Lead Attorney


+267 391 1694

Highly regarded


Bar admissions:

England & Wales



Practice areas:

Capital markets
Energy and infrastructure

Industry sectors:

Financial services
Investment management
Natural resources

Shakila Khan has headed up Khan Corporate Law (KCL) since December 2010 and has handled some significant transactions since it was established, with domestic and international market recognition for its strengths continuing to grow.  Shakila has been ranked in Chambers Global Guide since 2013, and in IFLR100 from 2014 to date and is the first Motswana woman to have been ranked in Chambers.

  • Legal Counsel to Fujax Minerals and Energy Limited and Butler Phirie N.O. in an application to put Leboam Holdings Limited t/a Mowana Copper Mine under Judicial Management (2018 -2019);
  • Legal Counsel to the Minerals Development Company Botswana (Proprietary) Limited on an operational review of a key Government joint venture(2019);
  • Legal adviser to the Issuer and arranger in an update to the Botswana Housing Corporation BWP 2 Billion Pula Medium Term Note Programme and the issue of a further BWP 300 Million Listed Note (2018). 
  • Legal Advisor to Botswana Insurance Fund Management in respect of secured finance transactions in excess of BWP 270 million (2019)
  • Botswana Legal Advisor to Sandfire Resources NL in its takeover of the MOD Resoucres companies and their copper exploration interests in Botswana (2019)
  • Legal Counsel to a leading regional bank with the provision of the Botswana Market Opinion on Derivatives and Securities Lending Transactions.

  • Asset finance
  • Banking
  • Capital markets: Debt
  • Capital markets: Derivatives
  • Capital markets: Equity
  • Competition
  • Financial restructuring
  • Financial services regulatory
  • Investment funds
  • M&A
  • Private equity
  • Private equity funds
  • Project bonds
  • Project development
  • Project finance
  • Real estate finance
  • Real estate funds
  • Restructuring and insolvency

  • Banking
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Investment management
  • Mining
  • Natural resources
  • Real estate

  • Botswana, England & Wales (non-practising Barrister)

  • Called to the Bar of England and Wales (non-practicing Barrister), England and Wales, 2004
  • Member of the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, London
  • Admitted to practice as an Attorney, in the Republic of Botswana, 2007
  • Member of the Law Society of Botswana

  • 2005: LLM Legal Theory and History (Emphasis on Law and Development), University of London
  • 2004: PGDip & Bar Vocational Course, Inns of Court School of Law, City University
  • 2004: Degree of Utter Barrister, the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, London
  • 1999: LLB (Hons), University of Westminster