Top Notch Zambian Law firm ‘Corpus Legal’ in tier-1 position on prestigious Legal500
CORPUS Legal practioners Zambia’s top notch law firm has maintained its tier -1 position on the prestigious Legal500 2018 rankings. According to Legal500 website, Corpus Legal practioners have been dubbed referral favourites alongside Chibesakunda & Co and Musa Dudhia & Company enjoying strong links with international law firms. The ‘top-notch group’ at Corpus Legal Practitioners is comprised of ‘very responsive and precise lawyers’: senior partner Charles Mkokweza ‘combines deep knowledge of Zambian law with excellent commercial ability’, Banking and Corporate Head Sharon Sakuwaha is ‘exceptionally dedicated’ and Managing Partner Mabvuto Sakala is ‘very strong in dispute resolution’. Recent highlights include advising Copperbelt Energy Corporation on the demerger of its Pan African Mauritian subsidiary CEC Africa Investments, and assisting Nutreco Africa with the development of a major aquaculture project. Congratulations to Charles and Sharon who are recognised as ‘Leading Individuals’. Finally, we want to thank our clients for their valuable feedback and the confidence they have placed in us. We will continue to strive to meet their highest expectations. Corpus carried on its LinkedIn page.
Other top law firms in Zambia on the Legal500 list. Chibesakunda & Co
Chibesakunda & Co’s membership of the DLA Piper Africa alliance ensures a significant volume of multijurisdictional instructions, while the firm also acts on a steady stream of high-end domestic work. Mwelwa Chibesakunda is the key contact for a broad practice that also benefits from the expertise of prominent litigator Chikosola Chuula. Banking and finance, energy and natural resources and project and infrastructure matters are all strong areas of experience.
Musa Dudhia & Co
Musa Dudhia & Company impresses with its ‘strong commitment to client needs’ and ‘broad regional experience’ – the firm’s membership of the Africa Legal Network is a significant asset in this regard. Managing partner Arshad Dudhia is highly sought-after for complex transactions and recently advised Zambeef Products on its $65m sale of a 17.5% equity stake to UK government-backed CDC Group and in another headline deal, Abigail Chimuka advised Enel Green Power on the development of a 50MW solar power plant. Gilbert Chama is recommended for corporate finance advice, while firm founder Abdulla Dudhia is a ‘reference in the market’.
Christopher, Russell Cook & Co
‘Highly respected firm’ Christopher, Russell Cook & Company is well known for its close links with major global law firms and sources highlight its ‘solid international experience’. Kanti Patel is widely revered for transactional matters, particularly in the banking, mining and project finance spheres, while Solly Patel has a strong record in real estate.
Eric Silwamba, Jalasi and Linyama Legal Practitioners
Eric Silwamba, Jalasi and Linyama Legal Practitioners is regarded by some as ‘the best in the country for dispute resolution’, with Eric Silwamba singled out as a ‘very experienced litigator’. The firm also houses robust corporate and commercial expertise and is routinely involved in banking and finance, project development and mining matters. Other key names include Joseph Jalasi, who is recommended for tax issues, and Lubinda Linyama.
Mwenye & Mwitwa - Advocates
At Mwenye & Mwitwa - Advocates, ‘top-class litigator’ Eddie Mwitwa is a well-known name in the market and his dispute resolution prowess encompasses commercial litigation, employment matters, IP, insurance and arbitration. Musa Mwenye is also active in contentious work.
Nchito & Nchito Advocates
Nchito & Nchito Advocates acts for an impressive roster of major domestic and multinational clients, with Aon, Bank of Zambia and Puma Energy all on the firm’s books. Senior partner Nchima Nchito, who previously served as legal counsel to Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines, is a respected litigator with strong experience in the mining sector.
Simeza, Sangwa & Associates
Simeza, Sangwa & Associates has a capable litigation practice, which spans both civil and criminal matters, and it is also regularly involved in transactions. Robert Simeza heads the corporate and commercial group, while John Sangwa is the key contact for dispute resolution. Source: Legal500