Liliane Mubanga

Liliane Mubanga is our exclusively recommended Commercial Law expert in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Liliane directly using the contact details listed above.

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Liliane’s work history is as follow:

  • Senior Executive of Thambwe-Mwamba & Associés;
  • Member of the International Criminal Bar.
  • Member of the Bar Council of Kinshasa/Gombe from 2011 to 2015.
  • Lawyer at the Bar of Kinshasa/Gombe (1999 to present).

Liliane is mining and quarrying agent; she has a master’s in international Commercial Law from Robert Kennedy College/University of Salford Manchester.

Liliane Mubanga has also had a training in: OHADA; Hydrocarbons; Public Procurement; and insurance, among others.

What is Commercial law?

Commercial law involves legal problems that can occur in the running of businesses and commercial transactions. Its predominant concerns are contract and tort law.

Clients that come to commercial law firms include large businesses, governments, banks, insurance companies and more. Legal advice can be given to any part of the running of business, from offset all the way to dissolving a company.

It is the area of law that is always thriving since it has a strong association with the economy, thus affecting society as a whole. Therefore, commercial law is incredibly important as it affects how businesses are run and how they in turn work to help and grow society.

Furthermore, it provides the rules for businesses and organisation so as to ensure legal conduct avoiding fraudulent activity. If you would like to contact Thambwe-Mwamba & Associés directly, please email them via the following address cabinet@thambwe.com.

Advisory Excellence Appoints Liliane Mubanga and Thambwe-Mwamba & Associates Law Firm in The Democratic Republic of The Congo (streetinsider.com)

Kabo Godfrey Motswagole

Kabo Godfrey Motswagole is our exclusively recommended Commercial Law expert in Botswana on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Kabo directly using the contact details listed above.

Kabo has received legal training both in Botswana, at the University of Botswana and in the United States at Fordham University Graduate School of Law in New York City.

He is also an Admitted and Practicing Attorney of the High Court of Botswana and other courts of the Republic of Botswana; he is a Member in good standing of Botswana’s only Bar Association, The Law Society of Botswana. He is the former Chairperson of the Botswana Press Council Complaints Committee. Kabo is a former Member of the Architects Registration Council Professional Practice and Disciplinary Committee. In addition to the above he is also a certified Conveyancer, Republic of Botswana and a Notary Public, Republic of Botswana.

Prior to his employment at Motswagole & Company Kabo was a Senior Associate Attorney at Monthe Marumo & Company.

In the summer of 2012 up until 2013, he was a Research Assistant at the Leitner Centre for International Law and Justice where he worked on projects at the Centre which included sustainable development projects, energy law and policy behaviour, mining beneficiation, Corporate Social Responsibility, Foreign Domestic Investment and Aid and Development. Kabo and his team of international graduate students in Accra, Ghana oversaw these projects.

In 2011 before heading to the United States, Kabo did some local legal work. He was an Attorney at Law and Conveyancer at Mosojane Legal Consultancy; a law firm he helped create. At this firm he was a team leader in the general Litigation and Conveyancing Department. Where he worked alongside a former judge, the Honourable Justice John Z Mosojane. He took up the role after a stint as a Research Assistant for The Hon Justice M T Motswagole in the year 2010.

Advisory Excellence Appoints Kabo Godfrey Motswagole and Motswagole & Company in Botswana (streetinsider.com)

Lusungu Gondwe

Lusungu Gondwe is our exclusively recommended Commercial Law expert in Malawi on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Lusungu directly using the contact details listed above.

Lusungu founded our Firm in 2013. He is the Managing Partner. Generally he focuses on corporate and commercial law. In particular, he is renowned for his banking, finance and fintech experience.

His main areas of interest are project finance, infrastructure finance, securities listings and general trading, corporate finance, investment financing, foreign direct investments and all manner of development financing. His advice areas include but are not limited to drafting commercial contracts and associated instruments, litigation, mediation, arbitration, regulatory compliance and general consultancy services in banking, finance and fintech. His clients include leading banks and corporates, start-ups, investors, insurers, money remitters, and credit providers.

As banking, finance and fintech continues to evolve at an unprecedented speed, there are not only a host of opportunities but also risks in the field. To fully exploit these opportunities and proactively and effectively manage these risks, Lusungu regularly partners with specialists across our Firm to deliver best quality service.

Lusungu graduated from University of Malawi in 2008. He earned admission to practice in Malawi the same year. He has the right to practice in the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal, the High Court of Malawi and all Courts subordinate thereto. He subsequently attended Harvard Law School – Executive Education program for Accelerated Leadership Program. He arbitration qualifications with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Firm Overview:

Ritz Attorneys-at-Law is a leading law firm in Malawi with a multi-disciplinary team of lawyers specialising in various service sectors and practice areas. Since 2013, the Firm has rapidly grown into the largest law firm in Malawi by headcount with a combined practice experience of individual lawyers spanning over 40 years.

We are thought leaders in key aspects of local and international business, including, but not limited to, corporate and commercial law, domestic and international taxation, transfer pricing, BEPS and taxation of MNOs, customs and excise tax and procedure, tax dispute resolution, tax advisory and planning, tax treaties and international taxation, banking, finance and fintech, insurance, labour and pensions, contracts, international trade law, IT and communications law, human rights law and business law.

Philip Lopatka

Philip Lopatka is our exclusively recommended Commercial Law expert in Canada on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Philip directly using the contact details listed above.

Philip has been a practising Lawyer since 2005, providing expertise, advice and legal services clients can trust in a cost-effective manner for over 16 years of practice.

Philip’s practice has concentrated on:

  • Commercial Matters –  Contract preparation and negotiation, commercial transactions, business purchases and sales;
  • Corporate Matters – Corporate purchases and sales, unanimous shareholders agreements and corporate restructuring, and corporate re-organisations;
  • Real Estate Matters-  Residential, commercial and construction contracts and transactions;
  • Wills and Estate Planning Matters – Wills, enduring power of attorneys etc.;
  • Probate and Estate Administration Matters;
  • Employment Law Matters;
  • Civil Litigation in his areas of practice.

Philip has a diverse clientele with an expansive range of legal transactions, documentation, issues and disputes, and in part due to the breadth of his practice, he is fortunate to have had the time and opportunity to forge long lasting relationships with many of his clients.

Philip has also seen the Laws and practice of Law evolve, and he continues to strive to provide expertise, advice and service his clients can trust that is cost-effective, and this challenge has also helped to make the practice of Law engaging and enjoyable throughout his 16 years of practice.

When Philip is not at work he likes to spend time with his friends and family enjoying the fun and variety of activities that Edmonton has to offer.

Education:

University of Alberta – LL.B. – 2004

From time to time we get asked why Philip has a LL.B. and not a J.D. In Canada the LL.B. and J.D. are equivalent, and when Philip graduated in 2004, the University of Alberta Faculty of Law granted  the LL.B. designation. Several years after Philip graduated, the University of Alberta Faculty of Law, amongst many other Canadian Universities, changed the designation they provided from the LL.B. to the J.D., and Philip has chosen to keep his LL.B.

We also from time to time we get asked why Philip does not have an undergraduate degree before he obtained his LL.B., and that is because Philip was accepted into the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta early before he had finished obtaining his Bachelor in Science degree, and chose to pursue his legal career as soon as he could.

Firm Overview:

We are an Edmonton law firm with over 16 years of providing experience, advice and service our clients can trust to a wide variety of clients in different stages of their respective lives, businesses and industries.

We provide legal services for commercial matters, business law matters, corporate matters, real estate matters, wills and estate planning matters, probate and estate administration matters, employment matters, and civil litigation services.

We offer flexible legal services from full retainers to limited retainers, and flexible fees arrangements including flat fee services, hourly rate services, and contingency fee services.

We offer remote and video conference meetings with a variety of service providers, can be contacted by phone, text, email, fax, or via instant message all available through our website.

Advisory Excellence Appoints Philip Lopatka and Lopatka Law in Canada (streetinsider.com)

Malick F. M’bai

Malick F. M’bai is our exclusively recommended Commercial Law expert in Gambia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Malick directly using the contact details listed above.

Malick is a Barrister and Solicitor and Co-Managing Partner of the law firm of Fajara Chambers which was founded in 1995 by Senior Lawyer Ann Rivington a UK qualified lawyer with 40 years combined practice experience in the UK and The Gambia. The Chambers are conveniently located at the Standard Chartered House, Kairaba Avenue, Kanifing Municipality, the heart of the commercial and financial district of The Gambia. The practice has a wide client base of local and international corporate and private individual retained clients. This includes local and international manufacturers, international airlines, local and international NGO’s, international and locally owned hotels and tourist enterprises, financial institutions, diplomatic missions and international investors. The practice receives agency instructions from international law firms in Europe, USA, Africa as well as locally based clients. The members of the Chambers have a combined practice experience of over 50 years of offering and delivering legal services and the practice has the capacity to undertake large and complex transactions handled with high professional and ethical standards and the delivery of high quality legal services. The Chambers is well known for its client orientated approach aimed at delivering professional legal services in an efficient, timely and cost effective manner.

Malick currently focuses on civil litigation, debt recovery, property and conveyance, private client services, banking, corporate and commercial transactions and documentation, tax, petroleum law, probate, estate administration and matrimonial causes.

Malick won the Leaders In Law Global Awards 2021 as the Commercial Law Expert of the year in The Gambia.

Malick has recently won the Corporate Livewire Global Awards 2022 as Corporate lawyer of the year in The Gambia.

Fajara Chambers is a collaborating member firm of Andersen Global.

Firm Overview:

Fajara Chambers was founded in 1995 by Ann Rivington a UK qualified lawyer with 40 years combined practice experience in the United Kingdom and Gambia. The Chambers are conveniently located at the Standard Chartered House, Kairaba Avenue, Kanifing Municipality, the heart of the commercial and financial district of Gambia.

The practice has a wide client base of local and international corporate and private individual retained clients. This includes local and international manufacturers, international airlines, local and international NGO’s, international and locally owned hotels and tourist enterprises, financial institutions, diplomatic missions and international investors. The practice receives agency instructions from international law firms in Europe, United States, and Africa as well as locally based clients.

The members of the Chambers have a combined practice experience of over 60 years of offering and delivering legal services and the practice has the capacity to undertake large and complex transactions handled with high professional and ethical standards and the delivery of high quality legal services.

The Chambers provide tax advice to start-up businesses and companies, individuals, local and foreign investors ranging from payroll tax advice, income tax advice, tax on private and commercial property sale and acquisition, expatriate tax advice, wealth management amongst others.

The Chambers have a strong litigation team specialised in civil, commercial and criminal cases from the lower courts to the Supreme Court of Gambia. The Chambers are also involved in debt recovery and handling complex commercial transactions including banking transactions and corporate legal services including preparing of complex corporate transaction documents and agreements like mortgages, loan syndication and all other banking documents.

Gael Tchouba

Gael Tchouba is our exclusively recommended Commercial Law expert in Cameroon on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Gael directly using the contact details listed above.

Managing Partner of Citadel Law Firm, Gael is a Barrister & Solicitor before the Supreme court of Cameroon and Nigeria. He obtained his LL.B at the prestigious Anglo-Saxon University of Buea, attended the most revered Nigerian Law School where he did his Bar Professional Training course and later on obtained an LLM in Business Law at the University of Douala, Cameroon.

In his professional capacity, Gael has over 08 years’ experience as a lawyer and has worked in some of Douala’s top tier corporate and commercial law firms.

He is an emerging lawyer with experience in corporate, commercial, regulatory and litigation fields.

Gael has assisted local and foreign clients across a full range of transactional practices and has hands-on experience on OHADA law practice and procedures.

His boardroom practice encapsulates corporate and commercial transactions, commercial disputes, business advisory, incorporation of companies, liaison offices, regulatory compliance, corporate due diligence, debt recovery, immigration, employment issues, litigation services, legal translation.

Thanks to CITADEL LAW FIRM, Gael has been able to advice major players in the public procurement sector, media, telecoms, fintech, gambling, as well as handled commercial transactions in other jurisdiction precisely in Niger Republic and Ivory Coast.

Gael Tchouba is a pro bono research consultant to the World Bank Group’s Doing Business Project.