What we do

Our firm has more than 8 departments which offer proffesional services to our clients.


The diverse expertise of our cooperate counsel covers provisional of skilled legal representations and practical business advice to companies engaged in a broad range of business activities including construction, transportation, telecommunication, information technology, retailing, banking, insurance, mining, consulting, tourism and manufacturing, to mention but a few

Particularly the department handles matters pertaining to venture capital, mutual funds, financial services, project financing, initial public offerings as well as representing leading venture capitalistsin fund formation and portfolio investment

The services offered also cover Lending, Loan Negotiation, Debt Restructuring, Debt Management, Corporate Reorganization/Restructuring, Liquidation and Administration. In handling our Corporate clients, our Corporate department counsel frequently collaborate with their colleagues in other practice areas on issues requiring special practise


In the knowledge-based global economy, Intellectual property has become the cornerstone of successful business. Our intellectual Property Department recognizes that scientific and product development advances are critical to our clients growth, and that protecting these advances is a matter of survival. Capitalizing on recently enacted legislations on Intellectual Property Rights and international protection of intellectual Property Rights, our Intellectual property counsel provide legal services relating to registration of Patents, Trade Marks, Service Marks, Domain Names, Protection of trade Secrets, Proprietary information. We also provide counsel on copyright questions, negotiations and preparations of lisencing and technical Agreements. Our counsel have been keen in applying technical expertise, legal acumen and business understanding to the intellectual property challenges faced by our clients.


This department has specialized expertise. It provide clients with sophisticated tax planning, compliance and controversy advice. Our counsel works closely with clients to maximize and preserve tax benefits, reduce tax risk and assure compliance with the myriad of complex and ever-changing tax laws and regulations. We advice business and other clients in planning for a broad range of transactions including financing and choice of entities, mergers and acquisitions, sales and exchanges to mention but a few. Our substantial tax expertise is integral to virtually all client transactions.


Our Labour and Employment department uses its specialized expertise to provide an integrated approach to the full range of human resource legal issues. Through Consultancy, client counselling and training programmes for managerial and supervisory personnel on Employment law issues, our counsel focus on anticipating and preventing labour relations problems, and assisting clients in resolving the problems before they result in litigation.

Our counsel work with clients on union issues, assist clients with collective bargaining with labour organizations and assist in the administration of collective bargaining Agreements. We appear on behalf of clients in industrial related proceeding before the industrial Court.

In the increasingly complex field of Labour laws, our focus in the employers' right to manage effectively while observing the employees' right to favourable working environment.


Our litigation Department has the ability to handle multi-faceted litigation matters in virtually any jurisdiction nationwide. Each of our highly skilled trial counsel offers specific expertise in one or more specially practice areas. Our litigators are also experienced appellate consel who have appeared successifull before the Court of Appeal in Tanzania, High Court of Tanzania as well as the High Court of Zanzibar. The department prides itself on its proven ability in the courtroom and its capacity to respond immediately and effectively to any despute in any forum. While the departments' trial counsel have been trained and are highly skilled as general courtroom litigators, each has developed expertise in one or more special practice group within the department, each of which is devoted to providing complete and current litigation expertise in a particular area of substantive law.


Our Wills and Probates Department will give you some general information to help you understand what your choices may be and we still encourage you to talk to us to get specific answers about your situation. Losing a loved one is a sad and difficult time for family, relatives, and friends. In addition, those left behind must often figure out how to transfer or inherit property from the person who has died. To do this, you must usually go to court. And dealing with the courts and the property of someone who has died is very complicated. Sometimes, however, family or relatives may be able to transfer property from someone who has died without going to court. But it is not always easy to tell whether you need to go to court or qualify to use a different procedure.


Our Divorce and Family department is one of the leading practices in the United Republic of Tanzania. The department has an outstanding reputation and is ranked higher by Chambers and Partners, the independently researched guide to the legal profession.

The department acts for high net worth and international clients from a wide range of backgrounds providing advice on all aspects of divorce and family law whilst maintaining complete discretion. Our divorce and family lawyers have particular expertise in the financial issues that follow the breakdown of a relationship with an excellent understanding of complex tax, trust and corporate structures including those with an overseas element.

Achieving the right outcome for you and your family financially may need more than simply legal advice. Our solicitors are fortunate to work with leading specialists in all of the areas with which you may need assistance when considering a financial settlement, not only in this jurisdiction but internationally where the firm has strategic partnerships with other law firms.


Our team works with clients to design and implement a process tailor-made for the circumstances of each case we handle, from the selection of arbitrators with appropriate experience, expertise, and availability, to the adoption of a bespoke procedural timetable focused on the earliest available hearing window, and the allocation of dedicated resources at the appropriate level to ensure that the matter is managed cost-effectively for our clients.

Our philosophy is that arbitration, as an alternative to court proceedings, should be conducted by all participants in a way designed to ensure a swift and certain outcome, particularly in high-value, commercially sensitive matters where the resolution of the dispute is of critical importance to the parties.

The lawyers in the Arbitration Department have experience of not only the substantive law relating to international arbitration but also the effective and efficient conduct of arbitral proceedings.


One of the fields we specialise in, is Conveyancing and Property law. We pride ourselves in guiding clients through the process of transferring ownership of any immovable property (real estate), every step of the way. We feel it is important for property owners to know and understand the property transfer and conveyancing process (as early as possible) and have enough relevant information at their disposal to make informed decisions.

our experienced Legal Team can assist you include: Sales & purchases of residential & commercial properties, Pre-contract advice, Mortgage finance, Leases, Plans of subdivision, Commercial Property, Real Estate brokerage

We aim to make to make conveyancing as straightforward and clear as possible. We will guide you through the process and explain the various stages and documentation involved. We provide a comprehensive Solicitor led service aimed at achieving completion of the transaction quickly, cost effectively and most importantly with all the issues resolved successfully.

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About Us

We operate much like our entrepreneur clients, using fresh and creative approaches and benefiting from the collaborative strength of multi-disciplinary teams.

Innovation is our key element in achieving and sustaining our progress.


Reliance House, 2nd Floor.
Plot No.356, U.N Road
Upanga, P.O.Box 1553 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Tel: +255(22) 2122769, 2122823, 2122776, 2152242
Email: info@ismail.co.tz