Baoleki - Practicing Attorney-Commercial,Corporate, Regulatory,Compliance,Property & Litigation - Gaborone, South-East, Botswana

Meshack Baoleki Baoleki

Gaborone, South-East, Botswana


Practicing Attorney-Commercial,Corporate, Regulatory,Compliance,Property & Litigation


I am the founder of Baoleki Attorneys, a law firm with strong focus on corporate, commercial and property law. we also do a lot of litigation.

we have been in the corporate world for many years, in the telecommunications sector and the banking sector

Work History



From September 2012

Plot 131, Unit 11, Gaborone International Finance Park
P O box 45111

Leadership Role
- Provide leadership of the firm in terms of motivation of professional and support staff
- Guidance to staff to come to clear consensus as to the directions and strategic goals of the firm, and follow-through to get them accomplished.
- Day-to-day management oversight of the firm
- Coordination and direction of marketing efforts and relations with the firm clients
- Financial stability and sustainability of the firm

Full-time Law Practice Role
- Drafting Commercial agreements and advising corporate clients on commercial agreements and other agreements
- Advising commercial banks on banking law and regulatory issues
- Appearing before Court of Appeal, High Court and Magistrate courts
- Debt collection and foreclosures
- Conveyancing



September 2006 - August 2012

First National Bank Botswana
P O Box 1552, Gaborone

Main Purpose
To provide and manage the legal services line of support to First National Bank of Botswana Management, Business Divisions, subsidiaries and the Branches; to provide legal advice as well as advice on suitable legal service providers; to manage the contractual relationship with service providers and compile reports regarding legal matters in which FNBB is involved; and to ensure that the bank fully complies with legal, regulatory and supervisory requirements by designing and implementing Strategies, policies and procedures leading to organizational compliance efforts.

The following duties involve the job:

• Assistance in providing first line legal services/advice to management and all the areas of the Bank, with regard to the impact of Legislation and any legal issues.
• Developing strategies, procedures and processes for the management of legal risk and regulatory compliance.
• Opinion work, written/ verbal, formal/ informal, drafting and reviewing of agreements, legal clauses etc.
• Negotiating agreements on behalf of FNBB, with or without external attorneys and other third parties.
• Vetting of agreements drawn up by other parties and commenting thereon.
• Assisting FNBB in any litigation and administering external legal resources instructed on such litigation work
• Ensuring legal advice ensures minimized litigation and reduced legal costs.
• Ensuring provision of cost-effective legal services
• Providing legal information support services and monitoring of case law.
• Ensuring compliance with good corporate governance and business practices.
• Ensuring compliance to legal and regulatory requirements.
• Building relationships with key external stakeholders, including the regulators and being the contact point with the regulators.
• Assisting in debt collection and management of bad accounts


Botswana Telecommunications Corporation

May 2005 - September 2005

P O Box 700

- Negotiating and drafting various types of Contracts/Agreements
- Providing legal and regulatory advice to the Regulatory Affairs Department in respect of the Telecommunications Act, 1996, the BTC license issued by the BTA, the Telecommunications Policy for Botswana, the BTA Rulings and Determinations, and in respect of regulatory issues generally.
- Ensuring compliance with the above documents as well as the Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Act, 1980 and Amendments 1996.
- Advising Human Resources Department on application and interpretation of the labor laws.
- Providing legal advise to all departments as and when requested.
- Participating in Departmental and divisional meetings and reporting directly to General Manager Corporate Services.
- Managing debt collection procedures including the distribution of debt collection and legal work to external attorneys.
- Participating in committees and carrying out assignments as directed by General Manager Corporate Services.
- Managing staff, ie the Legal Services Manager, Contract Specialist and the Administration and Support Officer.

Regulatory Statutory Specialist - Manager

Botswana Telecommunications Corporation

November 2003 - September 2006

P O Box 700

Strategic Management
• Contributing to the formulation of business plans and operating plans for the department, and managing departmental performance in accordance with these plans.

• Participating in departmental managers meetings and other divisional management structures.

• Preparing performance monitoring reports for the executive management.

• Contributing to continuous performance improvement and change management initiatives.

Statutory/ Regulatory Affairs
• Actively participating in the development and formulation of regulatory strategies and negotiation of agreements.

• Ensuring that BTC complies with the BTC license conditions, the Telecommunications Act 1996 and Amendments thereto, the BTA Regulations, BTA Rulings, and other statutory/regulatory requirements.

• Ensuring implementation and monitoring of compliance measures.

• Lobbying and managing relationships with external stakeholders inter alia the BTA, Ministry of Communications, Science and Technology, ISPs

• Developing, implementation and monitoring of regulatory policies and procedures.

• Managing and interpreting legal and administrative provisions of regulatory and license agreements.

• Managing regulatory agreements to insure stakeholder interests are defined and protected

• Producing timely, relevant, accurate management information to aid decision making.

• Assisting in the resolution of customer complaints that have been escalated to the BTA.

• Drafting and filing submissions with the BTA on behalf of BTC.

- Managing staff welfare
- Ensuring sectional compliance with organizational and statutory health and safety policies and procedures.
- Controlling, managing and safeguarding the assets of the organization.
- Effectively addressing all risk and quality management issues in the department.

Private Attorney

Bernard Bolele Attorneys

March 2003 - October 2003

2nd Floor United Nations Place
Khama Crescent, Gaborone
P O Box 47048

• Civil litigation ie, appearing before the High Court and Magistrate Courts in civil matters.

• Drafting commercial agreements and giving legal advice on such agreements;

• Debt collection for private companies and individuals;

• Company secretarial;

• Notarial Practice and Conveyancing.

• Drafting legal opinions, wills, conducting interviews and consultations, amongst others.

State Counsel, Grade 11, Attorney General's Chambers

January 2001 - July 2002

• Prepare summaries for all homicide cases;

• Prosecute appeals at the High Court and Court of Appeal;

• To write Legal Opinions and give advice on all criminal matters to all government departments;

• To give lectures to traditional leaders who preside over Customary Courts matters;

• Prosecute all criminal matters at the Magistrates Courts.

Teacher (English) and Administration Assistant

Chichi Community Junior Secondary School

April 1996 - April 1997

Teacher (English) and Administration Assistant
- Full member of the Botswana Law Society
- Accredited member of the Compliance Institute of South Africa
- Full member of Advocates International - Botswana Chapter (Christian Lawyers Fellowship of Botswana)
- Full member of the International Law students and Young Lawyers Association.



This is a niche corporate law firm with strong focus on commercial, corporate, Property, Banking law. We do consultancies for regulated entities on regulatory and compliace matters, such as conducting compliance audits, doing risk managment plans, compliance procedures and processes, frameworks and relationship building with regulators.
we do a lot of conveyancing and property law.
we are also into litigation-commercial and labor.

Qualifications & Certifications

LL.B (Law Degree)

University of Botswana

Compliance Institute of South Africa


University of Stellenbosch Business School

Compliance Management

University of Cape Town

Telecommunications Policy

Wits University Graduate School of Public

International Law

7 .Represented Botswana and University of Botswana

Human Rights Moot Court Competition

6. Represented Botswana and University of Botswana

St Joseph's College

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