Who We Are About us

In a world filled with varying perspectives on life in general, conflicts are inevitable. This is why we are here!

Appolos Shimakeleni Lawyers (abbreviated ASL) is a Namibian law firm based in the heartland of Namibia, Windhoek. At ASL, we strive to serve all your legal needs, and desires. We appreciate that our clients are our most prized asset, and we are thus committed to building long lasting partnerships with our clients, by delivering tailored and competitive legal services to everyone, of any size, at any time. No client is ever too small or too big for us.

Staying true to our dictum “make us your solution”, is what defines who we are – a firm focused on finding practical and tailored solutions to the challenges our clients are faced with. At ASL, we embrace technology and seek to communicate with our existing and prospective clients through various digital means. Our social media platforms strive to keep our clients informed about developments at ASL, the legal fraternity, as well as legal commentary, tips and opinions.

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Who We Are About us

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In a world filled with varying perspectives on life in general, conflicts are inevitable. This is why we are here!

Appolos Shimakeleni Lawyers (abbreviated ASL) is a Namibian law firm based in the heartland of Namibia, Windhoek. At ASL, we strive to serve all your legal needs, and desires. We appreciate that our clients are our most prized asset, and we are thus committed to building long lasting partnerships with our clients, by delivering tailored and competitive legal services to everyone, of any size, at any time. No client is ever too small or too big for us.

Staying true to our dictum “make us your solution”, is what defines who we are – a firm focused on finding practical and tailored solutions to the challenges our clients are faced with. At ASL, we embrace technology and seek to communicate with our existing and prospective clients through various digital means. Our social media platforms strive to keep our clients informed about developments at ASL, the legal fraternity, as well as legal commentary, tips and opinions.

VISION and values

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VISION
To be a reliable and trusted law firm that provides adequate legal solutions to people from all walks of life.

VALUES
Excellence – We strive to provide the highest standard of legal services to our clients
Innovation – We are creative and innovative in our approach
Efficiency – We seek to deal with matters in the most effective way
Partnering – We seek to build long term relationships based on trust and mutual respect with our clients

VISION and values

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VISION
To be a reliable and trusted law firm that provides adequate legal solutions to people from all walks of life.

VALUES
Excellence – We strive to provide the highest standard of legal services to our clients
Innovation – We are creative and innovative in our approach
Efficiency – We seek to deal with matters in the most effective way
Partnering – We seek to build long term relationships based on trust and mutual respect with our clients

AREAS OF PRACTICE OUR PREFERRED AREAS

Administrative Law
Civil litigation
Criminal Law
Constitutional Law
Contract Law
Debt Collection
Family Law
Human Rights Law
Intellectual Property Law
Legal Advice
Labour Law
Sports Law

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AREAS OF PRACTICE OUR PREFERRED AREAS

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Administrative Law
Civil litigation
Criminal Law
Constitutional Law
Contract Law
Debt Collection
Family Law
Human Rights Law
Intellectual Property Law
Legal Advice
Labour Law
Sports Law

OUR TEAM LEGAL PRACTITIONERS

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Appolos SHIMAKELENI Founding Partner

Prior to having ventured out on his own to establish ASL, Appolos, an admitted legal practitioner of the High Court of Namibia served as a Senior Legal Officer at the Office of the Government Attorney where he was mainly tasked with appearing at the High Court and at lower courts on behalf of the various Government of Namibia Ministries, Agencies, institutions, and employees on a variety of legal matters.

Appolos holds a B.Juris and an LLB Honours Degree from the University of Namibia and is expected to obtain a Masters Degree in Information Technology Law in 2019, with the University of South Africa. Appolos also served in the corporate / private sector space, where he consulted in the areas of labour law, criminal law, matrimonial matters, motor vehicle accident claims, and wills/estates amongst others. Appolos also served at the Ministry of Justice, Legal Aid directorate, where he appeared and represented clients in criminal cases at the lower courts.

Other notable achievements:
• Served on the Namibian Music Awards Steering Committee
• Appointed as one of the Judges for the Namibia Sports Awards by the
Namibia Sport Commission
• Elected at the Law Society of Namibia Annual General Meeting as a
Council member

In May 2017, Appolos was selected to attend the highly acclaimed Holland & Knight lawyer trainee programme intended for young lawyers to sharpen their legal skills. At Holland & Knight, Appolos was mentored by renowned lawyer, Mr. Stephen W. Snively, a senior partner at the law firm in Orlando, Florida. Through his legal engagements in the corporate and public sector space, Appolos has been exposed to judicial systems in South Africa, India, China and the USA, after having visited the said countries through various exchanges and conferences.

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Johanna Hamunyela Legal Practitioner

Johanna is an admitted Legal Practitioner of the High Court of Namibia since 2015. Johanna holds an B.Juris and LLB Honours Degree from the University of Namibia and is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with the Regent Business School, South Africa (Distance Level).  Prior to her appointment with ASL,  Johanna was employed as a Senior Legal Officer with the Ministry of Justice,  Office of the Prosecutor- General since 2014. Johanna deals with matters in the areas of criminal law, family law, commercial law etcetera and makes appearances in the High Court and Lower Courts of Namibia. 

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VESORA KARIMUYE Candidate Legal Practitioner

Vesora holds an LLB Honours Degree from the University of Namibia and is currently pursuing a Masters of Laws Degree through Unicaf University, Zambia. She is employed as a Candidate Legal Practitioner at ASL. She mostly deals with matters in the areas of criminal law, copyright law, family law, law of contract etc. Vesora has diverse legal exposure as she has previously served as a legal intern at Namibia Trade Forum, Namibia Competition Commission as well as at two Namibian law firms. At ASL, Vesora is tasked with drafting of legal documents as well as appearing and representing clients in the lower courts.

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Robert Xamseb Candidate Legal Practitioner

Robert holds an LLB Honours Degree from the University of Namibia where he also got the Best Student Award. He is currently employed as a Candidate Legal Practitioner at ASL and mostly deals with matters in the areas of criminal law, administrative law, family law, labour law etc. Being an avid researcher, he has served as an executive editor for the University of Namibia’s Law Review. He has also participated in international moot court competitions, and was further tasked to draft the Guide to Elections Observation Manual in Namibia in 2014. In addition, Robert previously served as a Candidate Legal Practitioner at the Legal Assistance Centre.

At ASL, Robert represents clients in the lower courts as well as attend to drafting of legal documents.

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SILAS SHIMAKELENI LEGAL SECRETARY

Silas holds a Bachelor of Criminal Justice in Policing from the Namibia University of Science and Technology. He is currently employed as a legal secretary at ASL. He provides the necessary support and ensures efficiency for the team. Silas is also currently pursuing an LLB Honours Degree at the University of Namibia, and
assists with legal research.

OUR TEAM LEGAL PRACTITIONERS

appolos1

Appolos SHIMAKELENI Founding Partner

Prior to having ventured out on his own to establish ASL, Appolos, an admitted legal practitioner of the High Court of Namibia served as a Senior Legal Officer at the Office of the Government Attorney where he was mainly tasked with appearing at the High Court and at lower courts on behalf of the various Government of Namibia Ministries, Agencies, institutions, and employees on a variety of legal matters.

Appolos holds a B.Juris and an LLB Honours Degree from the University of Namibia and is expected to obtain a Masters Degree in Information Technology Law in 2019, with the University of South Africa. Appolos also served in the corporate / private sector space, where he consulted in the areas of labour law, criminal law, matrimonial matters, motor vehicle accident claims, and wills/estates amongst others. Appolos also served at the Ministry of Justice, Legal Aid directorate, where he appeared and represented clients in criminal cases at the lower courts.

Other notable achievements:
• Served on the Namibian Music Awards Steering Committee
• Appointed as one of the Judges for the Namibia Sports Awards by the
Namibia Sport Commission
• Elected at the Law Society of Namibia Annual General Meeting as a
Council member

In May 2017, Appolos was selected to attend the highly acclaimed Holland & Knight lawyer trainee programme intended for young lawyers to sharpen their legal skills. At Holland & Knight, Appolos was mentored by renowned lawyer, Mr. Stephen W. Snively, a senior partner at the law firm in Orlando, Florida. Through his legal engagements in the corporate and public sector space, Appolos has been exposed to judicial systems in South Africa, India, China and the USA, after having visited the said countries through various exchanges and conferences.

johanna

Johanna Hamunyela Legal Practitioner

Johanna is an admitted Legal Practitioner of the High Court of Namibia since 2015. Johanna holds an B.Juris and LLB Honours Degree from the University of Namibia and is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with the Regent Business School, South Africa (Distance Level).  Prior to her appointment with ASL,  Johanna was employed as a Senior Legal Officer with the Ministry of Justice,  Office of the Prosecutor- General since 2014. Johanna deals with matters in the areas of criminal law, family law, commercial law etcetera and makes appearances in the High Court and Lower Courts of Namibia. 

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VESORA KARIMUYE Candidate Legal Practitioner

Vesora holds an LLB Honours Degree from the University of Namibia and is currently pursuing a Masters of Laws Degree through Unicaf University, Zambia. She is employed as a Candidate Legal Practitioner at ASL. She mostly deals with matters in the areas of criminal law, copyright law, family law, law of contract etc. Vesora has diverse legal exposure as she has previously served as a legal intern at Namibia Trade Forum, Namibia Competition Commission as well as at two Namibian law firms. At ASL, Vesora is tasked with drafting of legal documents as well as appearing and representing clients in the lower courts.

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Robert Xamseb Candidate Legal Practitioner

Robert holds an LLB Honours Degree from the University of Namibia where he also got the Best Student Award. He is currently employed as a Candidate Legal Practitioner at ASL and mostly deals with matters in the areas of criminal law, administrative law, family law, labour law etc. Being an avid researcher, he has served as an executive editor for the University of Namibia’s Law Review. He has also participated in international moot court competitions, and was further tasked to draft the Guide to Elections Observation Manual in Namibia in 2014. In addition, Robert previously served as a Candidate Legal Practitioner at the Legal Assistance Centre.

At ASL, Robert represents clients in the lower courts as well as attend to drafting of legal documents.

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SILAS SHIMAKELENI LEGAL SECRETARY

Silas holds a Bachelor of Criminal Justice in Policing from the Namibia University of Science and Technology. He is currently employed as a legal secretary at ASL. He provides the necessary support and ensures efficiency for the team. Silas is also currently pursuing an LLB Honours Degree at the University of Namibia, and
assists with legal research.

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PHYSICAL ADDRESS

3rd Floor, Maerua Mall Office Tower
Jan Jonker Avenue
P.O Box 41759, Ausspannplatz

CALL US

Tel: (+264) 61 435 8250
Cell : (+264) 81 274 7548
Fax : (+264) 61 435 8201

CONTACT US

Email: info@asl.com.na
Email: appolos@asl.com.na

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