Simon Chivizhe

Simon Chivizhe





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Education/Bar Membership

2009 – LLB – University of Zimbabwe
2017 – LLM – Corporate Finance Law – University of Zimbabwe
Member, Law Society of Zimbabwe

Simon is a qualified corporate and commercial lawyer with a particular focus on Finance, Investment and Trade related issues. Simon holds an LLB (Hons) Bachelor’s degree from the University of Zimbabwe, and a Master of Laws (LLM) Degree majoring in Corporate Finance Law from the University of Zimbabwe. Simon underwent Project Finance training in London under the International Lawyers for Africa (ILFA) Flagship Programme where he was seconded to Watson Farley & Williams LLP and was in the Finance Practice Group.

Simon is an Alumnus of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Pan African Moot Competition on International Humanitarian Law.

  • Zimbabwe – Annual National Contributor to the Hebert Smith Freehills LLP Guide to Dispute Resolution in Africa: A Multi-Jurisdictional Review.
  • Advising a private investor on the acquisition of a bakery business valued at USD$ 2M, which is currently in liquidation through an auction sale (Project Muffin).
  • Advised a West African Reinsurance company in acquiring a local Reinsurance company, 2018. (Project Waica).
  • (Project Blue) Lead adviser to Rufaro Bricks in a Real Estate disposal deal valued at USD $ 6M, 2017.
  • Advised the National Building Society (NBS) on its restructuring from a Private to a Public company for purposes of raising capital.
  • Advised a Private Equity Investor in structuring Chrome mining and processing agreements in Zimbabwe.
  • (Project Mosi-o-tunya) Advised a Real Estate Developer in capital raising for development of a Shopping Mall in Zimbabwe.
  • Advised a Petroleum company in a debt restructuring transaction with ZAMCO valued at USD$650 000.
  • Advised a multinational client that was restructuring its African subsidiaries – Project Einstein (Jones Day LLP)
  • Advised a multinational client that was restructuring its African subsidiaries – Project Einstein (Jones Day LLP)
  • Contributed to a land law review on behalf of a Chinese Bank (Hogan Lovells LLP)
  • Addressing the Challenge of political risk in private sector uptake of Infrastructure projects in Zimbabwe (published on Angaza Africa, (2017).
  • “THE NEW KID ON THE BLOCK: Spare a thought for the new lawyer” (prepared for Zim Iuris Law Society of Zimbabwe Annual Publication, 2015)
  • “Zimbabwe Contributor- “A Guide to Dispute Resolution in Africa : A Multi-Jurisdictional Review” (prepared for Hebert Smith Freehills LLP,2nd Ed, 2016)

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