Sydney is Managing Partner as well as the head of the Dispute Resolution, Public Policy Department with 16 years’ experience. He leads and handles high-level commercial litigation cases which include high-profile tax disputes, competition disputes and other major regulatory litigation. He has also represented mining companies in litigation regarding electricity tariffs against the energy regulator in Zambia among other high-profile cases involving multi-national corporations.
Sydney is an expert in commercial litigation, TMT, competition and consumer protection law, specializing in complex merger clearance and defending clients in abuse of dominance investigations and legal actions by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) including cases before the Competition and Consumer Protection Tribunal.
He is a trusted advisor to major corporations in sectors including manufacturing, transport, IT, telecommunications, consumer and retail, mining and resources, on all types of disputes.
Sydney is a frequent speaker on arbitration, competition law to a variety of fora such as the Africa Competition Conference and Global Competition Review. Sydney is considered an expert in Zambian and African competition law. He is also listed as a competition law expert in Zambia by the World Bank Global Competition Group and the COMESA Competition Commission. He also contributes articles on Merger Control in the “Getting the Deal Through” publication and is a contributor to “Doing Business” annual publication by the World Bank.
Sydney obtained an LLM in Commercial Law with specialisations in competition law, insolvency law and banking law from the University of South Africa, and an LLB from the University of Zambia. He is an Advocate of the Superior Courts of Zambia and a member of the International Bar Association, Southern African Development Community (SADC) Lawyers Association and Law Association of Zambia. He is also a Chambers and Partners and Corporate Live Wire ranked attorney and is also recognized as a national expert with regards to Merger Control Law by the Global Law Experts. In Chambers and Partners his peers describe Sydney as "thorough and meticulous".
Position: Managing Partner
Practice Areas: Litigation; Arbitration; Competition; Telecommunications, Media & Technology; Public Law; Franchising & Distribution
Experience: 16 Years
Phone: +26 0211 372300