ABOUT US

The law firm of Garber & Co situated in Freetown, Sierra Leone is a local firm with an international flavor. Our lawyers are admitted to diverse jurisdictions in the United Kingdom, the United States and the Caribbean. Our practice areas comprises civil and commercial legal practice and we specialize in all aspects of international commercial law. Of primary importance is the provision of ethical, competent, time sensitive, reliable and seasoned legal advice and assistance to all our Clients.

Barrister Maurice Garber is a seasoned commercial lawyer and the founder of the law firm of Garber & Co. in Sierra Leone. Having practiced in the United States for over 15 years in corporate and commercial matters, he returned home in 2002 to set up his own law practice.

Mr. Garber is the holder of a Bachelors (LLB) and Masters (LLM) degree in Maritime Law from the University of London, England and an alumnus of the University of Lagos, Nigeria. He is admitted to the Bar of England & Wales, the New York Bar, the Sierra Leone Bar and the Jamaican Bar of the West Indies. He is also registered as a Solicitor with the Law Society of England & Wales.

In the United States, Mr. Garber's legal work involved real estate, civil litigation, immigration, commercial transactions, corporate and international business matters, estate & family law, taxation, banking and intellectual property law. He has represented several foreign governments, the United States Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, (FDIC) numerous corporate clients and individuals.

In Sierra Leone, the law firm of Garber & Co. hosts a thriving commercial practice representing corporate clients such as Guaranty Trust Bank, Union Trust Bank and other companies in the insurance, shipping, financial services, energy, oil and mining sectors. Mr. Garber serves as a Legal Consultant to the Private Sector, INGO's and the Government of Sierra Leone on constitutional matters, labour, commercial law, trade and mining laws and serves as City Solicitor for the Freetown City Council.

Internationally, Mr. Garber has served as a Legal Consultant to several multinational banks, international institutions and investment advisers such as the IFC, UNIDO, DIFID, Hogan Lovells and Louis Berger. He also worked at the African Development Bank as a Legal Consultant where he was engaged in a variety of legal matters including the drafting and review of loan and grant agreements; swap transactions, international bond placements, employment related matters, procurement contracts and the provision of legal opinions on complex commercial transactions and corporate constitutional issues.

He has represented the Sierra Leone Chamber of Commerce and the Ministry of Trade & Industry on numerous conferences within the West African region and he maintains close ties with other law firms in Nigeria, Ghana, Jamaica, the United Kingdom and the United States.

 

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49 WATERLOO STREET,  FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE
Tel: +2322-225906 or +23276671588    Email: info@garberandco.com

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