Established in 1982, Koep & Partners offers comprehensive, multifaceted legal services to clients with business interests in Southern Africa, focusing on corporate and property legal work.
Main Practice Areas:
Administrative Law: The firm is involved in a number of review applications to the High Court of Namibia, mostly with regard to actions taken by ministries and/or officials in the ministries or parastatals.
Banking and Finance: The firm represents three of the largest banks in Namibia and has been involved in various major financial transactions representing lenders or borrowers. The firm has been involved in the restructuring and mergers of some local banks. The firm regularly attends seminars to keep abreast of national and international developments in the banking sector.
Competition and Antitrust Law: Since the Competition Act came into force in 2008, the firm has established itself as a recognized authority in this field and has also contributed to various publications in this field.
Corporate and Commercial: The firm advises on all aspects of general corporate law, including the establishing of new businesses in Namibia, the regulatory framework in which businesses are expected to operate and the drafting of any kind of commercial contracts for both Namibian and foreign clients.
Employment and Labor: The firm specializes in matters relating to Namibian employment and labor law, including mediation, arbitration and litigation concerning employment/labor disputes.
Insolvency: The firm represents the busiest liquidators, has extensive knowledge of Schemes of Arrangement, restructuring and applications for insolvency and interrogations.
Insurance: The firm represents some of the largest insurance companies in Namibia and in that process litigates on behalf of that client and advises the client on contracts and general insurance business.
Intellectual Property: The firm provides specialist services in trademarks, patents and copyright.
Litigation and Arbitration: The firm specializes in civil and commercial litigation and has been involved in national arbitrations and ADR.
Mergers and Acquisitions: The firm’s transactions in this area range from small private acquisitions to advising global companies on takeovers of companies in Namibia.
Mining and Energy: The firm specializes in mining matters and represents some of the largest mining houses in Namibia. Our staff regularly publishes in international journals and publications on these topics. The firm receives regular instructions to conduct due diligences on mineral licenses and mining or exploration companies. The firm plays an active role in the development of law in the energy and environmental sector through its role in providing advice to a major corporate client involved in the mining, oil and gas industry.
Project Finance: The firm has represented both borrowers and lenders in some of the largest project finance transactions in Namibia and regularly engages in cross-border financing transactions.
Property: The firm provides all inclusive services on property law, drafts property sale and financing agreements, daily attends to the transfer of properties and sectional titles and the registration of mortgage bonds, leases, servitudes and other security documents.