Charles is the Senior Partner of the firm with 20 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, advising clients including First Quantum Minerals, Rio Tinto, Barrick Gold, ENRC, Vale, Albidon, Blackthorn Resources, Berkley Mineral Resources, RTG Mining, and others on all aspects of their business.
Sources in the Chambers highlight, “Charles is very easy to work with, has very broad expertise and is an excellent leader.”
He also has extensive experience in project development and project finance including rail, power and infrastructure. Charles has led deal teams on most of the major pioneering projects in Zambia and has extensive experience of negotiating the full suite of commercial and operational agreements required to operate resource projects, including joint venture agreements and offtake agreements. He has had extensive involvement in co-location projects including BOOT, PPP, and BOO transactions.
Corpus Legal Practitioners (“Corpus”) is the leading full service corporate and commercial law firm based in Lusaka Zambia, specialized in providing legal advice grounded on local knowledge. We offer world class legal services to local, regional and international clients, providing a crucial legal link to the growing Zambian market based on our unrivalled understanding of the law, business and industry in Zambia and the region. The core of our expertise lies in advising clients through four primary departments each of which encompasses a range of legal specializations:
Energy, Resources & Infrastructure: Infrastructure; Real Estate; Mining and Metals; Oil and Gas; Power; Natural Resources; Environment and Climate Change; Intellectual Property; Transport and Logistics; Hotels & Leisure.
Banking & Finance: Capital Markets; Banking; Mergers and Acquisitions; Private Equity; Financial Regulation; Insurance; Pensions.
Corporate Advisory: Corporate; Commercial; Agribusiness; Restructuring and Insolvency; Tax; Employment and Benefits; Public Procurement and Outsourcing; Trusts and Charities.
Dispute Resolution & Public Policy: Litigation; Arbitration; Competition; Telecommunications, Media and Technology; Public Law; Franchising and Distribution.