Mr Edward Luke II the Managing Partner of the firm, is one of the leading lawyers in Botswana with a wealth of local and International experience, and is listed in Who’s Who of Southern Africa, and the International Who’s Who of professionals in Washington D.C. He has further enhanced his reputation through his briefings in high profile cases in Botswana.
Mr Edward Luke II is an international arbitrator and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of arbitrators in the UK, Kenya and Zambia. He is a fellow of the Southern African Arbitrators association in Sandton South Africa. Mr Luke has also spoken at several international arbitration conferences.
Mr Luke was born on 28 March 1960 in Freetown, Sierra Leone and educated in England, Scotland and the United States of America.
Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone (B.A., 1982); university of London (LL.B., hons., 1985); Honourable Society of the Middle Temple (B.L., 1986). Author: “The lawyer Who Defended himself in jail,” Holborn School of Law Review, 1985. Academic Tutor, Holborn School of Law, 1986-1987. Chambers of Sir Simon Tuckey Q.C., London, 1987. Barrister-at-Law, Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, California, 1987-1989. Attorney at Law, Botswana , 1989-present.
Rand Club of Johannesburg; Rotary Club of Gaborone. Member: International Bar Association (Committee Rappoteur for Botswana, 1991-1992); Commonwealth Lawyers Association; Corporate Lawyers Association of South Africa; Society of Conservative Lawyers of England; Inns of Court of California; Honorary Member Commercial Bar Association of England and Wales, Vice Chair to the Foreign Legal Consultant Committee of the American Bar Association Section of International Law; Vice Chairman ABA International Criminal Law Committee; Member of the steering Group for the International Litigation Committee of ABA International. Chapter chair for Botswana of the New York State Bar Association International Law Section.
The firm has a broad based general practice with a reputation for offering a full range of quality legal services. The firm frequently works with numerous firms of International repute in several jurisdictions around the world. We provide a diverse range of corporate and commercial legal services required by companies, financial institutions and government bodies. We are recognized in Botswana as one of the leading firms in the fields of banking and finance, corporate and financial services, insurance, real estate, and litigation. We have advised on financial, commercial and regulatory issues in the banking and financial services sectors.
We were recently voted as the third best law firm in Botswana in the Business and Financial Times magazine, a considerable achievement in light of the fact the firm is only 16 years old.
We have developed an expertise in reviewing, interpreting and drafting legislation as well as in the area of commercial and transactional work.