Mulopa holds a law degree from the University of Zambia and is an advocate of the High Court of Zambia. He has extensive experience in dispute resolution and represents local and international clients before arbitral tribunals and superior courts in Zambia. Some of Mulopa’s arbitration experience involves acting for a major mining company in their interim applications, registration and enforcement proceedings arising from an International Court of Arbitration that rendered an award of USD 50 million for damages and costs. After having attended his secondment at Hogan Lovells (London Oﬃce) late 2019, Mulopa was named a successful candidate for the Africa Arbitration Academy in 2020.
- Council Member in the Executive Committee of the Law Association of Zambia
- Country Representative, Africa Construction Law
- Member, Association of Young Arbitrators
- Member, Young International Group of the London Court of International Arbitration
- Member, African Arbitration Association
- Member, Young and International Group of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution
- Member of the Local Government Elections Tribunal (established by the Constitution of Zambia)
2013: Zambia Institute of Advanced Legal Education, Legal Practitioners’ Qualifying Exam; Zambia
2011: University of Zambia; Bachelor of Laws Degree LLB
Jan 2020 – Date: Partner, Musa Dudhia & Company
Jan 2019 – Dec 2019: Senior Associate, Musa Dudhia & Company
2013 – Dec 2018: Associate, Musa Dudhia & Company
2013: Associate, Sam Chisulo & Company
2008 – 2013: Legal Assistant; Sam Chisulo & Company
- Acting for Rio Tinto & Exploration in connection with an Earn in Agreement with the majority shareholder of a project company holding 60% of the shareholding in which it was agreed that upon certain conditions and milestones being met, the client would have the right to earn up to 75% interest in the operations of the project company, including defending the action on behalf of the client. The minority shareholders commenced an action in the High Court against the majority shareholder and the client seeking among other things, an order to cancel and set aside the project company’s amended articles of association which introduced a dilution provision and an order that the Earn in Agreement be declared null and void for contravening the Companies Act.
- Acting for Norsad Finance in connection with a matter in which the client had subscribed for USD 12.5 million worth of secured notes traded on the Lusaka Securities Exchange where proceeds were to be used by the issuer to purchase interim payment certificates from small scale road contractors. The issuer defaulted on coupon payments and by the time of the maturity date, was unable to redeem the Client’s notes. Our role was, among others, to commence an action and pursue all various players in a bid to have the issues determined.
- Acting for United Nations Federal Credit Union in connection with a matter where a former United Nations employee was erroneously paid approximately USD 587 thousand, including claiming repayment of the money; obtaining a tracing order to recover the money or the assets on which it was spent; obtaining an injunction restraining disposal of assets purchased with the money; and successfully filing a novel application restraining the defendant from the use of court process, curtailing her use of and access to the court in the proceedings, in the absence of leave from the Court.
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