Dr. Saudin J. Mwakaje

Position: Partner/Advocate
Qualifications
LL.B (Dar), (Hons).
LL.M (Dar).
LL.M in Intellectual Property, (Franklin Pierce Law Centre, USA).
PhD, (Dar)

Experience
Dr. Mwakaje has over 13 years of experience in handling contentious and non-contentious legal matters, research, and advisory services. He has previously been a partner at Abenry & Co. Advocates, on several occasions he has served as a consultant to various government departments, Non-Governmental Organizations, and the private sector generally.
He has also served as a consultant to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), United Nations Commission for Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO).

Fields of practice
Research and commercial transactions relating to intellectual property rights and litigation; M&A, project management, investments, insurance, and regulatory and compliance aspects for telecommunication and ICT industry. Dr. Mwakaje is a specialist in intellectual property and investment law. He advises clients on the acquisition, maintenance, and management of intellectual property rights; acquisition of certificates of investment incentives, and regulation of capital market and securities, telecom and energy related investments/companies. Dr. Mwakaje also specializes in devising and advising on the appropriate strategies for the management of investments in Tanzania .

Dr. Mwakaje has extensive experience in researching and litigating commercial, intellectual property, and investment disputes in various fora in Tanzania.

Industry associations
Member of the Tanganyika Law Society.
Member of the East Africa Law Society.
Member of International Trademark Association (INTA).

Professional activities
Dr. Mwakaje is also a visiting lecturer at Africa University, located in Mutare, Zimbabwe, where he teaches a course on Intellectual Property and SMEs
He is a member of the Technology Transfer Network in Africa, a program hosted by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).

Contacts
Office Number
+255 22 2135677/2126552
Mobile
+255 754300132
Fax number
+255 22 2135678
E-mail address
smwakaje@nexlawadvocates.com