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.

Charles Rwechungura

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

Charles is the founder and Managing Partner of CRB AFRICA LEGAL. He is an experienced consultant in the fields of mining, corporate, banking and financial law and is held in high regard by clients and peers. Chambers Global Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers describes market observers as “praising Charles’ “hands-on approach” to an array of work, including mining, banking and finance activities.”

Charles regularly advises mining exploration and extraction companies on corporate and commercial issues such as joint venture agreements, transfers or assignments of mineral rights, applications for mining and prospecting licenses and has conducted multiple large-scale due diligence exercises for foreign investors looking to invest in the Tanzanian mining sector.

In addition, Charles acts for many of the national and foreign banks operating in Tanzania, advising them on the full range of financial and banking law issues. He has advised on over six equity IPOs and bonds listing at the Dar es salaam Stock Exchange and two cross listings of bond issues for the East African Development Bank (EADB) as well as the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (PTA Bank). In recognition of his industry knowledge and legal expertise he is often appointed to act as arbitrator on complex commercial disputes.

Charles Rwechungura cut his teeth in project finance during the early 1980s while working for six years as an in-house corporate counsel in the National Textile Corporation (TEXCO), a large corporation that sourced funds from international financiers for the construction and management of over 16 textile manufacturing projects. He moved to work for another six years as Head Counsel at the Tanzania Investment Bank (TIB), a foreign funded project financier through long term secured lending. He ventured into private practice in 1993 as founder partner in the firm Maajar & Rwechungura Law Office that eventually merged with another law firm to become REX ATTORNEYS from where he retired to found CRB AFRICA LEGAL.

Firm Overview:

CRB AFRICA LEGAL is a corporate/commercial law firm based in Dar es salaam, Tanzania.

CRB AFRICA LEGAL is “making its mark” in Tanzania. The firm has carved out a sizeable market share of headline debt and equity capital markets transactions, primarily acting for issuers, and has also experienced an uptick in M&A and competition law mandates, advising on several major cross-border transactions. The firm has a broad experience in advising international clients which puts it in a vantage position to identify and address usual areas of concern and expectations.

The firm is on the panel of major banks in Tanzania including Barclays, Stanbic, and Bank M, and also has a strong telecoms sector focus. Key figures include founder and managing partner Charles Rwechungura, who is a big name for capital markets transactions, leading banking lawyer and dispute resolution specialist Cyril Pesha, and Pendo Shamte, who has an impressive record in the mining sector.

Teamwork is the hallmark of the firm and its vision is to become and remain a provider of a broad spectrum of high quality services to the satisfaction of clients.

The firm is duly registered as a partnership under the laws of Tanzania.

Miloš Vučković

Miloš Vučković is our exclusively recommended Commercial Law expert in Croatia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Miloš directly using the contact details listed above.

Miloš is a Senior Partner at Karanovic & Nikolic and advises on all aspects of corporate, commercial, environmental, real estate and energy & infrastructure law.

He has unique regional experience in advising clients in Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Croatia in all areas of corporate law, including corporate governance, compliance, privatisation, M&A, contracts, joint ventures, spin-offs, restructuring takeover bids, etc.

Milos is also the Head of the Karanovic & Nikolic German Desk

Firm Overview:

Karanovic & Nikolic is the leading full service commercial law firm covering the jurisdictions of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. The firm maintains a practical, active and pro-business approach when advising their multi-national, regional and local clients, financial institutions and governments.

With over 80 lawyers, many of whom are internationally educated and qualified the firm have a sound understanding of both civil law and common law matters.

The firm can offer cutting edge expertise coupled with a solid understanding of the local practice and legal solutions and advice that international clients expect from a law firm. In an ever-changing regional legislative environment, Karanovic & Nikolic assist and cooperate with the legislators, institutions and interest groups regarding the continual development of clear and effective legislation that helps create a market that works for everybody.

Dr Ghazi Alaghbari

Ghazi Alaghbari is our exclusively recommended Commercial Law expert in Yemen on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Ghazi directly using the contact details listed above.

Ghazi is a well renowned and reputable Lawyer who has held highly ranked positions throughout his career. He began by working as a Lawyer and Legal Consultant from 1994 until 1998 and as Assistant Professor in the Department of Commercial and Maritime Law at Sana’a University, Yemen, from 1994 to 2006. He joined the judiciary in 1998; firstly as President of the Appellate Division in the Commercial Court of Appeals in the Capital Sana’a and later in 2001 as member of the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court; until he was appointed as Minister of Justice in 2006.

Following the end of his term as Minister, towards the end of 2011, Ghazi went on to re-establish a private law practice, which has since January 2014, expanded to create a leading multi-partner Law Firm, Alaghbari & Partners, Lawyers and Legal Consultants, which is considerably the largest Law Firm in Yemen. In addition, he is a certified Arbitrator from the Arab Union of International Arbitration, the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration and the Yemeni Centre for Conciliation and Arbitration.

As a result of the multiple roles he has held, Ghazi inevitably has a very developed understanding of the legal and administrative systems in Yemen this is reinforced through working extensively on the drafting / amendment of numerous laws/regulations during his role as Minister of Justice.