Abel Walter Modimo

Abel Walter Modimo


Abel W. Modimo is the founder and Managing Partner of Modimo & Associates. He heads the Corporate and Commercial Department, with specific emphasis on Commercial and Construction Arbitration, Competition and Intellectual and Industrial Property Law. He is a highly experienced ligation lawyer, appearing mainly at the High Court, Court of Appeal, the Competition Commission and Arbitration Tribunals.

His clients include the Botswana Government, District and Town Council, Competition Authority, multinational and local construction companies, and a wide range of corporate entities.


He holds an LLM (Corporate & Commercial Law) from the Bond University, Queensland, Australia, which he acquired in 2000. His main areas of study were Securities Regulations, Mergers & Acquisitions, Members Remedies (Company Law), International Trade, International Transactions and Commercial Negotiation and Mediation.

He holds an LLB (University of Botswana)

Short courses on Corporate Governance and Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) through IP3.


Mr. Modimo began his legal career in 1993 as a state prosecutor, a professional assistant in 1994 before setting up the law firm Modimo & Associates in 1995. At the time he was State Prosecutor in Francistown; he also served as part-time lecturer, and became a full time lecturer in 2003-2005. He served as the General Compliance Counsel in 2007.

Our Mr. Modimo has also taught law at the University of Botswana in the area of Corporate Law at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and has participated in the restructuring and privatization of state owned enterprises.


-Law Society of Botswana

- Private Securities Licensing Board

- HRDC (Agric Sector Committee)

- Botswana National Beef Producers Union (Exco Members)

- SOS (sponsor)

- Motswedi Junior Secondary School (Sponsor)

- Gobojango Junior Secondary School (sponsor)

-Gobojango Primary School (sponsor)