Dumisani James Tembo

Dumisani James Tembo

Partner (Country Head for Energy, Infrastructure & PPP Practice)




Education/Bar Membership

Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) University of Zambia
Master of Laws (LLM) University of London
Advocate of the Supreme Court of Zambia
Law Association of Zambia
International Bar Association

Awards & Recognition

2014 Doing Business – Understanding Regulations for Small and Medium Size Enterprises – World Bank and International Finance Corporation
2016 Doing Business – Measuring Regulatory Quality and Efficiency – World Bank

Dumisani Tembo is Managing Partner of the Firm and has extensive experience in Corporate and Finance, Government Business (Investment Regulations), Energy and Infrastructure and in advising and processing investment documentation and licences. Dumisani has advised clients in various sectors on deals that cut across a wide spectrum.
  • Advice to a UK based energy firm in Renewable Energy for the bid on the finance and corporate side of the deal for development of the World Bank sponsored Scaling Solar Project bid for development of a 50MW Solar Photovoltaic Plant in the Lusaka South Multi-Facility Economic Zone.
  • Advice to a Dubai based energy firm on the finance and corporate side of the deal initial stages of the bid on the development of the World Bank sponsored Scaling Solar Project bid for development of a 50MW Solar Photovoltaic.
  • Conducting red flag due diligence and gap analysis on behalf of Qatar navigation QPSC for the proposed acquisition of J & J Africa. Also advised on the legal and regulatory requirements of the transaction.
  • Conducting legal due diligence on behalf of Africa Development Bank (AfDB) for the proposed debt for equity swap arrangement.
  • Reviewing and advising on a senior facility agreement and imbedded guarantee for a ZAR1.8 Billion credit facility on behalf of Absa bank Limited and Standard Bank of South Africa Limited.
  • Advised on the acquisition of land for the development of twelve(12) luxury apartments and drafting contracts of sale, constitution for the Homeowners Association and Deeds of Adherence
  • Currently assisting on the corporate and finance side on an Infrastructure Project for development of USD70m Shopping Mall in Lusaka with multi-faceted areas involving land acquisition, company restructuring and project finance.
  • Contributor to the African Law and Business Special Report on Investment in Africa, 2017 and 2018
  • Recent legislation affecting business in the SADC Region (AB & David Africa Crystal Ball, Accra, Ghana, January, 2016 and 2018)

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Overall, the biggest expected outcome of the AfCFTA will be value addition opportunities which will cut across agri-business, light manufacturing and emerging heavy manufacturing industries.                                           ...And those who seize the moment may very well be those who may OPTIMIZE the advantage.
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