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.