Lloyd Munyaradzi Manokore LLB (Hons)
Lloyd holds an LLB (Honours) Degree from the University of Zimbabwe and is an alumni of the International Visitor Programme to the United States focusing on Capital Markets and International trade. He is registered to practise law in Zimbabwe and Botswana. Lloyd started his legal career as a Commercial Attorney with the firm of Stumbles and Rowe. He then moved to Cairns Foods as Company Secretary before joining one of Zimbabwe’s blue chip companies, Innscor Africa Limited as Group Legal Advisor. He worked at group strategic level on a diverse range of group assignments for the eco-tourism, wildlife, fast food and retail divisions of the company culminating in the listing of Innscor in 1998. Lloyd was part of the Regional Expansion Team that led Innscor’s investment into Zambia, Mozambique, Kenya, Uganda, Ivory Coast, Ghana and Nigeria. Lloyd left Innscor in the year 2000 to cofound an advisory business focusing on SME activity in Sub-Saharan Africa – this company remains invested and growing in the jurisdiction. Lloyd has extensive experience in the structuring of transactions from a corporate legal perspective. His experience includes negotiation, strategic planning and advisory on corporate related and empowerment transactions. He is an entrepreneur, and firmly believes in Africa as an emerging market.
Lloyd is a trustee on several pension funds in Zimbabwe. He has an effective regional and international business network. Lloyd has served as chairman and continues to serve on the board of the non-profit organisation S.O.S Children’s Village Zimbabwe.
Jabulani Nhongo (BA) (LLB)
Jabulani has been with The Corporate Counsel since 2011. He studied at the University of Cape Town, beginning with a Bachelor of Arts specialising in Politics and History, and once having graduated, proceeded to do a Post Graduate Degree in Law. Whilst in University, Jabu co-founded a promotions and marketing company. Jabulani did a short stint of vacation work in the Magistrates Court of Katutura, Namibia before returning to South Africa to complete his degree in 2010. Still very much of an entrepreneurial spirit, Jabu has a keen interest in Competition, Revenue and Intellectual Property law as well as large corporate transactions including Mergers and Acquisitions.
Inviolata Dumbutshena (LLB) (LLM)
Inviolata holds an LLB degree from the University of Fort Hare, South Africa and a Masters in Commercial Law degree (LLM) from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. As well as being registered to practise law in Zimbabwe, Inviolata is also registered to practise in New South Wales, Australia. In 2006, Inviolata participated in the summer vacation programme at Bowman Gilfillan, Johannesburg offices. She was also selected as part of the first group to participate in the Young ICCA 2011-2012 mentorship programme, and is currently a member of the Young ICCA. This increased her exposure to the International practice of arbitration as Young ICCA functions under the patronage of the International Commercial Arbitration Council. Her international exposure is a vital asset. Inviolata has a keen interest in international arbitration, competition law, international trade, and mergers and acquisitions.
Farai Nyabereka (LLB) Hons
Farai holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Honours degree from Rhodes University, South Africa. Farai is an enthusiastic and diligent person with a zeal and passion for commercial law. Intelligent and motivated, she was on the Rhodes University Law Faculty Dean’s Academic Merit List for three consecutive years from 2008 to 2010, and has been a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society since 2008. She has also been a nominee of the International Scholar Laureate Program in the same year and received the Judge Phillip Schock Bursary at Rhodes University in 2009. Farai has a keen interest in Labour Law as well as being our point person for liaison with Government and Regulatory bodies such as the Ministries and Zimbabwe Investment Authority.
Ronald Mutasa (LLB) Hons
Ronald is a graduate of the University of Zimbabwe and has gained five years corporate, commercial and employment litigation experience working in two Chambers’ Global listed firms in Zimbabwe. Ronald joined The Corporate Counsel in October 2014. He heads the Commercial and Employment Litigation practice group, but also has a keen interest in Insolvency and Debt Restructuring of distressed companies and is also a team member of the firm’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group.
Ronald has a background in legal and social research and holds a Certificate in Research Methodology from the Research Methodology Training Institute of the Organisation for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa, (OSSREA, Ethiopia). He is also a past research grantee of OSSREA (2009) and the Guggenheim Foundation (USA)/The African Institute of South Africa (AISA). Ronald has been published in a number of regional journals.
With an ear for the languages, Ronald is also an elementary student in Chinese and Spanish and aims to further his business knowledge in both languages to best serve the firm’s international clients.
Bridget Mafusire (LLB) PG Dip
Bridget holds a LLB from Fort Hare, South Africa and a Postgraduate Diploma in International Trade Policy and Law from Tanzania. She has gained considerable exposure in the public sector where she served as Legal Advisor in the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, a role which involves high profile negotiating and policy formulation. She also served as Law Officer in the Civil Division of the Attorney Generals’ Office.
Bridget’s role in the firm is focused on international trade and project finance, she brings with her the ability to navigate policy and process for Foreign Direct Investment.
Carole Maseka (LLB) Hons
Carole Svodai Maseka has recently joined the firm from one of the leading local commercial law firms. She holds an LLB (Hons) degree from the University of Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa. During her LLB, Carole has been placed on the UKZN School of law Deans Commendation list in 2010, 2012 and 2013. Carole was also a Tutor for the UKZN tutorship programme and was a tutor since 2nd year to final year of law school tutoring mainly Delict and Human rights law.
Carole has a profound interest in commercial law as a whole but particularly in banking law and is our key person for the banking and finance practice group. Carole has recently passed the Zimbabwe Attorney Bar examinations and is now a Legal Practitioner of the High Court of Zimbabwe.
Candice R Dawe
Candice is The Corporate Counsel’s Practice Manager and has been with the firm for four years. Candice has gained extensive knowledge of administrative aspects of business and has a strong business drive. She aims to boost and maintain the firm’s international recognition. Quality control and execution efficiency are a critical deliverable for her and her various support staff. She is highly intuitive and resourceful. Candice ensures that the highest standards are maintained in all areas of the firm.