Established in 1995, Corpus Legal Practitioners was inspired by a burning desire to respond to the increasing demand for quality corporate legal services in Zambia. Today, we continue to live up to our purpose of offering world class legal services to local, regional and international clients.
Corpus Legal Practitioners’ core competences lie in the provision of professional legal services to the corporate world and this is made feasible through the expertise offered in our 4 operating structured departments, namely Banking & Finance, Corporate Advisory, Dispute Resolution, and Real Estate & Construction.
We aim to be the market leader in the provision of legal services to corporate clients with business interests in the region by offering a professional, client centered quality service with passion and integrity.
Each of the firm’s top tier leaders heads a team of industry-focused and talented young lawyers. We currently have a 30 member professional team which is backed by a dedicated team of 12 support staff each of whom are qualified and specialized in their own right.
It is our provision of consistent, client focused and high quality legal services that have made Corpus a natural choice for a number of leading corporate entities. We are privileged to be associated with an impressive array of industry leaders in Mining, Manufacturing, Energy, Telecommunications, Banking and Financial Services. Our clients include, Barrick Gold, Albidon Mining Limited, First Quantum Minerals, Vedanta Resources Plc, Lin Q Capital Limited, Vale SA, Tranter, FirstRand Bank, China Non-Ferrous Metal Mining (Group) Company Limited, First National Bank Zambia Limited, Accenture, BHP Billiton, Anglo American Exploration, Konkola Copper Mines, Lafarge Cement, Illovo, CEC, Total, MTN, Stanbic Bank Zambia Limited, Super Group, Kingdom Hotels, Standard Bank, Barclays Bank, General Cable, Orient Express, Anglo American Corporation Plc and CDC Group Plc.
We also represent a number of humanitarian organizations, such as Valid Nutrition Zambia, Room to Read, Grass Roots Soccer South Africa, International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Centre for Infectious Disease Research Zambia, Maternal Infant Health Initiative and Mothers2Mothers Zambia.
Our Business Approach:
Our business strategy is underpinned by our aspiration to be the region’s premier law practice. We aim to achieve this by striving to match the world’s best practices and by continuously improving the way in which we work, through investment in process optimistic training and technology. We strive to create a work environment that primes our people to meet client’s legal and commercial needs by offering practical, timely and incisive advice.
Each team member at Corpus is drilled to merge our mission and our business approach when interpreting and acting on client instructions by adhering to the following three principal guidelines. The service provision must match global standard. The service must be commercially intelligent to address the impact of any existing policy, law on the commercial objectives of the client. The advice must be kept current.
Since 1998 Corpus has been a member of Lex Africa, an exclusive network of leading Law Firms in Africa. We are also members of the World Services Group which is a network of prominent international firms with the highest reputation within the business community.
Further, the firm has since December 2000 been part of the Denton Wilde Sapte network of associated offices in Africa ; a leading UK law firm with over 14 offices and associated firms across the UK, Europe, Middle East, CIS and Africa. In September 2010, DWS merged with Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal and is now an international legal practice called SNR Denton UK LLP currently serving clients in 60 locations across the US,UK, Europe, the Middle East, Russia and the CIS Asia Pacific and Africa.
- Year this Office was Established: 1995
- Lawyers Worldwide: 15