Sharon Baddoo - Ghana
2013 seconded to Nabarro LLP
Sharon holds an LLB and a BA in Psychology both from the University of Ghana. Sharon is a Legal Officer in the legal department of Stanbic Bank Ghana Limited. Prior to joining Stanbic Bank. She worked with one of the largest law firms in Ghana, where she provided legal opinions and advice on corporate and commercial transactions
Sandra Baffoe-Bonnie - Ghana
2013 seconded to Addleshaw Goddard LLP
Sandra holds a degree in law (LLB) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and a professional law certificate from the Ghana School of Law. Sandra is currently an associate in the Financial Institutions and Capital Markets practice group of Bentsi-Enchill Letsa and Ankomah where she advises on project financing, corporate restructuring, private equity, immigration and employment issues.
Peter Kirugumi - Kenya
2013 seconded to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Peter holds an LL.B (Hons) from the University of Nairobi. He also holds a Certified Public Secretary qualification as well as a Certified Public Accountant qualification and is pursuing registration with the applicable bodies being ICPSK and ICPAK. Peter is currently the Manager-Legal & Compliance at British-American Insurance Company (Kenya) Limited, a leading insurance company in the East African region and part of the Britam Group.
Tisugane Makato - Malawi
2013 seconded to Allen & Overy LLP
Tisu holds an LL.B from the University of Malawi. He is a state advocate in the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs in Lilongwe, Malawi. He specialises in legal advisory and civil litigation with a bias towards commercial, environmental, property and public law litigation.
Coenraad Nolte - Namibia
2013 seconded to Clifford Chance UAE
Coenraad holds an LL.B. and LL.M. (cum laude) from Stellenbosch University, South Africa, and is a graduate of the Executive Development Programme from the Stellenbosch University Business School. He is currently studying for his PhD at Martin Luther University. Prior to commencing his recent studies he was a Director at the Namibian Competition Commission. Coenraad specializes in commercial law, with particular focus on competition law (SADC, EU and US).
Kayode Oladipo - Nigeria
2013 seconded to Clyde & Co LLP
Kayode is an Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust Scholar. He holds an LLM Degree in International Commercial Law from the University of Birmingham, UK, and an LL.B from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria. He is an associate in the Specialised Transactions Practice of Olaniwun Ajayi LP, where his core areas of practice includes, project finance, corporate finance, syndicated lending, leveraged finance work-out and corporate restructuring.
Adeola Agunbiade - Nigeria
2013 seconded to Edwin Coe LLP
Adeola holds an LL.B from The Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife. Adeola is a senior associate at Strachan Partners, a foremost commercial law firm in Nigeria. She is a key member of the firm?s commercial dispute resolution and arbitration practice group and advises on a wide range of matters including contractual breaches arising from complex commercial transactions, enforcement of shareholders? rights, labour law disputes, expropriation of economic rights and public policy matters. Adeola has also been engaged in multi-jurisdictional litigation.
Doreen Karake - Rwanda
2013 seconded to Watson Farley Williams LLP
Doreen is a Legal Analyst with the Rwanda Development Board in Rwanda; her day to day work includes negotiating strategic investment deals (mostly PPPs) on behalf of government. Doreen holds a B-Juris from the University of Namibia, an LLB and a Master in Laws (LLM- corporate law) from the University of the Witwatersrand-Johannesburg South Africa.
Alice Rwema - Rwanda
2013 seconded to Ashurst LLP
Alice is currently pursuing an LLM in Business Law at the National University of Rwanda. She obtained her LLB from the same University in March 2009. Alice is a Legal Advisor to the Minister of State in charge of Energy and Water in the Ministry of Infrastructure of Rwanda. Prior to this she was a legal officer to the energy sector in the Ministry of Infrastructure.
Mame Ngon - Senegal
2013 seconded to Dentons LLP
Mame holds an LL.M. in Information Technology and Communication Law from the University of Montreal, Canada a Master of Laws and a Master of Laws Certificate in Comparative and International Law from Howard University School of Law, Washington, DC. She also holds an LL.B. from the Catholic University of Lille, France. Mame practices Commercial and corporate energy and mining law in Senegal in the law office of Sow & Co Legal Consultancy.
Francis Gerber - Sierra Leone
2013 seconded to Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Francis holds a B.A in History and Political Science and an LLB Hons in Public international Law and International Trade Law. Francis is a junior associate at Halloway and Partners. Prior to this he worked at Access Bank as legal officer and was a High School teacher for many years.
Patience Nyabadza - South Africa
2013 seconded to Hogan Lovells International LLP
Patience holds an LLM with specialism in commercial law from the University of the Witwatersrand and an LLB Degree with the University of Fort Hare. She is currently employed by First National Bank as a legal advisor, focusing mainly on commercial law, procurement law, regulatory law and applicable compliance regulations, legislations and policies.
Tasneem Parkar - South Africa
2013 seconded to SJ Berwin (MENA) LLP, UAE
Tasneem Parkar holds an LLB degree and a post graduate diploma in tax law from the University of Cape Town. Tasneem is currently practicing as a senior associate at the Cape Town based law firm, Bisset Boehmke McBlain. Tasneem specialises in corporate and commercial law with a particular interest in South Africa?s new consumer protection legislation.
Manal Kamal Osman Ibrahim - Sudan
2013 seconded to Slaughter and May
Manal holds an LL.B with honours from Khartoum University. She has completed part I of her LLM in banking and corporate law and is currently writing her dissertation on the Role of Financial Institutions in Combating Money Laundering. She works in the legal Department of National Bank of Sudan (Audi Saradar Group). She is a legal counsel and Secretary to the Board of the bank.
Crispin Mwebesa - Tanzania
2013 seconded to Latham Watkins LLP
Crispin is an advocate of the High Court of Tanzania. He is employed by TANESCO, a power company as legal counsel, and, on a part time basis, as a consulting advocate at NMM Attorneys both based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He holds a Master Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Laws with Honours (LL.B) both from University of Dar es Salaam.
Amalia Lui - Tanzania
2013 seconded to Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
Amalia is an attorney at FB Attorneys in Tanzania. She holds an LLB and LLM from the University of Dar es Salaam. Amalia specialises in corporate, commercial, land and intellectual property law.
Sami Khlifi - Tunisia
2013 seconded to White & Case LLP
Sami holds an LL.B and a Masters Degree in Common Law obtained from Tunis-Carthage University (FSJPST Law School). He is currently the Head of the Trademarks Department of AL MENSI & Associates Law Firm which specializes in Industrial Property. He is also a lecturer at ?Start-up Intellectual Property Academies for Africa? managed by the World Intellectual Property Organization and the Tunisian Trademarks and Patents Office.
Pauline Among - Uganda
2013 seconded to Trinity International LLP
Pauline holds an LL.B (Hons) degree from Makerere University and a post graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre in Uganda. Pauline is in-house legal counsel in the corporate and commercial sector and is currently employed as a senior legal officer in the Uganda Development Corporation, a Government institution charged with the mandate as the ?Investment Arm of the Government of Uganda?.
Daniel Gantungo - Uganda
2013 seconded to SJ Berwin LLP
Daniel holds an LLB degree from the Makerere University and is currently studying for an LLM in Oil and Gas Law at the University of Aberdeen. Daniel is a State Attorney in the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs /Attorney General?s Chambers, Uganda. He practises civil and commercial litigation and advisory work. He is also a part time assistant lecturer at the School of Law in Nkumba University Entebbe, Uganda, where he teaches revenue law and taxation, employment law and Constitutional law.
Doris Tembwe - Zambia
2013 seconded to Norton Rose Fullbright LLP
Doris holds an LL.B from the University of Zambia. Doris is in-house counsel and a transaction lawyer for Stanbic Bank Zambia Limited, a subsidiary of the Standard Bank Group Limited (Standard Bank). Doris has some experience in commercial law having assisted Standard Bank to structure a number of deals under its Corporate and Investment Banking. She is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Zambian Branch.
Tendai Rwodzi - Zimbabwe
2013 seconded to Clifford Chance LLP
Tendai holds an LLB degree from the University of Fort, Hare and a Masters in Commercial Law (LLM) from the University of Cape Town which focused on international trade, international economic law, law and regional integration in Africa. She is currently studying to be a chartered secretary under the Institute of Chartered Secretaries of Zimbabwe. She is an associate at Manokore Attorneys law firm.