Senior Partner

Lusaka

+260 211 372300

Highly regarded

English


Bar admissions:

Zambia

Jurisdictions:

Zambia

Practice areas:

Banking
Energy and infrastructure
Project development
Project finance

Industry sectors:

Energy
Mining
Natural resources
Social infrastructure


Charles is the Senior Partner of the firm with 22 years’ experience in energy, mining, and infrastructure, as well as corporate, banking and finance law.  He is also recognized as a national expert on mining law in Zambia. Charles is Chambers, Legal500, IFLR1000 ranked attorney. He is also listed as an expert by Who’s Who Legal.

  • Advised  a syndicate of lenders including the African Development Bank, Development Bank of Southern Africa, and Proparco in relation to the USD 142 million project financing of the proposed construction, operation, and maintenance of the 120 MW ITezhi-Tezhi Hydro Power and Transmission Line Project.
  • Advisor to WBHO Construction (PTY) Limited – Zambia, in relation to the USD1.2 billion North West Rail Line Project (Development, construction and operation of a 580-kilometre railway line that will link the country’s copper mines such as Barrick Gold Lumwana mine and First Quantum’s Kansanshi and Kalumbila mine to Chingola to facilitate the movement of copper and copper-related cargo).
  • Advised the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited in relation to a USD 104,009,785.90 Buyer Credit Agreement granted to the Government of the Republic of Zambia for the construction of Mfuwe International Airport.
  • Advised EMR Capital Bidco Limited (“EMR”),  in relation to disposal of their 80 percent indirect joint venture stake in Zambia’s Lubambe Copper Mine to a specialist resources private equity management firm, for USD97.1 million in cash.
  • Advised International Finance Corporation, of the World Bank Group, in relation to a loan facility for an amount of USD 49.9 million. The loan facility is intended to finance the development and operation of a solar PV power plant with a generating capacity of at least 47.5MW (AC) in the Lusaka South Multi-Facility Economic Zone and the development of the interconnection facilities.

  • Asset finance
  • Banking
  • Capital markets: Debt
  • Capital markets: Derivatives
  • Capital markets: Equity
  • Capital markets: High yield
  • Financial restructuring
  • Financial services regulatory
  • Hedge funds
  • Investment funds
  • M&A
  • PPP/PFI
  • Private equity
  • Private equity funds
  • Project bonds
  • Project development
  • Project finance
  • Real estate finance
  • Real estate funds
  • Securitisation
  • Structured finance/securitisation
  • Trade finance

  • Banking
  • Construction and materials
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Forestry
  • Government and public policy
  • Industrials
  • Mining
  • Natural resources
  • Oil and gas
  • Real estate
  • Tourism
  • Transport
  • Utilities

  • Member of the International Bar Association (IBA) and the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ)

  • MSc Finance and Financial Law, University of London, 2010
  • Legal Practitioners Qualifiers Examination, Zambia Institute of Advanced Legal Education, 1998
  • LLB University of Zambia, 1996