National Practice Head, Director
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 include having successfully advised and represented a number of state-owned enterprises as well as companies listed on the JSE.
Aadil joined Cliffe Dekker (now Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) as a Director in 2006.
Experience in African Jurisdictions (Excluding South Africa)
Aadil presents at various seminars and runs customised training workshops on topical issues, these include:
Aadil is a regular contributor and speaker at the LexisNexis Annual Labour Law Conference. Some of the topics he has covered include ‘Employment, the economy & growth: The implications for Labour Law’ in 2013 and 'Labour Law in transition: the role of Labour, Business and Government' in 2015.
He was one of two world class speakers at The Law Society of South Africa's Seminar on the subject, 'Shedding light on Administrative Scrutiny: Tenders & Licencing in areas of public administration'.
Aadil presented at the 26th Annual Labour Law Conference, held at the Sandton Convention Centre in 2013. The theme, ‘Employment, the economy and growth: The implications for Labour Law’, examined the impact of the prolonged global economic crisis on labour law and the need for the South African economy and labour market to develop tools to address these challenges.
In addition he presents at the CDH: Annual Labour Law Conference and Education Seminars.