HexaLaw’s Land Use attorneys collectively have decades of experience in real estate development and land use law. With a presence in some of the most active real estate markets in the United States, we advise landowners, developers, joint venture partners, and entrepreneurs at virtually all stages in the land development process, from due diligence for acquisitions and finance matters, to acquiring development rights in site assemblages, to completing subdivisions, and obtaining zoning and other land use entitlements, building permits, and certificates of occupancy.
Corporate & Commercial Law
HexaLaw’s Corporate Governance & Compliance Practice combines professionals from our corporate, litigation, and executive compensation departments to provide advice regarding the governance of public companies and the evolving responsibilities of their directors and senior management.
HexaLaw’s Finance Practice represents clients in a variety of regulatory and domestic and international financing matters. Our experience spans an array of industries and types of collateral, including energy, natural resources, health care, food and agribusiness, retail, media/telecom, transportation, fine art, technology, and gaming, among others.
HexaLaw’s Public and private companies around the world turn to Greenberg Traurig’s Mergers & Acquisitions Practice for guidance on a wide range of strategic transactions, from multibillion-dollar hostile public takeovers to private middle-market acquisitions.
HexaLaw’s Investment Management Group provides advice on all aspects of investment regulation and compliance. Our clients include registered investment companies and their independent boards, private funds, investment advisers, broker-dealers, proprietary trading firms, commodity trading advisors, commodity pool operators, futures commission merchants, major swap participants, structured product sponsors, and financial institutions and other service providers for the investment management industry.
Company Formation, Corporate Management, Secretarial and Insolvency
For fresh businesses, we have a maximum of three days to get the company established and a day to have the Tax Identification Number and the bank Account. On other regulatory and compliance matters, we work hand in hand with our clients and bank on our long existing relationship with government Authorities such as Tanzania Food and Drug Authority (TFDA), Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS), Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA), Central Bank of Tanzania (BOT), Gaming Board of Tanzania (GBT), Business Registrations and Licensing Authority (BRELA), Ministry of Land and Natural Resources and others to quench the thirst of our clients efficiently but timely.
As of 2021, our firm incorporated more than 20 companies and provided secretarial services to more than 5 companies. We are well experienced company secretaries who would not tolerate a slight error in complying with the Companies Registry requirements. This ranges from the prompt filing of Annual Returns to updating the Registrar on any changes in the company which requires notification to the Registrar like change in shareholding structure, office location, increase of share capital and appointments and/or terminations of secretaries and company directors.
We advise clients on the rights of creditors, best remedies for recovery of creditors debts, the responsibilities and powers of liquidators and receivers. We have advised and acted as liquidators for several companies, the recent one being M/S Mzuri Tech Limited. We are experienced in both court centered and voluntary liquidation where we act for/on behalf of creditors or shareholders.
The lead Counsel on this subject in our firm is our Partner Mr. Emanuel Njama. He has years of experience insurance matters. The firm banks on him and has been handling a lot of these matters zealously and successfully. We deal with individual insurance claims and advice insurance companies, brokers and agents on delivering their services. We strongly prefer negotiations and amicable settlement of disputes to litigation. We however have a very strong team of litigants when litigation is the only course available.
Commercial Litigation, Arbitration and ADR
We have a team of experts in litigation and arbitration who combine skills to provide innovative strategies and effective case management. From 2014 when we opened our services to the public, we have represented and prosecuted hundreds of cases successfully for and on behalf of our clients.
We have acted for both local and international clients in commercial litigation & arbitration. Disputes that we have acted for our clients involve commercial disputes, Criminal cases, Labour Cases, Land disputes, Tax matters and Procurement disputes, where we represent our clients in different courts in contentious matters and execution proceedings.
We have an established reputation of handling complex cases and emerge victors. We represent clients of all sorts including companies, firms, NGOs, National and International corporations and organizations, entrepreneurs and unfortunate individuals who might find themselves in courts of law against the Republic.
Our Mr. Castor Rweikiza (Managing Partner) is the head and overseer of all matters pertaining to litigation. He has over fifteen years of practice and is reputed to be one of the best litigants on the bar. We have handled numerous matters related to sales and deliveries, commercial contracts, transportation, tort, probate and administration, divorces and custody, labour and insurance.
We have expertism in resolving disputes out of court through negotiation, conciliation, adjudication and arbitration. Three of our members are registered Arbitrators and have handled a good number of matters and managed to resolve disputes out of court. This not only keeps the parties’ relationship but speeds up disputes resolution and enables businesses to flourish seamlessly.
Employment and Labour Relations
We have a team of experts with vast experience in employment and labor relations practices in Tanzania. Our lawyers have extensive experience in advising employers on lawful termination procedures, the fundamental rights and protections afforded by employment and labor laws, issues concerning workman’s compensation, social security payments, severance pay and other terminal benefits, employment contracts, trade unions and collective agreements and retrenchment.
Our firm has a vibrant intellectual property practice, which advises on all areas of contentious and non-contentious intellectual property law, including protection, enforcement and commercialization. We handle transaction work on all areas of intellectual property law including copyright, patents and trademarks.
Our team is experienced in handling both local and regional trademark portfolios and can assist in trademark filing, clearance and opposition, passing off claims and the drafting and negotiation of licensing agreements.
The firm has longstanding reputation for their representation of major public and private companies and institutions on all aspects of corporate activity including Taxation Laws, attending tax objections, litigating before the Tax Revenue Appeals Board and the Tax Revenue Appeals Tribunal by the use of its professionals and experts conversant with various tax issues, laws and regulations.