Jean Maguranyanga

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

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Jean is a successful commercial lawyer with over 21 years’ experience in the field of banking and working with a diversified portfolio of clients. She is a partner with a local law firm. Jean holds a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Laws degrees, a Masters of Law degree in Corporate and Commercial Law and a Diploma in Banking and Finance. She sits on various Boards.

Jean holds a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Laws, degrees from the University of Zimbabwe; a Master of Laws degree in Commercial and Corporate Law from the University of London, United Kingdom and a Diploma in Banking and Finance from Manchester Business School, United Kingdom.

Her various other notable roles included being one of a four Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe group of officials appointed to investigate and set up systems at the then Zimbabwe Building Society, investigate the activities of then United Merchant Bank, part of two member team that set up the Deposit Protection Board now Deposit Protection Corporation of Zimbabwe and being appointed as one of the first ten Commissioners, the then Competition Commission.

She has sat on various boards and was one of the first ten commissions to the then Competition Commission which was subsequently merged during their tenure with the Tariff Commission to form the now Competition and Tariff Commission. The commissionaires set up the Competition and Tariff commission, being responsible for among other things the review of the drafting of the relevant legislation putting policies for the operationalisation of the commissioner and recruitment of staff.

Jean Maguranyanga also sits on various Boards of Directors and is a member of a number of professional bodies.

Firm Overview:

Chinmasa, Mudimu & Maguranyanga is a registered law firm in Harare which has been in existence since 1981, under the name P.A Chinamasa & Company.

Davison Kanokanga

Davison Kanokanga is our exclusively recommended Arbitration expert in Zimbabwe on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Davison directly using the contact details listed above.

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Davison is the Senior and Founding Partner of Kanokanga & Partners. He is also the Head of the firm’s Arbitration Practice Group. Davison as he is affectionately known has over the 30 years that he has practised law handled many large and complex arbitration matters both as counsel for one of the parties to the arbitral proceedings as well as an arbitrator. Coming soon is Davison Kanokanga’s book entitled “Commercial Arbitration In Zimbabwe”.

Davison’s main areas of interest include: aviation law, cross-border transactions, commercial law, company law, construction law, investment law, international trade, media and technology law, telecommunications law and procurement law.

Davison is also a member and affiliated to the following associations and or bodies:

  • Commercial Arbitration Centre (Zimbabwe)
  • Law Society of Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe)
  • Association of Arbitrators (Southern Africa) NPC (South Africa)
  • The Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa (AFSA) (South Africa)
  • LCIA-MIAC Arbitration Centre (Mauritius)
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (United Kingdom)
  • International Council For Commercial Arbitration

He also sits on the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal with two High Court Judges and one senior lawyer. Davison has travelled extensively and gained valuable connections regionally, continentally and internationally. He was the first Zimbabwean fellow on the International Lawyers for Africa (ILFA) program during which time he was placed at one of London’s leading law firms, Lovells LLP which later became Hogan Lovells LLP on a skills exchange programme funded by amongst other law firms, Clifford Chance, Linklaters, SJ Berwin and Eversheds. He was also of the first Zimbabwean representatives on Advocates Africa and Advocates International.

Firm Overview:

Kanokanga & Partners was established in 1991 in Harare, Zimbabwe. The firm is a multi-award winning disciplinary law firm with a reputation for offering high quality service. The firm is regarded as a medium sized law firm providing a diverse range of legal services.

The firm maintains an international stance and has the capacity to service multi-national clients due to its close working relationship with international leading law firms and organisations in SADC, East & West Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America.

Areas of specialty include inter alia: Arbitration, Commercial, Corporate, Criminal, Labour Law, Property Law and Property Transfers.