Amne Suedi Kagasheki

Amne is the Founder and Principal of Shikana Law Group. She is an advocate, who counsels foreign investors, international organisations, multinational companies as well as SMEs on legal issues pertaining to specific sectors in Africa. In particular, she counsels foreign investors as they develop and expand their activities across Africa.

Amne combines a strong experience in finance and corporate law, having worked in asset and fund management as well as private equity funds for a total of five years as a legal adviser for Capital Dynamics and subsequently Pictet & Cie in Switzerland. She advised on offshore investments, optimal company structures in accordance to the objectives of the company, wealth and estate management, fund formation and structured products, fiscal law, financial and securities regulations of major financial markets and general legal considerations with regards to financing and financial products and cross-border company law matters.

She has acted as adviser to the East African Community (the “EAC”) and the World Trade Organisation (the “WTO”) and possesses a strong understanding of regional integration matters, particularly the economic law of regional integration, international trade as well as bilateral and multilateral negotiations.

Amne is experienced in conducting high-level mediation with ministries and government agencies on behalf of her clients.  Amne read her Bachelor degree and Master degree in Law at the University of Geneva, where she graduated with honours. She read her L.L.M. in International Trade and Financial law at University College London. She speaks English, French, Kiswahili and Spanish.

Shikana Law Group:

Shikana Law Group is an independent law firm based in Tanzania that specializes in commercial and business law and advises its clients operating in Africa on cross border legal issues, in particular, within the EAC and the SADC regions.

The Firm provides a wide range of services and is particularly renowned for its expertise and experience in cross border legal matters.  Shikana Law Group advises a diverse array of domestic and international clients from the private and public sectors providing critical insights to decision makers.

Leveraging on highly experience integrated team, Shikana Law Group provides in- country expertise to craft custom – tailored strategies for its clients.

Shikana Law Group is comprised of a team of lawyers with an international approach and the spoken languages within the firm include Kiswahili, English and French. The culturally diverse, dynamic and highly qualified team offers specialized and personalized advice in each case.

 

Sadock Magai

Managing Partner & Head of Corporate Matters

Admitted to the Bar, 1994.

Practise Areas: Banking; Corporate Finance; Securities; Corporate Law; Litigation.

Brief biography: Born in Bunda , Tanzania , May 25, 1962. Education: University of Dar Es Salaam (LL.B., Hons., 1989); Strathclyde University (Post Graduate Diploma in Finance, 1998).

Work experience: Mr. Sadock D. Magai ranked as among the best banking and finance lawyer in the country by IFLR 1000, the Guide to the World’s Leading Financial law firms, he is well known for handling complex banking and financial transactions in the country including USD 250 million and restructuring of the Syndication loan following default by the borrower. He is regular contributor to “Getting the Deal Through” a Project Finance Jornal that covers 38 jurisdictions worldwide and published by the International Bar Association.

Chief Legal Examiner, Tanzania Institute of Bankers, 1997-. State Attorney, 1989-1990. Legal Counsel, Bank of Tanzania , 1990-1997. Member: Tanganyika Law Society, East African Law Society. Languages: English and Swahili.

Banking & Finance Law:

Our Banking & Finance Practice represents lenders, underwriters, arrangers, borrowers and other clients in their various roles in financing transactions, and provides reasoned and timely advice concerning:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Tender offer financings
  • Bank/bond bridge financings
  • Joint ventures
  • Syndicated loans

Debtor-in-possession and exit financings and other credit transactions.

Firm Overview:

IMMMA Advocates is part of DLA Piper Group, an alliance of legal practices, with offices in Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar and Mwanza.

IMMMA is a medium sized corporate law firm 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.

The firm has one of the leading litigation departments in Tanzania and actively supports its corporate clients in their legal needs.

IMMMA has a wide range of corporate clients, from big banking and insurance corporations to well known mining conglomerates in Tanzania . IMMMA has also played a key role in the privatization of a number of key parastatals, both as Counsel for Government and on behalf of investors and have participated in a number of merger and acquisition transactions.

Market Recognition

IMMMA’s work has not gone unnoticed and the Firm has received several international recognitions as a leading business law firm. Below is a highlight of some of these recognitions:

Chambers Global (2016) Market Perception says “They have their share of the market and are still doing very well.”

IMMMA is ranked in

  • Band 2 in the General Business law by the Chambers Global (2016).
  • Tier 1 in Energy and Infrastructure and Tier 2 in Financial and corporate by the IFLR 1000 (2016).
  • First Tier in Legal market overview by the Legal 500 (2016).

The Firm’s commitment to client’s service and delivery is paramount and IMMMA is selective in its acceptance of new corporate clients to maintain this excellent reputation.