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Name: Charles Rwechungura
Firm Name: CRB AFRICA LEGAL
Country: Tanzania
Expertise: Commercial Law


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Professional Biography:

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.

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