Legal Assistance

Upon entry into Tanzania, all Americans become subject to Tanzania’s local laws and regulations. Should an American become involved in a situation that may lead to criminal charges, a legal dispute or immigration proceedings, the Consular Section provides a list of local attorneys that can provide legal assistance. Neither the Consular Section nor the U.S. Embassy can provide legal counsel or pay for legal expenses. Consular staff address instances where American citizens are discriminated against in violation of local law.

Please note: The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers; the Department is not in a position to vouch for such information.

Tanganyika Law Society (TLS)
Plot No. 39
Regent Estate
Chato Street
P.O. Box 2148
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Tel: 255-22-2775313, Fax: 255-22-2775314 Email: info@tls.or.tz
Website: www.tls.or.tz Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday except on Public Holidays.

The Tanganyika Law Society is the Bar association of Tanzania Mainland, founded in 1954 by an Act of Parliament – the Tanganyika Law Society Ordinance, Chapter 344 of the Laws. The Tanganyika Law Society is currently governed by the Tanganyika Law Society Act, Cap 307 R.E. 2002, which repealed the earlier legislation.

Zanzibar Law Society (ZLS)
Bwawani Hotel
Ground Floor Suite No. 107
P.O. Box 3319, Zanzibar

Tel/Fax: 255-24-2234890, Mobile: 255-773-092511, Email: zls@zanlink.com

Zanzibar Law Society is a non-profit organization registered by the Register of Society as per the Societies Act No. 6 of 1995 with registration number 89 in the year 1999.

Arusha

Meinrad D’souza & Company Advocates
Offices Located at Joel Maeda, Clock Tower 2nd Floor, Plot 50 E
P.O. Box 621, Arusha, Tanzania.   Email: mdsouzadvocates@gmail.com

Area of Specialization: Commercial & Corporate Law and Practice; Banking and Finance; Civil Law & Practice; Conveyance and general practice.

Duncan Joel Oola & Company Advocates
Offices locates at India Street KKKT Building, 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 1520, Arusha, Tanzania.
Tel: 255-754-290449
Email: dunoolaassociates@yahoo.com or info@oola.co.tz

Area of Specialization: Commercial, Finance and Banking Laws, Corporate Business Matters, Conveyancing, Tax Law and General Practice, intellectual Property, Civil and Criminal Law, Dispute Resolution


Dar es Salaam

Lukwaro and Company:
5th Floor, Luther House, Sokoine Drive
P.O. Box 70128, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Email: mja_lukwaro@hotmail.com

Area of Specialization: Advocates, Notaries Public & Commissioners for Oaths Arbitration, Conveyance, Commercial Law; Company Law, Civil Litigation, Banking and Finance.

Rights Action Advocates formerly M.K. Rwebangira & Co. Advocates
Offices located at Hugo House, Ground Floor, Suite No. 61 & 62
Kinondoni Road P.O. Box 31120, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Mobile: 255-752-268102
Fax: 255-22-2772976 Email: mkrwebangira@yahoo.com and info@rightsactionadvocates.co.tz

Area of Specialization: Advocates, Notaries Public & Commissioners for Oaths, Gender and Legal Consultants

Prime Attorneys
Offices Located at Msimbazi/Makamba Street
Speron Tower, 3rd floor
P.O. Box 7379, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Fax: 255-22-2180492
Mobile: 255-784-386033, 255-655-174175
Emails: infor@primeattorneys.co.tz, ndusyepo@primeattorneys.co.tz, hbndusyepo@gmail.com Website: www.primeattorneys.co.tz

Area of Specialization: Advocates Notaries Public & Commissioners for Oaths

Adili Attorneys
Offices located at Sokoine Drive /Ohio Street, NIC Life House, 6th Floor
P.O. Box 75839,
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Email: adiliadvo@cats-net.com

Area of Specialization: Advocates; Lawyers; commissioners for Oaths and Notaries Public.

Kanywanyi, Mbakileki, Mtaki & Nditi Advocates
5th Floor, NIC Life House, Wing ‘C’,
P.O. Box 35005, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Tel: 255-22-2121254, Mobile: 255-754-580568, Fax: 255-22-2121255
Email: kmmn@cats-net.com

Kanywanyi, Josaphat L. (b. 1938); Area of Specialization:
Cornel K. Mtaki. Civil Damages, Contracts, Corporations, Estates, Banking / Financial.

Adept Chambers
Office located at 1st Floor, Peugeot House, 36 Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road,
P.O. Box 79651, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Tel: 255-22-2120956
Fax: 255-22-2121625
Email: info@adeptchambers.com

Area of Specialization: Corporate Transactions, Intellectual Property Matters, Capital Market, Privatization Projects, Corporate Restructuring, Insolvency, Project Finance, General Advisory Work and Civil Litigation.

FK Law Chambers
Offices located at FK House, 23 Ocean Road/ Sea View; P.O. Box 20787, Dar es Salaam Tanzania.

Tel: 255-22-2122032 Fax: 255-22-2122027

Area of Specialization: Banking, Finance and Capital Markets; Commercial Property; Construction and Engineering; Corporate and Commercial ; Debt Recovery; Dispute Resolution; Employment; Foreign Investment; Information Technology; Insolvency ;Intellectual Property; International Arbitration; Major Projects; Mergers & Acquisitions; Minerals; Mining and Oil & Gas. Email: info@fklawchambers.net

FB Attorneys
Offices are located at 8th Floor Amani Place Building, Ohio Street, P.O. Box 19813, Dar es salaam, Tanzania.

Tel: 255-22-2135994/5
Fax: 255-22-2135996
Email: info@fbattorneys.com

Area of Specialization: Aviation; banking, bankruptcy; corporate; criminal; employment; general litigation; international trade; matrimonial; land.

Law Associates Advocates:
Offices Located at 6th Floor, CRDB Building, Azikiwe Street;
P.O. Box 11133, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Tel. 255-22-2116367
Fax: 255-22-2111484 Email: lnfo@lawassociates.so.tz

Area of Specialization: Aircraft financing; Commercial and Corporate Law; Intellectual Property; Mining; Telecommunications; Aviation; Electricity; International Arbitration; Private Finance Initiatives; Banking and Finance; Environment; Merchant Shipping; Privatization; Capital Markets; Gas and Oil; Mergers and Acquisition; Public Private Partnership. Notaries Public, Commissioners for Oath, Legal Counsels for Civil and Criminal Law and in particular, Corporate Matters, Conveyance, Shipping, Trade Mark Agency and Environmental Law.  

Mkono and Co Advocates:
Offices located at Exim Tower 8th Floor Ghana Avenue
P.O. Box 4369, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Tel: 255-22-2118789-91/2114664
Fax: 255-22-2113247/2116635
Email: info@mkono.com

Area of Specialization: Aircraft financing; Commercial and corporate law; Intellectual property; Mining; telecommunications; Aviation; Electricity; International arbitration; Private finance initiatives; Banking and finance ; Environment; merchant shipping; Privatization; Capital markets; Gas and oil; Mergers and Acquisition; Public private partnership.

Asyla Attorneys:
1st Floor, Alpha House, Mwai Kibaki Road,
P.O. Box 80496, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Fax: 255-22-2761329, Mobile: 255-784-958201

  • Ms. Brooke Lee Montgomery
    Email: brooke@asylattorneys.com. Advocate (Tanzania and England & Wales)
    Specializations: Adoption, Family Law, Business and Ngo Establishment, Foreign Investment, Property, Company Incorporation, Corporate
  • Mr. Melchisedeck Lutema
    Email: Lutema@asylattorneys.com. Advocate – Tanzania
    Specializations: Litigation, Arbitration, Debt recovery, Dispute resolution, Shareholder’s disputes
  • Mr. Senen Mponda
    Email: Mponda@asylattorneys.com Advocate – Tanzania and Zanzibar
    Specializations: Litigation, Contract, Commercial, Intellectual Property, Banking & Finance, Immigration, Regulatory
  • Hon. Abdullah Mwinyi (MP-EALA)
    Email: mwinyi@asylattorneys.com. Advocate – Zanzibar
    Specializations: Project Finance, Investment, Company Incorporation and Business Establishment, Regulatory  

Bomani & Company, Advocates
1st Floor, Patel Building, Kisutu lane
P.O. Box 72772
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Tel: 255-22-2117854, Mobile: 255-753-772100, 255-784-944444
Fax: 255-22-2119355 Email: bomani@ctvsatcom.net

Area of Specialization: Financial, Civil Damages, Collections, Contracts, Corporations, Estates, Foreign Claims, Foreign Investments, Government Relations, Investment, Marketing Agreements, Mining, Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights.

IMMA Advocates:
Located at IMMMA House, Plot No. 357, United Nations Road, Upanga,
P.O. Box 72484, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Fax: 255-22-2111621
Email: info@immma.co.tz website: http://www.immma.co.tz

Area of Specialization: Is a medium sized corporate law firm with 20 lawyers, including 6 partners, 6 associates and 8 legal consultants providing a wide range of legal services, including Banking and Finance, Project Finance, Securities, Natural Resources Law, Privatization and Acquisition of Parastatal Corporations, Infrastructure Development, Telecommunication and Transport Divestiture, Privatization, Mergers and Acquisitions, Security Documentation, Insurance and Social Security Matters, Employment as well as Admiralty Law, Taxation matters and Energy and Gas.

Hall Mark Attorneys:
Located at 20 Ocean Road, Sea View
P.O. Box 13811, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Tel: 255-22-2124946-8 Mobile: 0784-777633
Email: info@hallmarkattorneys.com

  • Walter Buxton Chipeta and Buxton David Chipeta
    Adoptions, Banking / Financial, Child Custody, Civil Damages, Collections, Estates, Corporations, Contracts, Foreign Investments, Insurance, Investment, Immigration, Marketing Agreements, Marriage / Divorce, Mining, Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Taxes.


F.K. Law Chambers
:
Offices Located at: FK House, Plot No. 23, Ocean Road
P.O. Box 20787, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Tel: 255-22-2122029, 2122031 & 2122032
Fax: 255-22-2122027 Email: info@fklawchambers.net

Area of Specialization: Apart from general litigation, the firm’s primary practice areas include Taxation; Corporate & Commercial Transactions; Employment, Labor & Immigration; Construction Engineering and Infrastructure; Project Finance & Banking; Private-Public Partnerships (PPPs); Investment & International Trade; Trade Marks, Patents and Copyright; Mining; Litigation and Arbitration.  

Justice Lameck Mfalila (Retired) L.M.S 

Area of Specialization: Aeronautical / Maritime, Auto / Accidents, Banking / Financial, Civil Damages, Collections, Contracts, Corporations, Estates, Foreign Claims, Foreign Investments, Government Relations, Insurance, Investment, Immigration, Labor, Marketing Agreements, Mining, Narcotics, Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Taxes

M. A. Ismail & Company Advocates
Plot No 36 UN Road Relince House
P.O. Box 1553, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Tel: 255-22-2122776, 212-2823, Fax: 255-22-2113961
Website:

Area of Specialization: Banking / Financial, Civil Damages, Collections, Foreign Investments, Insurance, Contracts, Corporations, Investment, Taxes, Mining.

ENSafrica Tanzania
6th Floor International House
Corner of Shaaban Robert Street and Garden Avenue
P.O. Box 7495, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Tel: 255-22-2212700, 255-22-2212701 Fax: 255-22-2119474/2830
Email: info@ENSafrica.com Website: www.ENSafrica.com
Area of Specialization: ENSafrica is Africa’s largest law firm with over 600 practitioners and was established over 100 years ago.  The firm has significant breadth and depth of experience and specialist expertise that spans all commercial areas of law, tax, forensics and IP, and benchmarks itself according to international standards while retaining a uniquely African focus.  The firm offers clients high quality know-how that covers the legal, IP and tax systems that relate to each country on the continent; practical in-country application of legislative provisions; country and regional business investment, risk and economic profiles and local cultural and social customs across Africa.

KW Kapinga & Partners
Plot 1 Jitegemee Road, Msasani Beach
P.O. Box 75886
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Tel: 255-768-563774, 255-787-850526, 255-22-700773
Email: info@kapinga.co.tz, kamanga.kamanga@kapinga.co.tz
Website: www.kapinga.co.tz

Area of Specialization: Family Law, Adoptions, Marriage/divorce, Insurance, Banking/Financial, Commercial/Business Law, Foreign Investments, Marketing Agreements, Patents/Trademarks/Copyrights, Civil Law, Criminal Law, Damages, Collections, Commercial Law, Contracts, Transportation Law, Corporations, Foreign Claims, Estates, Taxes, Government Relations, Immigration, Auto/Accidents.

VELMA Law
2nd Floor, Kilwa House, 369 Toure Drive, Oyster Bay
P.O. Box 62
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Tel: 255-752-667766
Email: info@velmalaw.com , nzervos@velmalaw.com
Website: www.velmalaw.com

Area of Specialization: Agriculture, Corporate and Joint Ventures, Employment, Energy, Finance, Immigration, Land, Mining, Oil and Gas, Project Finance, PPP’s and Infrastructure.

Rweyemamu & Rugaimukamu Advocates
Located at Makutano Building 2nd Floor, New Mwanza Hotel, Post Street
P.O. Box 6468, Mwanza, Tanzania.

Tel/Fax: 255-28-2500884, Mobile: 255-787-369392, 255-767-369392

Victoria Advocates’ Chambers
Offices Located at Uhuru Street Nyanza Properties Building 1st Floor
P.O. Box 657
Mwanza, Tanzania.

Tel: 255-28-2502582, 255-28-2501070/71/72
Fax: 255-28-2500187
Email: advocatebyabusha@mwanza-online.com

Area of Specialization: Adoptions, Auto / Accidents, Civil Damages, Contracts, Estates, Government Relations, Labor, Mining, Marriage / Divorce, Theft, Fraud, Embezzlement.


Zanzibar

AJM Solicitor & Advocate Chambers
P.O. Box 1597
Zanzibar, Tanzania.

Tel: 255-777-410426
Email: ajmchamber@yahoo.co.uk

Area of Specialization: Conveyance, Commercial Law; Company Law, Civil Litigation, Banking and Finance, Corporate Transactions, Real Estates, Intellectual Property Capital Market, Insolvency, General Advisory.

Rukazibwa & Associates Advocates
ZSSF Building 2nd Floor, Kilimani, Airport Road
P.O. Box 3483
Zanzibar, Tanzania.

Tel: 255-24-2234702, 255-773-917853
Email: info@rukazibwaadvocates.com

Website: http://www.rukazibwaadvocates.com

Area of Specialization: Corporate Law, Real Estate, Tax Law, Foreign Investments, Conveyance, Commercial Law, Civil and Criminal Litigation, Intellectual Property, Information Technology Law, Telecommunication Law, Insurance law, Debt Recover, Corporate Theft Prevention and Investigation, Corporate Staffs Vetting Services, Labor Law, Immigration Law, Mergers and Acquisition, Natural Resources Laws, Notaries Public, Commissioners for Oaths and Legal Consultant.


Iringa

Noble Law Advocate
P.O. Box 526
Iringa, Tanzania.

Tel: 255715-610703, 255-767-610703
Email: noblelawadvocates@yahoo.com

Area of Specialization: Arbitration, Conveyance, Commercial Law; Company Law, Civil Litigation, Banking and Finance.