Founder & Managing Partner, SNC Incorporated
Shakwa Nyambe is the founder and managing partner of the law firm SNC Incorporated, with the main office in Windhoek, Namibia. He is a specialist energy, natural resources, and commercial lawyer and is an expert in the drafting, reviewing, and negotiating of contracts. He has advised international corporations, state-owned enterprises, governments, and individuals in oil & gas, renewable energy, and mining projects, and provided legal services to foreign investors in matters ranging from M&A, commercial transactions, and corporate governance to project financing. His clients include some of the oil and gas companies, renewable energy companies, mining companies, construction and infrastructure companies, State Owned Enterprises, Governments, and corporate entities. Shakwa 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. Shakwa recently joined the Executive Committee of the Association of International Energy Negotiators' (AIEN) Board of Directors as the new Vice President for Communications after having served as the Director of the African Chapter for the past three years. Shakwa also serves on the AIEN JOA Committee, LNG, SPA Committee, Asset Sale and Purchase Agreement Committee and the Drilling Contract Committee as well as on the Hydrogen Taskforce, among other roles. He is a legal practitioner of the High Court and Supreme Court of Namibia.