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Simeza Sangwa & Associates

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Managing Partner: Robert .M. Simeza SC
Number of partners: 3
Number of associates: 14
Languages: English

Firm Overview:
Simeza, Sangwa & Associates (SSA) is a full service law firm based in Lusaka that focuses on both contentious and non contentious business. Founded in 1994 by Robert M. Simeza, S.C. and John P. Sangwa, S.C., as a litigation boutique, the firm has grown to a full service law practice. SSA is dedicated to providing the highest levels of service to all its clients. Whether representing clients in contentious or non-contentious business, the SSA team is focused on understanding the clients’ needs and delivering results.

Main Areas of Practice:
The firm has in the recent past practiced in the following international areas of practice:

Banking & Finance:
2 partners and 2 fee earners
SSA acted as local counsel for the Government of Republic of Zambia in the issuance of two sovereign bonds, the first being for $1billion and the second for $1.25billion (in 2015) alongside an international law firm as foreign counsel and the joint lead managers namely Barclays Bank Plc. and Deutsche Bank AG. SSA’s work on the two assignments included due diligence exercises on the GRZ to issue bonds and honour the repayment obligations. The firm also reviewed and revised various transaction documents, which included the preliminary prospectus, term sheet, substantive prospectus, subscription agreement, general terms and conditions, agency agreement, deed of covenant, and investor presentations.
Partners: Robert M. Simeza S.C and Kazimbe Chenda
Contact: Robert Simeza S.C
Tel: +260 211 227484
Email: [email protected]

Conveyancing/Banking & Finance:
2 partners and 2 fee earners
SSA represented the Trade and Development Bank (‘TDB’) of Nairobi, Kenya on a project facility of USD15, 762,000. The transaction involved the financing of a project to expand an off-grid cogeneration bagasse fired power plant in Zambia. This task included preparing a due diligence report on the project, drafting security documents for the TDB, and rendering final opinion on the transaction documents. The firm carried out a due diligence exercise which included a review of finance documents, conducting searches at various registries, drafting agreements, registration of security documents. The due diligence exercise also included examining regulatory compliance levels of the borrower and the project. The firm also reviewed the project documents and project agreements, including the Equipment Supply Agreement for the sale and supply of machinery and equipment for the 24 mega watt cogeneration plant with 1 x 100 TPH, 46 bar (a), 400 +/-5 Deg Travelling Grate Boiler, Turbo Generator set and other accessories.
Partners: Robert M. Simeza SC and Kazimbe Chenda
Contact: Robert M Simeza S.C
Tel: +260 211 227484 or +260 963 271 494
Email: [email protected]

Key Clients:
■ Glencore International AG
■ Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc
■ Stanbic Bank Zambia Limited
■ Finance Bank Zambia Plc
■ Mopani Copper Mines Plc
■ Lafarge Zambia Plc
■ Hitachi Construction and Machinery Zambia Company Limited

Firm Contact:
Contact:
Robert M Simeza SC
Tel: +260 211 227484, +260 963 271 494
Email: [email protected]