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Terence Dambe

Managing Partner and Head of Real Estate Minchin & Kelly (Botswana)
Physical Address The Fields Precinct, Lot 54349 Office Block B, 3rd Floor Corner of Molepolole Rd and Western Commercial Rd CBD Gaborone Botswana Phone: +267 391 2734 Fax: +267 390 8500 Website: https://www.minchinkelly.bw/terence-dambe/



Terence is the Managing Partner for Minchin & Kelly, and the head of the Real Estate practice which provides legal advice and support on all major property as well as mining transactions the firm deals with.  He provides support on various large commercial transactions particularly in the area of property, mining and energy.


Some of the most notable examples of Terence’s work were advising the power utility in the first Independent Power Producer agreement in Botswana, both on the contractual side and on the property aspect of the agreement between Botswana power Corporation and Debswana Mining Company.


Terence’s clients vary across all industries including; Botswana Development Corporation, Debswana Mining Company, Morupule Coal Mine, Botswana Power Corporation, Barclays Bank, Marubeni Corporation, Steag Energy Services, Posco Energy, eMedia Investments, First National Bank,  Sandfire Resources NL, Botswana Oil (Pty) Limited, Hatch and Phakalane Estates (Pty) Ltd


Terence joined Minchin & Kelly in 1989 as a professional assistant, became a partner in 1993 and was appointed managing partner in 2006.

  • LLB, University of Botswana (1989)
  • Year of admission as an attorney: 1989
  • Year of admission as an conveyancer: 1991
  • Year of admission as a notary public: 1992


  • Law Society High Court Liaison Committee: Chairman (2007 to date)
  • Judicial Services Commission (2007-2009)
  • Confederation of Africaine de Football (CAF) Legal Affairs and Player Statutes Committee (2004 to 2012)
  • Kalahari Conservation Society – Executive Member (1998 to date)
  • Loapi Holdings (Pty) Ltd – Chairman (1997 to date)
  • Kabelano Charity Trust – Chairman (1995 to date)
  • Botswana Football Association: National Executive Committee Member and Legal Advisor (2001-2006)
  • Young African Leaders: United States Information Service International Visitors Program (1992)
  • Lawyers Adhoc Committee for the drafting of the Legal Practitioners Act: Secretary (1993)
  • Botswana Investment & Trade Centre Board Member (2012 to date)
  • DLA Piper Africa Board member


Admitted in Botswana (1989)


English, Setswana


Terence has had articles published in Without Prejudice, Business Day Law Review and Polity


Terence practices law in Gaborone, Botswana.

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