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Name: Philip Ellis
Firm Name: Ellis and Partners
Country: Namibia
Expertise: Energy & Natural Resources Law

Telephone: +264 61 309 111
Fax: +264 61 309 222

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Professional Biography:

Ellis and Partners is a Windhoek based legal firm with a single multi experienced legal practitioner in the form of Philip Ellis.

His experience with the areas of mining, fishing, aviation, corporate financing, energy, water and industrial projects can be seen under Experience.

Philip Ellis practiced law within Namibia for 21 years.  He established “Ellis & Partners Legal Practitioners” in 1997, which grew to one of the largest and most successful commercial and corporate legal firms in Namibia which firm is still today a leading and highly successful commercial and corporate firm in Windhoek, practicing under the name of Ellis Shilengudwa Incorporated.

In 2009 he decided to leave legal practice to act as the Managing Director of the Gecko Namibia Group of companies that grew from nothing, to a group of over 30 private companies holding no less than 17 mineral licenses in Namibia for graphite, salt, marine phosphates and a large number of industrial minerals.  The group also conducts a highly successful exploration drilling company and mineral laboratory.  Its flagship development, Vision Industrial Park, secured 700 hectares of government land on the West Coast, with the right to develop a private port.

With his vast and hands on experience in the legal, mining/industrial and fishing sectors he identified a very specific and specialized need within the Namibian commercial context for someone to facilitate the introduction of international corporates and individuals to Namibia.  It is a well known fact that Namibia, with its stable democratic government, highly developed infrastructure, mild weather conditions and abundance of minerals and other natural resources is one of the most favorable investment destinations in Africa and possibly the world.  A better hub from which to springboard essential commodities such as energy, fertilizers and the like into sub-Saharan Africa would be hard to find.

The establishment of Ellis & Partners Legal Practitioners, on 1 May 2014 is specifically aimed at facilitating the introduction of investors into Namibia by a highly experienced legal practitioner and corporate leader in offering almost all the services required to successfully establish within Namibia and the surrounding Southern African jurisdiction.

To this extent, the firm is qualified to deal with all aspects of high level mergers and acquisitions as well as complicated and high value commercial litigation that requires the dedicated , full time attention of a highly experienced practitioner.