Sopo Alemekezeke Mando
Alemekezeke Mando is an aspiring International Trade and Investment Lawyer from Malawi, Southern Africa. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Degree with Upper Second Class obtained from the University of Malawi with 8 years professional experience. He is a member of the Malawi Law Society and duly licensed to practice law in all Courts of Law in Malawi.
Prior to enrolment in the TRAIL+ LL.M at the World Trade Institute (WTI), he was working as legal counsel for Press Corporation Plc, the largest holding company in Malawi with interests in different sectors of the Malawi economy. He also previously worked as legal counsel for Airtel Malawi Limited, a leading mobile telecommunication company in Malawi. Whilst working as legal counsel, he was a key member of the legal function assisting the business in the formulation of legal and regulatory strategies and also provided advice in matters of commercial, corporate and competition law.
Alemekezeke Mando also worked as a private legal practitioner in Malawi. As a legal practitioner, he worked for private law firms where he was very instrumental and provided litigation and legal advisory services to a number of corporate client’s including multinational companies in matters of commercial and labour law.
His strong interests are in WTO Law, Regulation of Foreign Direct Investment, Intellectual Property Law, International Commercial Arbitration and Transnational Corporate Law and Practice. He aspires to work for the World Trade Organization and contribute to the development and implementation of trade policies focusing on least developed countries (LDC’s).