Shakwa Nyambe is the Founder and Managing Director of the law firm. He is a specialised Energy, Natural Resources and Commercial Lawyer. He is also specialised in drafting, reviewing and negotiations of contracts. He has advised International Corporations, State Owned Enterprises, Governments and individuals in Energy, Natural Resources, Commercial and Dispute Resolution matters.
Nyambe previously worked as a Legal Counsel at the National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia, as a Chief Legal Officer at the Ministry of Justice, Namibia and as a State Advocate at the High Court of Namibia. He is the current Director for the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)’s African Chapter. He serves on the drafting committees for the AIPN JOA Committee, LNG, SPA Committee, Asset Sale and Purchase Agreement Committee and the Drilling Contract Committee.
Nyambe holds a Baccalaureus Juris degree and a Bachelor of Laws degree, both from the University of Namibia. In addition, he also holds a postgraduate degree of Master of Laws in Oil & Gas Law with Professional Skills (LLM) from the University of Aberdeen in the United Kingdom and a Postgraduate Diploma in Drafting and Interpretation of Contracts from the University of Johannesburg. He is an admitted legal practitioner of the High Court and Supreme Court of Namibia.
Stanley has significant experience in Mining, Environmental Law, Marine Regulation, Minerals Investment Leveraging and Commodities Brokering.
Prior to Joining Shakwa Nyambe & Co Inc, Stanley worked as a Legal Advisor and Head of the Compliance and Legal Department at Rebelon Mining Namibia (PTY) Ltd, a leading mining trading company with various copper interests and assets. He serves as a non-executive director of the company.
Stanley has been vividly involved in the mining industry, both as a legal consultant and mining entrepreneur, for more than four (4) years. He has provided advisory services to various national and international corporations in the mining industry, including on contractual, legislative and regulatory frameworks. Further, Stanley has brokered and negotiated numerous transactions ranging from sale of commodities, sale/transfer of mineral licenses and the successful setting up of mining operations.
Particularly, Stanley has amassed immense knowledge and experience of the mining industry from his hands-on approach, having worked on issues relating to small-scale mining, marine mining regulation, marine environmental protection and commodities trading. He has worked closely with organizations and individuals from the grass root level upwards, and understands the core and broad spectrum of the industry both from a legal, technical and investment leveraging perspective.
He holds a BJURIS, LLB (University of Namibia) and LLM in Oil, Gas and Mining Law from Nottingham Trent University (UK).