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CORPORATE TRANSACTIONAL ADVISE

We have a proven track record in carrying out Corporate and Commercial transactions assignments, particularly planning and forming new business entities, advising on restructuring or institutional review processes, corporate
restructures, joint venture/SPVs, share transfers, debt conversions, legal opinions and commercial contract negotiations.

We advise and support clients in a broad range of commercial and corporate matters including:

  • Drafting and review of commercial agreements as well as representing clients in contractual negotiations and pre-contract management arrangements
  • Drafting and negotiating shareholder, joint venture and distribution agreements, and business conveyancing contracts
  • Negotiating concession terms and land lease agreements with the Government 
  • Advising on Special and Specific Economic Zone investment 
  • Advising and assisting companies to list on the DSE, including in-depth due diligence investigations, and preparing prospectuses and all related IPO documentation
  • Conducting preliminary and full due diligence investigations on Tanzanian registered individuals and companies

COMPANY FORMATION

We have comprehensive proficiency in all aspects of company registration in Tanzania and licensing requirements across a range of sectors, including:

  • Undertaking all activities related to company (limited and public) and representative office establishment, and assisting entities to obtain and renew all investment, business, tax, capital importation and industry specific licences and approvals
  • Registering foreign contractors with concession projects
  • Advising on government licensing regulations and requirements
  • Advising on business plans as part of the company registration process
  • Business structuring and restructuring, advising on equity participation, shareholder and subscription agreements and related project documentation
  • Advising on regulatory matters, and financing, liability and exit considerations
  • Preparing corporate governance documents including Share Certificates and Shareholder Register Books, Director Register Books and complex Articles of Association

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

Corporate governance is a key area of focus for both investment funds and structured finance transactions, with investors requiring more robust oversight of the vehicles in which they are investing. This has not only increased demand for independent non-executive directors but also for those who understand the growing legal and regulatory compliance burdens placed on those vehicles

The Company provides a variety of governance related services via our long established and internationally renowned network of specialist consultants, advisors and trainers. We work with the boards and senior management of financial institutions, companies and not-for-profit organizations to improve decision making, organizational structures, controls and incentives.

DIRECTORSHIPS:

iResolve™ provides qualified, experienced professionals to serve as independent directors on the boards of investment funds and special purpose vehicles. As independent oversight requirements dominate the investment world, our directors bring unmatched technical expertise and an understanding of legal and compliance burdens to add value to the governance process.

OUTSOURCED COMPANY SECRETARY

We have a proven track record in serving as outsourced corporate counsels.