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George GapuHead of the Labour law Scanlen & Holderness
Corporate and Commercial Law – Employment and Labour Law – Dispute Resolution and Arbitration – Environmental Law
Work Experience :
George is the head of the Labour law, Dispute Resolution and Litigation departments. A graduate of the University of Zimbabwe, George joined the firm in 2000. He has successfully litigated in the High Court and Supreme Court of Zimbabwe on commercial matters representing some of the biggest corporations in the country. He has handled several commercial arbitrations. Over the past few years, he has among other things, handled multimillion dollar claims against commercial banks arising from expropriation of funds by the central bank, he was part of a team advising a client on acquisition of a bank, and developed model contracts for a multi‐million dollar contract farming scheme.
George has a special interest in Environmental law and he is a co‐founder of the Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association [ZELA], a public interest organization promoting environmental justice in Zimbabwe. He holds a diploma in International Environmental Law from the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). He has been involved in litigation over water pollution by some mining companies in Zimbabwe and resisting illegal developments over wetlands in peri‐urban Harare. He has conducted environmental compliance audits for several industrial and mining companies in the country. George sits on the board of a micro finance institution in Zimbabwe and several other non‐governmental organisations.