With a focus on corporate and commercial law, Mosima Attorneys has successfully leveraged its boutique status, black ownership, and deep industry experience to provide top class service to its clients. Nikita Smith delved deeper into the firm’s approach.
Lusanda Jojwana, Chief Operating Officer at Mosima Attorneys, says the firm has positioned itself as a boutique, fully black-owned corporate commercial law firm in a market which is highly saturated by large white-owned firms, and is always open to forge partnerships with these entities.
“When clients do business with Mosima Attorneys, they not only receive top tier legal services, they also receive an opportunity to increase their chances of doing business with the government as they will have a fully black-owned firm listed as one of their suppliers,” added Thanny Mosima, Managing Director of the niche law firm. “Clients receive ‘larger-scale’ customer experience at competitive fees due to our firm having a lean approach.”
One of the projects the firm is particularly proud of involved them providing legal support to a large manganese producer on its move from the project phase of its mine to the operational phase. Mosima Attorneys spearheaded the negotiation and implementation of a joint venture (JV) agreement with the mine producer and the construction company which operated the mine at the time. The brief also involved mediation with the JV partners and finding practical legal solutions to the issues faced by the mine producer.
“The high profile of the parties involved in the JV gave our corporate commercial department a notable edge in the manganese mine industry for a firm of our size,” noted Mosima.
“We were also involved in the negotiation of an acquisition of a junior coal mine producer on behalf of our client and a consortium of other companies. The highly contentious negotiation process took several months to complete and we managed to provide a result which the client was fully satisfied with,” said Jojwana.
The firm has also provided legal advice services to a Zimbabwean petroleum supplier regarding regulatory terrain around transporting petroleum from Zimbabwe to Mozambique, and assisted an experienced player in the construction sector in expansion of its business into the renewable energy space.
With the advent of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), Mosima Attorneys anticipates further growth and opportunities in the tech sector too.
“AfCFTA will certainly attract more investment into the already growing tech market. This means more M&A activity and that creates opportunities for law firms to play their role in providing legal services to these companies,” explained Mosima.
Mosima and Jojwana said they plan to have a presence in a lot more industries, including telecommunications, banking and insurance. “We know that we have a lot more to offer within the corporate commercial space and are eager to extend our reach to the industries which do not have a lot of fully boutique and fully black-owned players such as ourselves. This includes having a presence with cross-border mergers and acquisitions,” Jojwana highlighted.
“We also foresee a future where we expand our firm to have more attorneys onboard, especially within the Western Cape region, to fully take advantage of all the opportunities which will come our way, while giving other people the chance to grow and harness their skills," explained Mosima.
By maintaining competitive prices and prioritizing quality, the firm ensures accessibility to their services without compromising excellence. As they look to the future, Mosima Attorneys is committed to expanding their presence, advancing corporate and commercial work, and contributing to the growth of the tech sector in Africa, all while remaining true to their mission as a fully black-owned firm.
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