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Bookbinder Business Law

Physical Address 9th Floor, iTowers North Lot 54368 CBD Gaborone Botswana Phone: +267 391 23 97 Fax: +267 391 23 95 Website: https://bookbinderlaw.co.bw/


Bookbinder Business Law is a full service corporate and commercial law firm offering legal services in corporate law, banking and finance and dispute resolution. We provide world-class legal advice that meets unique and specialised corporate needs in Botswana. Our legal expertise is of a cross-border nature and extends into the African continent.

Our clients in Botswana depend on us for reliable and detail-oriented advice, and our global clients are assured of our local expertise executed at a professional international level. Our firm’s commitment to providing strategically sound and excellent legal advice is supported by our exceptional legal professionals who are dedicated to building their expertise in their specific practice area. As a result, our legal team is able to provide expert level legal services in the context of the Botswana corporate environment and that of Africa as a whole.

Practice Areas:

  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Mining & Energy
  • Insolvency & Restructuring
  • Employment
  • Banking & Finance
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Competition
  • Capital Markets
  • Regulatory & Advisory
  • Trusts & Estates


Key Projects / Deals 

Royal Gold, Inc

Acted as local counsel to Royal Gold, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, RGLD Gold AG, in respect of the Botswana aspects of a USD275 000 000 streaming purchase and sale agreement.

Barak Fund SPC

Acted for Barak Fund SPC Limited on behalf of Barak Structured Trade Finance Segregated Portfolio in the restructuring of a syndicated loan of USD23 000 000.


Acted for PPC Limited in respect of the Botswana aspects of a ZAR1 100 000 000 restructuring of a medium term funding facility.

BCL Limited (In Liquidation)

We act for the Provisional Liquidator of BCL Limited (In Liquidation) and Tati Nickel Mining Company (Proprietary) Limited (In Provisional Liquidation) its related entities, in respect of the largest liquidation proceedings in Botswana.

Trans Africa (Proprietary) Limited

Acted for Trans Africa (Proprietary) Limited, a leading FMCG retailer, in complaint proceedings brought by the Competition Authority.

Nigel Dixon Warren, N.O.

Acted for the provisional liquidator of VPB Propco (Proprietary) Limited, being then the Botswana franchisee of the Kentucky Fried Chicken business, in the merger notification proceedings to the Competition Authority for the disposal of the KFC Botswana business.

Capricorn Investment Group Limited

We act for Capricorn Investment Group Limited in the dual listing of a NAD5 000 000 000 Note Programme on the Botswana Stock Exchange.

Hatch Goba

Acted as legal counsel to a consultant team on a USD10 000 000 000 coal-to-fuel project.

PPC Botswana Proprietary Limited

Acted as local legal advisor to PPC Botswana Proprietary Limited on the sale of 100% of its equity stake in PPC Aggregate Quarries Botswana Proprietary Limited to Danoher Botswana Proprietary.


We provide ongoing regulatory advice to Citibank in respect of Botswana’s financial services legal framework.


We act for INEOS in respect of various aspects of Botswana’s legal regulatory framework.

Standard Chartered Bank Botswana

Advised Standard Chartered Bank Botswana Limited on its issuance of BWP229,963,000.00 Notes due 2028

Scipion Active Trading Fund

Acted for Scipion Active Trading Fund in respect of a USD10 000 000 facility for Ecsponent Limited.

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Monday8:00 am5:00 pm
Tuesday7:30 am5:00 pm
Wednesday7:30 am5:00 pm
Thursday7:30 am5:00 pm
Friday7:30 am5:00 pm
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