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David Ochieng

David Ochieng is a Zimbabwean advocate at the Harare Bar practising out of Advocates’ Chambers. He was born and educated in Harare and is an alumnus of the University of South Africa.

Advocate Ochieng began his career in 1999 in the employ of one of Zimbabwe’s most established (founded in 1928) commercial and general practice law firms, Stumbles & Rowe. Notably, he was frequently part of teams advising parties both locally and abroad on the legal issues arising from the wholesale expropriation of commercial farmland and equipment in Zimbabwe after 2000.

Ochieng also undertook work in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, and completed the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’ International Entry Course in 2002. He left the firm (now known as Coghlan, Welsh & Guest Incorporating Stumbles and Rowe in 2005.

Before joining the Bar, Ochieng focused for some time on transaction-based work, and advised as far back as 2007 on transactions undertaken to comply with the indigenisation and black economic empowerment legislation in Zimbabwe. He also had a stint abroad (2007 – 2010) with a leading Tanzanian commercial law firm where he primarily performed transaction, arbitration and ADR work. He is admitted as an advocate of the superior courts of Mainland Tanzania, but principally based in Harare where he works as a barrister and commercial arbitrator.

Advocate Ochieng is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and listed on the panel of arbitrators maintained by the Commercial Arbitration Centre in Harare. He is proficient in French and Swahili, is married and has 3 children.

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