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Rodwyn Peterson

Rodwyn Peterson

Head of Litigation
Associate Partner, Chibesakunda & Company

Rodwyn Peterson has acted for individuals, corporates and financial institutions in various complex and high-value court, arbitration and employment proceedings. Rodwyn specializes in litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution, with particular experience in complex contractual disputes. Rodwyn also has experience in providing public law advice.

Experience has included advising:

  • Part of the team in investment treaty arbitration proceedings before an ICSID tribunal
  • Puma Energy in a domestic action concerning alleged environmental damage by Puma Energy
  • In ad hoc arbitration under CIArb arbitration rules (Lusaka seat) for a Chinese Construction Company as Respondent in relation to a loss and delay claim
  • Citibank Zambia in domestic proceedings in security enforcement actions, and in a civil action for recovery of losses as a result of fraud
  • Minority shareholders of major telecommunications company in derivative action before the High Court for Zambia in a claim arising out of mismanagement of company assets by directors
  • CAA Import and Export Limited as claimant in proceedings before the High Court for Zambia against Bidvest Group Limited
  • In LCIA arbitration in Lusaka on behalf of a South African state subsidiary claiming US$ 2 million in respect of the licencing of water rights
  • Zambian Heavy Earth Movement Services Company as respondent in an ICC arbitration 
  • A domestic litigation between shareholders concerning a joint venture dispute relating to the private education industry in Zambia

Professional Qualifications

  • Advocate admitted to the Supreme Court of Zambia (2017)
  • Advocate admitted to the High Court of Zambia (2014)


  • University of South Africa, LL.B. (2010)
  • Zambia Institute of Advance Legal Education (ZIALE) (2014)


  • Law Association of Zambia
  • Young ICSID
  • Young African Leaders Initiative
  • ICC Young Arbitrators Forum

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