We advise on financing of infrastructure and industrial projects based upon the projected cash flows of the project rather than the balance sheets of its sponsors. We also recommend project financing structures that are lucrative for equity investors, known as ‘sponsors’, ‘syndicate’ of banks or other lending institutions that provide loans and all other parties to the operation.
We advise on investment opportunities available in Zimbabwe and across the globe. We also assist in compliance with local and foreign regulatory bodies.
We carry out due diligence with regard to mining, energy and infrastructure transactions.
Drafting and review of project agreements
We offer services for drafting project financing agreements, power purchase agreements, joint venture agreements, among other agreements. We also review and scrutinize agreements, suggest revisions, and provide a consultation to answer questions and concerns and also ensure that due diligence has been complied with.
Regulatory approvals and advice
We advise and assist with obtaining approvals from regulatory bodies. With respect to the relevant industry we ensure that all requirements pertaining to approvals, clearances, or other authorizations recognized by the applicable Regulatory Authority are obtained.
Conveyancing, bond registrations and cancellation
Conveyancing is the transfer of legal title of immovable property from one person to another or the granting of an encumbrance such as a mortgage or a lien. Bond registration entails preparation of the bond documentation as well as the necessary guarantees for lodging in the deeds office. Bond cancellation is the process of cancelling bonds. We provide all the aforementioned services.
Property law advisory services including due diligence, verifications and litigation in respect of property rights
Property law advisory services entail providing advice pertaining to property registrations, ownership, possession rights, limited real rights and disputes. Due diligence is the investigation of properties to be sold or encumbered and also the investigation of the parties, prior to signing a contract.
Registration of all forms of encumbrances over movable and immovable property in the deeds registry
Encumbrances are burdens imposed on movable and immovable property, for example mortgage bonds, liens, notarial bonds, covering bonds, kustingbriefs etc. Such encumbrances over immovable or movable property must be registered in the deeds registry in terms of Deed Registry Act [Cap 20:05] and the accompanying regulations. We have a team of seasoned conveyancers who attend to registrations of all forms of encumbrances.
Civil litigation refers to a legal dispute between two or more parties that seek damages or specific performance. We represent parties in trials, arbitrations and mediations before administrative agencies, foreign tribunals, and local courts. Several common types of civil litigation include mining disputes, debt collection, intellectual property disputes, corporate law disputes, labor and employment disputes, and divorces. We have a team of experienced litigators.
Banking and Corporate advisory services
Incorporates advice on Business Development, Financial Advisory Services, Investment Banking and/or Strategic Advisory Services. We advise on current and future business prospects with the aim of advancing your business or company by examining the legal, tax, finance, market and risks factors.
Financial structuring and negotiation.
We assist our clients to raise finance, restructure loans and negotiate various agreements, including Islamic financing structures. Our firm has in-depth experience in dealing with banking institutions and have built a rapport with several banking institutions. We assess your current financial situation and equity/banking requirements, design suitable and effective financial structures, and negotiate with equity and finance providers.
Drafting & review of contracts
We offer services for drafting partnership agreements, buy-sell agreements, leases, joint venture agreements, independent contractor agreements, purchase and service agreements, arbitration & mediation contracts. We also review agreements, suggest revisions, and provide a consultation to answer questions and concerns.
Debt management and recoveries.
This entails the collection of monies from various debtors on behalf of creditors. We provide unbeatable results. For debtors we carry out an assessment of all monies owed and produce an action plan as to the most suitable way of dealing with these. We also liaise with creditors and endeavour to reach settlements which are acceptable to all parties.
Legal opinions & company secretarial services
Many companies do not have a dedicated company secretary and need professional guidance and support to cope with ever-changing statutes, regulations and best practice. We can assist clients with company secretarial work such as, company formation, filing of statutory company returns with the Registrar of Companies, taking minutes, keeping company documents and local directors duties. We also provide in-depth analysis on any legal matters.