PRACTICE AREAS

International Trade Law

Government actions increasingly affect companies involved in the global trade of goods and services. Whether governments are negotiating multilateral, regional or bilateral trade agreements, or revising national laws and regulations, the involvement of governments has a direct impact on the rules governing international trade. While the ultimate goal may be a more liberalized trading system, the immediate result is just as likely to be a thicket of rules, procedures and exceptions. This can mean an even more difficult business environment.Our International Trade group helps clients manage the risks and maximize the opportunities associated with the increasing regulation of international trade in goods and services. Our practice extends throughout the globe and provides a range of services designed to match the scope of global trade regulation and to answer the needs of our clients wherever and whenever they arise.

Arbitration and ADR

Madumere and Madumere undertakes arbitration as well as alternative dispute resolution (ADR) procedures, particularly mediation, on behalf of its clients. We have represented clients in local and international arbitration matters involving construction contracts, shipping, international trade, telecommunication contracts, and energy projects, under major arbitration rules like ICC and LCIA rules. The firm's primary objective is to ensure that disputes arising from the business and commercial activities of clients are effectively resolved with minimum expenditure of time and resources by clients. Our team of lawyers are skillful litigators, arbitrators, negotiators and mediation advocates who have mastered the art of advocacy and negotiation. Members of the Firm pride themselves as being able to get the best deals for clients, no matter how complex the disputes are.

OIl and Gas Law

Madumere and Madumere help private and public sector oil, gas and petrochemical industry participants around the world achieve efficient and innovative solutions to their legal, regulatory and structural challenges. A global network of integrated offices and decades of industry experience allow us to provide advice that builds upon and adapts successful practices to meet the commercial and legal requirements of today's market. Our teams work on award-winning transactions, providing legal support to the largest and most cutting-edge and complex oil, gas, liquid natural gas (LNG) and petrochemical transactions around the globe, as well as the "nuts and bolts" daily operations of national and international oil and gas companies worldwide. Our sustained commitment to client service is reflected in our long-standing relationships as advisors to many of the world's leading oil and gas companies..

Telecommunications Law

We offer clients a broad range of capabilities in the telecommunications sector, with deep bench strength that comes from decades of experience. Our Telecommunications, Media and Technology Practices are made up of a large group of dedicated lawyers across numerous practices, based in offices throughout our global network. Having worked on some of the biggest and most high-profile transactions across the globe, they are able to combine sector and product specialization in a way that greatly benefits our clients. Working on behalf of governments, regulatory bodies and telecommunications operators, we have considerable knowledge in the area of telecommunications regulation, especially regarding access, interconnection, licensing, numbering, spectrum, tariffs and unfair commercial practices. We can also draw on the experience of our lawyers who have been previously employed by regulatory bodies such as the European Commission (EC) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Maritime Law

We advise on some of the toughest issues in the maritime sector, including restructurings, refinancing, capital raising, M&A transactions, private equity involvement, regulatory compliance and disputes. We have extensive experience in bankruptcy proceedings and workouts and in financing transactions in a broad range of sector segments, in addition to a variety of general fleet financing, with regards to liquid natural gas (LNG) transportation and offshore rig assets and ports and related infrastructure. We have extensive experience advising clients on "full value chain" investing where they seek to acquire maritime assets for their own businesses, as well as knowledge and experience in fundamental maritime issues relating to time and bare-boat charters, tax leases, flagging, classification, ship-building contracts, ship mortgages and delivery disbursement conditions. Our clients include banks, underwriters and other financial institutions, shipping companies, oil and gas companies, government agencies, and private equity and hedge funds.

Corporate and Commercial

Our corporate commercial team provides comprehensive business advisory services for clients in all aspects of corporate and commercial matters, including corporate governance, formation of companies, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance, board advisory, risk management, joint ventures, banking and finance, project finance, infrastructures, taxation, labour, competition and the cultural and creative industries. We take great pride in aiming to fully protect the general interests of corporations, investors, and interested parties at all times.

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

We are fully engaged in alternative dispute resolution and litigation covering varieties of issues in banking, contracts, real estate, international trade and investments, intellectual property, consumer protection, taxation and banking. Our dispute resolution portfolio includes ADR/litigation on contracts, commercial contract, equity distribution, joint venture structure, trademark infringement and/or passing off, real estate recovery, counterfeiting, copyright, piracy, royalty payment, debt recovery, insolvency, corporate dissolution, asset recovery, consumer litigation, Consumer Rights, licensing, distributorship, franchise, personal/corporate tax, and banking.

Labour and Employment

The most valuable asset in any organisation is its people, but with the value comes risk. All businesses need help navigating the potential pitfalls set by employment laws and, when problems do occur, finding solutions. That’s where our employment law specialists come in. We deal with all employment matters including: Discrimination at Work Grievance and Disciplinary Hearings Team Moves Restrictive Covenants Redundancy Whistle blowing Bonus Disputes Bullying and Harassment Outsourcing Acting for Senior Executives. So if you are experiencing problems at work, need advice on starting a new job, or just have concerns about leaving your employer, then Madumere and Madumere can help. Whether you are a business or a senior employee, when you become a client of KN’s Employment Law Team you can expect the highest standards of care and a service tailored to your needs. Our lawyers are well known for giving pragmatic and commercial advice underpinned by comprehensive legal knowledge and experience. Our expertise is combined with valuable perspective which comes from acting for employers as well as senior employees in a variety of industries. We have a strong record in dealing with disputes arising out of the financial services industry.

Environmental

We have Significant experience representing clients in environmental regulatory, administrative and litigation matters Our lawyers have the necessary knowledge and established relationships with administrative bodies and governmental agencies to successfully navigate clients through the complex issues that emerge with environmental law A seasoned team that both pursues and defends regulatory claims and litigation involving a wide array of contamination and exposure issues Trial lawyers skilled in successfully resolving high stakes environmental litigation through early resolution, pre-trial victories and trial wins Deal tested, having provided environmental due diligence for numerous corporate transactions We are Relied on by developers, energy, industrial and commercial companies of all types for our innovative legal strategies to address the intricate and often changing environmental regulations, statutes and land use permit and zoning guidelines

Capital Market

Our lawyers advise leading issuers, investment banks and investors in equity and debt transactions that raise capital through the global public and private capital markets. We are the most active law firm for technology and life sciences IPOs. We have a unique industry leading company-side as well as bank-side practice, giving us deep insights in the capital markets sector. We are pragmatic, commercially minded capital markets lawyers who not only appreciate relevant legal considerations, but also deeply understand our clients’ businesses and are focused on helping them attain their marketing, positioning and transactional objectives. Our collaborative team-based approach makes us the preferred choice as either issuer's counsel or underwriters' counsel on many of the most trans-formative capital markets transactions.