Palmira Teresa Maria Pio

Palmira Teresa Maria Pio

Associate | ALN Zambia | Musa Dudhia & Co.

Physical Address:

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


+260 21 125 3822/62/66
+260 253 827/31
+260 961653847

Email Address:

  1. Background

    Prior to her joining Musa Dudhia & Company, Palmira completed her Master of Laws (Drafting and Interpretation of Contracts) where she was recognized as being in the top 15% of the Faculty of Law at the University of Johannesburg. She qualified to the Zambian Bar in 2021 and has since then held a dual role at the firm being part of the Dispute Resolution/ and the Business Development Team.

    During her time with the firm, Palmira’s practice has focused on dispute resolution, corporate insolvency & restructuring and and employment law. Palmira has advised various clients on a myriad of dispute resolution matters including but not limited to marital disputes, business rescue proceedings, winding up proceedings and mortgage actions.

    On the business development front, Palmira is at the fore front of client engagements which includes providing various trainings for Clients and spearheading firm events such as the firm’s annual moot court competition and workshops. Palmira is also the liaison for partnership with innovation hub-BongoHive. Palmira also assists in the preparation of the Firm’s submissions for legal registries such as Chambers, IFLR1000, Legal 500, Africa Legal Award and Private Equity Africa Awards. She is recognised in the firm as being a business development expert.

  2. Professional Qualifications

    2020: Zambia Institute of Advanced Legal Education, Legal Practitioners’ Qualifying Examination Certificate (LPQE), Zambia.

    2017: University of Johannesburg, Master of Laws, South Africa.

    2015: Rhodes University, Bachelor of Laws (LLB), South Africa

    2013: Rhodes University, Bachelor of Arts (BA), South Africa

  3. Career Summary

    2021 – Date: Associate, Musa Dudhia & Co.

    2018 – 2021: Legal Assistant, Musa Dudhia & Co.

    2013 – 2014: Legal Intern, ECB Legal Practitioners

13 / 13