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Our corporate advisory lawyers have an impressive track record of advising major clients in the commercial arena and helping investors and developers set up operations in Zambia.

Our lawyers are fluent in the tax and regulatory requirements which arise in a myriad of commercial law transactions.

We are at home working for regional clients on local matters or on complex international deals and because we work across a diverse range of sectors, we have a rounded view of the market that adds more insight to the advice we give.

Experience has included advising:

  • Addax-Oryz, a Swiss based company in its acquisition of Tanzania’s only oil refinery, Tanzanian and Italian Petroleum Refining Company Limited.
  • A UK-based multinational bank and Deutsche Bank as joint- lead managers on Zambia’s first USD750 million sovereign bond.
  • English and East African based client in the acquisition of refinery, storage, terminal and distribution facilities from SOLIMA the Malagasy national oil refinery.
  • Trafigura Beheer BV on oil supply, transportation, refining and product marketing and sales in Zambia.
  • "This distinguished and highly regarded law firm is active across the gamut of complex litigation and commercial law. The firm is particularly experienced in the fields of finance and energy." (Chambers & Partners 2019)
  • Ranked Band 1 in General Business Law (Chambers & Partners 2019)
  • Ranked Tier 1 in Financial and Corporate (IFLR1000 2019)

Doing business in Uganda

In terms of the ease-of-doing-business environment, the 2019 Doing Business Report rates Uganda at 127 out of 190 countries, while the 2018 Global Competitiveness Index rates Uganda at 117 of 140 countries.

Doing business in Burundi

Various vehicles exist under Burundian law. In fact, a Burundian company is established by an agreement involving two or more shareholders who agree to share part of their property and their know how to perform one or more specified activities in order to share the profits or take advantage of the economy that may result.

Doing business in Ghana

In the World Bank’s ease of doing business (2020) Ghana scored 60.0 on a scale of 100 as compared to the regional average (Sub-Saharan) of 51.8.

Doing business in Mauritius

The global business segment of the Mauritius International Financial Centre provides convenience, fiscal efficiency and risk mitigation for companies engaged in international operations.