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The firm

AB & David Zambia was established in 2009 and initially traded under the name Dumisani Tembo and Company, with one lawyer and 2 support staff. Within the year, the firm began to grow and added another partner, thus changing its name to Tembo & Mulengeshi Legal Practitioners. A year later, another partner was added and it became 'Tembo Mulengeshi & Chanda'. With growing international clientele, the firm rebranded in 2015 into AB & David after joining AB & David Africa, a network of Pan African Law Firms. The firm has since established itself as one of the top 4 go-to business firms in Zambia due to its exceptionally professional, passionate and dynamic team who are committed to the provision of client-focused and innovative solutions. Primarily, the firm ensures that businesses and projects succeed in Africa by helping its clients minimize the risks associated with doing business in Africa. Its now entrenched experience gained from working with several businesses, public sector agencies, financial houses, multinational lenders, international organizations and individuals is an excellent resource that helps one do business in the complex African environment. Its ability to reduce bureaucracy and minimize project and investment risk is the priceless value we give to our clients.

Areas of practice

Our areas of practice are natural resources and extractive industries, dispute resolution and employment, Intellectual Property, Telecommunications and Technology, Government Business and Regulation, Energy, Infrastructure and Public Private Partnerships and Corporate and Finance.

Dumisani Tembo, the Managing Partner, is a seasoned legal practitioner who has gained dependable ground in Energy, Infrastructure and Public Private Partnership deals, Corporate Finance and Banking, Government Business (Investment Regulations) and in advising and processing investment documentation and licences. In this respect, there are a number of Industries in which Dumisani has advised on deals that cut across a wide spectrum.

Brenda Mutale Chanda, a Partner in the firm, has been a thorough advisor in Corporate Finance and Banking deals, and Project Finance transactions, and thoughtful engagement in dispute resolution in commercial and civil matters involving the firm. She has been an active lead in competition and consumer protection litigation matters. She has conducted due diligence for clients, advised on acquisitions, prepared and reviewed complex finance agreements relating to general financing, acquisition financing and project financing.

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