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public law


Precise, practical, and collegial
Chambers Global Guide (2022)

Introducing Public Law

Connecting the state and private sector in driving development

Public law governs the relationship between individuals (private bodies and citizens) and the state.  Whenever a private or public body undertakes a public function or performs a public power, or whenever an organ of state, such as a government department, a state-owned enterprise or a private entity performing a public power, engages with the public, public law is likely to apply.

Public law cuts across multiple practice areas which allows us to add capacity and value to the firm’s existing offering through collaboration and focused client servicing when the state and the private sector do business together. Through a public law lens, we have advised clients in the following industries: banking and finance, basic education, construction, electronic communications, early childhood development, energy, electricity, mining,  private and public higher education, transport and logistics, strategic oil reserves, human settlements, media, electoral issues, real estate and pharmaceuticals.

We understand the constitutional principles of government accountability and transparency, and executing public procurement systems which are fair, equitable, transparent, competitive and cost-effective. We can also identify and analyse the public law consequences of commercial transactions involving organs of state, including regulatory approval requirements and issues pertaining to capacity and authority.


Advisory services

on the Constitution | Public Finance | Procurement | Governance

Administrative and legislative services

Investigative and reporting work