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Minchin & Kelly (Botswana)

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Managing Partner: Terence Dambe
Number of partners: 5
Number of lawyers: 6
English, Setswana

Firm Overview:
Minchin & Kelly (Botswana) provides high quality, client-centric legal service to both local and international clients. The firm is a one stop shop for all commercial law requirements. Practice areas include banking and finance, corporate and commercial, projects and infrastructure, commercial litigation, mergers and acquisitions, high-end labour law and commercial property. Firm’s clients include parastatals, financial instituitions, insurance companies, Botswana Government, global corporations and SMMEs.
Minchin & Kelly is the Botswana member firm of DLA Piper Africa, which has unrivalled geographic reach throughout the African continent.

Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Finance
Commercial & Corporate
Resources & Energy
Commercial & Civil Litigation
Mergers & Acquisitions
General & Criminal Litigation

Banking & Finance:
The firm advises on all aspects of banking and finance, including project finance, Public Private Partnerships (PPPs), asset finance and leasing, acquisition and structured finance. The firm also advises on the regulatory and compliance aspects of banking and non-banking financial institutions. Transactional work includes cross-border project financing, cross-border liquidity management services, cross-border debt financing to foreign utility companies. Examples of the firm’s expertise include involvement in the US$1 billion Morupule B Power Station extension where it advised the Botswana Power Corporation on the debt financing aspects thereof.
Key Clients: FNB Botswana, Botswana Insurance Fund Managers, RMB, Stanbic Bank Botswana, Botswana Public Officers Pension Fund (BPOPF), Botswana Development Corporation (BDC), BancABC, Letlole La Rona
Contact: Tatenda Dumba Tel: +267 391 2734
Email: [email protected]

Corporate, Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions:
The firm advises on a wide spectrum of commercial transactions and corporate matters including joint ventures, sale and purchase of shares, corporate restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, establishment of partnerships, trusts, societies and NGOs. The firm has extensive experience in providing legal advice and transactional assistance with competition law regulatory compliance.
Key Clients: MOD Ltd, Botswana Public Officers Pension Fund (BPOPF), AON Botswana, Stanbic Bank, Botswana Development Corporation (BDC), Atlas Towers, Coca Cola, Sun International, Cummins Africa , Botswana Oil, Public Enterprises Evaluation and Privatisation Agency (PEEPA)
Contact: Isaac Ntombela Tel: +267 391 2734
Email: [email protected]

The firm boasts of a robust practice in this area, dealing with all aspects of insurance business and litigation. The firm’s clients include various national and international brokers and insurers and reinsurers such as the Botswana Government Self Insurance, Zurich Insurance Company, Regent Insurance, Santam, AON Botswana, Hollard, Old Mutual, Marsh and the Botswana Short Term Insurance Underwriters Association which represents most insurance companies in Botswana.
Key Clients: Hollard Insurance, Bryte Insurance, AON Botswana
Contact: Jayne Cross Tel: +267 391 2734
Email: [email protected]

Resources & Energy:
The firm advises on regulatory and transactional matters relating to the mining industry as well as on all aspects of energy including the project financing thereof, off take agreements, wheeling arrangements, cross-border power purchases, emergency supply stations and other related matters. The firm has recently been engaged to advise on the set up of a mine rehabilitation trust for Debswana Mines upon closure.
Key Clients: Vivo Energy, Puma Energy, Sekaname (Pty) Ltd, Steag Energy Services (Germany), Botswana Oil Ltd, Rio Tinto Mining and Exploration, Botswana Power Corporation, Morupule Coal Mine, Marubeni Consortium, Tshukudu Metals
Contact: Terence Dambe Tel: +267 391 2734
Email: [email protected]

Insolvency & Judicial Management:
The firm has experience in all forms of insolvency work including winding up, judicial management and sequestrations.
Key Clients: National Buildings Construction Corporation (India), Botswana Development Corporation (BDC)
Contact: Jayne Cross Tel: +267 391 2734
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
The firm registered the first title deed in Botswana in the 1890s and has been involved in property development and law ever since. The firm provided the legal framework for the establishment of the first privately developed township in Botswana. Transactions and advice cover all aspects of property law including restricted transactions under the land control legislation, major retail and commercial developments, sectional title transactions, taxation on property and related transactions, registration of mortgages and general conveyancing.
Key Clients: First National Bank, Barclays Bank, Botswana Building Society, Smart Partnership Enterprises, China Jiangxi Corporation, Phakalane Estates, Botswana Development Corporation, Morupule Coal Mine
Contact: Terence Dambe Tel: +267 391 2734
Email: [email protected]

Financial Recoveries:
The firm has a very effective financial recoveries department to deal with all forms of debt collection. The firm’s business model in this department has resulted in very competitive fees being levied for its services.
Key Clients: Barclays Bank of Botswana, First National Bank, Stanbic Bank, Hollard, BancABC, Bank Gaborone, Old Mutual, Botswana Insurance Company Limited, Botswana Building Society, Massmart
Contact: Nyaradzo Mupfuti Tel: +267 391 2734
Email: [email protected]

The firm has a well established labour department which specialises in all areas of labour law including retrenchments, Industrial Court litigation, drafting and advising on employment agreements, unfair dismissals, restructuring, severance benefits and advising on transfers of employees on a sale of a business as going concern.
Key Clients: Vivo Energy Rio Tinto, Botswana National Productivity Centre, Steag Energy Services (Germany), Statistics Botswana, Lenmed Bokamoso Hospital, JHPiego, Cummins Africa
Contact: Nyaradzo Mupfuti Tel: +267 391 2734
Email: [email protected]

Commercial & Civil Litigation:
The firm has a well established litigation practice. The department deals with a broad spectrum of civil and commercial litigation relating to insurance, construction, mining, government tenders, medical negligence, personal damages, directors and shareholder disputes.
Key Clients: Life Health Care Hospital, Lenmed Bokamoso Hospital, Santam Insurance, China Civil Engineering & Construction, Regent Insurance, Bryte Insurance, Botswana Power Corporation, Botswana Public Officers Pension Fund (BPOPF)
Contact: Jayne Cross Tel: +267 3912734
Email: [email protected]