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Litigation, Arbitration and Regulatory

Our lawyers are skilled in litigation, arbitration, investigations and alternative dispute resolution and will deploy that experience to help you devise the best strategies. Advising on regulatory law, we focus on areas such as international trade, antitrust and competition, global governance and more.

In an environment where regulation and its enforcement will only increase, we recognize that effective compliance and avoidance of regulatory intervention are business critical issues for our clients. 

We have the local knowledge to apply the regulatory, economic, political and cultural context to legal issues and develop case strategies, including technically challenging or complex multi-jurisdictional matters.

Experience has included advising: 

  • On behalf of a communication service provider, assisting in the preparation of their licensing application with the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) and the Minister of Information and Technology.
  • On behalf on national and international communication services providers in relation to action instituted by Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) for the alleged infringement of the Communication Act.
  • Numerous clients in their interactions with the Competition Commission of Namibia, in particular the reporting of proposed mergers and advising on anti-competitive practices.
  • On behalf of various clients, including clients in like financial institutions, and regularly assist with their dealings and interactions with the Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority (NAMFISA).
  • With numerous contractual, delictual and other claims in the High Court of Namibia for several clients.
  • Clients in tender reviews pertaining to the awarding of the tenders.
  • On settling of contractual disputes on behalf of clients in terms of alternative dispute resolutions methods.
  • Clients in respect of civil construction disputes which transactions was governed by the FIDIC suite of documents.
  • Local financial institutions, multinational organizations and global banking giants. We have extensive experience in contentious banking and finance matters and the range of skills needed successfully to manage litigation risks and disputes in the financial services sector, providing timely and thorough advice on regulatory, legal and reputational issues.

Mobile money in Africa: Access, regulations and risks

This article discusses how mobile money in Africa has opened access to the previously unbanked, and looks at the role regulators are playing to mitigate the money laundering risks associated with mobile money.

The inadvertent rise of digital transactions in Zimbabwe

This article will trace the history of currency use in Zimbabwe, tracking Zimbabwe’s movement from relative monetary stabilization following independence, to its crippling hyperinflation, abandonment of the Zimbabwean dollar, adoption of a multi-currency system and ultimately how the evolution of the currency regime has led to the rise of fintech methods of transacting on the back of a cashless society’s desperate need to adapt to debilitating shortages of cash in the economy.