | Commercial Attorney
Russell Bagnall
Partner | Patent Attorney
Simon Brown
Partner | Trade Mark Attorney
Vishen Pillay
Partner | Patent Attorney
Darren Olivier
Partner | Attorney
Gérard du Plessis
Kelly Thomson
Partner | Firm Chairperson
Mariette du Plessis
Partner | Trade Mark Attorney

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