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Jeffrey Bookbinder

Founding Partner Bookbinder Business Law
Business Address 9th Floor, iTowers North, Plot 54368 | CBD Gaborone BotswanaPostal Address Private Bag 382 Gaborone Botswana Tel: +267 391 2397 Website:


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Areas of Practice

+ Corporate & Commercial
+ Insolvency & Restructuring
+ Dispute Resolution
+ Banking & Finance
+ Capital Markets
+ Competition


+ BA (University of Winnipeg)
+ LLB (Osgoode Hall Law School)
+ LLM (School of Oriental and African Studies) University of London)
+ Fellow Southern African Association of Arbitrators
+ Fellow Botswana Institute of Arbitrators

Jeffrey Bookbinder is the Founding Partner of Bookbinder Business Law and has garnered 30 years of corporate commercial experience in Botswana and is a leading lawyer in his field. In addition to his admission as Attorney, Notary Public and Conveyancer of the High Court of Botswana in 1993, Jeffrey is also admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Ontario Bar (1989) and a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.

He has acted for all major financial institutions including First National Bank of Botswana Limited, Access Bank Botswana Limited, Standard Chartered Bank Botswana Limited, ABSA Bank of Botswana Limited, Stanbic Bank Limited, Bank Gaborone, First Capital Bank Limited, and the central bank of Botswana. Parastatal clients have included Botswana Power Corporation, Botswana Development Corporation, National Development Bank, Botswana Innovation Hub, and Civil Aviation Authority Botswana.

Jeffrey has been involved in the most significant insolvencies and restructurings in Botswana including the winding of BCL Limited, the KFC franchise business and the restoration to solvency of the Mowana Mine.

Jeffrey is recognised as a Highly Regarded lawyer in the 31st edition of IFLR1000, and further recognised as a leading banking lawyer in Who’s Who Legal 2023, leading restructuring and insolvency lawyer in Who’s Who Legal 2023 and is listed as a Top Ranked Practitioner in Chambers Global 2023 in Band One.

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