Hope Ndao

Hope Ndao

Partner | ALN Zambia | Musa Dudhia & Co.

Physical Address:

2nd Floor, ALN House, 1394 Mushemi Road, Rhodes Park, Lusaka, Zambia

Postal Address:

P O Box 31198 Lusaka, Zambia


+260 253 822/62/66

Email Address:

  1. Background

    Hope has vast experience in banking and finance and has worked on major financing transactions during her time at the firm. Her dedication to transactions has led Hope to being ranked as a rising star in the banking and finance practice area in the IFLR 1000’s 31 edition 2021.

    During her time at the firm, Hope has also acquired vast experience in advising both local and international clients on an array of subject matters including employment law, capital markets, private equity funds and investment funds, pension fund management and corporate and commercial law. She is also a determined litigator in employment law disputes and has been key in successfully winning cases for her clients and in protecting her clients interests.

  2. Professional Membership
    • Law Association of Zambia
  3. Professional Qualifications

    2022: ALSF Academy, Sovereign Debt.
    2022: Africa Legal (Hogan Lovells), Bankable Power purchase.
    2021: ALN Kenya, Fundamental Construction Aspects of Public private
    2020: ALN Kenya ,ALN Mini- MBA Course
    2017: Zambia Institute of Advanced Legal Education, Legal Practitioners’ Qualifying Exam, Zambia.
    2016: University of Zambia, Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Zambia

  4. Career Summary

    2023 – Date: Partner, Musa Dudhia & Co

    2020 – 2023: Senior Associate, Musa Dudhia & Co

    2017 – 2019: Associate, Musa Dudhia & Co

    2016 – 2017: Learner Legal Practitioner, Musa Dudhia & Co

    2014 – 2016: Intern, Musa Dudhia & Co

  5. Awards and Recognition
    • Ranked as a rising star in the Banking and Fnance practice area in the KLR 1000 2021 and 2022 edition.
    • Awarded best graduating student by the Zambia Institute of Advanced legal Education for the 2016/2017 Intake.
  6. Top Matters
    • Acting for Liquid Group in connection with a senior secured bond offering by one of the members of the client group to refinance its existing notes, including reviewing the New York law governed offering memorandum and purchase agreement from a Zambian law perspective; reviewing the Zambian law regulatory, security and related disclosures in the offering memorandum; and reviewing the Zambian subsidiary’s corporate, regulatory and licensing framework.
    • Acting for Standard Chartered Bank in connection with a matter where SCB was acting as agents to some finance parties with the financing, including reviewing the facility agreement in respect of the transaction from a Zambian law perspective and preparing the corporate authorizations required including board resolutions and director’s certificate.

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