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Position: Legal Practitioner
Telephone: + 264 (0) 61 38 3308
Email: james.smith@englinglaw.com.na

Key Practice Areas

Commercial:

  • Competition & antitrust
  • Contract
  • Corporate & commercial
  • Energy
  • Intellectual property

Advises on:

  • Drafting and settling of contracts
  • Conducting legal due diligences
  • Corporate governance
  • Processing and off-take agreements
  • Grant and transfer of electricity generation licenses
  • Regulatory advice
  • Registration of companies, trademarks, and patents

Career

  • LLB (University of South Africa)
  • LLM (University of Cape Town)
  • Admitted as Legal Practitioner in Namibia (2015)
  • Member of the Law Society of Namibia

Highlights:

  • Acted for subsidiaries of Enel Green Power SpA,  in  a  tender  for  the  development  of three10MW  solar  photovoltaic  (PV)  power plants on a built-own-operate basis
  • Acted for two independent power producers participating  in  the  REFIT  Programme  for the  installation  of  single  solar  photovoltaic (PV)  power  plants  of  up  to  5MW  and  the development  of  the  project  in  designing, building  and  operating  a  power  plant  and provide the financing in respect thereof
  • Acted  for Waypoint  Leasing  Services  LLC, a helicopter leasing company that provides financing  solutions  to  helicopter  operators worldwide,  for  the  purposes  of  providing legal  advice  for  the  transfer,  lease  and operation  of  two  helicopters  in  Namibia. The scope of work included the completion of  a  jurisdictional  questionnaire  relating  to aviation  law  in  Namibia,  an  analysis  of  all aviation  law  and  regulations,   tax  and import  laws  and  regulations  to  efficiently advise  the  client  on  structure  of  the transaction,  possible  hurdles  and  effective solutions