When you are navigating through complex legal dilemmas, trustworthy and knowledgeable legal representation is essential. At Osei-Ofei Swabi & Co., our priority is to deliver high quality legal advice to our clients, specialising in the area of corporate law.

Our firm offers a range of legal and business solutions across all types of commercial transactions in Botswana, leveraging our experience and in-depth knowledge of the country’s regulatory laws. Our team of experienced and skilled lawyers have provided numerous domestic companies and international investors with tailored solutions for their business issues.

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  • The person who says it cannot be done,

    should not interrupt the person doing it.

  • Of all the strategems,

    to know when to quit is the best.

  • Sometimes it takes a wrong turn to get you to the right place

  • A positive mental attitude can improve your health,

    enhance your relationships increase your chances of success and add to your life.

  • Aequitas nunquam contravenit leges.

    Equity never opposes the law, to supplement, and not to contravene, is its object.

  • Dolosus versatur in generalibus.

    A deceiver deals in generalities — i.e., uses ambiguous terms

  • Ei incumbit probatio qui affirmat, non qui negat ; cum per rerum naturam factum negantis probatio nulla sit.

    He must prove a thing who says it, not he who denies it, since by the nature of things he who denies a fact cannot produce any proof ; i.e., the proof lies upon him who affirms, and not upon him who denies.

  • Ex antecedentibus et consequentibus fit optima interpretatio.

    From what goes before and what follows, the best interpretation is arrived at

  • Exceptio probat regulam.

    Exception proves the rule.

  • Fatetur facinus qui judicium fugit.

    He who flees from justice acknowledges himself a criminal.

  • Fractionem diei non recipit lex.

    The law takes no note of a fraction of a day.

  • Prustrk fit per plura, quod fieri potest perpauciora.

    That is unnecessarily done by many [words), that which is capable of being done by fewer. (It is preferred to be succinct and use fewer words to achieve results)

  • Puriosus solo furore punitur.

    Let a madman be punished by his madness alone.

  • Id eertum est quod certum reddi potest.

    That is certain which can be reduced to a certainty. This maxim is as much a rule of logic as of law. Customs must not be optional, but compulsory, reasonable, definite,

  • Idem est non esse et non apparere.

    Not to be and not to legally prove are the same thing. According to the laws of evidence, where he, on whom the onus of proving the affirmative lies, fails in such proof, the contrary is presumed, though there be no evidence in support of such presumption.

  • Dies Dominicus non est juridicus.

    Sunday is not a day for judicial proceedings.

  • In consimili casu, consimile debet esse remedium.

    In similar cases, the remedy should be similar.

  • Juris praecepta sunt haec : honeste vivere, alterum non laedere, suum cuique tribuere.

    The maxims (or requirements) of the law are : To live honourably. To injure no one. To render to everyone his due.

  • Magis de bono quam de malo lex intendit.

    The law is in favour rather of a good than of a bad construction {or intention).

  • Melior est justicia vere praeveniens quam severe puniens.

    Justice is better when it prevents rather than punishes with severity.

  • Multi multa, nemo omnia novit.

    Many have known many things ; no one has known everything.

  • Nuus commodum capere potest de injuria sua propria.

    No one can obtain an advantage by his Own wrong.

  • Omnium contributione sarciatur quod per omnibus datum est.

    That which is given for all should be contributed by all.

  • Qui facit per alium facit per se.

    He who acts through another acts through himself.

  • Qui minimum probat nihil probat.

    He proves nothing who proves too much.

  • Qui pareit nocentibus, innocentes punit.

    He who spares the guilty, punishes the innocent.

  • Qui sentit commodum sentire debet et onus.

    He who receives the advantage ought also to suffer the burden.

  • Quicquid solvitur, solvitur secundum modum solventis, quicquid recipitur, recipitur secundum modum recipientis.

    Whatever money is paid, is paid according to the direction of the payer, whatever money received, is received according to that of the recipient. A debtor has, at the time of payment, the first right to direct the same to be appropriated in liquidation of whatever debt due to his creditor he chooses. If the debtor omit to do this, the creditor has the next right of appropriation to what debt he chooses. If neither party makes appropriation, the law makes it — generally to the earlier debt.

  • Quisque sua acte perito est credendum.

    Every one experienced in his own calling is to be believed.

  • Quod necessitas cogit, excusat.

    That which necessity compels, she excuses.

  • Scientia utrinque par pares contrahentes facit.

    Equal knowledge on both sides makes the position of the contracting parties the same.

  • Socius mei socii, socius meus non est.

    The partner of my partner is not necessarily my partner.

  • Sublata caussl, touitur efifectus.

    The cause being gone, the effect also ceases.