Areas of Practice

Our lawyers are legal experts who have a huge command of different areas of law. They know what needs to be done to ensure that your desired outcome is delivered in your favour.

Banking & Finance

The team in the Banking and Finance department understands the complex world of banking and finance.

It helps banking institutions and clients dealing with the banking industry to meet their needs in the highly evolving and constantly changing world of banking and finance.

Corporate & Commercial

Our Corporate and Commercial lawyers provide advice and assistance in the formation and organization of businesses of all types, including private business corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies, sole proprietorships, non-profit corporations and joint ventures.

The team made up of Andrew MugandiwaNikita MadyaTrust ManjengwahNicholas Mark WillsmerRuvimbo Matsika, Pauline Mwandura and Tendai Mataba is ready to help your business achieve its goals in a legally compliant and efficient manner.

Deceased Estates

Death is inevitable! When it happens, your estate needs to be collected and managed. Estate administration involves gathering the assets of the estate, paying the decedent’s debts, and distributing the remaining assets to the beneficiaries. Without a basic understanding of the estate administration process, the whole experience can be pretty overwhelming at a time one is dealing with death.

Wintertons has a dedicated Estates Department that takes charge of this process from inception to the winding up of the estate. The team made up of Peter Moor and Bongani Machirori will assist you through the processes.

Energy, Infrastructure & Natural Resources

Wintertons advises clients on a variety of natural resources, mining, energy, and infrastructure matters.

Our team is made up of highly-skilled lawyers who specialise in energy and natural resources law, including mining and minerals, renewable & non-renewable energy, and energy infrastructure projects in upstream and downstream activities.

The team, which is part of the corporate and commercial practice area, also provides legal assistance to clients in day-to-day operations from a regulatory and corporate point of view, as well as in industry-related mergers and acquisitions, general due diligence, project structuring & documentation, power purchase agreements, financing security agreements, infrastructure sharing agreements, regulatory approvals, implementation & direct agreements, tribute agreements, public & private sector transactions and mining transactions.

Intellectual Property

The Department is headed by PAUL CHRISTOPHER PAUL and offers advice and the necessary registration services in respect of the following, Trademarks & Brands, Patents, Copyrights, Intellectual Property in Commercial Transactions, Intellectual Property Litigation, Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution, Licensing & Technology Transfers.

The activity of the IP Team focuses on acquiring and maintaining intellectual property rights, complying with them and defending them in the event of their infringement. The team also handles the drafting of licensing agreements.

Labour & Employment Law

Wintertons represents clients in a full array of employment-related matters including Alternative Dispute Resolution, Litigation, Employment Contracts, Handbooks & Policies, Disciplinary & Grievance Procedures, Collective Law Negotiations with Unions & Employee Representatives; Collective Bargaining Agreements, Retrenchments, Wrongful Terminations & Dismissals, Tribunal & Labour Court matters and training management on how to identify & avoid disputes.

We have the experience to handle all employment-related disputes. The firm also advises employers on compliance issues thereby assisting businesses to ensure that their employment-related practices are compliant with applicable law. 

Contact the team headed by Ruvimbo Matsika which includes Exodus Donzvambeva, Pauline Mwandura and Milton Muzaza.  

Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution

It is common for Zimbabwean companies and business owners to encounter legal disputes at some point in time. There is a wide array of legal issues that could arise between your business and other businesses, regulatory entities, groups or individuals. Depending on the specifics of the dispute, legal intervention may be required.

A primary goal of our legal service offerings is to resolve disputes in an effective manner while causing minimal disruption to the business. Additionally, we do not believe in a “one size fits all approach.” Depending on the unique parameters of the situation, our litigation and dispute resolution lawyers will explore the full spectrum of legal options available and then advise clients on which strategy is best suited to meet their goals.

The litigation team of Trust ManjengwahPaul Christopher PaulDenford HalimaniAndrew MugandiwaRuvimbo MatsikaJoshua ShekedeVongai Matenga and Milton Muzaza is ready to assist.

Real Estate

The operations include forward funding contracts, turn-keys, sale and leaseback, real estate due diligence, structuring of real estate company groups, real estate investment funds and operations involving institutional investors, conveyancing and transfers, mortgage bond registration and deregistration, consolidation and division of land, replacement of lost title deeds, landlord and tenant contracts & disputes, advice on capital gains tax exemptions & roll-overs and housing developments.