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Name: Nchima Nchito
Firm Name: Nchito & Nchito Advocates
Country: Zambia
Expertise: Litigation

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Professional Biography:

The 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 Nchito 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 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.

Current Clients:

– Bank of Zambia
– Deloitte and Touche
– Department for International Development (DFID)
– Engen Petroleum (Z) Limited
– Hotel and Tourism Training Institute
– Investrust Bank (Z) Plc Ltd
– Jes Mining Limited
– Kawambwa Tea (1996) Company Limited
– KDG Auto Link
– Konkola Copper Mines PLC (KCM)
– Lafarge Cement PLC
– Libyan Africa Investment Company Limited (LAICO)
– National Milling Corporation Limited
– Norwegian Church Aid
– Oxfam
– Peace Corp
– Post Newspapers Limited
– Puma Energy PLC
– Road Development Agency (RDA)
– Royal Danish Embassy
– Southern African Media Development Fund (SAMDEF)
– Southern Cross Motors Limited
– Southern Sun – Ridgeway
– Stanbic Bank Zambia Limited
– St John Medical Centre
– TAP Zambia Limited
– Total Zambia Limited
– World Vision International
– ZESCO Limited

Law 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 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 Firms.

The 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 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 Firm’s litigation is Commercial and Employment related litigation.

The Firm also has experience in corporate restructuring having been involved in assignments involving corporate restructuring of former parastatals.

The Firm acted for a mobile phone service provider in the setting up of its mobile money business.

The Firm has acted as lead Counsel for the Floatation by Zambia Privatisation Trust Fund of their 25% holding in one of the largest oil marketing companies in the country.

The Firm also acted as lead counsel in the mandatory offer by Puma Energy to acquire shares from the minority shareholders of BP Zambia Plc.

The Firm has developed competence in the area of corporate governance and was represented on the Task Force which prepared the Zambian Corporate Governance guidelines.

The Firm also provided expertise on a project to harmonise Zambian corporate and commercial legislation with good corporate governance principles.

The Firm has over the years been retained in huge commercial litigation and arbitrations on behalf of its clients some of whom are listed below. In resolving disputes, the Firm ensures that its clients receive advice that is relevant to their needs in a timely fashion.

The Firm has a growing reputation as a provider of outstanding legal services in competition law. This includes rendering opinions on mergers, compliance and regulatory advice.

Nchito & Nchito has also contributed to the following publications:

– World Bank Investing Across Borders 2010
– The International Comparative Legal Guide to Lending & Secured Finance 2014
– World Bank, Doing Business 2014: Understanding Regulations for Small and Medium Size Enterprises
– Chambers Legal Practice Guide; Litigation 2014

With its vast experience outlined above, the Firm aims to deliver world class legal services through innovative thinking and relevant solutions.