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East African Law Chambers

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Managing Partner: Stella Ndikimi
Number of partners: 5
Number of lawyers: 15
Languages: English, Kiswahili

Firm Overview:
EALC, is one of the most reputable and highly distinguished full service law firms in Tanzania highly regarded for its expertise and broad capabilities in banking and finance, employment and labour relations, mining, oil & gas, project finance, M&A transactions, tax law and telecommunications law. The firm’s prowess in commercial litigation and arbitration is unrivalled. The firm’s partners are recognised for their distinctive accuracy, accessibility and high responsiveness. The firm has been praised to providing holistic advice, even on matters that clients have not taken into consideration.

Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Finance:
■ Acting for Standard Chartered Bank in connection to a US$ 5,000,000 facility granted to Star Oil (Tanzania) Limited
■ Advising Rabobank in connection to a €9.8 million export finance loan facility to KOM Food Products Company Limited.
■ Acting for SBM (Mauritius) Limited in connection to a US$ 15 million refinancing facility to Birchand Oil Mill Limited
■ Acting for International Finance Corporation (IFC) in connection with a US$ 80 million SME Risk Sharing Facility to Bank of Africa Tanzania Limited
■ Acting for an international financier in a US$ 40 million asset based structured debt financing
■ Acting for Mauritius Commercial Bank Limited in connection with a US$ 35 million to Société Pétrolière Ltd secured by borrower’s assets in Tanzania

Capital Markets & Securities:
■ Advising one of the largest companies listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange on the governance and corporate requirements.
■ Acting for mining companies in connection with compliance of listing requirements on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange.

Corporate/M&A:
■ Advising a global entertainment company on the restructuring of its subsidiaries in Tanzania including the acquisition of shares
■ Advising international organizations on re-organization and registration as international non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
■ Advising an international oil and gas entity on its corporate re-organization and restructuring of its Tanzanian business

Employment & Immigration:
■ Advising an international oil & gas company on restructuring of its business in Tanzania including developing a retrenchment programme for its employees in Tanzania
■ Representing one of the largest telecommunications companies in employment and labour relations matter in Tanzania
■ Assisting an international oil marketing company in processing and obtaining permits for its expatriate employees

Natural Resources:
■ Assisting an international mining company with the acquisition of mining licenses in Tanzania and establishment of its operations in Tanzania
■ Advising a leading European investment group on the intended purchase of carbon credits in Tanzania
■ Advising one of the largest cement production companies in connection with the restructuring of their business operations in Tanzania in view of the changes in the mining legislation

Telecommunications:
■ Advising a leading telecommunications provider in connection to its business and compliance with the requirements of the National Payment System regulatory framework
■ Representing one of the largest mining companies in employment and labour relations matter in Tanzania

Litigation & Arbitration:
■Representing an international outdoor advertising company in a commercial dispute in connection to its business in Tanzania
■ Advising a leading telecommunications provider in connection to its business and compliance with the requirements of the National Payment System regulatory framework.
■ Representing an international consulting entity in a commercial litigation matter.
■ Representing a pension fund in a dispute involving challenging of an arbitration award.

Tax Advisory & Tax Litigation:
■ Advising a global online-streaming services company as well as a ride-sharing platform company on the local tax implications of providing their services in the country given the nascent character of their services
■ Assisting an international oil and gas company in managing and negotiating with the tax authority on a tax audit relating to the tax treatment of offshore upstream joint venture operations in Tanzania
■ Representing Zanzibar Telecommunications Plc at the Tax Revenue Appeals Tribunal on a matter relating to the tax treatment of the purchase of digital capacity (indefeasible right of use (IRU)) in an undersea fiber optics cable
■ Representing a sub-contractor service provider in the oil and gas industry on a tax matter at the Tax Revenue Appeals Board on the withholding tax treatment of the services that they provide
■ Advising and assisting a regional shipping company undertaking an offshore share-sale in addressing the local tax consequences that arise from the offshore transaction as a result of offshore indirect transfer legislation in Tanzania
■ Advising and assisting a global tobacco manufacturer with regards to setting up of a contract manufacturing facility in Tanzania involving third-party primary and secondary manufacturers