Rizwan Desai is our exclusively recommended Corporate Law expert in Botswana on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Rizwan directly using the contact details listed above.
Rizwan – LL.B (Hons.) (Edin.), DIP.LP (Edin.), LL.M (Harvard) – is the Founding Partner of Desai Law Group and Head of Corporate. He is qualified as an Attorney in Botswana. He also qualified as a Solicitor in England and Wales and in Scotland and as an Attorney in New York. Rizwan practised at a major UK law firm before returning to Botswana in 1999, at which time he joined another Botswana law firm where he was one of the senior partners for 16 years. He specialises in high end corporate and structured finance transactions and mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, banking, financial services, telecommunications, private equity and regulatory work.
Rizwan has been the lead lawyer on many ground-breaking corporate transactions in Botswana and represents many blue chip companies. After decades of experience, he formed Desai Law Group in 2016 to realise his vision of a new brand of law firm in Botswana, designed to operate in line with the best practices of major international law firms.
Rizwan Desai is widely regarded as first tier and one of the leading corporate and transactional lawyers in Botswana.
Desai Law Group is a group of talented individuals who have formed a unique, dedicated law firm with one of Botswana’s leading corporate lawyers at the helm, Founding Partner, Rizwan Desai. Additional current partners include Eleng Mugabe, Walter Mushi and Bruno Williams. Together, our primary participants have decades of proven experience.
Our aim at Desai Law Group is to be refreshingly and reassuringly different. We do not see ourselves solely as lawyers, but as problem solvers. Our goal is to add value to our clients with our signature approach.
We offer flexibility in our services depending on client needs and our understanding of their organisation. We give practical, meaningful advice, reflecting the changing and increasingly competitive environment within which clients operate.
We are results focused and committed to service excellence for our clients. We do this by providing a depth and breadth of legal knowledge and expertise which is both effective and efficient.
We want our clients to see us not just as a source of legal advice and counsel, but as an integral and ongoing part of achieving, and maintaining, their success.