Adams & Adams has announced that the firm has been awarded South African IP Law Firm of the Year for 2014, by leading UK magazine Managing IP. The award was presented at the Managing IPGlobal Awards ceremony on 19 March in London.
The awards, among the world’s most prestigious, recognise outstanding work in IP during the last year. The winners are chosen by Managing IP’s editors and researchers based on a review of market developments, peer and client feedback and research for the World IP Survey.
“We are delighted to be acknowledged for our achievements. I think this demonstrates our commitment to providing the very best legal advice at all times,” says Gérard du Plessis, chairman of the firm. “I believe the fact that we view each client relationships as a collaborative partnership is a winning formula. We approach every client with the aim of delivering the most innovative solution to their business requirements through a highly-individualised service and exceptional professional expertise.”
The firm currently has 68 partners and a further professional complement of over 110 experienced attorneys and candidate attorneys. It has offices in South Africa (Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban), Mozambique (ARIPO), Angola, Tanzania (Zanzibar), Burundi, Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana, Namibia and an OAPI office based in Cameroon. It also has a world-wide network of attorney correspondents and associates, enabling the firm to handle both intellectual property and legal matters in any country.