Grace Kumwenda

Grace Kumwenda is our exclusively recommended Arbitration expert in Zambia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Grace directly using the contact details above.

Grace (Managing Partner) obtained her law degree from the University of Zambia (LLB) in 2009. She was admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Zambia on 17th December 2010 and has been in private practice since then. She joined MNB Legal Practitioners Kitwe immediately after her admission as an Advocate which later became known as ECB Legal Practitioners. She rose from position of Junior Associate at ECB Legal Practitioners to the position of Senior Associate-Head of Litigation, a position she held until April 2018. In May 2018, Ms Kumwenda joined M. Musonda & Company as Managing Partner taking over from Justice Michael Musonda SC after his appointment as Supreme Court Judge until December 2018. Ms Kumwenda is an Associate-Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) and of the Zambian Branch of the Institute of Arbitrators. Currently Ms. Kumwenda is a board member for Child Outreach Advocacy and Council Member for Sports Council of Zambia.

Grace Kumwenda is specialised in general civil litigation and is experienced in all aspects of corporate and commercial matters including drafting of commercial agreements, legal advice on all aspects of the law, legal opinions, conveyancing, commercial transactions, insolvency (receiverships and liquidations). She has extensive litigation experience in the area of employment law and land disputes as well non-contentious litigation matters including divorce, probate and administration. Recently she was adopted by the Southern African Human Rights Defenders Network as a Human Rights Defender on account of her work and dedication in protecting and speaking for the oppressed.

Firm Overview:

Grace & Partners is a law firm committed to providing effective legal representation in criminal, human rights and civil litigation matters. At Grace & Partners, we are dedicated to creating innovative and effective strategies to meet our Clients’ legal needs.

Grace & Partners is a multi service law firm established on 15th December 2018 and commenced operations effectively on 14th January 2019.

Joseph A. Jalasi

Joseph Jalasi is our exclusively recommended Mining Law expert in Zambia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Joseph directly using the contact details listed above.

Joseph is the Head of Tax, Mining, Corporate, Banking and Finance Department. He has several years of experience in public litigation and has held various public offices. He is a founding partner of Dentons Eric Silwamba, Jalasi & Linyama (formerly Eric Silwamba, Jalasi & Linyama Legal Practitioners (ESJL). The many reported cases to his credit in the Zambian Law Reports and the Revenue Appeals Tribunals Reports are sufficient testimony. Mr. Jalasi served as Chief Policy Analyst Legal Affairs at State House under the late President Levy Mwanawasa. He also served as legal advisor to former President Rupiah Bwezani Banda.

Firm Overview:

Our Firm has been present in Zambia for over thirty years as Eric Silwamba and Company. In 2013 it was rebranded to Eric Silwamba, Jalasi and Linyama Legal Practitioners (ESJL) following the admission to partnership of Joseph Jalasi and Lubinda Linyama. It has over the years developed to the level of being among the top law firms in Zambia. The Firm offers boutique style legal services to its Clients and unlike its competitors is able to offer a wide range of services with respect to dispute resolution, banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate, competition, tax, energy and mining.

Mwelwa Chibesakunda

Mwelwa Chibesakunda is our exclusively recommended Mergers & Acquisitions Law expert in Zambia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Mwelwa directly using the contact details listed above.

Mwelwa is the founding partner and current managing partner of Chibesakunda & Company. He has been instrumental in establishing Chibesakunda & Company as one of Zambia’s leading corporate and commercial law firms.

Mwelwa has over twenty five years of experience advising local and international clients in a wide range of commercial law matters.

Mwelwa is a recognised market leader in mergers and acquisitions, complex banking and finance transactions and energy advisory.

Firm Overview:

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs around the world.

We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality and value to our clients.

We achieve this through practical and innovative legal solutions that help our clients succeed. We deliver consistent services across our platform of practices and sectors in all matters we undertake.

Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies.

They include more than half of the Fortune 250 and nearly half of the FTSE 350 or their subsidiaries. We also advise governments and public sector bodies.

Nchima Nchito

Nchima Nchito is our exclusively recommended Litigation expert in Zambia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Nchima directly using the contact details listed above.

The law firm’s Principal is Nchima Nchito, State Counsel, who is buttressed by a team of four qualified and experienced Associates and fifteen support staff four of whom possess Law Degrees from various Universities.

Nchima is a senior legal practitioner enjoying the rank and dignity of State Counsel. He was admitted to the bar in 1987 and is an experienced Advocate who holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Zambia. He has extensive experience in litigation and perfecting of bank securities. Nchima has specialised in all aspects of Corporate Law. He is an active member of the Institute of Directors and has been involved in the promotion of integrity among the professionals in the private and public sector.

Nchima Nchito previously served as Legal Counsel and Deputy Company Secretary in Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines (ZCCM) the former mining conglomerate. He has extensive experience in dealing with local and international contract negotiations and agreements involving among other international financial and trading institutions and was the lead lawyer in the listing of ZCCM shares on the Lusaka Stock Exchange.

Firm Overview:

Nchito & Nchito is a full service law firm based in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. The Firm aims to deliver superior legal solutions to its clients. It was formerly part of MNB Legal Practitioners (a law firm formed in 1999 through an amalgamation of three Law Firms that existed previously) and acquired its current name on 1st October, 2011 when MNB restructured and the Lusaka and Kitwe offices became separate law firms.

The law firm advises on and services clients in all aspects of corporate and commercial law and has a large local, regional and international client base.

The law firm is engaged in providing services in diverse areas of the law covering commercial transactions, civil litigation – including debt collection and enforcement of securities, insolvency, company secretarial work, arbitration, perfection of banking securities, corporate finance and related work and conveyancing. The major focus of the law firm’s litigation is commercial and employment related litigation.

Charles Mkokweza

Charles Mkokweza is our exclusively recommended Commercial Law expert in Zambia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Charles directly using the contact details above.

Charles is currently managing partner of Corpus Legal Practitioners, the leading full service corporate commercial law firm in Zambia. In addition he focuses his practice in energy resources and infrastructure leading a group of 11 lawyers specialising in this practice area among other groups at his firm. Throughout the 16 years of his experience, Charles has been responsible for unlocking the understanding of complex legal issues particularly in relation to the interface between different domestic sector laws and international laws that might affect multinational companies as well as extensive range of risk areas including sovereign risk, counter party risk etc. He is a master of science graduate in finance and financial law from the University of London and also holds a LLB degree from the University of Zambia. Charles has done numerous courses relevant to his area of practice including special skills training in public private partnership projects and privatisation of state owned enterprises.

Firm Overview:

Corpus is one of the leading law firms in Zambia. Our 30-member team of lawyers and professionals provides strong, consistent, client-focused, high-quality legal services designed to meet clients’ commercial and business needs. The firm, located in Lusaka, offers a unique insight into the legal and technical landscape of the Zambian market. Whether you’re seeking advice regarding banking and finance, corporate advisory, dispute resolution, real estate and construction, energy, mining and infrastructure, or other matters, Corpus can offer you specialised advice unrivalled by any law firm in Zambia.

Our partner, the global law firm Dentons, has acted on most of the jurisdiction’s major transactions in recent years, including privatisations and major mining projects. The practice focuses on four main areas: corporate advisory, banking and finance, dispute resolution, and property and conveyancing. Corpus has unmatched experience in the mining and energy sectors, and we have become the first port of call for foreign and multinational corporations investing in Zambia.

Known for our pioneering work in the Zambian commercial legal world, Corpus was one of the first legal firms to offer comprehensive corporate legal services in Zambia.