AREAS OF PRACTICE

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Areas of Practice

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CONVEYANCING

Our team of experts will guide you through the legal process of transferring property ownership smoothly and efficiently.

LITIGATION

Let our experienced attorneys help you resolve your legal disputes through the courts with professionalism and integrity.

COMMERCIAL Law

We offer comprehensive legal support for businesses of all sizes, ensuring compliance with all relevant regulations and laws.

LABOUR LAW

Our team of lawyers will fight for the rights of both employees and employers, providing expert guidance on all legal matters related to labor law.

CRIMINAL LAW

Whether you’re starting a new business or need legal advice for an existing one, our team of corporate and commercial lawyers will help you navigate the legal landscape.

CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL Law

Whether you’re starting a new business or need legal advice for an existing one, our team of corporate and commercial lawyers will help you navigate the legal landscape.

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Our skilled attorneys will defend your rights and provide expert legal counsel if you’re facing criminal charges.

ADDITIONAL AREAS OF PRACTICE

Let us help you recover the money owed to you through legal actions that are fair, ethical, and effective.

CONVEYANCING

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With 9 qualified conveyancers, 55 conveyancing secretaries and a wealth of experience ranging from basic (affordable housing transfers, etc) to advanced matters (sectional title developments, fractional ownership, share block and related share schemes, etc), Dr Weder, Kauta & Hoveka Inc is one of the largest conveyancing firms in Namibia.

In addition to its wealth of expertise and experience, the firm has the capacity, in terms of infrastructure and resources, to ensure the availability and continuity of qualified personnel. And, with its state-of-the-art technology supporting every step of the process, Dr Weder, Kauta & Hoveka Inc prides itself on its quick turnaround times – from date of instruction to date of registration.

Dr Weder, Kauta & Koveka Inc drawing on its extensive knowledge of the legislation pertaining to land reform, has advised various banks on how they can financially assist in these transactions. In addition, the firm has assisted the Government of Namibia with various expropriations and transfers to and from government. Notably, Dr Weder, Kauta & Hoveka Inc was at the forefront of structuring and registering the first retirement village scheme in Namibia. The firm continues to assist in the ongoing development of several sectional title schemes, timeshare schemes, the registration of general plans and the opening of new Townships.

Directors of Dr Weder, Kauta & Hoveka Inc
served or are currently serving:

  • on the Conveyancing Committee of the Deeds Office
  • as Chief Examiner of conveyancing examinations;
  • as members of the committee established for the preparation of the new Sectional Titles Act; and as members of the Coveyancing Regulation Board.

LITIGATION

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Dr Weder, Kauta & Hoveka Inc. has a resourceful and pioneering litigation practice, which is a full-service department covering all areas of litigation ensuring that our clients get the best legal expertise. Our legal practitioners are proactive in resolving disputes in the best interest of our clients and place much emphasis on the need to assist clients efficiently and as expediently as possible.

With 12 dedicated litigators at director level, the Firm has comprehensive litigation experience in the following types of litigation matters: civil, insurance, commercial, criminal, collections, and divorce matters. Our Legal Practitioners have appeared in both High Court and Magistrates’ Court in attending to the various ligation matters that the Firm has been involved in. Our Mr Kauta has right of appearance in the Supreme Court of Namibia and has also previously been appointed as an Acting Judge of the High Court of Namibia

We render professional, high-quality legal advice across all areas of the law, and our team of lawyers have particular experience in banking law, corporate law, insurance law, matrimonial and domestic law, property disputes, construction law, insolvency law, debt recovery and tax law.

We provide quality service to all types of clients including leading financial institutions, corporate and investment banks, state-owned entities, regulatory bodies and government.

We have a tax expert dedicated to tax dispute litigation and resolution.

Notably, WKH is instrumental in:

  • Settling disputes between corporate entities;
  • Advising corporate entities on intellectual property, trademarks, company compliance, commercial, corporate governance and international issues;
  • Corporate Finance;
  • Drafting agreements for major corporate entities from a domestic level (Namibia) to an international level;
  • Drafting legal opinions for corporate entities in Namibia;
  • Drafting and settling contracts relating to domestic to international law;
  • Drafting Public Private Partnership Agreements;
  • Tax advisory services;
  • Due diligence searches

WKH has been involved in key transactions where we have:

    • Drafted and reviewed the following types of agreements: 
      • Power Purchase Agreements
      • Long-Term Leases for establishing Wind Farm and Solar Power Plant;
      • Operation and Maintenance Contracts;
      • Engineering, Procurement and Constructions Agreements;
      • Loan Market Association (LMA) Agreements;
      • Joint Venture Agreements for large scale property developments including retail centres, sectional titles and low cost housing;
      • Various agreements under the ambit of the Minerals (Prospecting and Mining) Act 33 of 1992.
  • Advising on Environmental Clearance Procedures and legislative framework and licenses in various sectors;

    • Completed various transactions and advised on and in relation to the Foreign Investments Act and foreign exchange approval;
    • Completed various transactions and advised on Competition Law in Namibia. Our Mr Patrick Kauta (Senior Director for Litigation) has become the key consultant for the Competition Commission.
    • Establishment and registration of Independent Power Producers i.e. Solar and Wind Energy;
    • Registration of Unlisted Investment Managers and Special Purpose Vehicles with NAMFISA (Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority) under the Pension Funds Act;
  • Assisted with the drafting of documentation for the listing of a Note Program on the Namibian Stock Exchange.

Commercial Law

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Commercial and corporate work

Corporate and commercial services constitute a major part of WKH’s practice. Namibia’s reintegration into international markets has dramatically changed the face of the Namibian economy and the way business is conducted.

The firm has been involved in several of Namibia’s groundbreaking corporate transactions and advised listed and unlisted domestic and international corporations, light and heavy industrial firms, state-owned enterprises and government departments. This has given the firm a strong foundation from which to advise domestic and international clients in all sectors of the economy, including construction, engineering, financial services, information technology, manufacturing, mining, energy, pharmaceuticals and transport.

WKH’s board of directors continually review the firm’s service standards against the benchmark of the service expectations of local and multinational clients. At the same time; we strive to ensure that the solutions we provide are cost effective. Our size, resources, combined with our breadth of skills, communications, facilities, and geographic spread enable us to handle the large and time-critical transactions when required.

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The Firm is one of the few that sits on the panel of most banks in Namibia namely Bank Windhoek, First National Bank of Namibia, Standard Bank Namibia Limited, Nedbank Namibia Limited, Atlantico Bank and Development Bank of Namibia. This involves providing legal services to the aforementioned banks in the form of legal advice, commercial drafting and the assurance that the Bank’s rights are properly securitised when lending money. WKH tended to the listing of Bank Windhoek on the Namibian Stock Exchange

The firm is responsible for approximately 65% of all bonds and property related transactions in Namibia and are the preferred legal practitioners for 80% of property developers in Namibia.

Although the firm is not affiliated with any particular international law or South African law firm, WKH has been involved in various transactions which has established good working relationships. WKH prides itself that good working relationships have been established with most of the large South African law firms.

LABOUR LAW

With extensive experience in all matters pertaining to labour law, Dr Weder, Kauta & Hoveka Inc has litigated in the District Labour Court, Labour Court and Supreme Court, having recently represented the Social Security Commission in a case against one of the major financial institutions in Namibia. In addition to litigation matters, the firm drafts employment agreements and is often invited to sit in on special sessions where it serves as an independent arbitrator for companies in labour disputes.

Dr Weder, Kauta & Hoveka Inc served as the attorneys for NAFAU and has, on many occasions, represented NAPWU in various labour disputes.

Corporate & Commercial Law

Corporate and commercial services constitute a major part of our practice. Namibia’s reintegration into international markets has dramatically changed the face of our economy and the way business is conducted.

We have been involved in several of Namibia’s ground-breaking corporate transactions and advised listed and unlisted domestic and international corporations, light and heavy industrial firms, state-owned enterprises and government departments. This has given us strong foundation from which to advise domestic and international clients in all sectors of the economy, including building, engineering, financial services, information technology, manufacturing, mining, energy, pharmaceuticals and transport.

The firm’s board of directors continually review our service standards against the benchmark of the service expectations of multinational clients, the same time; we strive to ensure that the solutions we provide are cost effective. Our size, resources, combination breadth of skills, communications, facilities and geographic spread enable us to handle the largest and most time-critical transactions when required.

Notably, the firm is instrumental in:

  • Settling dispute between corporate entities;
  • Advising corporate entities on intellectual property, trademarks, company compliance, commercial, corporate governance and international issues;
  • Drafting contractual agreements for major corporate entities from a domestic level (Namibia) to an international level;
  • Drafting legal opinions for corporate entities in Namibia;
  • Drafting and settling contracts from domestic to international issues.

CRIMINAL LAW

The firm also renders service in criminal law and all matters relating thereto, including the appearance and defence of clients in the Magistrates Court, Regional Court and High Court of Namibia.

Notably, two Senior Directors were involved in the defence of sixteen accused in the High Treason Trial and in the high profile request for the extradition of Mr Koch. A Director of Dr Weder, Kauta & Hoveka Inc serves as the Convenor of the Standing Committee on Criminal Law matters for the Law Society of Namibia.

COLLECTIONS

When it comes to collections, Dr Weder, Kauta & Hoveka Inc is able to draw on its extensive cross-disciplinary knowledge and experience to assist clients from the point of collection right up to representation in court. The firm does collections for all of the major banks in Namibia, in addition to the medical fraternity and various other commercial entities.

ADDITIONAL AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Public interest litigation
  • Competition law
  • Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Insolvency and Restructuring
  • Corporate/Public and Regulatory Law (Administrative Law)
  • Family Law
  • Tax law
  • Trade Mark, Copy Rights, Patents and Intellectual Property Rights
  • Insurance
  • Environment, Mining, Energy and Resources
  • Maritime Law and Admiralty Court Matters
  • Acquisitions and Mergers
  • Due Diligence investigations
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CONTACT US

Windhoek
+264 61 275 550

Ongwediva
+264 65 220 637/238 034

Swakopmund
+264 64 443 100

Walvis Bay
+264 64 211 880

Grootfontein
+ 264 67 248 700

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