Our Practice Areas
Conveyancing and Real Estate Practice
In the area of Real Estate Law, Maunga Maanda and Associates attends to all types of conveyancing work. In addition, it offers its legal services to Building Societies, Banking and Finance Houses, lenders, landlords, tenants, land developers, corporations, governmental agencies, pension funds, trusts, investors, purchasers, sellers, brokers, homeowner’s associations, non-profit community development corporations and construction contractors in a wide variety of real estate transactional and litigation matters. The firm has transactional experience in property sales and acquisitions, financingdevelopment, construction, leasing, management, zoning, land use and related matters. Litigation cases handled by the firm include real estate contract disputes and foreclosures.
We have a conveyancing department which is manned by well experienced staff. We also assist sellers in obtaining Capital Gains Tax Certificate as we have established a good rapport with the taxman. For Sellers who do not have ready cash to pay the Capital Gains Tax and would want to pay from the purchase price we assist by issuing guarantee letters as we are registered with ZIMRA as a depository. Our Turnaround when all documents are in place is 2 – 3 days and can be expedited depending on the urgency of the transaction.
Debt Collection Practice
The firm collects commercial debts on behalf of clients. This is one of its key strength areas. Among its clients are banks which include NMB Bank, Agribank, ZB Bank & Stanbic Bank for which it does a lot of debt collection. The firm’s turn around period is very short and its recovery rate is high. The size and location in Harare and Mutare of the firm also assist in its efficiency and expanding its reach.
Civil litigation Practice
The experience of Maunga Maanda and Associates in the area of litigation allows it to efficiently and effectively handle disputes from the period before a law suit is filed until final disposition on appeal. The firm’s litigation practice covers the full range of civil legal problems common to banking and other commercial sectors including debtors and creditors’ rights, insurance, trade mark infringements, commercial and governmentcontracts. The firm also has expertise in prosecution and defence of personal injury claims, insurance claims, and civil rights law including class actions. The firm recognizes that alternative dispute resolution [ADR], yields substantial economic benefits to litigants and administrators within our legal system. The firm recognizes that effective use of mediation is a necessary component of litigation management and efficiency. Our experience as litigators and mediators enhances our ability to analyse the merits of claims and to offer sound advice regarding the most appropriate way to resolve disputes. Budget and strategy meetings are conducted to assess estimated costs, which process, by and large, involves our clients.
Corporate/Commercial Law Practice
The Corporate/business practice of Maunga Maanda and Associates covers a broad range of commercial and business transactions. The practice is as varied as the clients and the industries that the firm serves. Much of the practice involves contractual transactions between business entities, business formation, intellectual property, technology transfers, trusts, advice on financing and debt restructuring and taxation. For smaller business entities without in-house lawyers, the firm serves as general counsel and provides advice on labour matters, commercial litigation and drafts all types of commercial contracts on behalf of clients.
Outside resources are used when appropriate to better serve our corporate business clients in the areas of interest calculations, efficient tax management, financial analysis, property, equipment or business evaluation etc.
The firm represents several institutional and corporate clients including The CottonCompany of Zimbabwe, Sino Zim, Industrial Development Corporation of Zimbabwe Limited, Link and Medical Suppliers [Pvt] Ltd, Plus Five Pharmaceuticals, Kimberly Trading [Pvt] Ltd, Highrise Real Estate, Scottco, Quoton [Pvt] Ltd, Tanganda Tea Company (Pvt) Ltd, Allied Timbers Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd, The Wattle Company Limited, Mutare Board & Paper Mills Limited, Leopard Rock Hotel, Eastern Highlands Tea Plantations, Ariston Holdings (Pvt) Ltd, Family Aids Caring Trust, Catholic Commission for Justice & Peace, Teecherz Furnitures (Pvt) Ltd, Eden Estate (Pvt) Ltd, Premier Medical Investment, AMG Global, Border Timbers Ltd, Matanuska [Pvt] Ltd, NMB Bank, Stanbic Bank, ZB Bank and Agribank.
Labour/Employment Litigation Practice
Maunga Maanda and Associates’ labour and employment practice encompasses the full range of services involved in the myriad of legal requirements within the employment field. The firm’s primary experience is in handling civil litigation and administrative proceedings involving allegations of employment discrimination, wrongful dismissal, employee benefits, civil rights violations, unfair labour and employment practices, as well as employee discipline. The firm also assists clients in developing policies and strategies to implement local statutes and regulations in the field of labour relations. In addition, the firm’s legal practitioners counsel clients on fair labour standards, employee retirement policies, employee rights and equal compensation issues.
Tax Law Practice
The firm is qualified to give advice on all aspects of Zimbabwean tax law including tax planning and litigation.
Criminal Law Practice
The firm undertakes high profile criminal law practice especially in human rights
Maunga Maanda and Associates t/a Commercial Law and Human Rights Chambers that provides quality legal services primarily to the corporate world, small businesses, Government sectors, State private enterprises and defends human rights.