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Simbarashe Murondoti

  • Firm: Absolom & Shepherd Attorneys
  • Practice Area: Commercial
  • Country: Zimbabwe
  • 15 Gaynor Road, Chisipite, Harare

About Simbarashe Murondoti

Simbarashe Absolom Murondoti is the senior partner of Absolom & Shepherd Attorneys. He has vast experience in corporate and commercial law cases, both in litigation and transaction advisory. He has worked on a number of high value multi-million dollar mandates of diverse nature. Part of his past work includes the recovery of 38 million Yuan (5.6 million USD) in a multi-jurisdictional complex investment dispute. He has also advised a superior court in Europe (Dresden) on Zimbabwe’s currency laws. Apart from his gravitas in corporate law matters, Simbarashe is a renowned authority on cybersecurity and technology law, having authored the nation’s first academic commentary on cybersecurity law. He also drafted the Information Communication Technology & Cybersecurity Guidelines for the Law Society of Zimbabwe, which are applicable on all legal practitioners in Zimbabwe. He is a Certied Ethical Hacker, a Microsoft Technology Associate and an author on data privacy and cybersecurity. His notable work includes

  • Recovery of 38 000 000 RMB (Approx. 5.8 mil USD) in a complex investment dispute.
  • Successful litigation in a dispute over 25 ha of prime land with a market valuation of USD$ 4.2 mil.
  • Participation in a high value copper mining dispute.
  • Advising a German based investor regarding disinvestment of valuable assets with an estimate value of USD$ 12 mil.
  • Successful representations of a group of residents challenging a change of use permit.
  • Litigation in a shareholder dispute in a high value insurance and funeral services concern.
  • Co-drafting the code of practice on safeguarding at the Wilton Park Conference (United Kingdom).
  • Advised the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany as an appointed Rechtsanwalt.

Practice Focus

Simbarashe advises clients on a wide array of legal matters including deal structuring, investment laws, shareholder disputes, data privacy, cybersecurity, high value recoveries and general litigation.

Publications & Speaking Engagements

  • So you want to be a law student? (2017)
  • Commentary on the Cyber crimes and Cybersecurity bill, 2018
  • ISBN 978 – 0 – 7974 – 9543- 2
  • Wilton Park Conference (UK Foreign & Commonwealth Ofce) 2019
  • Speaker at SADC Lawyers Association AGM (2019) (Victoria Falls)
  • Speaker at the Law Society of Zimbabwe Winter School (2018) on the 20th of July 2018
  • Speaker at the Youthspark Pan African Conference, Ghana Accra, 2018
  • Speaker at the ZWLA Annual Women’s Conference (17 Dec 2018)
  • Speaker at the ICT & Cyber Security Training – Law Society of Zimbabwe – 19th – 20thFebruary 2020.
  • Guest at the Walter Kamba Rule of Law Lecture — 28 February 2020 Monomotapa Hotel
  • Drafted the Law Society of Zimbabwe ICT & Cybersecurity Guide for Law Firms, 2020
  • Speaker in the Law Society of Zimbabwe Cybersecurity Webinar (29 September 2020)

Board Memberships

  • Zimbabwe German Society
  • Pamumvuri
  • KwikTill Payments
  • YouthUp (Lagos, Nigeria)


  • University of Zimbabwe (LLBS)
  • EC Council Certied Ethical Hacker
  • Microsoft Technology Associate (db)

Professional Associations

  • Law Society of Zimbabwe
  • Africa Bar Association
  • SADC Lawyers Association

Q&A With Simbarashe Murondoti


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