ABIGAIL CHIMUKA | Partner, Musa Dudhia & Company

BACKGROUND

Abigail obtained a degree in Law from the University of Zambia. In 2007 she sat for her bar exam and was thereafter admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Zambia. She has since had further training taking a due diligence course and an international financial law course. Abigail has been with Musa Dudhia & Company since 2005.

Through the years she has attained extensive experience in corporate and commercial law and has developed a steady and progressive knowledge at providing corporate advisory services. In addition, Abigail’s principal client focus is litigation on behalf of corporate and commercial clients. She succeeds in matters relating to company law, corporate financing, conveyancing, investment laws, mining laws, employment law, and banking law.


PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Member, Law Association of Zambia (Member of Business and Commercial Law Committee; Business and Commercial Law Committee; Investment, Finance and Modernisation Committee)
  • Advocate, High Court of Zambia
  • Euromoney Winter School Legal Training
  • LL.B, University of Zambia

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Banking and Finance
  • Corporate M&A
  • Employment
  • Energy, Natural and Renewable Resources
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution

TOP MATTERS

  • Acting as local counsel to an international law firm in the USD 120 million secured refinancing of Zambia Sugar Plc which is Zambia’s largest sugar producer.
  • Advising on the acquisition of Metorex Limited by Jinchuan Group Limited.
  • Acting as local council on the due diligence for the acquisition of a mining entity.
  • Acting as local counsel for IBM in setting up its operations in Zambia and attending to local registration and employment matters.
  • Advising on the USD 155 million financing of the leveraged buyout of the African Assets of BP.
  • Advising a multilateral developmental financial institution with a portfolio of USD 68 million in the commercialisation of its operations.
  • Acting as lead counsel in the up to ZMK 32 billion secured commercial note programme which will convert into a listed bond programme.
  • Advising on the listing of the first Zambian Depository Receipt Instrument on the Lusaka Stock Exchange of a company listed on the Stock Exchanges in Toronto and London.
  • Assisting Tech Mahindra in setting up its operations in Zambia including all its employment arrangements and outsourcing contracts with Airtel.
  • Advising on the listing on the London Stock Exchange of the first Zambian Company, Zambeef Products Plc.