Firm Profile > A&K Tanzania > Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

A&K Tanzania
77 HAILE SELASSIE ROAD
MASAKI
PO BOX 79651, DAR ES SALAAM
Tanzania

Leading firms Tier 2

A&K Tanzania has further established itself in Tanzania following a series of changes in its senior ranks. Its transformation has coincided with a tighter connection to Anjarwalla & Khanna in Nairobi, which is the founder of the highly-rated Africa Legal Network. The Tanzania and Kenya teams frequently work alongside each other on major cross-border and regional engagements. This includes notable M&A and private equity matters, along with banking, finance and fintech issues. Telecoms, mining and oil and gas are also fortes for the teams on both sides of the border. Geofrey Dimoso is an established name in M&A and private equity, while Shemane Amin has extensive experience of corporate, commercial and M&A matters; both partners joined the firm in 2019 from in-house legal department positions. Nairobi partner Sonal Sejpal is closely involved with the Dar es Salaam office.

Practice head(s):

Shemane Amin; Geofrey Dimoso; Sonal Sejpal

Testimonials

‘Great technical skills, local network and intel, plus the advantages of being a multi-jurisdictional firm, which is ideal for regional/continental advice/deals.’

‘Partner availability is certainly exceptional – top notch teams.’

‘What makes A&K Tanzania unique in this market is their knowledge and professionalism. They have on every occasion surpassed our expectations in in terms of legal and corporate guidance and done so with a level of professionalism that is rarely experienced in our market.’ 

‘I worked closely with Shemane Amin, who was a joy to work with. She is extremely professional, responsive, efficient, and has a deep understanding of Tanzania’s mining sector and local laws.’

‘Shemane Amin is very easy to deal with, pragmatic and well connected. Her advice is clear and commercially focused.’

Key clients

Huaxin Cement Company

Equity Group Holdings

GardaWorld

Stichting DOB Equity

Amboni Plantation

Citibank Tanzania

Sumitomo Corporations

Uranium One

Sinohydro Corporation

ALN Tanzania | A&K Tanzania is a leading full service corporate and commercial law firm based in Dar es Salaam and a member of ALN, an alliance of top-tier independent firms in fifteen countries across Africa. Together with its affiliate offices in Kenya (ALN Kenya | Anjarwalla & Khanna LLP) and the UAE (ALN UAE | Anjarwalla Collins & Haidermota), the firm provides clients with access to over 130 lawyers with diverse expertise and significant experience across the region.

ALN Tanzania is recognised for its in-depth understanding of the local legal landscape, the sectors, and industries in which its clients operate and the risks and opportunities of doing business in Africa’s rapidly changing markets. The firm offers local, regional and international clients commercially sensitive legal solutions which seamlessly bridge the gap between theory and practice. ALN Tanzania is active in the new investor space and works together with clients that are investing in Tanzania or in the region to ensure that they are adequately supported in their market entry or expansion plans.

The firm deploys a proactive matter management approach and is entrusted by a raft of international clients to assist them in optimally navigating the intricacies of the Tanzanian market.

Main areas of practice
Banking and finance:

  • Acting for Credit Suisse, a leading global financial services company, in connection with a USD1.2bn financing to the Government of Tanzania through the Ministry of Finance and Planning.
  • Acting for Africa Export-Import Bank, the main lender and various co-financiers, in connection with a USD315m multi-jurisdictional syndicated debt facility to the Smile Group of companies dealing with 4G LTE broadband networks.
  • Advising Dangote Industries, a Nigerian multinational industrial conglomerate, in connection with a USD100m syndicated financing facility arranged by Standard Chartered Bank and Barclays Africa Group, with participation by Standard Chartered Bank Tanzania and National Bank of Commerce Tanzania.

Corporate M&A, private equity and capital markets:

  • Acting for Huaxin Cement Company, one of the world’s leading companies in the building materials industry, in connection with its acquisition of 100% of the issued shares in Maweni Limestone, a Tanzanian company involved in the business of making clinker and manufacturing and distributing cement.
  • Acting for Equity Group Holdings, one of the largest commercial banks in Africa in connection with the acquisition of 100% of African Banking Corporation Tanzania from Atlas Mara, a financial services company listed on the London Stock Exchange, through a share swap, and a subsequent merger of banking entities in Rwanda and Tanzania.
  • Acting for GardaWorld in connection with their acquisition of Ultimate Tanzania, and the merging of KK Security and Ultimate Tanzania operations.

Mining, oil and gas and project and infrastructure:

  • Acting for an Australian mining services company with global operations, in connection with compliance and restructuring to comply with the local content requirements in the mining sector.
  • Acting for one of the largest pension funds in Africa in connection with its investment in a 318MW combined cycle gas turbine electricity generation facility in Tanzania.
  • Acting for CDC and Norfund in connection with their acquisition of Globeleq Africa, which has interests in a number of power generating companies in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Cameroon and Côte d’Ivoire.

Competition:

  • Acting as Tanzanian counsel for Stichting DOB Equity, Microgrid Catalytic Capital Partners, Omidyar Network Fund, and Acumen Fund, in connection with obtaining merger clearances from the Fair Competition Commission in relation to their investment in Windgen Power USA, a company that has built solar and wind projects across seven countries in Africa.
  • Acting for Holcim in connection with obtaining merger clearance in relation to its acquisition of a Lafarge business unit in Tanzania.

Tax:

  • Advising Woodside Energy in connection with stamp duty and capital gains tax in relation to its acquisition of 70% of the participating interest in the Lake Tanganyika South onshore oil and gas block.
  • Advising Schneider Electric in connection with tax structuring in relation to their acquisition of three Kenyan companies with subsidiaries in Uganda and Tanzania.
  • Advising Huaxin Hongkong International Holdings Limited and Huaxin Hongkong (Tanzania) Investments Limited on the tax implications of an acquisition of shares in Maweni Limestone Limited.

Employment:

  • Advising a gold mining business operating in Tanzania in connection with the redundancy of 831 employees working for the client at the Bulyanhulu goldmine site, to determine if the process complied with local employment law on redundancy.
  • Acting for Toyota Tanzania in connection with employment and regulatory matters.
  • Advising a franchise-holder for an international food chain in Tanzania in connection with the retrenchment of its employees following the sale of its business.
Department Name Email Telephone
Partner Geofrey Dimoso gd@tz.africalegalnetwork.com +255 22 260 1151/2
Partner Shemane Amin sda@tz.africalegalnetwork.com +255 22 260 1151/2
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Shemane Amin  photo Ms Shemane Amin Ms Shemane Amin is a Partner in A&K Tanzania. To view full…
Mr Geofrey Dimoso  photo Mr Geofrey Dimoso Mr. Geofrey Dimoso is a Partner at A&K Tanzania. To view full…
Mr Aggrey Ernest  photo Mr Aggrey Ernest Aggrey Ernest is a Senior Associate at A&K Tanzania. To view full…
Ms Juliana Mosha  photo Ms Juliana Mosha Juliana Mosha is a Senior Associate at A&K Tanzania. To view full…
 Sonal Sejpal  photo Sonal Sejpal Sonal is a Director at A&K Tanzania and a Partner at Anjarwalla…
Mr Frank Tawale  photo Mr Frank Tawale Frank Tawale is a Senior Associate at A&K Tanzania.
Number of lawyers : Eight
English (fluent)
Gujarati
Kiswahili
ALN
Kenya Office : : ALN Kenya | Anjarwalla & Khanna (A&K)

A&K Tanzania handles sophisticated cross-border and multi- transactions and is entrusted by a raft of international clients to assist them in optimally navigating the intricacies of the Tanzanian market. The firm combines international best practices with on-the-ground experience and local knowledge. Many of our lawyers have trained and practised with international firms and chambers and thus understand how multinational clients work and what their expectations are in respect of service delivery from their professional advisers.  

The firm has worked with a diverse range of clients across various sectors, including financial services, technology, media & telecommunications, mining, energy and oil & gas, private equity, real estate and construction, and projects and infrastructure.  

Together with its affiliate offices in Kenya (ALN Kenya | Anjarwalla & Khanna LLP) and the UAE (ALN UAE | Anjarwalla Collins & Haidermota), the firm provides clients with access to over 130 lawyers with diverse expertise and significant experience across the region. A&K Tanzania has a pan-African footprint increasingly handling deals in several countries across Africa, both in its own capacity and in collaboration with ALN, an alliance of leading law firms currently in fifteen key African jurisdictions and the UAE. ALN has a presence in Francophone, Anglophone, Lusophone, and Arabic speaking Africa: Algeria, Cote d’ Ivoire Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.  

ALN also has OHADA expertise and a comprehensive database of best friend firms which enables us to represent clients in every country in Africa, across all practice areas. The ALN firms work together to provide a one-stop-shop solution for clients doing business across Africa. Its reach at the local, regional and international levels, connectivity with key stakeholders, and deep knowledge of doing business locally and across borders allows it to provide seamless and effective legal, advisory and transactional services across the continent. 

A&K Tanzania clients benefit from a diverse knowledge pool from its affiliate offices not to mention the value accrued from the 15 ALN firms across Africa. 


Diversity

 ALN Tanzania|Anjarwalla & Khanna Tanzania (A&K Tanzania) has built a diverse team, which now services a large and varied client base. With a focus on talent, merit and culture-fit, our firm’s inclusive nature is embedded in our recruitment, promotion, client engagement decisions, and applies to gender, race, tribe, religion, socio-economic background and political affiliation. In terms of gender parity ratio is currently at 70% for female staff and 30% for male staff. In totality, our diverse exposure facilitates innovation and impacts how we view the firm’s progression, our service to clients, and our contribution to the African continent.

 

Pro Bono

At A&K Tanzania, we believe that we have a responsibility to give back to the community by availing legal services to those who would otherwise be deprived of legal representation. Our pro bono efforts are strategic, targeted and collaborative, allowing our lawyers to be part of a positive social change as they assist causes that provide the maximum benefit to society. Our pro bono services focus on charitable, religious, civic, community, non-profit and educational matters affecting members with limited