Gerald Nqobile Mlotshwa, LLB(Hons)(London)
A product of Bulawayo’s top private school, St Patrick’s Christian Brothers’ College (CBC), Gerald’s first love was cricket, playing in many of the provincial sides that provided a stepping stone for Zimbabwe’s future Test players and captains. After obtaining his A’Levels from Cambridge University, Gerald left CBC and his beloved city, to spend approximately four years in the United Kingdom studying for his University of London law Degree with the leading UK specialist law and finance tutors, Holborn College. He returned to Zimbabwe at the end of 1996 and worked for a number of banking institutions, over a period of seven years, primarily in the position of General Counsel, responsible for all legal and company secretarial matters. Gerald’s practice concentrates on all aspects of company and business law, particularly corporate finance. He has experience with most types of commercial agreements, transactions and structures. His mining and natural resources portfolio is steadily increasing with many local and international mandates. Well regarded as one of the foremost litigators in the field, Gerald has represented both black and white farmers with respect to Zimbabwe’s agricultural land reform program. He has been a part of the many landmark decisions handed down by the High Court and Supreme Court of Zimbabwe; as well as the SADC Tribunal based in Namibia in respect of Zimbabwe's so-called 'controversial' land reform program. Gerald’s clients mirror the diversity of Zimbabwe’s economic, social, international and political spheres. A director of several companies, Gerald was appointed a member of the Services Sectorial Committee by the Indigenization and Economic Empowerment Board tasked with recommending minimum indigenization threshold levels in respect of the country’s indigenization and economic empowerment laws and policies. Gerald has an excellent network of contacts at all levels of the corporate, public, and governmental sectors in Zimbabwe.