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Adiebo, Kimo

Kimo obtained a B.Sc. Economics from the University of Juba, Sudan and an M.Sc. Economics from the University of Khartoum, also in Sudan. He also holds an M.Sc. Rural and Regional Resources Planning (Sustainable Development Stream) from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. Kimo is currently completing a PhD in Economics at the University of Juba. He has over 17 years experience in the field of economics and development and has consulted for among others UNDP, UNICEF and UN-OCHA. He currently heads the Department of Economics at the University of Juba. Languages: English, Arabic and German

Bojosi, Kealeboga

Kealeboga holds a Bachelors Degree in Law from the University of Botswana and a Master of laws (Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa) from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He also obtained an LLM from the University of Cambridge in England, where he specialized in intellectual property law, international banking and fnance law, commercial insurance as well as international human rights law. Kealeboga is currently writing a DPhil thesis on the protection of indigenous peoples at the University of Oxford in England where he also serves as the Supervising Editor of the well respected Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal (OUCLJ). He practised law in Botswana and is currently retained as a lecturer in the department of law at the University of Botswana where he teaches international human rights law, administrative and constitutional law as well as commercial law. Languages: English.

Chintu, Namukale

Namukale obtained a BA in Development Economics from the University of Zambia, before going on to earn an Msc in Financial Economics from the Saïd Business School, Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. She has in the past worked with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), at the Economics department of the University of Zambia and, more recently, at the London office of Morgan Stanley where she dealt with capital markets contributing towards the structuring of alternative debt instruments. She is currently completing an Msc in Management Research at Oxford focusing on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) strategies by multinational corporations in African economies. Languages: English

Dada, Ayokunle

Ayokunle earned a First Class B.Sc (Microbiology) degree from the Univeristy of Ado-Ekiti in Nigeria before going on to do an M.Sc in Water Science, Policy and Management at the Centre for the Environment (OUCE) of the Univeristy of Oxford, England. He has in the past conducted a study on the public health implications of massive contamination of drinking water sources in oil rich regions of Nigeria. He is currently engaged by the United Nations in Liberia where he is helping with that country's efforts to secure clean drinking water. He is interested in water science and management especially in rural and urban settings of developing nations and holds memberships in the Institute of Envoronmnetal Managemnet and Assessment (IEMA) and the International Water Association (IWA). Languages: English, Yoruba.

Dusabe, Elizabeth

Elizabeth graduated with honours from Makerere University in Uganda before going on to seve in the Attorney Generals Chmabers at the Ministry of Justice of Rwanda. She is a top notch legal practitioner who has gained extensive experience in the area of transitional justice. She is currently a fellow at the National University of Singapore doing a double Masters degree in Transitional Justice and Global Regulation under that university's joint degree programme with New York University. Her areas of interest include compensatory mechanisms within transitional justice processes, as well post conflict reconciliation. Languages: English, French, Luganda, Kinyarwanda

Kabumba, Busingye

Busingye graduated with a First class degree in law from Makerere University in Uganda, and obtained a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre in Kampala. He also holds a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) from Oxford University in England and a Master of Laws (LLM) from Harvard University in the USA. He is interested in the areas of international economic law, Project Finance as well as Securities law and has conducted numerous studies on securities regulation in emerging markets. Prior to returning to Uganda, he worked in the Project Finance & Capital Markets departments of Clifford Chance LLP in London. Membership of Professional Societies: Uganda Law Society (ULS), East African Law Society (EALS), International Bar Association (IBA) Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, United Kingdom (CIarb) and the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL). Languages: English, French and Kiswahilli.

Kameni, Enga

Enga obtained his LLB (Honours) from the University of Buea, Cameroon and the Maitrise en Droit (Honours) in Business Law from the University of Yaounde II, Soa, also in Cameroon, before going on to earn an LLM in International Trade and Investment Law (Distinction) awarded jointly by the University of the Western Cape (South Africa) and the Washington College of Law (USA). He has also benefited from high-level courses organized by the World Trade Organization (WTO) on International Trade Negotiation as well as by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in the areas of Capital Markets Development and Regulation and Negotiating International Financial Transactions. Enga is widely published in the areas of International Trade Law and Intellectual Property Rights and has taught these subjects at, among others, the University of the Western Cape and the University of Pretoria. He has executed high-level assignments for such institutions as the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI), the Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa (OHADA) and the South African Development Community (SADC). As a lawyer in private practice in Cameroon, Enga advised on Foreign Investment and Capital Financing, Oil and Gas law and syndicated loan arrangements notably working with Clifford Chance (Paris) on the 240 Million Euro financing of AES Sonel (sole electricity company of Cameroon) by the International Finance Corporation (of the World Bank), African Development Bank and eight other Multi-national banks. He is currenty resident in Namibia advising the Parliament of that country on the implementation of the TRIPS agreement. Membership of Professional Societies: Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (USA). Languages: English, French and Portuguese.

Kyepa, Timothy

Timothy obtained his LLB (Honours) from Makerere University in Uganda, as well as a Diploma in Law from the Law Development Center. He also holds a Master of Laws (International Trade, Investment and Business Law) from the University of the Western Cape in South Africa. He is interested in the areas of international trade, Corporate Law and Oil and Gas transactions and has advised clients in these and other areas of the law. He has in the past practised law with a major commercial law firm in Uganda and has taught law at his alma mater in South Africa. Membership of Professional Societies: Uganda Law Society (ULS), East African Law Society (EALS). Languages: English and Kiswahilli.

Lyimo, Edward Samwel

Edward holds an LLB (Honours) from the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. He is a qualified advocate of the High Court of Tanzania and all subordinate courts. He is an expert in the area of Banking and Finance in emerging markets and served for long as Legal Counsel and Head of Securities at Barclays Bank Tanzania Ltd (a subsidiary of Barclays Bank Plc) as well as with the Institute of Finance Management, also in Tanzania. He also specializes in Corporate Law, Real Estate and Intellectual Property. His most recent experience has been at the London Office of the leading international law firm Allen & Overy, where he worked in the areas of Leveraged Finance and Global loans (Banking department) as well as with the M&A and Antitrust/Competition Groups in the Corporate department. Membership of Professional Societies: Tanganyika Law Society, East African Law Society. Languages: English and Swahili.

Mazibisa, Sindiso

Sindiso holds an LLB from the University of Zimbabwe and has practiced law in Zimbabwe for five years with the firm of Cheda & Partners. Languages: English

Mbi, Tanyi Joseph

Joseph obtained the Licence en Droit from the University of Yaounde, Cameroon and further holds the Certificat d'Aptitude à la Profession d'Avocat (CAPA) qualifying him to practice as Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Cameroon. He has also benefited from high-level training from the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in the areas of Capital Markets Development and Regulation, Arbitration, Negotiation of Financial Transactions and Mechanics of Loan Agreements. He brings to our team over 9 years of experience as a distinguished practioner representing a variety of clients ranging from muoltinational corporations, banks and other financial institutions and he has cultivated expertise in the areas of Foreign Investment, Corporate Finance, Project Finance and all aspects of Cameroonian litigation practice and procedure. He has practiced law with the largest law firm in Cameroon which has been consistently ranked in the Top Tier of the Chambers and Partners Global Rankings, and has also most recently worked in the London office of the international law firm of Herbert Smith LLP offering advice on Project Finance with a focus on Africa-related deals. Membership of Professional Societies: Cameroonian Bar Association (CBA), International Bar Association (IBA). Languages: English and French.

Mkwambisi, David

David earned a BSc in Agriculture from the University of Malawi, a Masters in Environment and Development from the University of East Anglia in England, and obtained a PhD in the same area from the University of Leeds, also in England. He has over 17 years experience in the area of environmental conservation and has taught the subject at the University of Malawi. David has carried out pathbreaking research in his field culminating in the concept of the venn-prism. Languages: English.

Naphambo, George

George obtained an LLB (Cum Laude) from the University of Pretoria, South Africa and a Masters of Laws (LLM) awarded jointly by the University of Western Cape (South Africa) and the American University (Washington, DC). He currently practices law in Blantyre, Malawi with the firm of Naphambo & Co and has in the past taught at the University of Pretoria. He is an expert on Trade Law and currently serves as a member of the Trade Law and Policy Working Group under which capacity he has represented Malawi at various international trade fora including the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) trade negotiations and Economic Partnership Agreements between the Africa Carribean Pacific (ACP) countries and the European Union (EU). George has also done high level work for clients such as the South African Government and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and has in the past worked with the leading firm of Denton Wilde Sapte in London where he gave advice to international clients on trade law. he has recently been selected to join a distinguished panel of instructors at the Malawi Centre for Legal Studies ( a joint initiative by Clifford Chance, Amsterdam and the Malawi Law Society) where he will provide training to Malawi lawyers on key aspects of Trade Law. Membership of Professional Societies: Malawi Law Society (MLS. Languages: English and Chichewa.

Ng'ambi, Patrick Sangwani

Sangwani obtained his LLB from De Montford University, Leicester, United Kingdom, and an LLM from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. He is interested in International Commercial Arbitration, Foreign Direct Investment and International Business Transactions, which form the core of his private legal practice in Lusaka and his teaching at the University of Zambia. Membership of Professional Societies: Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (United Kingdom). Languages: English and French.

Ngabirano, Dan

Dan holds an LLB from Makerere University Kampala where he finished top of his class. He has also recently obtained an LLM from Harvard Law School, USA and has attended many rich and intensive short courses in diverse areas of law. Dan is available to advise clients in the areas of Business & Human Rights, Banking and Finance, Taxation, Securities, project finance, Oil and Petroleum law, Corporate Finance and Policy. He is widely published in these areas and is regularly been consulted by national and multinational enterprises and government institutions in his areas of expertise. Dan has also found a way of giving back to his community by teaching at his alma mater, Makerere University, where he is retained as a lecturer on law. Membership of Professional Societies: Uganda Law Society (ULS) Languages: English, Kiswahili and Kinyarwanda.

Olawuyi, Damilola

Damilola obtained an LLB (First Class Honours) from the Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State, Nigeria and a BL (First Class Honours) from the Nigerian Law School, Abuja, Nigeria. He also holds a Masters of Laws (LLM) from the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada as well as a Diploma in International Environmental Law from the United Nations Institute for Research and Training (UNITAR), Geneva, Switzerland. Damilola is currently completing an LLM from Harvard Law School, USA, focusing on International Law, Energy and Environmental Law. He has practised and taught law in Nigeria and he is widely published in the area of evironmental law. He has most recently been an instructor on the Environmental Law Program, UNITAR. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Resources Law and the Alberta Law Foundation. Membership of Professional Societies: The Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA), International Law Association (ILA), Canadian Lawyers for International Human Rights (CLIHR), American Society of International Law (ASIL), Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide, West African Bar Association, Nigerian Society of Environmental Lawyers (NSEL) and the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA). Languages: English, Yoruba.

Osei-Antwi, Thomas

Thomas obtained a Bsc in statistics from the University of Ghana before going on to complete an Msc in Applied Statistics at Oxford University in England. Languages: English.

Rumanyika, Desire

Desire obtained the licence en droit (Master's degree in law) from the National University of Rwanda before going on to earn an MBA (Banking and Finance) from the Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands. He is an expert on International Finance Law with a focus on Project Finance. He has also had the advantage of various high level training in Investment Law and International Finance Law from such institutions as the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), the American Bar Association (ABA) and the Development Bank of South Africa (DBSA). He has also taken part in key international conferences including the United Nations (UN) and the African Development Bank (ADB) General Assemblies. He brings to our team over 10 years' experience in the fields of Project Finance and Trade Finance garnered from such insitutions as the Banque Continentale Africaine (BCA) and the Rwanda Development Bank (BRD). He has worked most recently with the Project Finance department at the London office of the International Law Firm of Milbank Tweed Hadley McCloy LLP. Membership of Professional Societies: Executive Member of the Association of African Development Finance Institutions (AADFI). Languages: English, French, Swahili, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Lingala and Luganda.

Setlhako, Chris

Chris is a qualified attorney currently practising law in South Africa, Languages: English

Shomwe, Tendayi

Tendayi obtained his LLB from the University of Fort Hare, South Africa and his LLM (International Trade and Investment Law) from the University of Western Cape, also in South Africa. He has also received high level training in Trade Negotiation from the World Trade Organization (WTO). He is interested in issues of Trade law, Foreign Investement, Intellectual Propoperty as well as Project Finance and has in the past been engaged with the Trade Law Centre for Southern Africa (TRALAC) as well as with the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO), Harare, Zimbabwe. He has since 2005 worked as an Investment Executive with the Zimbabwe Export Proicessing Zones Authority (EPZA), charged with regulating Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and formulating national compliance mechanisms in line with the SADC and COMESA protocols. Tendayi's most recent experience has been specialist work in the Energy & Infrastructure and Global Project Finance departments of Linklaters LLP, a leading law firm in London, where he dealt with the structuring and financing of projects in Energy, Infrastructure, Chemicals, Mining and Defence. Professional Memberships: Law Society of Zimbabwe (LSZ). Languages: English.

Utuama, Fejiro

Fejiro obtained her LLB from the Univeristy of Lagos in Nigeria graduating at the top of her class before going on to obtain a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) from Oxford University in England. She is a qualified Advocate in Nigeria and has extensive experience in litigation and commercial practice. Languages: English

Yameogo, Gilles

Gilles holds the Maîtrise dès Sciences Juridiques (LLB equivalent) and the Diplome d'Etudes Supérieures Spécialisées (LLM equivalent) in Business Law from the University of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso, a Postgraduate Diploma in Common Law Studies from the University of Moncton (Canada), a Master of Arts in International Development (Finance & Banking) from the American University in Washington DC as well as a Master of Laws (International Finance & Corporate Governance) from Harvard Law School, USA. He has over 15 years' experience as an attorney and has practised law in France (Paris), Canada (Ottawa) and Burkina Faso. He is an expert on Investment Law, International Finance and International Trade Law. He has acted for various governments, international law firms such as Allen & Overy LLP as well as several intergovernmental bodies and international institutions, including the European Development Fund (EDF), the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) and the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU). Gilles was part of an international team of lawyers that represented the government of Burkina Faso in landmark arbitrations before the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the International Courrt of Arbitration (of the International Chamber of Commerce) and he has most recently been retained as Legal/Institutional Change Specialist at the International Finance Corporation (of the World Bank Group) in Johannesburg, South Africa in which capacity he provided investment climate reform advisory services to the governments of, and Private Sector Development Organizations in, Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger. Membership of Professional Societies: Law Society of Burkina Faso. Languages: French and English.

Yameogo, Gilles

Gilles holds the Maîtrise dès Sciences Juridiques (LLB equivalent) and the Diplome d'Etudes Supérieures Spécialisées (LLM equivalent) in Business Law from the University of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso, a Postgraduate Diploma in Common Law Studies from the University of Moncton (Canada), a Master of Arts in International Development (Finance & Banking) from the American University in Washington DC as well as a Master of Laws (International Finance & Corporate Governance) from Harvard Law School, USA. He has over 15 years' experience as an attorney and has practised law in France (Paris), Canada (Ottawa) and Burkina Faso. He is an expert on Investment Law, International Finance and International Trade Law. He has acted for various governments, international law firms such as Allen & Overy LLP as well as several intergovernmental bodies and international institutions, including the European Development Fund (EDF), the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) and the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU). Gilles was part of an international team of lawyers that represented the government of Burkina Faso in landmark arbitrations before the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the International Courrt of Arbitration (of the International Chamber of Commerce) and he has most recently been retained as Legal/Institutional Change Specialist at the International Finance Corporation (of the World Bank Group) in Johannesburg, South Africa in which capacity he provided investment climate reform advisory services to the governments of, and Private Sector Development Organizations in, Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger. Membership of Professional Societies: Law Society of Burkina Faso. Languages: French and English.