Our Team



Shakwa Nyambe

Managing Partner


Simba Nduna

Senior Associate


Esther Kiangi


Candidate Attorneys


Loide Hamutumwa

Candidate Attorney

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Mercy Nasilele




Stanley Kambonde



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Shiwomeho Kalla


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Claassens Chombo


Shakwa Nyambe


B. Juris & LLB (Namibia),
LLM (Oil & Gas Law with Professional Skills) (UK)
PGDip (Drafting & Interpretation of Contracts) (South Africa)

Shafimana Shimakeleni


LLB (Honours) (Namibia)
LLM (Oil & Gas with Professional Skills) (United Kingdom)

Simba Nduna

Senior Associate

BL(Honours), LLB (Zimbabwe)

Simba Nduna is the holder of a Bachelor of Law (BL) and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Zimbabwe. He is admitted to practice as a legal practitioner in Zimbabawe. Over a period of 16 years in Zimbabwe, he dealt with corporate as well as commercial matters, advising corporate,state-owneed institutions as well as institutions of higher learning. He also attended to related litigation.
In 2006, Simba joined the Office of the Prosecutor-General in Namibia as a State Advocate until 2020. In that capacity, he prosecuted criminal cases in the Lower Courts and High Courts of Namibia. Simba is also specialised in the handling of Money Laundering, Bribery, Compliance, Anti-Corruption as well as Extradition matters. Simba recently completed his theoretical and practical training at the Justice Training Centre of Namibia and is an admitted legal practitioner of the High Court of Namibia.

Esther Kiangi


LLB (Honours) (UK)
LLM (Oil Gas and Mining Law) (UK)

Esther Kiangi specializes in the oil, gas and energy industries.

After completing her LLB at the University of Nottingham, she pursued an LLM in Oil, Gas and Mining at Nottingham Trent University. Her expertise lies within upstream support services, including but not limited to the permitting and licensing of explosives and radiation sources, exemptions in respect of declarations of continuous operations, and in business advisory with regard to project development. In addition to the above, she has experience in contractual transactions and regulatory compliance.

While her primary focus is in the natural resource industry, her other legal skills lie within Corporate and Commercial Law, where she has cumulated vast experience as a Company Secretary to various companies, dealing with the day-to-day administrative tasks in the management of companies, as well as high-value transactions further acting as a business advisor to these clients in respect of deal structuring within the ambits of the law.


Esther is a member of the AIEN (Association for International Energy Negotiators), and her other notable achievements include being appointed to the board of Pearl Waterfree Technologies, as well as Triumphant College.

Esther recently completed her theoretical and practical training at the Justice Training Centre of Namibia and has  been  admitted to practice as a legal practitioner of the High Court of Namibia.

Loide Hamutumwa


B. JURIS& LLB Hon, LLM (Namibia)
LLM (Petroleum Taxation and Finance) (United Kingdom)
Dipl. Commerce (Namibia)
BTech in Administration (Namibia)

Loide Hamutumwa has broad experience in Energy Finance and Taxation. With very impressive credentials, Loide holds a Diploma in Commerce, BTech: Administration (Namibia University of Science and Technology); B Juris, LLB (Honours), LLM (University of Namibia); LLM: Petroleum Taxation and Finance – distinction (University of Dundee).

For her in-depth knowledge in mineral & petroleum taxation and governance, she was appointed as a member to the government Petroleum and Mining Contracts Negotiating Team.


Loide’s other notable appointments include serving as a Convener of the Tax Tribunal. She is the present Secretary to the Namibia Double Taxation Agreements Negotiation Tax Team and a member to various SADC Working Groups on tax matters. Her career in Energy Finance started at the Solar Revolving Fund at Kongalend Financial Services (Pty) Ltd, prior to joining the UNDP-funded project Namibia Renewable Energy Programme (NAMREP), and later, joining the Ministry of Mines and Energy.

She enjoys writing tax journals and uses the knowledge and experience developed over years of working at the Legal Unit, Inland Revenue Department to educate taxpayers on tax compliance and tax justice.


Loide Hamutumwa is a Candidate Legal Practitioner presently enrolled at the Justice Training Centre of Namibia to undergo practical legal training and once completed, will apply to be enrolled as an Admitted Legal Practitioner of Namibia.

Mercy Nasilele


Dipl. (Arbitration and Dispute Resolution), LLB (Honours) (Namibia)

Mercy Nasilele joined SNC Incorporated as a legal intern in 2021. She holds a Diploma in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, and a Bachelor of Laws Honours Degree (LLB) (Honours) from the University of Namibia.

She is presently enrolled with the Justice Training Centre of Namibia, in pursuit to become an Admitted legal practitioner of the High Court of Namibia.

Her favourite verse is Hebrews 11:1

”Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”

Stanley Kambonde


B. Juris, LLB (Honours), LLM (United Kingdom)

Stanley specializes in Mining (both large and small scale), Environmental Law, Marine Regulation, Minerals Investment Leveraging and Commodities Brokering. He has been vividly involved in the mining industry, both as an advisor and mining entrepreneur, for more than Seven (7) years.

Stanley not only understands the Namibian mining sector through the lens of legal and policy framework but has also grasped the technical operating components of a mining system along the value chain. Through such an in-depth technical, theoretical and investment-leveraging understanding, Stanley provides clients with expert advice and solutions to complex aspects of the minerals sector.

He has provided advisory services to various national and international corporations in the mining industry, including on legislative and regulatory frameworks. Further, Stanley has brokered and negotiated numerous transactions ranging from sale of mineral commodities, sale/transfer of mineral licenses and the successful setting up of mining operations.

He holds a B. Juris, LLB (Honours) from the University of Namibia and an LLM in Oil, Gas and Mining from Nottingham Trent University in the United Kingdom. Stanley recently enrolled at the Justice Training Centre of Namibia to undergo practical legal training and once completed, will apply to be enrolled as an Admitted Legal Practitioner of Namibia. 

Shiwomeho Kalla


B. OMT (Namibia)

Shiwomeho is an experienced administrative professional, with top-notch organizational skills and a solid background in the management function. Her professional career spans over a decade of providing high-level, confidential, executive secretarial support to senior management teams in private sector Namibia. She started her career at the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry in 2011 before joining the executive office of United Africa Group.

Prior to joining SNC Incorporated, she served as an Office Manager for an international development agency. She has an excellent reputation for driving operational improvements and inspiring organisational excellence. 

Shiwomeho holds a Certificate in Management and Marketing from the Saarland University of Applied Sciences and a Bachelor of Office Management and Technology qualification from the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST)

Claassens Chombo

Office Assistant
Dipl. In Business Administration, BBA (Honours) (Namibia)

Claassens Chombo joined SNC Incorporated as an Office Assistant in 2021. He holds a diploma in Business Administration as well as an Honours Degree in Business Administration with a major in Strategic Human Resource Management from the University of Namibia. Since joining the firm, Claassens has gained practical experience in office administration which generally ranges from administrative, handling and managing client documentation.

He describes himself as highly motivated and lives by a quote by Marie Forleo which states:

“Success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally, it comes from what you do consistently”.