practice areas

Our experience and expertise in this area of the law cuts across board due to the diversified experience amongst the team members of the Firm. We have experience in areas such as mergers and acquisitions, sale of businesses, business contracts, incorporation and winding up of companies’ recoveries and rehabilitation and company secretarial amongst others.

We help our clients by simplifying the complexities of banking and financial transactions. We represent banks and financial institutions, individuals and corporates both large and small at all stages of a transaction from origination, negotiation and conclusion of documentation. Our teams’ proficiency is in all aspects relating to financial services and regulations in Tanzania whilst being conscious of the ever changing economic and political environment both locally and internationally.

We have the full breadth of skills and expertise in managing projects of both large and small scale across a broad range of sectors including but not limited to construction, telecommunication, mining and gas, waste management and social infrastructure. Our team has extensive expertise in structuring, documenting and implementing financing structures for projects. We offer practical and efficient solutions.

Since the financial crisis, there has been unprecedented volatility and intense regulatory changes affecting Capital Markets and Securities where the regulators are calling for more transparency. As a result of this, managing capital and daily business transactions while complying with the changing legal requirements has proved to be a major challenge to both public and private companies.

We provide tailor made and forward thinking solutions to the legal challenges by providing practical and commercially focused advise through out the whole financing life cycle from banking, capital markets, financial restructuring and insolvency.

Joachim & Jacobs offers litigation and dispute resolution in a wide range of specialist practice areas. We represent public and private entities and individuals in various matters relating to litigation. We represent our clients before various tribunals, administrative agencies, and courts within Tanzania.

Our work encompasses multinational businesses and local corporates assisting them in managing their daily employment needs including compliance with the laws of the country.

We advise and represent unionized and non-unionized employers in all aspects of personnel, employee relations, including discrimination claims, unfair labor practices, arbitrations, union-organizing campaigns, strikes, negotiations, wage and hour matters, immigration issues, workers’ compensation, employee terminations, personnel manuals and policies, and health and safety concerns.

In conducting business in Tanzania, companies and individuals have to steer across a broad spectrum of legislation and regulations. Our team of professionals assist clients to comply with the laws and regulations by providing the necessary guidance and information required. We also offer compliance audit and advise.

We offer a full array of issues throughout the property industry. Our services include but not limited to advising clients on matters relating to short and long term leases, land disposition, drafting of commercial and domestic lease agreements, transfer and acquisition of land, registration and cancellation of charges over a property.

With the ever increasing technological advancement, companies are increasingly under pressure to protect their intellectual property from counterfeits. We assist our clients in all aspects of acquisition, protection, enforcement and exploitation of their IP rights in Tanzania. We advise clients on IP and patent litigation, copyright and tax matters relating thereof.

Our information technology and telecommunications lawyers have an in-depth understanding of commercial and technological aspects of the industry and continually monitor developments within the area locally and internationally particularly where there is direct impact locally. In providing advise to our clients, we take a pragmatic approach regarding regulation, transactions and dispute settlement.

Governments around the world are inaugurating and implementing policies that require financial transparency and demanding higher tax revenues. In order to navigate and comply with the tax laws and regulations, experience and deep understanding of the practical impact of such laws and regulations is a prerequisite. We provide extensive knowledge and expertise required.

The Firm provides specialized advise in all areas of Immigration Law. We assist our clients in understanding legal issues underlying each case and process work, resident permits and visa of all types. Each case is unique with specific prerequisites, experience and documentation requirements.

The following is a list of the categories we assist with:

  • Residence Permit Class A, B & C
  • Work Permit Class A, B, D & E
  • Ordinary Visa
  • Transit Visa
  • Multiple Entry Visa
  • Gratis Visa
  • Business Visa

We use an engaged approach, keeping our clients at the center of the process and ensuring our clients’ interests are served to the fullest. Whatever particular challenges our clients encounter, we have the skills necessary to solve the problems.