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Team – Grace Chalwe Chilekwa

Grace Chalwe Chilekwa

 
Associate Partner  | Zambia
 

PROFILE

Grace has assisted on assignments in Finance, Corporate, Energy, Property and Commercial litigation for a number of clients.

PRACTICE AREAS

Corporate & Finance

Advising a non-profit organisation on legal options and remedies available to it following the mismanagement and misapplication of its investment in a local company

Employment

Energy

Infrastructure & PPPs

KEY TRANSACTIONS

A USD4 million divestiture of land rights in a housing project involving over 350 housing units in Lusaka and Copperbelt Provinces.

Commercial litigation and security agreements for development of commercial property for various key clients.

Conducting litigation before the Completion and Consumer Protection Tribunal in competition related relating to abuse of dominance.

An infrastructure project for development of USD70 million Shopping Mall in Lusaka with multi-faceted areas involving land acquisition, company restructuring and project finance.

Real estate acquisitions for various key clients.

A waste to energy Infrastructure Project.

conducting legal due diligence on behalf of African Development Bank (AfDB) for a proposed debt for equity swap.

Conducting due diligence and gap analysis on behalf of QatarNavigation QPSC for the acquisition of J & J Africa and advising on legal and regulatory requirements for the transaction.

Grace has also assisted in the co-ordination of projects executed by the firm with other international law firms.

Incorporation of Cross Boundary Energy Access Zambia Assets Limited and also advised the Financier of the project on the legal and regulatory aspects of implementing a solar project for the provision of electricity to rural off grid populations.

Incorporation of Phanes Energy Limited and Solar Photovoltaic parks limited.

Advising the investment group involved in solar development, investment and asset management that has been shortlisted for the GETFit Zambia programme where entities selected for an award will sign a 25 year

Power Purchase Agreement with ZESCO to deliver low cost clean energy.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) University of Zambia

Member of the Law Association of Zambia

Member of the international Bar Association