Aadil Patel

Aadil Patel
1 Protea Place
Cnr of Fredman Drive and Protea Place
South Africa
+27 11 562 1107
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Who's Who Legal Labour, Employment & Benefits

Aadil Patel is the national head of the employment practice. A thought leader in his field, he is recognised for his in-depth expertise in employment law and has acted extensively for various employers in both the public and private sector.

Aadil has worked across multiple jurisdictions in Africa and globally. He has presented on a wide array of legal topics to different audiences and is featured regularly in published articles.

Recognised by both his peers and his clients for his proficiency in employment law, Aadil's track record includes having successfully advised and represented a number of state-owned enterprises as well as companies listed on the JSE.

Aadil’s areas of expertise include administrative and public law, aviation, mining and minerals, employee benefits, data protection and privacy, outsourcing, and corporate investigations.

Aadil joined Cliffe Dekker (now Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) as a director in 2006.

Aadil presents at various seminars and runs customised training workshops on topical issues. He is also a regular contributor and speaker at the LexisNexis Annual Labour Law Conference.

Adil is recommended in the labour and employment sections of Chambers Global (2015–2018, band 2), The Legal 500 EMEA (2012–2017), WWL (2011–2018), and Best Lawyers International (2018). He was the exclusive South African winner of the ILO Client Choice Awards 2014 in the employment and benefits category.

Adil studied at the University of the Witwatersrand (B Proc, LLB, LLM and H Dip (company law), diploma in pension funds, 2012) and Harvard Business School (DLA Piper Harvard Leadership Programme, 2012).

He is a member of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces and the South African Society for Labour Law (SASLAW).

WWL says: Aadil Patel acts for employers in both the public and private sectors, often across multiple jurisdictions in Africa and the world. He is “highly regarded in the field” as “a standout practitioner”.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Labour, Employment & Benefits which can be purchased from our Shop.

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