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.
EY Zambia is a member firm of EY Global, a leader among the world’s professional services organisations.
EY is an extensive professional services firm with a network of national offices spanning the globe. Its locations are connected by a unified operating structure and a shared culture of innovation and knowledge sharing. By combining any of the more than 20 competencies that cross organizational and regional boundaries, the professionals of EY are uniquely qualified to serve customers through this innovative "One-Firm" strategy.
We are people who demonstrate, Integrity, Respect and Teaming. People with Energy, Enthusiasm and the Courage to Lead and people who Build Relationships based on doing the right thing
A key success aspect has been EY's integration and global presence. We define ourselves into 4 service lines:
▶ Audit & Assurance Services
▶ Advisory Services:
▶ Advisory Services
▶ IT Advisory Services
▶ Risk Advisory Services
▶ Performance Improvement
▶ Transaction Advisory Services
▶ Global Tax Advisory Services
▶ Business Consulting Services
▶ Core Business Services
Worldwide, regionally and locally, EY focuses on six major industries/groups namely:
▶ World Bank/Donors and International organisations (development sector)
▶ Public Sector including Local Governments & Institutions
▶ Financial services sector
▶ Energy and utilities
▶ Oil, Gas and Mining
Advisory specialties lie in the fields of:
▶ Programme Evaluations and Reviews
▶ Strategy Development, including, Economic Surveys and Business Planning
▶ Information Technology Risk Advisory (ITRA)
▶ Customer and Supply Chain Management (C&SCM)
▶ Finance and Finance Transformation (FT); covering business processes assessments and development of
▶ business process maps
▶ Development of Statement of User Requirements (SOUR), system selection and ERP systems implementation
▶ Programme Management
▶ People & Organizational, including Change Management (P&O);
▶ Design & Implementation of Accounting & Financial Systems,
▶ Development of Accounting policies and procedures,
▶ Business process mapping and re-engineering
▶ Systems Selection Services,
▶ Systems Requirements analysis services,
▶ Business Continuity Planning,
▶ Project Management,
▶ MIS/ ICT Audits and Diagnostic Reviews,
▶ MIS/ ICT Needs Analysis,
▶ System Design & Development,
▶ ICT Research & Development,
▶ System Acquisition & Implementation,
▶ Development of ICT Strategy,
▶ Process Reengineering,
▶ Strategy Development, including, Economic Surveys and Business Planning,
▶ Project Management, Evaluations
MMLP is one of the leading and highly regarded corporate and commercial law firms in Zambia with over 23 years of market presence. Over the years, MMLP has become a firm of choice for the corporate world and a link to the Zambian market for several multinational corporate entities across the African region and the World over.
MMLP operates through four broad departments under which specific practice areas fall and teams are constituted based on the expertise of our personnel. That is, Corporate Finance and Commercial; Dispute Resolution; Tax Regulatory; and Compliance and Real Estate and Company Secretarial.
The firm’s Tax Expertise is recognized by Chambers and Partners and the firm’s Managing Partner served as the first Chairman of the Zambian Tax Appeals Tribunal (previously called the Revenue Appeals Tribunal).