Our Expertise

DNC Chambers is a general law practice equipped to handle a broad range of matters. The following are the main services that we offer:

Dispute Resolution

We have experience in the full spectrum of dispute resolution mechanisms ranging from negotiation, mediation, conciliation and arbitration to litigation. We have the technical expertise and tenacity to handle a wide range of contentious matters including multi-party, legally novel, factually complex and high-stake disputes. We handle all cases diligently and aim to ensure resolution in a cost effective and expeditious manner. Our lawyers are licenced to practice in all courts in Malawi.

We are adept at handling the broadest range of matters, including:

  • Commercial and corporate law disputes
  • Employment and labour law disputes
  • Debt collection
  • Property law disputes
  • Human rights claims
  • Insurance disputes
  • Tortious claims, including personal injury claims
  • Contractual claims
  • Maritime disputes
  • Banking and finance disputes
  • Taxation disputes
  • Intellectual property cases
  • Administrative law cases
  • Competition disputes
  • Fintech disputes
  • Public international law disputes
  • Family law cases
  • Deceased estates, wills and inheritance cases

Transactional

We offer comprehensive transactional services for a wide array of corporate and business transactions. These include registration of businesses, partnerships and trusts as well as incorporation of companies, and conversion of either of the preceding entities. We also offer company secretarial services. In addition, we specialise in drafting, negotiating and advising our clients on all types of documents and agreements, including shareholder, partnership and joint venture agreements, commercial contracts, noncompetition and nondisclosure agreements, leases, agreements for the sale of land, transfer of property, securities, franchise agreements, license agreements, distribution agreements, policies and wills.

In providing our services, we pay strict attention to detail and deliver within the agreed time. To pre-empt potential areas of dispute, we draft documents that are clear, tailored and airtight.

Advisory

We offer advice on various matters including corporate governance, tax, data protection, primary and secondary listing of companies on the Malawi Stock Exchange, intellectual property, technology, competition, environmental, international trade and investment, and human rights issues. We also offer advice on employment law matters including redundancy and retrenchment processes, labour relations issues, and pension law requirements.

Cognisant of the fact that the legal landscape is ever changing and legal obligations are constantly increasing, we provide our clients with up-to-date advice and help them be proactive. We consider our advisory services crucial for our clients in avoiding legal liabilities in this era of more aggressive regulatory enforcement, innovative claimant litigation, increased involvement of stakeholders and surveillance by non-governmental organisations.

Mergers and Acquisitions

We assist clients in all aspects of mergers and acquisitions in public acquisitions, private equity transactions, joint ventures, unbundlings and other investments and divestitures. We offer these services to purchasers, sellers, investors, financiers, and financial advisers.

Our services include:

  • Advising on all types of reorganisations, share transfers, business or asset transfers;
  • Drafting, reviewing and implementing all agreements in respect of mergers,¬†acquisitions and restructurings;
  • Due diligence investigations and reports;
  • Listings/secondary listings;
  • Purchases and sales of businesses;
  • Schemes of arrangement; and
  • Take-overs.