Mulopa Ndalameta

Mulopa Ndalameta

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 21 125 3827/31

Email Address:

  1. Background

    Mulopa is a commercial dispute resolution partner with over 10 years experience. He is a seasoned litigator in various courts and has represented a plethora of clients, both local and international, before arbitral tribunals and superior courts in Zambia. Of significance is his experience in commercial arbitration where he has assisted clients in different sectors including mining, FMCGs and agricultural and commodities trade. Mulopa is also an alumni of the Africa Arbitration Academy and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Zambia branch.

    Mulopa also specialises in construction law and is the country representative for the Africa Construction Law platform, which is the global platform for construction law and practice in Africa.

  2. Professional Membership
    • Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
    • Associate, Chartered institute of Arbitrators
    • Executive Committee of the Zambia Branch, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
    • Member of the YMG Global Steering Committee of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
    • Country Representative, Africa Construction Law
    • Member, Association of Young Arbitrators
    • Alumni, African Arbitration Academy
    • Member of the Local Government elections Tribunal (established by the Constitution of Zambia)
    • Twice appointed as sole arbitrator
  3. Professional Qualifications

    2021 – Diploma in International Arbitration.
    2013 – Zambia Institute of Advanced Legal Education, Legal Practitioners’ Qualifying Exam; Zambia.
    2011 – University of Zambia; Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Zambia

  4. Career Summary

    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

  5. Publications

    Enforcement of International Arbitration Awards in Africa: The Position in Zambia

    Focus on doing business in Zambia

  6. Awards and Recognition
    • Africa’s Top Legal Millennial: The Palm Magazine Recognized by clients in Chambers 2021

    “very responsive and available to address issues and to support us in the formulation of the litigation strategy”.

  7. Speaking Engagements
    • 6th ICC Africa Arbitration Conference 1 to 3 June 2022
    • CIARB Kenya Branch, International Conference 28 and 29 April 2022
    • Law Association of Zambia Annual Conference, 2021
  8. Top Matters
    • 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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