Sipho Alec Ziga 


Profession: Attorney, Conveyancer & Notary
Nationality: Motswana
Languages: English, Setswana
Years with the firm: 22


LL.B. (University of Botswana) 1997

Professional Qualifications

Admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of Botswana 1997

Admitted as a Conveyancer and Notary Public 1998

Professional Memberships

Member of the Botswana Law Society

Partner Profile

Sipho Ziga is the lead partner in the Commercial Department of Armstrongs. His specialisations include corporate commercial legal transactions; banking and finance; capital raisings, offerings, listings, corporate governance; negotiating and drafting commercial contracts such as subscription, management and shareholders agreements; and general business law.

Sipho routinely carries out and gives advice on Botswana’s law and regulatory environment with regard to mergers, acquisitions and general corporate legal advice to multinationals and international law firms.

Sipho’s infallible expertise in Botswana mining legislation award him with the opportunity to act as advisor to the vast majority of multinationals and mining houses with interests in Botswana, by assisting in company formation; acquisitions; due diligence; compliance issues; applications for licences and capital raisings.

Sipho also occasionally deals with high profile litigation matters, having acquired experience in this area in the formative years of his career.


Shumba Energy Limited (Energy, BSE Listed Company)

Thornhill Primary School (Education)

Botswana Accountancy Oversight Authority (Chairperson of Disciplinary Committee)

Botswana Football Association (Legal Advisor to National Executive Council)

GIA Education and Laboratory (Precious Stones)

Faloxia Proprietary Limited (Prospecting)

Catchoka Proprietary Limited (Investment)

Beryllium Proprietary Limited (Property owning)


Since 2007, Sipho has consistently been ranked in the highest category in Chambers Global -The World’s Leading Lawyers for General Business Law. Deemed “one of the foremost practitioners in Botswana” Sipho Ziga operates a market-leading corporate and commercial practice. He is regularly instructed by international clients and offers expertise in banking and finance, M&A and securities. His in-depth knowledge of the mining sector is also highly rated, while clients value his capital markets prowess, stating: “He is very knowledgeable and a great lawyer.” – Chambers, The World’s Leading Lawyers.

Ranked as a leading mining lawyer in Botswana by Who’s Who Legal Global Mining Lawyers.

Specialises In:

Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions
Banking & Finance
Corporate Law
Capital Markets
Minerals, Resources & Energy