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Energy and Natural Resources

We continue to represent clients in some of the major energy and infrastructure projects in Zambia and have considerable experience in these sectors. 

Our credentials include involvement in some of the most high-profile energy and infrastructure projects to have been undertaken in Zambia. 

Our team has market-leading credentials and significant experience in energy and infrastructure which enable us to appropriately respond to varying client needs.

Experience has included advising:

  • The Zambian government on the dispute and international arbitration over assets of the Kariba North Bank with the Zimbabwean government
  • The Development Bank of South Africa on the USD115 million financing for the Kariba North Bank electricity generation project
  • Trans Zambezi Industries Limited on the intended acquisition of a hydro-electricity generation plant
  • Nava Bharat on the establishment of a USD600 million thermal coal-fuelled power plant at Maamba Collieries Limited
  • Ndola Energy Company Limited on the establishment of a USD50 million 50 MW heavy-fuel oil power plant
  • Puma Energy Limited on the acquisition of BP Zambia Limited
  • ZESCO on the 120 MW, USD300 million Itezi Tezhi power project
  • Western Power Company Limited on the establishment of 40 MW hydro-power plant at Ngonye Falls

ESG implications of mine rehabilitation in Africa

In many African countries, mining is the backbone of their economies. Often, however, little consideration is given to environmental, social and governance (ESG) implications when a mining resource has been depleted or becomes uneconomical to mine. An appropriate legal framework that deals with mining rehabilitation is vital as part of sustainable mining.

Mining in Tanzania: Effects of the mining legal framework overhaul

In 2017, drastic and sudden changes affected the mining sector in mainland Tanzania. The Parliament of Tanzania, in a bid to protect the country’s natural resources and the employment opportunities for its citizens, passed a series of legislations in July 2017 aimed towards achieving these objectives.