Reuben Kumwenda

Reuben Kumwenda

Principal Associate | ALN Malawi | Savjani & Co

Physical Address:

Ground Floor, Hannover House, Hannover Avenue - Blantyre, Malawi


+265 1 824 555 / +265 1 824281

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  1. Background

    Reuben Kumwenda is a Principal Associate in our Corporate & Commercial practice. He joined Savjani and Co as an associate in 2018. He was promoted to Principal Associate in 2021. Rueben has handled corporate and commercial matters (for both domestic and international clients) ranging from company law, competition law, due diligences, employment law, energy, financial services laws, insurance law, and land transactions, among others. Reuben has developed some experience in the novel area of payment systems laws in Malawi. Rueben holds an LLB(Hons) from University of Western Cape.

  2. Professional Qualification

    2014: Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Degree, University of the Western Cape RSA

  3. Professional Memberships
    • Malawi Law Society
  4. Career Summary

    2021- Date: Principal Associate

    2018 – 2021: Associate, Savjani & Co.

    2017: Lawyer – Head of Quality Control, Ritz Attorneys

    2015 -2016: Candidate Attorney, Norton Rose Fulbright JHB

  5. Top Matters
    • Advising IFC in connection with the Government of Malawi’s various structures that are available to implement PPPs in Malawi, including conducting and updating comprehensive due diligence reports and describing the legal framework for PPP in Malawi, the regulatory framework relevant to irrigation sector PPPs, lands laws, public finance laws, the necessary approvals and licences for the PPP and environmental laws.
    • Advising clients in connection with all areas of law applicable to the PPP process to become an IPP in Malawi, including conducting a comprehensive due diligence that covered Malawi’s energy laws and regulations, laws relating to public procurement, construction, land and tax and reviewing the project finance agreements, implementation agreements, framework agreements and power purchase agreements.
    • Advising ICON Properties in connection with its conversion into a public company and listing of its shares on the Malawi Stock Exchange in an initial public offering (IPO), making it the first IPO in Malawi after a break of 10 years.

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