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A&K Tanzania

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Key Contacts: Geofrey Dimoso, Partner and Shemane Amin, Director 
Number of partners/directors: 2
Number of lawyers: 9
Number of dual-qualified lawyers: 3
Languages: English, Gujarati, Kiswahili, Hindi

Firm Overview:
A&K Tanzania is a leading full service corporate and commercial law firm based in Dar es Salaam with substantial experience and knowledge of the Tanzanian market. A&K Tanzania aims to become the pre-eminent firm in Tanzania and a leading regional powerhouse. The firm focuses on delivering timely and efficient legal services and understanding its clients’ business needs and requirements so as to partner in their growth and development. The experience of the firm’s lawyers allows them to offer the best legal services in the country in various aspects of law. A&K Tanzania acquired ATZ Law Chambers and is now the sole Tanzanian member of ALN. The firm works seamlessly with the teams at ALN Kenya|Anjarwalla & Khanna and Anjarwalla Collins & Haidermota in the UAE. The formation of A&K Tanzania further strengthens the regional offering of both firms by providing their respective clients greater access to a broader pool of specialist teams and resources. 

Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Finance:

-Acting for Credit Suisse in connection with a USD 1.2 billion financing to the Government of Tanzania through the Ministry of Finance and Planning
-Advising Avanti Communications Group and its subsidiary Avanti Communications Tanzania in connection with banking facilities worth USD 250 million provided by the Bank of New York Mellon, London Branch and Wilmington Trust (London), issued to Avanti Communication Group
-Advising Dangote Industries in connection with a USD 100 million 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 & Capital Markets:
-Acting as lead counsel for a consortium of investors comprising AfricInvest Capital Partners, DEG, FMO and Proparco in connection with their equity investment for a 14.3% stake in Britam Holdings, in Tanzania
-Acting for Old Mutual Group in connection with its multi-phase international restructuring and managed separation, to split-off its four main business lines into separate entities and publicly list its largest divisions
-Acting for GardaWorld in connection with their acquisition of Ultimate Tanzania, and the merging of KK Security and Ultimate Tanzania operations
-Acting for Vivo Energy in connection with the admission of its shares to the premium listing segment of the Official List of the Financial Conduct Authority of the UK and admission of the shares to trading on the London Stock Exchange’s main market for listed securities
-Acting for Airtel Tanzania in connection with the planned listing of its shares on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange and the offer for sale to the general public of up to 51.25 million ordinary shares equalling 25% of Airtel’s issued capital in line with the Tanzanian local participation rules for the telecommunications industry

Mining, Oil & Gas and Project & Infrastructure:
-Advising The Tanzania Chamber of Mines (TCM) (formerly The Tanzania Chamber of Minerals and Energy) in connection with the Mining (Local Content) Rules 2017, the 2017 changes to the Tanzanian Mining Act and the Mining Regulations 2018
-Advising several suppliers in the mining and oil and gas industries, including Capital Drilling, Orica, SGS, Mantrac, Delta Industrial Equipment, Prime Fuels Tanzania, Tri-Pump Tanzania and Williamson Diamonds in connection with new local content rules for supply chain to these industries
-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 Mota-Engil, one of the two companies that won the tender for the Standard Gauge Railway Line from Dar es Salaam to Morogoro, in connection with their set-up of operations in Tanzania, in order to mobilise for a major railway project
-Advising The National Housing Corporation in connection with the structuring of multiple commercial and residential complexes in Dar es Salaam
-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 for WS Atkins International in connection with obtaining approval from the Fair Competition Commission in relation to its acquisition of 100% of Howard Humphreys East Africa and its wholly-owned subsidiary in Tanzania
-Acting for Boundary Holdco in connection with obtaining merger clearances from the Fair Competition Commission in relation to their acquisition of Off Grid Electric
-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 China Road and Bridge Corporation in connection with the tax and legal structuring in relation to their construction of a mixed used development

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