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LEGAL FIRMS

TOP LEGAL FIRMS IN TANZANIA

 In recent times, it has become important for individuals and organizations alike to have a lawyer or legal firms to handle their legal affairs. This is because, in the world we live in today, legal issues arise almost always regularly.


 Although the majority of people look for the services of legal firms only when they have a problem to solve, legal firms can also help to prevent one from ensuing. However, these can only be achieved when you employ the services of firms that are known for their excellence and have good integrity. This article will intimate you with the top legal firms in Tanzania that you can trust to handle your legal affairs.


Top Legal Firms In Tanzania

FB Attorneys

FB Attorneys is a law firm with a cumulative experience of over 70 years. It boasts of a thorough knowledge of colloquial practices within East Africa but is based out of Dar as Salaam. It is a full-service legal firm, covering all aspects of the law and specialising in corporate and commercial matters. These include Banking, Tax, Litigation, Mining, Competition, Oil and Gas, Real Estate and Land Law among others.


Velma Law

This law firm is a full-service Tanzania-based firm with specialization in the practice areas Commercial Law, Mining Law, Corporate Law, Agriculture Law, Oil and Gas Law, Infrastructure Law, Ppp Projects, Taxation Law and Immigration. They take pride in providing commercial legal services to clients with a special focus on practicality and value for money with the highest technical and professional standards.


Isidora & Company

This legal firm specializes in the practice areas of Litigation, Commercial Agreements, Project and Infrastructure, Oil and Gas, Taxation, Insurance, Competition Law, Commercial Real Estate, Bank Lending and Loan Securitization, Corporate finance, Pensions and Investments, Intellectual Property, Energy, Transactions, Labour and Employment, and Mining. They serve businesses and industries in Tanzania and East Africa.


Abenry & Company

Initially founded in 2006 as Abenry & Company Advocates legal partnership, the company merged with Ringo & Associates in 2010 to form Adept Chambers. Then in 2012, there was a rebirth of Abenry & Company, Advocates. These legal firms specialize in the practice areas of Construction, Insurance, Tax, Dispute Resolution, Recoveries, Capital Markets Securities, Intellectual Property, Banking Securities, Telecommunications, Energy, Company Incorporation, Conveyancing And Real Estate,  Aviation, Project Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Employment, Labour And Immigration, Regulatory Compliance, Mining, Public-Private Partnerships. 


Clyde & Co LLP

This legal firm has an office in Tanzania, with its Tanzania team focusing on energy and infrastructure with a growing force in telecoms. The firm also specializes in the practice areas of Corporate Law, M&A, Banking and Finance, Projects and Constructions, Tax and Dispute resolution and Energy. The firm has Peter Kasanda, Michael Strain and Kibuta Ongwamuhana as its practice heads. 


Bowmans

Bowmans has an office in Dar as Salaam which has contributed to building its presence in East Africa. The legal firm takes particular interest in Banking and Finance, Corporate and M&A, Restructuring and Insolvency, Project Development and Dispute Resolution. However, it also operates in the Financial Services, Telecoms, Mining and Consumer goods sectors. Its practice heads include Wilbert Kapinga and Chris Green.


IMMMA Advocates

IMMMA Advocates has teams in Dar as Salaam, Mwanza and Zanzibar. It has a membership in DLA Piper Africa and is noted for banking and finance matters, including project finance, financial regulatory matters and corporate loans. They also operate in the Infrastructure, Energy, Litigation, Arbitration and Tax sectors. It has Sadock Magai and Madina Chenge as its practice heads.


A&K Tanzania 

A&K Tanzania is tightly connected with Anjarwalla & Khana in Nairobi, Kenya. The Tanzania and Kenya teams often work alongside each other on key regional and cross-border engagements. They specialize in the practice areas of M&A, Private Equity, Banking and Finance, Fintech, Telecoms, Oil and Gas and Mining. The practice heads include Shemane Amin, Geofrey Dimoso and Sonal Sejpal.


Rex Attorneys

Rex Attorneys was previously associated with ENSafrica but cut ties with them in August 2019. However, they have maintained their integrity and are still highly rated across Africa and also internationally. Mwanaidi Sinare Maajar, one of its heads, is a former Tanzania Ambassador to the United States and with an extensive record in M&A and natural resources transactions. Similarly,  Alex Nguluma is a leading figure in tax and dispute resolution.


CRB Africa Legal

This is a commercial law firm based in Dar as Salaam, Tanzania. Their services cut across various practice areas which include Finance and Banking, Corporate Litigation and Insolvency Law, Conveyance, Corporate Law, Tax Compliance and Restructuring. They work with both multi-national and local corporates and investors doing business in the region.


Asyla Attorneys

Asyla Attorneys, also based in Dar es Salaam offer a comprehensive package of corporate and commercial services tailored specifically to its clients’ needs. They specialize in the practice areas of Corporate Law, Finance and Banking, Taxation and Commercial Law, Litigation, Labour and Employment, Privatisation, Competition and Regulations Practice, Intellectual property, Real Property Law, Matrimonial, family and adoption Laws and Immigration and Law.


East African Law Chambers (EALC)

Legal firms based in Tanzania became part of Dentons’ international network in September 2020, providing it with additional international credibility and resources. The firm’s goal is to provide prompt, efficient, accurate and pragmatic legal services to its clientele. It is noted for its strong standing in Oil and Gas, Mining and TMT. However, it also operates in other practice areas like M&A, FDI, Energy and Natural resources,  Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Capital Markets, Banking and Finance,  Healthcare, Insurance and Immigration among others.


Shikana Group 

Shikana Group is an international law firm that has its headquarter in Tanzania. It takes pride in being the only legal and investment advisory firm in the entire East Africa. The firm specializes in business and investments and advises its clients operating in East Africa on cross border legal issues within the EAC and the SADC regions. With its core values being excellence, timeliness, client service, integrity and creative thinking, it’s able to offer practical solutions to its clientele’s legal issues. 

The firm’s practice areas include Commercial & Taxation, Diligence & Investigations, Real Estate Law, Company Secretarial Services, Labour & Employment, Immigration Law, Banking and Financing Securities, Intellectual Property, Dispute Resolution and Litigation, Research and Analysis,  Regulatory Affairs and Strategic Communications. 


Its Team

It boasts of a team of bilingual and multilingual young professionals that are passionate about their clients and their projects as well as investments in Tanzania and East Africa. The teamwork together to serve clients in a timely manner and to develop Africa by ensuring investments are sustainable and a win-win solution for everyone. Team members include Diana Salvatory Bahesha, Iddi Kassi and Hawks Tamil all of whom are experienced in various practice areas. 


Its Leadership 

Its leadership include Amne Suedi Kagasheki (Founder and Principal), Yusra Suedi (Principal) and Joseph Waziri (Tax Adviser). Its founder, Amne Suedi has a strong track record in finance and corporate law. She is an advocate who counsels foreign investors, governments, international organisations, multinational companies and also start-ups on legal issues concerning specific sectors in Africa, and in the case of foreign investors the development and expansion of their activities across Africa. 


Amne Suedi is equally experienced in roles in asset management and the private equity space, including five years as a legal adviser for Capital Dynamics and subsequently Pictet & Cie in Switzerland. She advises clients on offshore investments, wealth and estate management, the optimisation of company structures, fiscal law, fund formation and structured products, financial and securities regulation within major financial markets, and other legal considerations around financing, financial products and cross-border company law.


Interestingly, she has served as an adviser to both the East African Community and the World Trade Organisation. Therefore, she has a detailed understanding of the dynamics of regional integration, particularly as it relates to economic law, as well as international trade and bilateral and multilateral negotiations. She’s the go-to person when it comes to conducting high-level mediation with government ministries and other agencies on behalf of her clients.


Amne Suedi Kagasheki holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Law from the University of Geneva, from where she graduated with honours. She read her Masters of Law (LL.M.) in International Trade and Financial law at University College London. She speaks English, French, Spanish and Kiswahili.


Benefits of Working With Shikana Group


Shikana Group is noted for its excellence and its high quality and innovative legal services. As a client, the following are reasons why choosing Shikana Law group is the best decision you could ever make for your business’ legal affairs.

  • Competent, hard-working and focused team.
  • Provision of premium and composite legal services throughout East Africa
  • Leveraging on its knowledge of the international markets
  • Consistent quality and prompt service for clients
  • Strict adherence to professional code of conduct (ethics)
  • Ensuring trust and confidentiality
  • Engagement of qualified staff of highest professional standing
  • Networking with non-legal service providers in order to assure composite services to clients
  • Aggressive in protecting its clients’ interests
  • Commitment to Quality
  • Accountability

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