We generally provide representation in the High Court as well as the Court of Appeal but are also amenable to making appearances in subordinate courts and tribunals where the client brief so requires. Our litigation department is well-placed to offer clients outstanding legal advice and provide professional and efficient legal service, whether in a court room, arbitration, tribunal hearing or other dispute resolution forum. Many of our clients operate in sectors frequently targeted by class action suits and group litigation which we are well equipped to handle. Over time, the firm has gained specialty knowledge in a number of different areas.
Our litigators help resolve disputes arising from the infringement of commercial contracts, as well as post-acquisition issues, distributorship agreements and officers' and directors' legal responsibilities. We also assist our corporate department in private equity, mergers, securities, acquisitions and all forms of debt finance.
The firm Also handles joint ventures as well as preparation of partnerships, shareholders’ and management contracts, technology transfer contracts, licence agreements and aviation leasing contracts. We also have experience in conducting due diligence, international loans negotiation, creation and perfection of securities and advising in bond issues.
We undertake all aspects of insolvency (corporate and personal), corporate recovery and debt work.
Our litigators have advised on and drafted various types of contracts, including those for the sale and supply of goods and services, partnering agreements, licensing and franchising arrangements, standard terms and conditions, consultancy agreements, agency agreements, outsourcing agreements, confidentiality and trade secrets agreements and facilities management agreements. We act both for service suppliers and for those procuring or processing services and are well positioned to achieve successful commercial outcomes.
We have dedicated lawyers who specialising in property disputes. Their knowledge and experience is used assertively and creatively for our clients. We draft property sale agreements, leases, asset and property management contracts and securities in respect of individuals, companies, partnerships and joint ventures.
We represent and advise clients in single asset as well as multi property/portfolio acquisitions and dispositions.
We advise on investigate titles, change of user, make inquiries and conduct searches as well as draft conveyances. We protect the rights of our landlord-clients to possession and receiving of rent and our tenant-clients from unlawful eviction and exploitation under the various Rent Acts.
We also advise and represent our clients in dispute resolutions between tenants and landlords and assist in out of court workouts and rearrangement obligations and terms of the contract.
Also we are involved in the facilitation of acquisitions, transfers, leases, easements and general dealing with real property.
We also act for clients in the agricultural, horticultural and plantations sector and have recently been involved in Turnkey Gated Community developments.
This practice offers advisory services as well as selective representation in local and international arbitration. Our senior partner is a co-founder of the Dispute Resolution Centre whose premises are next to ours. The Dispute Resolution Centre offers a range of techniques such as arbitration, mediation facilitation and med-arb to help clients resolve their disputes. Our other two partners have also trained in Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution making this area of practice our firm’s specialisation.
We have experience in a range of constitutional and public law matters, particularly labour and environmental issues, and have represented parties in the Constitutional Court in a diverse range of matters. We have also represented public interest organisations as Friends of the court in various matters and have brought and defended Constitutional Court cases on behalf of corporate clients.
Our experienced and dedicated team understands the complex issues related to personal injury and medical law.
Our litigators work directly with clients in structuring sophisticated commercial transactions to identify and minimize the effects of insolvency, offering leading insolvency solutions.
We have, for over a hundred years, acted for one of the major banks in the country. We also represent other financial institutions and insurance companies.
We have a team dedicated to tax disputes litigation and resolution, which aims to settle tax disputes as amicably as possible. Our team includes tax experts, as well as skilled administrators and litigators.
We advise on the tax implications of M&A, capital markets transactions, banking and finance transactions. Our expertise in tax law spans : real estate tax, transfer tax, energy and infrastructure tax, stamp duty, VAT, Income Tax, Transfer pricing, corporate restructuring, private equity and other funds tax among others.