East African Law Chambers

Tanzania

Address:
No. 18, Rukwa Street
Masaki
Dar es Salaam
Tanzania
PO Box 38192

+255 22 260 0854/57

+255 22 260 0868


Key contacts:

Managing Partner: Stella Ndikimi
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Quick facts:

Number of partners: 6
Number of associates: 12


EALC, is a highly reputable corporate and commercial law firm providing tax and legal services in Tanzania. The firm boasts six partners who are specialist tax and legal practitioners in their areas of practice and an extensive team of other young and competent professionals who offer skilled and innovative solutions to clients. The EALC team looks at things broadly and believes in not only delivering what is promised but also offering solutions that add value over and above what is expected. The firm’s partners are recognized for their distinctive accuracy, accessibility and high responsiveness while leveraging on the strength that comes from the diversity inherent within the team which applies cumulative legal and tax experience gained from working in different jurisdictions while handling diverse complex transaction in providing tax and legal services. This invaluable asset is what differentiates the firm from other advisors. Notably EALC is collaborating with Andersen Global in Tanzania 

M&A: 

  • Acted as local counsel for Bayer, a global life sciences company in its US$ 66 billion acquisition of Monsanto, a publicly-traded global provider of agricultural products for farmers headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. 

Banking: 

  • Advising Barclays Bank Tanzania Limited and Barclays Bank Mauritius Limited on a US$ 18 million financing transaction to a leading food manufacturing and distributor company; 
  • Acting as legal adviser to the lenders in respect of an asset based structure debt financing of up to US$ 40 million for purposes of financing a 16MW run-of-the-river hydro plant project in Uganda on the Kagera river, bordering Uganda and Tanzania. 

Tax: 

  • Advising one of the telecommunication companies in Tanzania on mitigation of withholding tax liabilities relating to interest on shareholder loans; 
  • Successfully overseeing a tax appeal for one of the upstream petroleum companies, leading to withdrawal of demands for tax that was in dispute. 

Mining: 

  • Advising mining companies on initial public offering and listing on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange; 
  • Advising several mining companies including one of the largest cement manufacturing companies on restructuring of business following significant changes in the mining legal and regulatory framework in Tanzania. 

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