Musonda Kapotwe is a partner in the Banking & Finance practice of the London office.

Musonda has extensive transactional experience advising on the impact of UK financial services regulation on banking, capital markets and derivative transactions. 

As an in-house lawyer at two large financial institutions, she has also advised a range of stakeholders, including the board and senior management, on large-scale, cross-border regulatory implementation projects, including Brexit, client assets, recovery and resolution, prudential regulation, regulatory capital and outsourcing. 

Her regulatory background also encompasses the recent environment, social and governance (ESG) regulations impacting the prudential, disclosure, marketing and other requirements relating to the sale and distribution of financial products to UK retail and wholesale clients. 

Prior to joining Mayer Brown in 2021 and, in addition to her work in-house, Musonda worked in private practice at two international law firms.


  • England and Wales
  • The London-based team was strengthened by the recruitment of financial services ESG and risk specialist Musonda Kapotwe who is listed as a key lawyer. ‘I have been working closely with Chris Chapman, Musonda Kapotwe on a challenging international regulatory matter, involving complex legal issues, and difficult strategic questions. The team is outstanding – focused, innovative, very well organised, and dedicated to obtaining the best outcome possible for the client. Couldn’t really ask for more!’. Legal 500 2023.
  • In 2016, Musonda was recognized as a Rising Star in the GC Power List published by Legal Business
  • Musonda was highly commended in the Outstanding Lawyer of the Year category at the UK Diversity Legal Awards in 2016. 
  • In 2015 she was one of the lawyers named in the list of 40 under 40 Rising Stars in Legal Services published by Financial News.