About us

We strive to be a good corporate citizen and contribute to the betterment of our country.
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Wealth of experience

The firm specialises in all matters commercial, including intellectual property, estate administration, conveyancing, mergers and acquisitions, finance and infrastructure transactions, cross-border financing, due diligence reviews and reports, tenement reports, legal opinions, contractual drafting, advising and representing clients in negotiations and drafting subsequent agreements, and the provision of advisory and regulatory services to corporate and commercial entities in various sectors such as mining, environment, petroleum and energy, information technology and telecommunications.

The firm also has an active litigation department in respect of general civil and commercial matters, as well as matters relating to labour, trademark litigation, mining law, competition law and mergers and acquisitions.

ESP also has long standing relationships with correspondent firms and act on instructions of some of the most prominent legal firms in South Africa and globally. During 2013, ESP concluded a Collaboration Agreement with the eminent South African practice Webber Wentzel, through which ESP can access capacity and experience not otherwise available in Namibia.

Our team brings:

  • The right approach. We aim to provide clear, straightforward solutions, to think ahead and identify those issues likely to impact our client, to ensure there are no surprises, addressing legal risks.
  • The right expertise. We have a range of technical specialists and deep sector knowledge.
  • The right mind-set. We think forward and we are passionate about how to add value to our clients.

Transformation

ESP supports the objectives of the NEEEF, the principles of ownership, equity and management participation, employment equity and skills development and complies with the provisions of the Affirmative Action (Employment) Act 24 of 1998. ESP is committed to transformation, empowerment and diversity. Forty five per cent of the partnership is owned by previously disadvantaged persons. ESP therefore qualifies as a BBEE-empowered company as per the Namibian Financial Sector Charter provisions.

Corporate Citizenship

ESP is committed to the social upliftment and enrichment of the Namibian nation by making positive financial contributions to various worthy charitable causes, the focus of which is on organisations that promote education and learning.

We also do frequent pro bono work involving individuals or organisations involved in worthy causes and provide legal assistance to these individuals or organisations when required.

ESP also has a standing agreement with Global Business Labs, a Norwegian funded programme that identifies worthy entrepreneurial projects in various developing countries, in terms whereof we form part of the panel evaluating Namibian based or borne projects and provide free legal advice to empower identified local entrepreneurs for a given period.

Accolades

ESP have been consistently considered by leading international research and rating organisations, including Chambers Global, IFLR and Who’s Who Legal ranking the best law firms and lawyers, recognising our well-established position as a leading law firm in Namibia.

Chambers Global

ESP has been rated in band one as leading corporate/commercial firm in Chambers Global since inception in 2000 and our legal practitioners have been ranked as leading lawyers.

The 2016 Chambers Global guide refers to ESP as a “market-leading firm which excels in a range of corporate and competition matters, including M&A and public offerings. It is especially well known in the mining industry, handling acquisitions, EPCM contracts and financing. The team represents sizeable national and international organisations, with a number of high-profile banks, insurance providers and energy companies in its portfolio of clients. Peers say: “They are knowledgeable about the law and are all good attorneys.”

IFLR1000

ESP is proud to have been ranked by IFLR1000 as a top tier firm in the practice areas of Energy and Infrastructure and its Axel Stritter has been endorsed as a leading lawyer in the IFLR1000 Energy and Infrastructure Guide to the industry’s leading law firms and lawyers (2014 – 2016).

The IFLR1000 exclusive leading lawyers directory names those individuals recognised by their peers and clients to be the leading figures in their specialist areas.

In its review of our firm it is stated that: “Engling Stritter & Partners enjoys a positive reputation in Namibia as one of the country’s leading firms. With a history stretching back almost 60 years, the team has a strong track record of delivering successfully on energy and infrastructure projects, particularly in the nation’s vital mining sector.”

Who’s Who Legal

The analysis of the latest Who’s Who Legal identifies the most highly regarded firms and individuals across our global research.

One Axel Stritter has been selected by Who’s Who Legal research with clients and peers as being among the world’s leading mining lawyers (2014 – 2016).

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