The firm has advocates with strong industry experience throughout the mining and energy sector. Our firm has acted for companies engaged in mining, producing, transporting and selling mining and energy resources.
The mining industry is heavily regulated. AMW & Co. Legal Practitioners has lawyers experienced in nearly all aspects of the mining industry regulatory compliance – from the application for the prospecting licence up to the issuance of the mining licence as well as many real estate and commercial transactions involving mineral development and environmental protection.
Our firm has lawyers with experience in mining rights acquisition including the rights to the reclamation of old mining dumps and has participated in a number of sale and purchase negotiations for various tenements.
The firm has experience in dealing with significant corporate and commercial transactions of almost all types on both a national and international scale. The firm has handled complex transactions such as acquisitions in the tourism sector (International brand hotel and global award-winning lodges), a legal audit in preparation for an international stock exchange listing, private acquisitions, and a privatization. The firm often represents foreign and domestic investors, and has conducted due diligence work for firms in India, USA, Australia and South Africa seeking to invest in Zambia.
We also have experience handling company formations, ongoing company secretarial work, and liquidations, Receivership and winding-up matters.
The firm advises leading banks and financial institutions and other clients in all aspects of banking and finance including, structured finance, project finance, securitisations, loan financing, bank regulations, the establishment and registration of banks, derivatives, corporate bonds, debt financing and related services. The firm’s focus is to find unique and simple solutions to complex legal and other problems that inevitably arise in banking and financial transactions such as documentation, tax and security issues.
The firm’s Private Equity Department offers customized solutions for its international and local clientele which adhere to worldwide standards for investment through private equity transactions. Our lawyers are adept at highlighting issues that arise in the Zambian context and providing structuring advice accordingly.
AMW & Co. Legal Practitioners has been involved in some of the largest and most complex litigation and arbitration cases in Zambia some of which are chronicled in the Zambia Law reports.
Our litigation experience covers a range of areas including, construction, property rights, employment disputes, trusts, wills, commercial contracts, sale of land, exemption clauses, limitation of liability, debt recovery, mortgage actions, banking related claims and defamation.
The firm conducts immigration and immigration related services including but not limited to obtaining visas and permits. The firm also has a wealth of experience in immigration related disputes involving actions against the state for breaches of the law by the state.
The firm has experience assisting clients with protecting their intellectual property rights, including registering trademarks and acting as agents for foreign trademark and patent attorneys.
The firm offers a wide range of services in employment law including drafting and reviewing conditions of service and union negotiations. The firm represents two of the largest unions in Zambia. The firm handles employment (dismissals and terminations) cases for medium and large Zambian companies, non-governmental organisations and governmental entities. The result of such a client base is that the firm has gained experience in representing both employers and employees and as such is capable of rendering specialised advice to both categories. Employers can also be advised on the best legal procedure of separating with their employees to reduce the risk of litigation.
The firm provides a comprehensive service to real property developers, reputable estate firms and financial institutions in respect of conveyancing, be it leases, mortgages, debentures or outright sales. We also guide our clients through the subdivision process, and our experience includes facilitating large-scale subdivision projects.
The firm emphasizes an efficient turnaround time in respect of mortgages and other conveyancing transactions.
The firm provides specialist corporate tax advice and is involved in tax litigation in very complex matters some of which have arisen as a result of privatisation and corporate re-organisations.
The firm has handled a number of criminal law cases in the High Court and Supreme Court of Zambia. Whilst criminal law is not our most frequent field of practice, the firm does occasionally take up criminal cases.
The Firm has experience with family law matters and represents clients in both the lower and superior courts. Our expertise includes divorce, judicial separation, property settlement, spousal maintenance, domestic violence, child custody, child support and adoption cases.