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Maurice Garber

Firm: Garber & Co
Country: Sierra Leone

Practice Area: Commercial

  • 49 Waterloo Street
    Freetown
Barrister Maurice Garber is the Senior Partner and Founder of the law firm of Garber & Co. Having qualified as an English barrister in 1986, Mr. Garber relocated to the United States and was admitted as an Attorney of the State of New York, USA in 1988 and a Barrister & Solicitor of the High Court of Sierra Leone in 1989. He was also admitted to the Bar of the Judicature of Jamaica, West Indies in 1992. Having practiced as a New York Attorney for over a decade, Mr. Garber returned home in 2003/ 2004 to set up the Law firm of Garber & Co. He serves as City Solicitor to the Freetown City Council and is the retained lawyer for numerous clients including banks, manufacturers, insurance companies and other national and international clients. He also serves as a Legal Consultant to the African Development Bank, the World Bank, IFC, DIFID, Afreximbank and several other multinational institutions and international conglomerates

The Firm

The Law Firm of Garber & Co has handled sophisticated project finance transactions including representing First Bank (UK) Ltd and Afreximbank in the $40 million dollar construction of the Cape Sierra Hilton Hotel. We reviewed and participated in all legal aspects of the project in collaboration with International Counsel and have embarked upon and been consulted on subsequent collateral refinancing transactions emanating from many of these projects. 

The firm maintains specialized expertise in the power sector and serves as an E.U. approved consultant to the Government of Sierra Leone in the Bumbuna II hydro dam construction and PPA project worth over $700 million dollars. We routinely provide legal advice and assistance to many companies involved in the power sector.

 We efficiently represent our Clients in their relations with the Government on issues pertaining to securing permits, waivers or concessions from the Government. We are routinely consulted on the status of statutes, legal reform, due diligence and legislative challenges faced by clients.

Our Partners are admitted to diverse jurisdictions in the United Kingdom, the United States and the Caribbean and are all licensed solicitors of the Law Society of England & Wales. Our practice areas comprise civil and commercial matters, litigation and a variety of international commercial transactions. Of primary importance is the provision of ethical, competent, timely, reliable and seasoned legal advice and assistance to all our Clients.








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