Most of the team at the 2022 yearend function


SWART was established in 2012 as the result of a management buyout by a pre-eminent law firm's technology and intellectual team to pursue a unique focus: to become the team of choice to help clients "from IP to IPO"®.

This slogan encapsulates what we are passionate about: to help entrepreneurs create value through innovation, together changing the world for the better. The journey often starts with an idea (the "Intellectual Property", "IP") and may grow to take public investment (an "Initial Public Offering", "IPO").

From the international innovation hub of Stellenbosch, bright minds collaborate for the benefit of big and small clients at any stage of their maturity.

Since our establishment the team has enjoyed steady growth, courteousy of many loyal clients.

Aside from our own team, we also boast a well-established and actively curated network of like-minded experts in most parts of the world who complement our services in fields such as funding, tax, crossborder structuring and international intellectual property work.