Project Finance & Infrastructure
We have handled sophisticated project finance transactions including representing First Bank (UK) Ltd and Afreximbank in the $40 million dollar construction of the Cape Sierra Hilton
Hotel. We review and participate in all legal aspects of projects in collaboration with
International Counsel and have embarked upon and been consulted on subsequent collateral transactions emanating from many of these projects.
Garber & Co also represented Caterpillar USA in meeting its due diligence requirements for the supply of $18 million dollar worth of earth moving equipment to an independent contractor in Sierra Leone servicing the mining sector. We have a proven track record in handling large project finance transactions and conducting the required due diligence needed for the consummation of such transactions and infrastructure projects.
Corporate, Aviation & Maritime Law
The law firm specializes in company law and commercial matters and routinely provides advice to companies on internal corporate matters, efficacy of board resolutions, directors and shareholders powers and the registration of appropriate documents at the Registrar General’s Office.
In the Aviation Industry, we act as Solicitors for Arik Airlines and Royal Air Maroc and are
quite familiar with international and local aviation laws and practices. We have in the past
represented carriers, ship owners and other parties in the maritime industry in conducting
searches, advising on vessel seizures and bringing legal action concerning the carriage of goods.
Litigation, Arbitration & ADR
Our firm is involved in litigation before all Courts in Sierra Leone including the filing of
complicated class action law suits, instituting or defending claims on behalf of multinational
companies and conducting settlement negotiations on behalf of our clients where appropriate.
We have appeared for plaintiffs and defendants before the Fast Track Commercial Courts and have attended numerous international conferences in London and abroad on Arbitration & ADR.
Real Estate, Banking & intellectual Property
Garber & Co are experienced real estate practitioners dealing with the sale and lease of
properties and overseeing commercial property developments. We also represent several banks in handling their banking transactions, the drafting of mortgages, debentures and other finance instruments and routinely handle collection work on behalf of several banks in Sierra Leone. We advice on trade mark and patents and represent one of the largest manufacturing companies in Sierra Leone on all their intellectual property issues
Energy & Extractive Industries
Garber & Co worked on the first private sector driven power purchase agreement between the National Power Authority and Income Electrix Ltd in the provision of 20 MW of power to the City of Freetown via a Public Private Partnership.
We routinely provide legal advice to international mining companies wishing to acquire mining concessions in Sierra Leone. This includes incorporation of the local subsidiary, negotiations with the Government for the concession and a review of concession agreements, mining agreement and other related contracts.
Employment, Government Liaison & Consultancies
Garber & Co acts as City Solicitors by representing the Freetown City Council, the largest
municipal government with the largest number of employees outside of Central Government in all its employment and HR matters. We also represent International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGO’s) and other international firms such as the Sierra Leone Brewery, a subsidiary of Heineken International on employment related issues facing these companies.
We efficiently represent our Clients in their relations with the Government on issues pertaining to securing permits, waivers or concessions from Central Government and our Senior Partner, Maurice R. Garber is routinely invited to the African Development Bank as a Consultant where he handles HR, employment issues and Tribunal Litigation within the Administrative Department of the African Development Bank.