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AREAS OF PRACTICE

 

IMMMA quick facts

Our Global reach:

IMMMA Advocates is part of DLA Piper Group, an alliance of legal practices. IMMMA Advocates was the first member of the DLA Piper Africa (founded in 2006), a network of independent law firms in Africa which are integrated by way of joint standard setting, cross-border cooperation, and trainings and capacity building activities. DLA Piper Africa consists of firms in the following countries: Algeria, Botswana, Burundi, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia. In most other African countries that are not listed DLA Piper has close relationship with other referrals firms. This alliance aims at providing coverage as a group in the East African region which has a population of over 130 million people.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Banking & Finance

Our Banking & Finance Practice represents lenders, underwriters, arrangers, borrowers and other clients in their various roles in financing transactions, and provides reasoned and timely advice concerning:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Tender offer financings
  • Bank/bond bridge financings
  • Joint ventures
  • Syndicated loans
  • Debtor-in-possession and exit financings and other credit transactions.

Commercial Litigation

Clients entrust us with their must-win matters - disputes in which huge sums, invaluable patents and brands, closely guarded market strategies, and even out-and-out company survival are at stake. Our global Litigation and Arbitration group is ready to respond. We are prepared to do whatever it takes - strategically and decisively - to assure that your best business interests are served. We do not just "litigate." We regularly try and arbitrate cases to conclusion.

General Corporate

Our Corporate practice has experienced attorneys who provide a broad range of corporate and business services to publicly held corporations and private businesses. In many cases, we serve as general counsel for corporations and represent them in all aspects of their corporate life - from the original establishment of the enterprise through all aspects of its evolution and operation. Our corporate practice is broad and often intersects with closely related practices - particularly tax, corporate transactions, and securities.

We are involved in all aspects of corporate governance, including director and officer liability. We represent corporations in structuring their initial capitalization and in ongoing corporate financing transactions utilizing a wide range of public and private debt and equity instruments.

We are active in domestic and cross-border corporate transactions - major mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures, as well as equity investments and change of control transactions. We also counsel businesses in connection with their ongoing contractual relationships with domestic and international customers, suppliers, and distributors.

Taxation

Our highly experienced tax attorneys, working from offices worldwide, can combine their in-depth knowledge to help you manage the tax aspects of your most ambitious and difficult undertakings.

Legislative Drafting

Our Legislative practice counsels sovereigns on necessary law reforms in emerging market economies; advises on treaty negotiations involving trade, taxation and investment; assists with ongoing legislation in such areas as international trade and taxation; and represents sovereigns and state-owned entities.

Telecommunications

Substantial capabilities and resources are concentrated in a dedicated telecommunications, media and technology practice group, which involves lawyers who combine industry and product specialization, based throughout the Firm's global network of offices. Working on behalf of governments, regulatory bodies and telecommunications operators, we have considerable know-how in the area of telecommunications regulation, especially concerning access, interconnection, licensing, numbering, spectrum, tariffs and unfair commercial practices.

Energy, Gas, Mining & Infrastructure

Our worldwide Energy, Infrastructure and Project Finance Group comprises of  dedicated lawyers in offices located around the globe. We have market-leading experience advising clients on legal matters related to development, financing and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the oil and gas, power, infrastructure and other major project sectors.