Our People

Position: Partner/Advocate
Qualifications
LL.M (Taxation), University of Dar es Salaam
LL.B, University of Dar es Salaam
PostGraduate Diploma in Tax Management, IFM (Dar)
Investment Lawyers Course, Rome - Italy.
Workshop in Legislative Drafting which was organized by Georgetown University in collaboration with International Law Institute (ILI), in Washington D.C.
 

Experience
Over 12 years. He has worked before at IMMMA Advocates and latter with Deloitte & Touche (East Africa) as senior Legal Advisor.

Fields of Practice
Advisory and handling disputes related to corporate tax, VAT, international taxation, customs and employment. Ayoub is also specialized in company law in areas such as formation of business entities, winding up/liquidation of companies, restructuring, mergers & acquisitions, company secretarial and general compliance. He is also handling banking issues such as creation of security documents, syndicated loans, recovery of bad debts, receiverships and advisory.

Ayoub has extensive knowledge and experience in the field of investments. He has particulaly assisted clients in establishing investments in Tanzania, application of investment incentives from Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC) venture and settlement of investment disputes. He is also involved in creation and review of various contracts, due diligence and feasibility studies. Ayoub is also involved in litigation, mediation and arbitration. He is handling disputes on different areas such as taxation, employment, immigration, insurance and all other commercial transactions.

Industry Associations
Member of the Tanganyika Law Society and
East Africa Law Society.
Registered Tax Consultant - Tanzania Revenue Authority
CEO Round Table Tanzania.

Contacts
Office Number: +255 22 2135 677
Mobile: +255 754 374 276
Fax Number: +255 22 2135678
E-mail: amtafya@nexlawadvocates.com

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

Position: Partner/Advocate

Qualifications
LLB (Dar), (Hons)
LL.M (Dar).

Experience
Over 10 years.

Fields of practice
Commercial transactions relating to oil and gas, energy, construction and property development, real estate, insurance and mining. Nuhu boasts vast experience in litigating and arbitrating commercial, tort, real estate, insurance, mining, and construction disputes in various fora in Tanzania.
Nuhu is also a specialist in employment, immigration, and social security matters. He has prepared opinions, contracts, HR manuals, rules and regulations for various entities, and has prosecuted and /defended numerous cases in various fora in those areas.

Industry associations
Member of the Tanganyika Law Society.
Member of the East Africa Law Society
Member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) based in Texas, USA
Asssociate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) based in London, UK
An Alumni of the International Law Institute (ILI) based in Georgetown, Washington DC, USA , and CWC School for Energy.(Oil & Gas 2012 Classes).
Listed in the panel of Arbitrators of the National Construction Council (NCC).

Professional activities
Nuhu is an advocate of the High Court of Tanzania, a Commissioner for Oaths and Notary Public. Nuhu has authored a number of articles in various law journals and newspapers.

Contacts
Office Number: +255222135677
Mobile: +255 754 288 744
Fax Number: +255 22 2135678
E-mail: nmkumbukwa@nexlawadvocates.com

Position: Advocate
Academic qualifications
• Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) (Hons), Mzumbe University.
• Post Graduate certificate in Legal Practice – Law School Tanzania.

Experience
Prior to joining NexLaw Advocates Ms. Upendo worked with M.A. Ismail & Co. Advocates where she was exposed to various areas of law and practice. She was involved in drafting legal documents and opining to various clients on various areas of law including, labour, insurance, immigration and company laws.

Fields of practice
Ms. Upendo specializes in immigration law on matters relating to work permits, residence permits, visas for non citizens, handling of labour appeals, immigration appeals and advisory. Upendo also handles commercial transaction on insurance, company compliance, general litigation, contract management, Probate and Administration issues, Arbitration and mediation.

As the Advocate at NexLaw Advocates she is also involved on matters of incorporation of Trusts, NGO’s and Societies. In addition she has handled various investigations and subsequent anti - counterfeit raid operations in collaboration with the Fair competition Commission (FCC).

Industry associations
Member of the Tanganyika Law Society and East Africa Law Society.
Professional activities
Ms. Upendo is an Advocate of the High Court of Tanzania, a Commissioner for Oaths and Notary Public

Contacts
Office Number: +255 22 2135 677
Mobile: +255 754 415 771
Fax Number: +255 22 2135678
E-mail: ummbaga@nexlawadvocates.com

Position: Advocate
Qualifications
Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (The Law School of Tanzania)
LL.B (Tumaini University - Makumira University College)
Attended two weeks training on Courtroom Techniques and Advocacy ,Organized by International Law Institute.

Experience
Prior to becoming an Advocate, Ms. Elizabeth underwent an in house training on legal practice for a period of six months as a trainee (intern). After six months she became a Legal Officer. As a trainee and later as a Legal Officer she was involved in matters relating to Intellectual Property, legal research, drafting pleadings, contracts and legal opinions on various areas of law and practice

Fields of practice
Ms. Mlemeta areas of practice include Tax law, Conveyance, Company and compliance, Probate, Administration of Estate and Trusts , Intellectual Property and general litigation.

Industry associations
Member of the Tanganyika Law Society and East Africa Law Society.

Professional activities
Ms Elizabeth is an Advocate of the High Court of Tanzania, a Commissioner for Oaths and Notary Public

Contacts
Office Number: +255 22 2135 677
Mobile: +255 752 056 168
Fax Number: +255 22 2135678
E-mail: emlemeta@nexlawadvocates.com

Position: Advocate.
Qualifications
LL.B (Tumaini University Dar es Salaam University College)
Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice - Law school of Tanzania.

Experience
Course on Practice and Conduct of Abitration in Tanzania by Tanzania Institute of Arbitrators and National Construction Council
Employment, Construction, Procurement, Commercial, Intellectual Property and Investments laws.
Prior to becoming an Advocate Mr. Stanley was a Legal Officer and also underwent an in house training for a period of six months as a trainee. Mr. Stanley has experience on various areas of practices such as conducting legal due diligence and investigation, drafting and interpretation of various legal documents including contracts, mortgages and pleadings.

Mr. Stanley has been involved in rendering legal opinions and advising various clients on different matters including, labour laws on matters relating to retrenchment and reviewing of Human Resource Manuals, registration with Engineers and Contractors Registration Boards, trademarks and copyrights registration and land acquisition. Mr. Stanley is also involved in various researches on Intellectual Property (IP), IP Audit and Management and Investments.

Contacts
Office Number: +255 22 2135 677
Mobile: +255 763 646 493
Fax Number: +255 22 2135678
E-mail: smabiti@nexlawadvocates.com

Position: Office Manager

Fields of practice
Fabiola is our Office Manager responsible for day to day running of the office, registry matters, logistics and organization of the office. Despite, being our Office Manager Ms. Fabiola has been intensively involved in registration of companies, Lease Agreements, trademarks with relevant authorities both in Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar. She is also involved in processing Business Licenses for and on behalf of clients. Ms. Fabiola will be very kind to assist you on initial approaches and appointments with the firm.

Contacts
Office Number: +255 22 2135 677
Mobile: +255755198183
Fax Number: +255 22 2135678
E-mail: fdamas@nexlawadvocates.com

Position: Legal Officer

Qualifications
LL.B (Hons.) - University of Dar es Salaam
Currently Pursuing Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice-Law School of Tanzania

Experience
Mr. Robert Ruben is a Senior Legal Officer at NexLaw Advocates. He joined NexLaw Advocates in 2014 as a trainee (intern) for a period of six months and thereafter a legal officer to date.
Mr. Robert is assisting the partners in various works portfolio including but not limited to conveyance, immigration matters, labour, insurance, International Trade and Banking. He is also exposed to other areas like drafting various legal documents, company registrations, searches in various registries and processing of various residence and work permits of all categories in Tanzania.
Mr. Robert’s areas of practice are in Real Estate, Labour, Immigration laws, International Trade and Finance, Banking and Finance as well as Probate and Succession.
Mr. Robert has experience on various areas of practices such as drafting and interpretation of various legal documents including pleadings, contracts, and mortgages, conducting legal due diligence and investigation and debt collection

Contacts
Office Number: +255 22 2135 677
Fax Number: +255 22 2135678
E-mail: amtafya@nexlawadvocates.com

Medrack is responsible for providing general administrative assistance to the firm, whereas makes the day to day operations of the firm comforatable by filling documents in court registries on time, file clients compliance paper works in relevant registries on time e.t.c.

Ms. Seka is our Office Management Secretary at NexLaw Advocates. She holds a Diploma in Procurement and Supply from College of Business Education (CBE). She is responsible for front desk operation (reception) and management of office logistics and diaries in making sure that all calls and appointments are attended as scheduled.