Firm Profile > East African Law Chambers (EALC) > Dar es Salaam , Tanzania
East African Law Chambers (EALC) Offices
PLOT 18, RUKWA STREET
PO BOX 38192
MASAKI, DAR ES SALAAM
East African Law Chambers (EALC) > The Legal 500 Rankings
Leading firms Tier 2
East African Law Chambers (EALC) has a breadth of expertise across its partnership ranks. For example, Brian Kangetta is a recognised authority in tax compliance, advisory and disputes matters, George Fernandes is a leader in the telecoms sector and Thomas Sipemba heads the energy and natural resources practice. The firm has built an illustrious client list that includes Barclays Bank Tanzania, Commercial Bank of Africa Tanzania, Engen Petroleum Tanzania, ExxonMobil, Multichoice East Africa, Nokia, Overseas Private Investments Corporation, Uber and Vodacom Tanzania. It advised a consortium including Ferrostaal Industrial Projects and Haldor Topsoe on the development of a fertilizer project in southern Tanzania, which includes a 2,200MTPD ammonia plant, as part of a joint venture arrangement with Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation. Stella Ndikimi is another prominent partner; she assisted Mitsui & Co with the proposed acquisition of a minority equity interest in M-Kopa, the solar home systems business that has operations in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Juvenalis Ngowi is a name to note for litigation and arbitration.
East African Law Chambers (EALC) > Firm Profile
|Banking and finance||Stella Ndikimi|
|Banking and finance||Thomas Sipemba|
|Capital markets and securities||Stella Ndikimi|
|Capital markets and securities||George Fernandes|
|Corporate and commercial||George Fernandes|
|Corporate and commercial||Stella Ndikimi|
|Competition, M&A||George Fernandes|
|Competition, M&A||Stella Ndikimi|
|Intellectual property||Stella Ndikimi|
|Litigation and alternative dispute resolution||Juvenalis Ngowi|
|Litigation and alternative dispute resolution||Thomas Sipemba|
|Mining, oil and gas||Thomas Sipemba|
|Mining, oil and gas||Joseph Thogo|
|Mining, oil and gas||Brian Kangetta|
|Private equity and venture capital||Brian Kangetta|
|Private equity and venture capital||Joseph Thogo|
|Public-private partnerships||Thomas Sipemba|
|Public-private partnerships||Stella Ndikimi|
|Real estate and conveyancing||Thomas Sipemba|
|Real estate and conveyancing||Stella Ndikimi|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 20
MembershipsEast African Law Chambers is collaborating with Andersen Global in Tanzania
CLIENT: STEVE MATHENY
COMPANY/FIRM: PROGRESS RAIL
I have worked with advocates Stella Ndikimi, Tom Sipemba and Brian Kangetta of East African Law Chambers for more than a year now and can highly recommend their services. Our matter involved a very complicated commercial and quasi-political matter and the EALC multi-disciplinary team, led by Stella Ndikimi, has provided consistently timely, thoughtful, and helpful advice. They have provided an incredibly valuable, in-country legal foundation and regularly went beyond the questions at issue to strategically position our team. They were able to quickly understand our legal situation by pulling together a multi-disciplinary team of trade, tax, litigation, and commercial advocates and took time to understand our business; thus they were able to provide fully informed and relevant advice. I also want to mention their accessibility as we routinely called upon Stella and the team to participate in many critical in-country meetings and to provide feedback on commercial matters on very short timelines. What has also been highly appreciated is the calm and thoughtful advice that the EALC team brought to what was a very complex situation. They are a great team and I am very pleased to have their continued support and advice.
CLIENT: LUCKY WAINDI, HEAD OF LEGAL COMPLIANCE
COMPANY/FIRM: MULTICHOICE AFRICA LIMITED
TESTIMONIAL: I have had the pleasure of working with various Partners of the East African Law Chamber (EALC) for approximately three (3) years. During this time I have come to lean on the firm for all legal and company secretarial support. The firms command of the law, professionalism and dedication to clients is outstanding and evident in the quality of work produced. I once had a very convoluted transaction, through which the EALC walked with me. The firm put in tireless effort to ensure that the intended outcomes were achieved. I have no reservation in recommending the EALC.
CLIENT: NINA PENDAELI ESHUN, LEGAL & REGULATORY AFFAIRS DIRECTOR
COMPANY/FIRM: VODACOM TANZANIA PLC
I have worked with East African Law Chambers (EALC) for a period of 3 years now, and I would like to commend their Partners command on the subject matter that they provide advise on to my organisation. The EALC partners are professional and responsive. EALC partners go the extra mile to fully comprehend the complex issues presented to them. Consequently this results in better quality counsel and opinions that can properly inform the organisation to make practical and informed decisions. We have worked with EALC on a number of complex and challenging projects and the team has been fully engaged plus promptly responding to calls for meetings at short notice. EALC handles a number of material cases for the organisation and provides a commendable service. We would have no hesitation in recommending EALC as a strong panel firm.
CLIENT: LINDA OPATI, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & LEGAL COUNSEL
COMPANY/FIRM: INTERNATIONAL LIVESTOCK RESEARCH INSTITUTE
TESTIMONIAL: ILRI has worked with Tom and the EALC for about 3 (three) years now and I would like to highly commend Toms professional handling of the ILRI portfolio under his care. Given the complex nature of ILRIs research work, Toms professional disposition and meticulous handling of the ILRI portfolio has instilled much confidence and satisfaction to ILRI as his client. Toms attention to detail, succinct legal opinions with practical and comprehensible solutions, and timeliness in responses is highly valued by ILRI as a client. One of the transactions he is handling for us has recently been concluded in ILRIs favour through Toms expert handling of the matter, to ILRIs satisfaction.
CLIENT: STUART MCKENZIE
COMPANY/FIRM: IMX RESOURCES, COMPANY SECRETARY
TESTIMONIAL: I have been involved in working in Tanzania for over five years and during that time have worked with Tom for a significant portion of that time. This has involved a range of legal related work including negotiation and documentation of joint venture agreements, regulatory compliance, the implication of existing and new legislation and general commercial legal advice on a range of matters. Toms work is of a high standard and his advice is sound, commercial and practical that demonstrates an understanding of both the operating environment in Tanzania and the particular circumstances faced by the companies for which I have represented. Tom is accessible and willing to assist regardless of the time or day of the week, evidence of his commitment to providing quality client service. He is highly responsive, always meeting deadlines and providing advice in a timely manner.
CLIENT: DOTTO KAHABI, HEAD OF LEGAL & COMPANY SECRETARIAT
COMPANY/FIRM: BARCLAYS BANK TANZANIA LIMITED
TESTIMONIAL: I have worked with East African Law Chambers for one and a half years now. The firm has been providing high quality and commendable legal services to Barclays. I would like to commend the firm for their excellent analytical skills. They have been able to quickly understand client predicament and formulate an effective strategy for each matter that is assigned to them. Speaking from experience, their partners can easily gain the trust of clients with whom they work with.
We have used EALC to provide legal opinions in relation to our off-shored facilities and Stella, the lead counsel, was very informative in walking through the process and what to expect. She was also very quick to respond to any questions or concerns along the way. She will use various resources to establish a well-rounded opinion that will sustain an unchallenged approach.
Stella has always been readily accessible whenever required, or at short notice, she had answered whatever questions directed to her, no matter how trivial they are(even on the weekend/public holidays!), and she would respond with practical solution to ensure that we are satisfied.
CLIENT: BRENT LAWS, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
COMPANY/FIRM: URANEX TANZANIA LIMITED TESTIMONIAL:
TESTIMONIAL: We have been working with Tom and EALC for about two (2) years and they have proven high standard of integrity, honest and sound legal advice that is practical and commercially valid, easy to comprehend and shows an understanding of our position. Their readiness and willingness to assist in a timely manner that is not just reactionary showing a thorough thought process is a standout impression which is evidence of commitment to providing quality services. I would highly recommend Tom and EALC to others who may wish to use their services.