As the Managing Partner of the firm with over two decades of experience as a lawyer, Mr. James Banda’s legal career covers a comprehensive range of expertise in all areas of Zambian law. Both a litigator and a transactional lawyer, Mr. Banda offers high level strategic advice to the firm’s industry-leading clients across all sectors of the Zambian economy. His specialties include commercial, construction, real estate, competition and banking and finance law, where he brings an in-depth understanding of legislative, judicial, procedural and practical implications to each case.
Mr. Banda is a Lawyer at the Supreme Court, Constitutional Court, Court of Appeal and High Court of Zambia, and is a Notary public and a Commissioner for Oaths. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb) and sits as a Commissioner on the Small Claims Court. Mr. Banda is a past President of the SADC Lawyers Association and a past President of the Law Association of Zambia. Mr. Banda also served as a council member of the International Bar Association (IBA). He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Zambia and also holds a Master of Laws in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution.
Victoria Dean is a qualified lawyer specializing in commercial transactions, banking and financial services, and environmental, agricultural, land and employment matters. She has over 20 years’ experience advising clients in private practice in Zambia’s legal industry.
In March 2018, Ms. Dean was appointed by Zambia’s Minister of Lands to serve as the Deputy Chairperson of the Lands Tribunal. The Lands Tribunal operates as a circuit court and adjudicates over all land disputes in Zambia. In 2015 she was appointed non-Executive Director of a local commercial bank in Zambia serving as Chairperson of the Strategy Committee and member of the Risk and Credit Committees.
In 1999 she completed her LLB with the University of London followed by a Master of Laws (LLM), in 2013 (specializing in environmental and international economic law). Victoria is a qualified mediator and arbitrator and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London). In 2007 she was appointed as the Honorary Legal Adviser to the British High Commissioner in Zambia and continues to act as their Honorary Legal Adviser.
Kebby specializes in both litigation and commercial transactions, with an emphasis in commercial, banking and financial services litigation. His court room experience includes handling multifaceted matters in commercial, mining, energy, immigration, property and estates. Some of his notable cases have been chronicled in the Zambia Law Reports, the leading publication on Zambian case law.
Mr. Wishimanga is an Advocate of the Supreme Court, Constitutional Court, Court of Appeal and High Court of Zambia and a Commissioner for Oaths. He is also member of the Law Association of Zambia, the International Bar Association and the SADC Lawyers Association. Kebby holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Zambia and attended Trial Advocacy training in South Africa.
A commercial transactions lawyer experienced in corporate, commercial and investment law, Nakasamba provides legal advisory services to domestic and international clients on diverse areas of Zambian law. Her practice includes noteworthy mergers and acquisitions and competition law. Nakasamba also takes an active role in policy debate, legislative review and formulation of competition laws through her interaction with the competition authority and her membership and involvement with the International Competition Network.
In addition, she has considerable experience in Labour Law, Construction Law and domestic and international dispute resolution, and has acted as counsel in several domestic arbitrations.
Nakasamba is an advocate of the Supreme Court, Constitutional Court, Court of Appeal and High court of Zambia (AHCZ, ASCZ) and a Commissioner of Oaths. She is a member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Zambia Branch) (MCIArb), a member of the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ), and a member SADC Law Association. She was also previously a Convenor of the Young Lawyers Committee of LAZ.
As part of her commitment to civic duty, Nakasamba sits as a council member on the OASIS Forum, a coalition of civil society organizations aimed at upholding the rule of Law and constitutionalism in Zambia.
Ms Liebenthal started her career as an attorney with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York City where she completed transactions totalling in excess of US$25 billion in the areas of syndicated loans, acquisitions, securities offerings and private equity. In Zambia, her focus areas have been banking, financing, acquisitions, commerce, and company law. She also has experience in banking as the former Chief of Staff of Barclays Bank Zambia.
Namaala holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Commerce (Finance) from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce with a Minor in Economics. She is an Advocate of the High Court for Zambia and a member of the Law Association of Zambia and the New York State Bar.
Expertise: Banking and Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Companies Law
Roy has been actively engaged in commercial litigation and mediation with experience covering diverse areas including banking and finance, employment, corporate advisory, intellectual property and competition.
Roy is a member of the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ), an Advocate of the Zambian High Court and Supreme Court, and Commissioner for Oaths. As a strong believer in the concept of law as a tool for social, intellectual and economic development, Roy avails himself as a part time Tutor at LIUTEBM University.
Roy holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Zambia and attended Trial Advocacy training in Cape Town, South Africa.
A young vibrant lawyer who is actively involved in commercial dispute resolution, Swesha’s areas of practice include employment law, contract law, constitutional law, and administrative law. Aside from litigation, he has been involved in a number of alternative dispute resolution settlements mostly via mediation.
His areas of expertise also include drafting of legal documents such as security documents and deeds on behalf of top ranking banks and other high profile clients.
Swesha is a member of the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ), an Advocate of the Zambian High Court and Supreme Court, and a Commissioner for Oaths.
Bobby’s areas of focus are conveyancing and regulatory compliance. He also assists both local and international clients in commercial transactions and intellectual property, and he provides company secretarial services.
Bobby is a member of the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) and an advocate of the High Court for Zambia (AHCZ).
Bobby holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Witwatersrand.
Expertise: Regulatory Compliance, Conveyancing, and Intellectual Property
Ms. Kate Nalondwa is an Advocate of the High Court for Zambia with a Bachelors degree in Law from the University of Lusaka with merit. Following her admission to the bar, Ms. Nalondwa has actively practiced law in private practice where she has developed her skills in trial advocacy and litigation, drafting agreements, corporate advice, domestic disputes, employment law and research.
Ms. Nalondwa is a member of The Law Association of Zambia (“LAZ”) and participates in the Junior Lawyers Committee. She believes in Continuous Professional Development (“CPD”) and has attended a number of seminars and conferences hosted by LAZ.
She has keen interest in Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) and is an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (“ACiarb”) and devoted to pursuing her arbitration studies further. Ms. Nalondwa has attended a number of Conferences on Arbitration both locally and abroad.
Ms. Nalondwa is also a foreign language student. She studies Hànyǔ Shuǐpíng Kǎoshì (“HSK”); a Chinese proficiency examination.
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Sandra is a resourceful and competent young lawyer whose areas of practice include conveyancing, commercial transactions, employment law, probate law, company law and corporate advisory to various clients.
She holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Lusaka and is an Advocate of the High Court for Zambia. She is also a member of the Law Association of Zambia and sits on the Junior Lawyers Committee of LAZ.
Teba Mukuka is a lawyer with experience in commercial transactions, litigation and arbitration. She advises clients in several of the firm’s practice areas including contracts, companies, and employment matters. Her expertise includes regulatory compliance, corporate governance, non-profit organisations and dispute resolution.
Ms. Mukuka obtained her Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) from the University of Zambia. Teba is an Advocate of the High Court for Zambia (AHCZ) and a member of the Law Association of Zambia.