By | March 9, 2021

Ellis & Partners Legal Practitioners Job Vacancies in Namibia

We are Ellis & Partners

Philip Ellis initially founded the firm Ellis and Partners in 1997 as a specialized Corporate and Commercial firm of Legal Practitioners.  In 2009 he left the legal profession to take up the permanent position of Managing Director of Gecko Namibia (Pty) Ltd. His former firm was thereafter renamed Ellis Shilengudwa Incorporated and subsequently ESI, which remains a successful commercial firm of attorneys.

Philip Ellis returned to private practice in 2014, again practicing under the name “Ellis and Partners”.  This practice is still based in the original offices and Philip Ellis is now joined by his son, Shaun. The firm also employs Elda le Roux as an associate and who has more than 20 years experience as a conveyancing typist and will soon qualify as a full time conveyancer.

The firm specializes in all aspects of mergers and acquisitions and boast vast experience in aviation, mining, fishing, hospitality and energy.  Our founder either holds or has held equity interests and served on boards in all these sectors over time and the firm is fully integrated as a leading advisor within Namibia for these industries.

Due to the fact that the firm specializes in corporate and commercial matters it is well-positioned to introduce foreign investors into Namibia and assist large corporations in all aspects of establishing itself as a significant player within the Namibian economy. We possess the skills to design custom made structures to best serve our clients needs.

In addition to high value mergers and acquisitions the firm also has vast experience in establishing cross-border structures with large South African corporations who prefer to have a presence in Namibia.  These structures also benefit from the vast experience by the attorneys of this firm with combining corporate and trust-based entities.

We facilitate our foreign clients in establishing Namibian domiciled and controlled discretionary trust structures.

Core Values And Principles

Our goal is to inspire trust and establish confidence with our clients. We have thus recognised and embedded core principles and values, which guide our firm when dealing with clients, colleagues and the judiciary. Our core values and principles include:

Honesty and Integrity

We strive to be honest, trustworthy, respectful, professional and ethical in all our actions. These principles shall guide us when executing any mandate. Honouring our commitments and being accountable for our actions, successes and failures is similarly important to us.

It is often assumed by newcomers to the African Continent that paying bribes and rendering favours for decision makers are pre-requisites to successfully establishing business in these jurisdictions. This practice is not true for Namibia and when you elect our firm to represent you in establishing a presence in the Namibian economic and corporate landscape, we will only do so on the basis that all dealings are ethical and without any “incentives” being bestowed upon anyone.


When executing a mandate, our services shall not only be on par with local excellence, but shall be comparable to global standards of law and business.

Our team shall maintain the insight, depth and standards in order to meet our client’s needs whenever and wherever they arise.

Approachable and adaptable

The needs of our clients and our firm shall at all times be placed before our own. We encourage one another to adapt to the needs of our clients and thus creating an open and more approachable style.

Valuing outcome

The outcome of any mandate shall be treated as if it were our own. Many firms simply “go through the motions”, but at Ellis & Partners the outcome of any mandate is imperative to us.

Focusing on strengths

One cannot excel in all fields of the law. That is why we, at Ellis & Partners, have identified and recognised our strengths and exercise these in a rigor fashion. A mandate will only be accepted if we believe it falls within our area of expertise and we shall in all instances deal honestly with our clients and disclose to them where we are not suitably equipped to execute a mandate in accordance with our values and principles.

Contact Details

Telephone:  +264 61 309 111

Fax:  +264 61 309 222

Physical Address
Number Eight Sinclair, 8 Sinclair Street, Windhoek, Namibia

Postal Address
P.O. Box 91000, Klein Windhoek, Windhoek, Namibia

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