IMMMA Advocates

Dar es Salaam Office

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Managing Partner: Sadock D Magai
Number of partners: 10
Number of lawyers:
 19
Languages: English, French, Swahili

Firm Overview:
IMMMA Advocates is a top tier, leading full-service law firm in the United Republic of Tanzania, with a multi-disciplinary team of lawyers working in a broad range of sectors and practice areas. With substantial on ground capability and experience of over 22 years as a Firm combined with individual lawyer’s experience that spans over 25 years, IMMMA Advocates provides experienced, authentic – based legal services. IMMMA Advocates has established a strong market knowledge in Tanzania and in the African continent and therefore has been a premier provider of legal services. IMMMA Advocates is rated locally and internationally as one of the leading business law firm in Tanzania which regularly assists domestic and international clients on various legal matters.
IMMMA Advocates is a member of DLA Piper Africa, a Swiss Verein whose members are comprised of independent law firms in Africa working with DLA Piper. IMMMA Advocates became part of the DLA Piper global group of law firms in 2006. Further information can be found at www.dlapiper.co/africa

Main Areas of Practice:

Corporate:
IMMMA Advocates provides a full range spectrum of corporate legal advisory services in all market sectors in Tanzania. The Corporate commercial team is renowned for its precision and swift delivery of legal advice focusing on the best possible commercial solutions. IMMMA Advocates serve as general counsel for several corporations in all aspects of their corporate existence, from original establishment, setting up the business to operations generally. IMMMA Advocates advises on a wide variety of corporate and commercial transactions including commercial contracts, corporate governance and due diligence investigations.
Contacts: Angela Mndolwa, Madina Chenge, Burure Ngocho
Emails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Employment:
IMMMA Advocates has one of the most successful employment and labour relations practices in Tanzania. The team has ample experience in advising employers on lawful termination procedures, fundamental rights and protection afforded by the employment and labour laws, issues concerning workman’s compensation, social security payments, severance pay and other terminal benefits, employment contracts, trade unions and collective agreements and retrenchment.
Contacts: Samah Salah, Miriam Bachuba
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Energy and Natural Resources (Mining, Oil, and Gas):
Tanzania is well endowed with mineral resources and increasingly becoming a destination for multinational corporations exploring potential in natural resources, energy, mining, oil and gas sectors. The firm has a specialized team dedicated in providing broad range of services in energy, mining, oil and gas, sectors. The firm has represented and acted for virtually all multinational mining companies in Tanzania, majority of the international oil and gas companies and multinational companies in the energy sector. The firm provides services in all ranges of transactions from negotiating concessions, mining venture financing, farm in agreements, mining option agreements, relocation transactions, negotiations, structuring and acquisition of concessions for gas/ petroleum exploration.
Contacts: Protase Ishengoma, Angela Mndolwa
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Financial Services (Banking & Private Equity):
IMMMA Advocates, maintains an unrivalled track record in providing legal advisory services related to financial services. The firm has a specialized team in banking and finance, with an in-depth market knowledge across the full spectrum of financial products and services offered in the market. The team offers legal advice to domestic and international banks and financial institutions covering full ranging of financing including asset finance, corporate and investment lending, derivatives, acquisition finance projects and infrastructure finance, syndicate loans, mezzanine lending, real estate finance, restructuring and insolvency, regulatory compliance, capital and money markets, trade commodity and export finance transaction, security documentation and perfection together with restructuring financial transactions.
Contacts: Sadock Magai, Madina Chenge
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Finance and Projects:
The firm has a track record of advising landmark projects involving both the public and private sector. The projects team has an extensive experience in project financing transactions in domestic and cross boarder projects involving complex financial modeling. The firm has its footprint in all market sector including power and renewable resources, oil and gas, cement, steel and construction, public and private partnerships. The firm advises clients on all phases of projects including structuring, contract negotiation, regulatory compliance, financing and post-financing matters such as restructurings, acquisitions and dispositions. The team has significant experience in negotiating, drafting and evaluating key project agreements such as: concession and implementation agreements; power sales, throughput and other offtake agreements; engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) agreements.
Contacts: Madina Chenge, Sadock Magai, Angela Mndolwa
Emails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Infrastructure, Construction and Transport:
IMMMA Advocates has been actively involved in major infrastructure projects in various areas including roads and railways, ports and harbor development. The team has also been involved in major cross boarder projects in Africa providing legal advisory services to multinationals and governments of various countries in Africa. With a deep experience in project and infrastructure finance including public-private partnership structures, the team advises clients across a diverse range of market sectors including transportation public transport, renewable energy, as well as social infrastructure and leisure, railways, roads, bridges, aviation, shipping and ports.
Contacts: Protase Ishengoma, Pascal Mwanyika
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Intellectual Property and Technology:
IMMMA Advocates has a vibrant intellectual property practice which advises on all areas of contentious and non-contentious intellectual property law, including protection, enforcement and commercialization. The firm handles transaction work on all areas of intellectual property law including copyright, patents and trademarks. The team is experienced in handling both local and regional trademark portfolios and can assist in trademark filing, clearance and opposition, passing off claims and the drafting and negotiation of licensing agreements.
Contacts: Madina Chenge, Libent Rwazo
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Litigation, Arbitration and Regulatory:
This continues to be one of the firm’s key areas of practice. With a massive experience of representing clients on complex litigation matters in various courts, tribunals, regulatory bodies and arbitral bodies, the team’s track records, sets it apart from most of if not all the other major firms in Tanzania. The strong reputation of the firm in corporate litigation stems from handling complex, high profile claims in international and regional arbitration centers such as ICC, LCIA and ICSD. The firm has a team of experts in litigation and arbitration which combines resources from our group member partners providing innovative strategies and effective case management.
Contacts: Gaspar Nyika, Faustin Malongo, Samah Salah
Emails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Tax:
IMMMA Advocates has a dedicated tax team which deals with both tax consultation matters as well as litigating tax disputes. With its unique ability to understand both the key legal and tax related matters, the tax team offers comprehensive and practical legal advice in all aspects of corporate and commercial law related to tax. The tax team offers seamless services across all market areas of tax including income tax matters, customs and excise duty matters, VAT disputes, transfer pricing issues and international taxation. The team has represented a wide range of clients from leading corporate clients, multinational companies, financial local to international companies.
Contacts: Gaspar Nyika, Celestine Ishengoma
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Immigration:
IMMMA Advocates has an extensive experience in provision of legal services in immigration matters. The immigration team offers a broad range of services including legal advisory in compliance requirements and procuring relevant immigration permits. The firm provides services in both Corporate Immigration matters and Private Immigration matters, Consular and Visa Services, Document Procurement and processing of relevant permits. The firm also acts as general counsel for corporations, assisting the corporation in the procurement of the relevant permits for their foreign employees..
Contacts: Samah Salah, Natasha Mukangara
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Pro Bono:
The firm is committed in providing pro bono legal assistance in Tanzania and across Africa. Amongst the pro bono services and activities conducted by the Firm include, training Government Lawyers in East African countries, participate in training Law School candidates in various countries in Africa and taking part in juvenile justice initiatives.
Contact: Miriam Bachuba
Email: [email protected]