Godwin Nyaisa

Godwin Nyaisa is our exclusively recommended Dispute Resolution expert in Tanzania on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Godwin directly using the contact details listed above.

Godwin is a well-known seasoned litigant and leads our litigation practice. His wealth of experiences spans from dispute resolution practice to corporate issues, insurance, draft policy making, intellectual property and most importantly commercial arbitrations and litigation.

Godwin has worked with well-known and reputable business entities like Bank of Africa, Equity Bank, Tanzania Women Bank, Tanzania Investment Bank, Jubilee Insurance, Serena Hotels as well as Lake Oil  Ltd. Prior to coming together with other partners to form B&E Ako Law, Godwin worked at Epic Law Partners as the Managing Partner.

Firm Overview:

B &E Ako Law is a dynamic and evolving full-fledged law firm providing full range of legal services. We have a team of 20 young and ambitious lawyers who work round the clock not only to deliver but also add value because our clients matter. The young lawyers in the Firm have solid and sound experience in handling complex legal matters. We continue to benefit from the guidance and legacy of our late Chairman Dr. Kibuta Ongwamuhana.

With three offices in Tanzania – Dar es Salaam, Arusha and Mwanza and the dedicated youthful experienced team, we boast profound knowledge of the market and our areas of practice.

Alan Nlawi Kileo

Alan Nlawi Kileo is our exclusively recommended Tax Law expert in Tanzania on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Alan directly using the contact details listed above.

Alan has a passion for tax. After graduating from the University of Dar es Salaam in 2007, Alan joined PwC as an Associate Tax Consultant, a position that exposed him into a wide range of tax matters and saw him promoted to a Senior Tax Consultant in short period of time.

In pursuing his dream as Tax Consultant and Tax Litigant, Alan later joined Ako Law in 2011, a law firm affiliated with Clyde&Co. where he was involved in handling high-profile tax advisory and complex litigation matters in Banking, Mining, Telecommunication, Oil and Gas, Insurance to name but few.

With Ako Law, Alan rose from a Legal officer to a Legal Director and later to Managing Partner. Among other writings and presentations, Alan has also co-authored a book titled “Tax Dispute Resolution – Manual for Tax Practitioners”. When it comes to tax advisory, consultation and representation, Alan is unmatched and greatly acknowledged by local and multinational companies as well as his peers.

Firm Overview:

B &E Ako Law is a dynamic and evolving full-fledged law firm providing full range of legal services. We have a team of 20 young and ambitious lawyers who work round the clock not only to deliver but also add value because our clients matter. The young lawyers in the Firm have solid and sound experience in handling complex legal matters. We continue to benefit from the guidance and legacy of our late Chairman Dr. Kibuta Ongwamuhana.

With three offices in Tanzania – Dar es Salaam, Arusha and Mwanza and the dedicated youthful experienced team, we boast profound knowledge of the market and our areas of practice.

Robert Mgoha George

Robert Mgoha George is our exclusively recommended ADR expert in Tanzania on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Robert directly using the contact details listed above.

Tanzania is an East African country known for its vast wilderness areas. They include the plains of Serengeti National Park, a safari mecca populated by the “big five” game, and Kilimanjaro National Park, home to Africa’s highest mountain. Offshore lie the tropical islands of Zanzibar, with Arabic influences, and Mafia, with a marine park home to whale sharks and coral reefs.

Robert holds a Bachelor Degree in Laws  and was admitted at the bar of the United Republic of Tanzania in 2011. He had previously worked for Hallmark Attorneys and another law firm  as an Associate prior establishing George & Robert, Attorneys at Law as the Managing Attorney in 2014.

Alternative Dispute Resolution:

There is no one accepted definition of Alternative Dispute Resolution. To some, particularly in the United States, the term includes all dispute resolution methods other than court proceedings. In the United Kingdom, Alternative Dispute Resolution is generally understood to describe all dispute resolution methods other than court proceedings and arbitration, or just non-adjudicative dispute resolution methods such as mediation, executive tribunal and early neutral evaluation, for example.

Gratian B. Mali

Gratian Mali is our exclusively recommended Corporate Law expert in Tanzania on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Gratian directly using the contact details listed above.

Gratian B. Mali is a long-serving legal practitioner and academician with experience dating back to 2002. Before he established Ardean Law Chambers in 2011, Mr. Mali has, at different times, worked for a number of reputable offices including the Attorney General’s Office (2002), Mauggo & Co. Advocate (2003) and TGG Legal Consultants and Attorneys (2006-2008). Mr. Mali has also served as Legal Advisor and Company Secretary in various Firms including Roots General Agency Ltd., JCDecaux Tanzania Limited; Avanti Industries Limited; Golden Agricultural Commodities Pty, Doshi Hardware (TZ) Ltd, Agiribal International Limited; Kastipharm Limited, Yemensoft Solutions Ltd, IDV Technologies Africa Limited. He is also the legal advisor of an international organisations namely “Mission Africa-Tanzania” and Youth Challenge International (Canada Word Youth -Tanzania). Mr. Mali has also worked with government institutions such as the Institute of Accountancy Arusha and Tanzania Electrical, Mechanical and Electronics Services Agency (TEMESA) where he served as a Senior Corporate Counsel and Head of Legal Unit.

Gratian is experienced in corporate management, public procurement, taxation, insurance, banking, employment and labour relations, real estate and intellectual property. He also has proven experience in debt recovery management and strategies, litigation, mediation and arbitration. Mr. Mali is a member of Tanzania Institute of Arbitrators, Tanganyika Law Society and the East African Law Society. In the academic arena, Mr. Mali is serving as a Lecturer in law at Tumaini University Dar es Salaam College and Kampala International University-Dar es Salaam. Mali a seasoned publisher and has published in areas of Corporate Law, Intellectual Property Law, Sale of Goods, Insurance and Tax Law.

Gratian Mali possess a Degree of Master of Laws (LL.M) of the University of Dar es Salaam majoring in Intellectual Property, Insurance and Tax law. He a Managing Partner at ARDEAN Law Chambers. Mr. Mali is an exclusive representative of Atradius Collection and Credilex Global Recovery SLP in Tanzania.

Judith Chonde

Judith Chonde is our exclusively recommended Trademark Law expert in Tanzania on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Judith directly using the contact details listed above.

Judith is a “vicious” litigator as described her peers. She has worked for two prominent firms before she joined Abc Attorneys.  She is very conversant with the technicalities down to the nitty grits of drafting. She is very good at what she does and is a true asset to the firm when it comes to Trademarks. Her practice also includes trademark clearance, enforcement and maintenance of both foreign and domestic registrations and opposition as well as licensing and coexistence agreements.

Firm Overview:

We are proud to brand ourselves as the first law firm to specialise in Trademarks and Patents registrations in Tanzania. The firm was created to offer specific services and to be able do them well, register trademarks and Patents at a fraction of the cost offered by full service law firms. We are by so far a big player in the Intellectual Property registrations in Tanzania. ABC Attorney’s combination of trademark, patent and design attorneys with specialist Intellectual Property lawyers is highly successful in the Tanzania legal services market, and presents our clients with a significant advantages.

Our office in the Dar-es-salaam, the business hub of Tanzania, and other offices soon to be opened in Dodoma, Arusha and Mwanza helps us provide a comprehensive range of IP services to our clients. Our registration of Intellectual Property in Tanzania cover all areas of patent, trade mark and design law and are structured to ensure full national and international protection. We also register in other countries in Africa from South Africa to East Africa and the North through a number of associates.

We also undertake works on behalf of overseas attorneys and in-house lawyers representing their clients’ Intellectual Property interests in Tanzania and Africa at large.

The ABC Attorneys clients range from Small Scale Enterprises, Individuals, multinational corporations and newly formed companies in Tanzania, where by we incorporate and help protect their brands.

We have devised a system that is very effective in ensuring that we deliver to clients impeccable services from responding to a query in less that 1 hour to reacting on a matter in less that a day so as to make sure that a client is not only satisfied but also relaxed. For new clients who have happened to visit our website we offer new clients a free 30 (Thirty) minutes initial consultation.

Charles Rwechungura

Charles Rwechungura is our exclusively recommended Commercial Law expert in Tanzania on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Charles directly using the contact details listed above.

Charles is the founder and Managing Partner of CRB AFRICA LEGAL. He is an experienced consultant in the fields of mining, corporate, banking and financial law and is held in high regard by clients and peers. Chambers Global Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers describes market observers as “praising Charles’ “hands-on approach” to an array of work, including mining, banking and finance activities.”

Charles regularly advises mining exploration and extraction companies on corporate and commercial issues such as joint venture agreements, transfers or assignments of mineral rights, applications for mining and prospecting licenses and has conducted multiple large-scale due diligence exercises for foreign investors looking to invest in the Tanzanian mining sector.

In addition, Charles acts for many of the national and foreign banks operating in Tanzania, advising them on the full range of financial and banking law issues. He has advised on over six equity IPOs and bonds listing at the Dar es salaam Stock Exchange and two cross listings of bond issues for the East African Development Bank (EADB) as well as the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (PTA Bank). In recognition of his industry knowledge and legal expertise he is often appointed to act as arbitrator on complex commercial disputes.

Charles Rwechungura cut his teeth in project finance during the early 1980s while working for six years as an in-house corporate counsel in the National Textile Corporation (TEXCO), a large corporation that sourced funds from international financiers for the construction and management of over 16 textile manufacturing projects. He moved to work for another six years as Head Counsel at the Tanzania Investment Bank (TIB), a foreign funded project financier through long term secured lending. He ventured into private practice in 1993 as founder partner in the firm Maajar & Rwechungura Law Office that eventually merged with another law firm to become REX ATTORNEYS from where he retired to found CRB AFRICA LEGAL.

Firm Overview:

CRB AFRICA LEGAL is a corporate/commercial law firm based in Dar es salaam, Tanzania.

CRB AFRICA LEGAL is “making its mark” in Tanzania. The firm has carved out a sizeable market share of headline debt and equity capital markets transactions, primarily acting for issuers, and has also experienced an uptick in M&A and competition law mandates, advising on several major cross-border transactions. The firm has a broad experience in advising international clients which puts it in a vantage position to identify and address usual areas of concern and expectations.

The firm is on the panel of major banks in Tanzania including Barclays, Stanbic, and Bank M, and also has a strong telecoms sector focus. Key figures include founder and managing partner Charles Rwechungura, who is a big name for capital markets transactions, leading banking lawyer and dispute resolution specialist Cyril Pesha, and Pendo Shamte, who has an impressive record in the mining sector.

Teamwork is the hallmark of the firm and its vision is to become and remain a provider of a broad spectrum of high quality services to the satisfaction of clients.

The firm is duly registered as a partnership under the laws of Tanzania.