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Chibesakunda & Co

MAANU CENTRE (2ND FLOOR), STAND NO. 4647, BEIT ROAD, ADDIS ABABA ROUNDABOUT, PO BOX 30279, LUSAKA, ZAMBIA
Tel:
Work +260 211 254 151
Fax:
Fax +260 211 254 128
Email:
Web:
www.dlapiper.com/zambia

The firm

DLA Piper is a global law firm that provides its clients with legal and business solutions locally, regionally and internationally using integrated teams of lawyers with experience that spans a broad range of disciplines. DLA Piper is widely recognised for its pioneering approach and extensive geographic reach, which enables the practice to look after the business issues that matter to its clients – whether they are large or small. Clients of DLA Piper include single-owner startups, local and household name companies, multinationals, financial institutions, FTSE and Fortune 500 enterprises and their subsidiaries, public bodies and governments.

Chibesakunda & co was established in February 2006 as a DLA Piper relationship firm in Zambia and is now part of the DLA Piper Africa, an alliance of alliance of leading independent law firms working together across Africa. It has significant presence in the Zambian market and is recognised as one of Zambia’s premier law firms boasting a large legal resource base.

Areas of practice

Agriculture: the firm is actively involved in representation of farming/ranching/enterprises and P.E farms investing in the sector.

Aviation: The firm advises on all aspects of Aviation Corporate Advisory.

Banking and finance: the firm provides specialised advice on complex finance transactions and are on the panel of all major bank panel in Zambia.

Capital market: the firm provides extensive and specialised advisory in capital market deals.

Real estate: the firm provides advice to local and international investors investing in the real estate sector.

Employment and labour matter: the firm advises international and local clients on labour related matters, as well as alternative dispute resolutions and litigation.

Energy: the firm is involved in representing a wide spectrum of international and local players in the energy sector that includes hydro, heavy fuels, core, wind and solar energy.

Litigation: the firm’s heavily resourced department deals with large corporate litigation matters for both local and international clients.

Intellectual property: the firm handles intellectual property matters for mostly international clients.

Mergers and acquisitions: the firm handles intellectual property matters for mostly international clients.

Mining: the firm having been involved in the initial mine privatisation, has the local strength and knowledge to advise its clients on specific legal, cultural and political issues wherever they arise.

Non-governmental organisation: the firm has assisted and continues to advise several NGOs operating in Zambia.

Projects and infrastructure: the firm represents and advises investors undertaking medium to large scale projects and infrastructure transactions.

Retail: the firm has accorded advice to international investors establishing and operating in the retail sector. This has included development of retail infrastructure.

Taxation: the firm has been involved in unique and complex tax advisory situations, is able to structure tax business plans to meet a client’s peculiar needs and represent clients before the Zambia Revenue Authority, Revenue Appeals Tribunal and the Zambian courts.

  • Other offices
  • Multiple offices throughout:
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • China
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • New Zealand
  • Scandinavia
  • Russia
  • UAE
  • UK and USA
  • Individual offices in:
  • Amsterdam
  • Bangkok
  • Bratislava
  • Bucharest
  • Budapest
  • Casablanca
  • Doha
  • Johannesburg
  • Kuwait City
  • Kiev
  • Luxembourg
  • Madrid
  • Mexico City
  • Muscat
  • Paris
  • Prague
  • San Juan
  • São Paulo
  • Seoul
  • Singapore
  • Tokyo
  • Vienna
  • Warsaw
  • Number of lawyers: 19
  • Languages
  • English
  • Greek
  • Russian
  • Bemba
  • Lozi
  • Nyanja
  • Tonga
  • Member
  • DLA Piper Africa

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