Ellis & Partners is a Windhoek based specialised Corporate and Commercial firm of legal practitioners. The firm specialises in all aspects of mergers and acquisitions and boasts vast experience in aviation, mining, fishing, hospitality and energy.
We specialise in the following fields of law
Due to the high value contracts on offer by public entities, Public Procurement has become a major discussion point in Namibia.
The sale of liquor in Namibia is prohibited for persons who do not hold an appropriate liquor license.
Gambling and gambling activities in Namibia are regulated by the Gaming and Entertainment Control Act 13 of 2018 (Gaming Act).
Ellis & Partners has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the local and international aviation industry, which includes knowledge of the operational, regulatory, commercial and insurance sectors of this versatile industry.
This is what we do. With a complex understanding of local and international company, close corporation and trust laws, we are capable of advising our clients on the most complex local and international transactions.
Not only have we advised clients on the statutory requirements and possibilities within the Mining and Energy Sectors, but through our founder we actively participate in this industry.
Specializing in mergers and acquisitions, and the establishment of corporate structures suitable to our clients’ needs, we have vast experience in trust law and the application of trusts within corporate structures. Trusts can also be an effective tool in high value estate planning.
The transfer of agricultural land in Namibia is governed by the Agricultural (Commercial) Land Reform Act No. 6 of 1995.
In light of the fact that our firm deals predominantly with corporate and commercial matters, we represent an array of clients in High Court commercial litigation matters.
Competition law in Namibia goes hand in hand with substantial mergers & acquisitions.
Our firm has been involved with the fishing industry for the past 18 years and was responsible as legal resource in a number of mergers and acquisitions, most recently between two of the largest fishing companies in Namibia.
Our firm recently became involved in advising clients on the proposed new health structure for Namibia, which required an extensive knowledge of the current structures and the proposed amendments. This advice is on-going.
Protocol Secretarial Services (Pty) Ltd (“Protocol”) was established in 2014 in order to serve the ever-growing needs of Ellis & Partners to have shelf companies readily available to its clients. Protocol grew exponentially and is currently the appointed company secretary / accountable officer for 136 Companies and Close Corporations.
During the 30 years of practice of our founder, he advised regularly on banking and financing structures to commercial banks in Namibia and served on the panel of attorneys of those banks.
Since 2014 our firm has been actively involved in advising clients in the tourism and hospitality industry. Our founder was pivotal in the restructuring of Safari Hotels (Pty) Ltd, the largest hotel in Namibia and currently serves as the Chairman of that Board.
Our team comprises of Philip Ellis (Founder and Partner), Shaun Ellis (Partner) and Elda le Roux (Associate). Feel free to click on their profiles and see where their experience lies.