About Shakwa Nyambe

Shakwa Nyambe is the founder and managing director of the firm. He specialises in energy, natural resources and commercial matters, and in drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts. He has advised international corporations, state-owned enterprises, governments and individuals in energy, natural resources, commercial and dispute resolution matters, and provided legal and business advisory services to foreign investors in various matters, including M&A, commercial transactions, corporate governance and project financing. Nyambe previously worked as a legal counsel at the National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia, as a chief legal officer at the Ministry of Justice, Namibia, and as a state advocate at the High Court of Namibia. He is the current director of the African Chapter of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), and serves on the drafting committees for the AIPN JOA Committee, LNG, SPA Committee, Asset Sale and Purchase Agreement Committee and the Drilling Contract Committee. He also serves on the board of directors at Debmarine Namibia and NAMDEB Holdings (50-50 joint venture diamond mining between the Government of Namibia and De Beers). Nyambe holds a Baccalaureus Juris degree and a Bachelor of Laws degree, both from the University of Namibia; he also holds a Master of Laws in Oil & Gas Law with Professional Skills (LLM) from the University of Aberdeen in the United Kingdom and a Postgraduate Diploma in Drafting and Interpretation of Contracts from the University of Johannesburg. He is an admitted legal practitioner of the High Court and Supreme Court of Namibia.

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