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Kabanda Lopa

Kabanda Lopa

Partner at CC Gabriel & Co Legal Practitioners
Lusaka, Zambia

Mentorship Connection

This connection is free for all venture stages.

Two meetings per month

Unlimited chat, email, or text within boundaries.

Usually responds in about 4 days


I am a business Lawyer by profession. I spent 7 years working in the commercial advisory wing of the Ministry of Justice and 6 years at the Development Bank of Zambia. This experience exposed me to understanding the peculiar financial, market and operational needs of MSMEs and honed my desire to use my legal skills to help them succeed. I hold a masters in International Business Law from Queen Mary University of London and a Masters in International Trade Law-Contracts and Dispute Resolutions from the University of Turin.

I currently run my own lawfirm CC Gabriel & Co Legal Practitioners that boasts a dedicated Small business division committed to providing legal support on a back of an understanding of the unique business needs of MSMEs. Through this vehicle I have gained an even more intimate appreciation or the needs of MSMEs, legal of otherwise.

To support my professional career, I am also an avid Toastmaster. Toastmasters International is a Public Speaking and Leadership Club.

I would therefore be interested in lending my contribution to:

1. Business and the Law
2. Regulatory Compliance and Corporate Governance
3. Leadership Development
4. Public Speaking and Communication

Spoken languages

Bemba Chichewa; Chewa; Nyanja English

Mentorship motivation

  • I like to learn about industries and new businesses
  • I want to give back to the startup ecosystem and entrepreneurs coming up
  • I want to make new connections for myself and/or the organization I represent
  • I want to scout for new opportunities in engaging as an advisor or for a board seat

This is an opportunity for growth for me. I can give back while interacting with actual industry drivers.