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Clairwood Chambers Mutamangira and Associates is a firm that has established itself as a balanced legal service provider, providing a broad range of diversified legal solutions to meet the business and personal needs of a broad range of clients. Our focus on a team approach and our flexible, dynamic organizational structure offers our clients the benefit of our full range of services.

  • Imagination

    Our pragmatic and creative approach to each case is a result of our technical expertise and profound knowledge of our clients and the sectors in which they operate.

  • Innovation

    Our focus on a team approach and our flexible, dynamic organizational structure offers our clients the benefit of our full range of services.

  • Expertise

    Our remarkable work ethic and values have seen us emerge as market leaders in the field for more than 10 years.

  • Commitment

    We are dedicated legal practitioners who continually stay abreast of the latest developments and steep themselves in the most complicated domestic and global operations.

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We are true partners to our clients. Our technical prowess and in-depth appreciation of sector issues enable us to render our clients a comprehensive service satisfying all their needs. - Clairwood

  • Corporate Law

    The firm has advised on major greenfield and brownfield investment transactions across many sectors of the economy, with exceptional experience in mergers, demergers, listings, winding up, liquidations, judicial management and reconstructions.

  • Banking & Tax

    The firm has been retained by a number of banks as legal advisors, advising banking law litigation, reconstruction of banks, mergers, acquisitions and reconstructions of banking institutions. with leading financial advisory services firms specialized in these matters.

  • Criminal Law

    We offer legal services and representation during Criminal Proceedings at all levels. This ranges from appearances at the Police Station, representation at the Magistrates Court, High Court and prosecution of appeals.

  • Property Law

    The firm has a fully fledged Department that handles all issues of Property Law and Title. Our Conveyancing Department manages all transactions from sale or purchase to transfer. We manage effectively all rent and occupation disputes.

  • Labour Law

    Individual labour relations, Collective labour relations, Restructurings, Workplace Equality, Employee profit sharing schemes, Incentive share plans, Retrenchments, Labour litigation etc.

  • Family Law

    The firm handles matrimonial matters (divorce and division of property), custody, guardianship, maintenance, deceased estates, family trusts, will writing and estate planning.

  • Mining Law

    We have an outstanding record of being one of the leading firms in Mining Law advising a number of major mining companies. We are currently retained as Legal Advisors to the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development in Zimbabwe. We have distinguished ourselves in the negotiation of complex mineral export formalities including International Mineral Certification Schemes.

  • International Law

    The firm has experience in International Litigation, International Mediation and Arbitration. It has handled a number of leading cases in International Courts such as the SADC Tribunal, ICSID, ICC, General Court of the EU and many other foreign jurisdictions including the USA and the UK.

  • Intellectual Property

    Our firm strongly believes in the promotion of intellectual property rights. The firm has registered a number of patents, copyrights and industrial designs in Zimbabwe and internationally. It has also litigated in many instances on issues of intellectual property infringements.

Articles & Insights

Understanding Commercial Arbitration

In his seminal work, “Rhetoric”, Aristotle makes the following apposite observation: “it is equitable to be patient under wrong (not to retaliate); to be willing that a difference shall be settled by discussion rather than by force; to agree to arbitration rather than to go to court, for the umpire in an arbitration looks to equity, whereas the juryman sees only the law. Indeed, arbitration was devised to the end that equity might have full sway”.

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Overview of Alternative Dispute Resolution

Arbitration, a form of alternative dispute resolution, is a mechanism for resolving disputes outside the court system. The dispute is decided by one or more persons called “the arbitrators” or “the arbitral tribunal”. The arbitral tribunal renders an award which is legally binding on the parties to the arbitration agreement and is judicially enforceable.

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An elegantly protected right - A look at Zimbabwean Citizenship

Zimbabwe is a constitutional democracy characterised by a constitution that guarantees and protects fundamental human rights. Chapter 3 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 20) Act 2013 states the grounds upon which a person is entitled to Zimbabwean citizenship. In terms of Section 35 of the Constitution a person is a Zimbabwean citizen on the basis of birth, descent or registration.

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