Faadhil Adams is a Senior Lecturer in the commercial law department at the University of Cape Town. Prior to this he lectured the Business Enterprises Law course at the University of Johannesburg to final year LLB students, for four years. He also regularly taught in the International Commercial Law LLM programme. He completed he’s BA (Law), LLB and LLM at the University of Johannesburg where he was awarded the prize for the best dissertation in the faculty for 2013. In 2015 he was awarded a scholarship to undertake research in fields which considered the intersection between company law and private international law – freedom of establishment (free movement of companies) at the Institute for the Harmonization of Private Law (UNIDROIT) in Rome, Italy. In 2017, he was awarded a scholarship by the Max Plank Institute in Hamburg, Germany to undertake research specifically into commercial Shari’ah law and its possible application as the governing law of an international contract. Faadhil’s LLD studies are part of a joint doctoral programme between the University of Johannesburg and the University of Lucerne in Switzerland. The study is in the field of international commercial contracts and more specifically looks at aspects of non-State law. The study is undertaken under the auspices of the Research Center for Private International Law in Emerging Countries (RCPILEC) for which Faadhil has been a researcher for the last four years.
Although initially having started as a conflicts researcher primarily researching international trade issues, the time spent lecturing and working in company law has allowed him to develop an interest in both fields.
- Adams F and Van der Linde KE “Towards free movement of companies – the European position as a model for SADC”, in Hugo (ed.) “Transnational impacts on Law: Perspectives from South Africa and Germany” 21 (2016) publisher NOMOS (Germany).
- Adams F “Contrasting the Application of the Mandatory Rules of a Third Country in South Africa, Turkey and the European Union” International Journal of Law and Politics 2016.
- Van der Linde KE and Adams F “Company and Corporate Insolvency Law Update” in Hugo and Du Toit (eds.) Annual Banking Law Update 145-171 (2017) publisher Juta.
- Commercial Private International in East and Southern Africa, paper titled: The Application of the Mandatory Rules of a Third Country in East and Southern Africa (UJ, September 2015)
- Third Annual International Mercantile Law Conference, paper titled: Towards a Free Movement of Companies – The European Position as a Model For South Africa and her Neighbours (University of the Free State, November 2015)
- International Workshop on Law and Politics 2016 , paper titled: Contrasting the Application of the Mandatory Rules of a Third Country in South Africa, Turkey and the European Union (Istanbul, Turkey, April 2016)
- Joint Conference University of Johannesburg and Augsburg University, paper titled, Towards Free Movement of Companies in SADC (Augsburg, Germany, June 2016)
- Globalisation of trade and the law (Public Lecture by Professor Ingeborg Scwhenzer) (University of Johannesburg August 2017), paper titled: Party Autonomy and Choice of non-State law in International Commercial Contracts.
- Annual Banking Law Update (ABLU) Paper titled: Company and Corporate Insolvency Law Update (Johannesburg, ENS Africa, Sandton, September 2017)
- Robert Sharrock Business Transactions Law Juta & Co Ltd: Cape Town 2017 (ninth edition) published in Tydskrif vir Suid-Afrikaanse Reg (TSAR).
- Tobie Wiese Corporate Governance in South Africa with International Comparisons Juta and Co Ltd: Cape Town 2017 (second edition) published in Tydskrif vir Suid-Afrikaanse Reg (TSAR).