Kimberley Wadzanai Nyajeka

  • Consultant
  • 22/02/2022
Researcher International Development Law Trade and Investment

Personal Summary

I am an international trade and investment law specialist and am passionate about global development through international trade and investment. I aim to contribute meaningfully to these areas of law and policy in leveraging existing a future efforts to the effective realization of development and sustainable development goals. 

Work Experience

Junior Associate
Aug 2020 - Feb 2022 BeraMasamba Law
  • Consulting on over 90 ongoing cross-jurisdictional multi-million-dollar transactions, mergers and acquisitions for multinational companies.
  • Advising 5 clients in the agriculture, technology and e-commerce, manufacturing and mining sectors through the negotiating, drafting and execution of high-level international contracts and transactions.
  • Leading and presenting research on the laws and policies of emerging regional economic communities (especially in Africa, South East Asia and Asia Pacific regions).
  • Leveraging specialist knowledge of trade and development policies in emerging regional economic communities as well as mega-regional preferential trade and investment agreements to advise on trade and investment related matters.
  • Chairing the Digital Innovation and Technology Committee and successfully drafting the firm IT and cyber– Security Policy.
  • Managing the establishment of a solar project in Zimbabwe in collaboration with the largest renewable energy consortium in Zimbabwe and leading a team of 3 colleagues and 4 external parties from the multi-national investor company.
  • Conducting trade policy analyses to advise on discrepancies between regional policies and national policies in Africa and proposing solutions to government representatives.
Legal Intern
Jan 2020 - Jun 2020 World Trade Organisation
  • Assisted the WTO Secretariat with Dispute Settlement proceedings including the proceedings for DS 484 Indonesia – Chicken Products (Article 21.5 Compliance Proceedings) and with drafting the final panel report.
  • Contributed to the updating of the WTO Analytical Index and One-Page Case Summaries website.
  • Conducted extensive research including research on import bans for the DS 484 Indonesia – Chicken Products case and US – China intellectual Property disputes.
Mar 2021 - Aug 2021 Trade Law Centre

Fellow in the 2021 'She Governs Trade' Programme -  a development program for junior and mid-career women professionals designed to increase their technical and leadership skills with respect to rules-based trade governance. I participated in the following training programs:

  • Trade technical webinar series: current issues on Africa’s trade agenda; trade data, tariff and policy analysis.

  • Blog writing: "How the AfCFTA Can Assist Small Scale-Trade. 

  • Trade technical: online video content, reading, online tasks 







Executive Producer and Host
Oct 2021 - Feb 2022 "... In This Economy Podcast"
  • Producer, Writer and Host of the podcast which explores how young people around the world are navigating life in the the current social, political and economic climate. 
  • Using audio editing tools - Audacity and Garage Band.
  • Digital media creation using Canva and Adobe.
  • Creating effective social media campaigns and social awareness. 


Master of Laws in International Trade and Investment Law
Sep 2018 - Oct 2019 World Trade Institute (University of Bern)
Diploma of Advanced Studies International Law and Economics
Sep 2018 - Dec 2019 World Trade Institute (University of Bern)
Bachelor of Laws
Jan 2016 - Nov 2017 Rhodes University
Bachelor of Arts
Jan 2013 - Nov 2015 Rhodes University