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Doreen Thabwa

Doreen Thabwa

Associate

Doreen is an Associate in our Firm. She is part of the Corporate, Banking and Finance practice block of the firm. She is competent to handle any nature of instructions from any area of law. However, she specializes in Corporate Finance. As a Corporate Finance Lawyer, she can advise the public and private companies, and other organizations on areas including but not limited to corporate transactions, structure, governance, capital markets, and modes of financing companies and transactions incidental thereto.

Doreen graduated from University of Malawi, Chancellor College in 2018. She was admitted to the bar to practice in the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal, the High Court of Malawi and all Courts subordinate thereto in the same year. She was also conferred a Master of Laws [LL.M] degree in Commercial Law by the University of Cape Town in 2021. Over and above the LLB (Hons) degree and the LL.M degree, she has also attended several Continuous Professional Development Courses. She attained an Advanced Couse Certificate in Effective Legal Writing from University of Cape town in 2018. She also attained an Advanced Course Certificate in Legal Aspects of Corporate Finance in 2019 from the University of Cape Town. She also attained an Advenced Course Certificate in Commercial Loan Financing from the University of Cape Town.

Experience

Drafting and advising on construction and financing contracts between Malawi Fertilizer Company Limited [Employer] and SR Nicholas Limited [the Contractor] and a project engineer for a fertilizer loading bay in Liwonde in Malawi with a total value of over USD 6 000 000.

Litigation and advisory services to Liberty Insurance Company Limited bordering on execution and actualization of insurance policies and guarantees. Recently handled instructions to recover money arising out of a guarantee issued by the company to another insurance company on behalf of a local business, Ellna General Dealers, worth the sum of MK 500 000 000-00 where the sum of MK 331 million was due and payable by the local company.

Rendered advisory and litigation services to Databank Epack Investment Fund, a company incorporated in Ghana, in respect of a financing agreement in a local company that had gone wrong. 

Conducted legal due diligence on behalf of Export Development Fund [EDF] in liaison with Ernst and Young in respect of finance facilities EDF ultimately extended to Press Agriculture Limited.

Advising Africa Investment Group [AIG], a multinational company [with offices in several countries including Switzerland, Seychelles and Mauritius] in its farm in-put trade transactions with local businesses. AIG trades big volumes of agriculture inputs [such as fertilizers and allied products] with major agriculture-related companies in Malawi including ADMARC, Auction Holdings Limited and Agriculture Trading Company Limited. Litigation services in disputes, specifically debt collection, against a local agriculture company, ADMARC, arising out of the supply of fertilizer by AIG worth over US$ 1.8 million.

Rendering transactional, advisory and dispute settlement services to FDH Bank Plc. The nature of instructions handled arises from bank loans, employment relations, and regulatory compliance.

Representing Admike Import and export IE in its debt recovery claim against ADMARC for the sum of over MK 1 500 000 000-00.

Enforcing arbitration agreement on behalf of OG Plastic Industries [2008] Limited against a former Managing Director who had fraudulently converted finances in the sum of over USD 1 500 000-00 to his own use.

Representing and advising Transglobe Produce Exports Limited [TPE] on commercial transactions and defamation claims of TPE together with its subsidiaries/associated companies such as Afri-Brands Limited.