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Corpus remains a premier commercial law firm in Zambia, focused on guiding local and international clients through complex financial transactions, government and regulatory matters, corporate compliance, dispute resolution, and other legal issues. Clients seek out Corpus because of its depth of experience in handling complex matters of Zambian law, its practical approach to solving legal problems, and its commitment to upholding international standards of excellence in our work.
Many of the issues Corpus addresses are first-of-their-kind in Zambia, where the legal and regulatory regime is still developing. In recent years, Corpus has advised on numerous novel matters including financial derivatives, repurchases transactions, securities offerings and regulation, to large-scale debt restructuring, solar energy regulation, international arbitration. Corpus’ international orientation and experience informs the solutions it provides, and the size of its team (the largest of any firm in Zambia) allows for the degree of specialization necessary to handle complex and novel matters.
The following are the partners in the firm:
Charles is the senior partner of the firm with 18 years experience in energy, mining, and infrastructure, as well as corporate, banking and finance law. He also has extensive experience in project finance (including rail, power and infrastructure projects), as well as banking and financing matters. He is widely regarded as a national expert on mining law in Zambia. Charles is ranked in Chambers and Partners as an “Up and Coming Lawyer", and by the IFLR1000 as a “Leading Lawyer".
Mabvuto is a partner in the dispute resolution and corporate advisory practices in the firm, with 14 years of experience, with a focus on complex commercial litigation, international commercial arbitration and intellectual property law. He draws praise from market observers for his dispute resolution practice, and has additional expertise in employment law. In addition, Mabvuto is a Lecturer in employment Law and corporate law at the University of Zambia. Mabvuto is ranked in Chambers and Partners as an “Up and Coming Lawyer", and by the IFLR1000 as a “Leading Lawyer".
Sharon is a partner in the Banking and Finance Group. Her practice includes mergers and acquisitions, and banking and finance. Sharon has 12 years of experience, in many banking and finance, capital market, mergers and acquisitions transactions. Sharon is ranked in Chambers and Partners as an “Up and Coming Lawyer", and by the IFLR1000 as a “Leading Lawyer".
Sydney leads the Dispute Resolution and Competition practices at Corpus. He has over 11 years of experience and he handles merger approvals and other matters before the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) and frequently speaks on competition law to a variety of audiences and forums such as the Africa Competition Conference and Global Competition Review. Sydney is an expert in Zambian and African competition law, and handles high-profile tax disputes and other major regulatory litigation. Sydney also contributes articles on Merger Control in the “Getting the Deal Through” publication, and is a contributor to “Doing Business” annual publication by the World Bank.
Jacqueline leads the firm’s Corporate Advisory Department and focuses her practice on corporate matters, restructuring and insolvency, tax, employment and benefits, agribusiness, public procurement and outsourcing, and trusts and charities. Jacqueline has over 10 years of experience and advises on some of the most significant and complex corporate advisory matters in Zambia.
Namakuzu specializes in the mining, real estate and construction sectors and plays a central role in Corpus’ large portfolio of mining and real estate matters. Namakuzu has over 10 years of experience and advises local and international clients on mining and energy transactions, land conveyances, lease agreements, construction and infrastructure contracts, access agreements and registering of securities for financing in the real estate sector.
Significant matters the firm has participated in include:
Rankings and Awards
Chambers has over the years consistently ranked Corpus in Band 1 of Leading firms in Zambia with respect to General Business Law
“Exceptional work” (Chambers Global 2014)
“I can definitely recommend them – great service” (Chambers Global 2013)
“This remains a leading firm for some of the country’s biggest and most high-profile transactions” (Chambers (Global 2012)
“The attorneys are impressive operators and demonstrate good legal knowledge. They understand client requirements, and provide timely and commercial advice” (Chambers (Global 2012)
IFLR1000 consistently ranks Corpus in tier 1 for financial and corporate
Banking & Finance
Energy, Resources and Infrastructure
Dispute Resolution and Public Policy
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