Dentons Eric Silwamba Jalasi & Linyama


Plot No.12 @ William Burton Place,
Chilekwa Mwamba Road, Off Lubu/Saise Roads, Longacres

+260 211 256530

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Senior Partner: Joseph Jalasi
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Quick facts:

Number of advisors: 15
Network memberships: Dentons
Languages: English

ERIC SILWAMBA, JALASI AND LINYAMA Legal Practitioners is a Zambian Law Firm. The firm has been in existence for over thirty five years initially as Eric Silwamba and Company. In 2013 it was rebranded to ERIC SILWAMBA, JALASI AND LINYAMA (ESJL) Legal Practitioners following the admission to partnership of Joseph Jalasi and Lubinda Linyama. It has over the years developed to the level of being among the top law firms in Zambia. The firm unlike its competitors is able to offer a wide range of services from Criminal to Civil Litigation to Corporate services to Mergers and Acquisitions.

In December 2020, the Firm combined with Dentons, the world’s largest firm by headcount. The firm is highly ranked by World Tax, Chambers and Legal 500.

The firm is one of the few Zambian Law firms which provides services with respect to Tax. The Lead Partner, Joseph Jalasi served as Registrar for the Tax Appeals Tribunal for 7 years. The Firm has been a pioneer in arguing novel tax cases. Over the last ten years, the firm has evolved beyond tax dispute resolution to include, tax planning, TP documentation and tax due diligence/ tax health check. The firms tax department boasts of well experienced tax practitioners.

  • International Tax Planning
  • Cross-Border Project Management
  • TP Policy Design
  • Business Restructuring
  • Business Model Optimisation
  • Audit Defence
  • Audit Support
  • TP Risk Management
  • IP Management
  • Cost-Sharing Arrangements
  • Competition / Anti-Trust Cases
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Controversy Management

The firm assisted a number of multinationals with respect to a number of transfer pricing issues which on account of confidentiality cannot be disclosed.


  • Accounting
  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Construction and materials
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Fisheries and aquaculture
  • Food and beverage
  • Forestry
  • Gaming
  • Government and public policy
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Insurance
  • Investment management
  • Media
  • Mining
  • Natural resources
  • Pharma and life sciences
  • Real estate
  • Social infrastructure
  • Tech and telecoms
  • Tourism
  • Transport
  • Utilities

Joseph Jalasi – Senior Partner

Mailesi Undi – Senior Associate


Meet the team: Joseph Jalasi and Mailesi Undi

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