We are Ellis & Partners
Philip Ellis initially founded the firm Ellis and Partners in 1997 as a specialized Corporate and Commercial firm of Legal Practitioners. In 2009 he left the legal profession to take up the permanent position of Managing Director of Gecko Namibia (Pty) Ltd. His former firm was thereafter renamed Ellis Shilengudwa Incorporated and subsequently ESI, which remains a successful commercial firm of attorneys.
Philip Ellis returned to private practice in 2014, again practicing under the name “Ellis and Partners”. This practice is still based in the original offices and Philip Ellis is now joined by his son, Shaun. The firm also employs Elda le Roux as an associate and who has more than 20 years experience as a conveyancing typist and will soon qualify as a full time conveyancer.
The firm specializes in all aspects of mergers and acquisitions and boast vast experience in aviation, mining, fishing, hospitality and energy. Our founder either holds or has held equity interests and served on boards in all these sectors over time and the firm is fully integrated as a leading advisor within Namibia for these industries.
Due to the fact that the firm specializes in corporate and commercial matters it is well-positioned to introduce foreign investors into Namibia and assist large corporations in all aspects of establishing itself as a significant player within the Namibian economy. We possess the skills to design custom made structures to best serve our clients needs.
In addition to high value mergers and acquisitions the firm also has vast experience in establishing cross-border structures with large South African corporations who prefer to have a presence in Namibia. These structures also benefit from the vast experience by the attorneys of this firm with combining corporate and trust-based entities.
We facilitate our foreign clients in establishing Namibian domiciled and controlled discretionary trust structures.