Dale Adams

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Location: Johannesburg

Tel: +27 11 535 8232

Fax: +27 11 535 8618

Email: dadams@werksmans.com


Dale Adams is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa. He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree (cum laude) from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal. Dale is an Associate in the Competition and Data Privacy Practice areas. Dale has extensive experience on various aspects of competition law such as, inter alia, merger control (in South Africa and Africa), market inquiries, cartels and other prohibited practices involving both litigious and non-litigious/advisory work. Dale also assists in competition compliance exercises as well as training. Dale also has extensive experience in other areas of regulatory law such as consumer protection, technology, franchising, trade and gambling.

  • Competition
  • Regulatory


  • Competition
  • Data Privacy


  • Labour and Employment

Competition Law

  • Obtaining of approval for mergers and takeovers from the competition authorities for small, intermediate and large mergers;
  • Initiating and defending of complaints of alleged anti-competitive conducts relating to, amongst others, cartels, abuse of dominance, excessive pricing and price discrimination and other restrictive practices;
  • Compliance programs and due diligence investigations;
  • General competition law advice
  • Obtain merger approval in foreign jurisdictions.

Data Privacy Law 

  • Compliance programs, e-learning and due diligence investigations;
  • Drafting of opinions in terms POPI;
  • Data privacy advice regarding data privacy law in various African jurisdictions; and
  • Advice in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act; and
  • Conduct research on various of data privacy law and draft articles for publications.
  • LLB (cum laude), University of KwaZulu-Natal, 2015 - 2018
  • Dean's Merit List at UKZN
  • Phatshoane Henney Group Honour Medal Holder (2018)
  • LLB Class Representative
  • Tutor
  • Featured in the "Without Prejudice" legal magazine on the class of 2018 top achievers column in the May 2019 edition