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Mr. Patrick Sanga is an Advocate of the High Court of Tanzania and a Partner at Vemma Attorneys heading the Corporate and Intellectual Property Department. He is a member of Tanganyika Law Society, East Africa Law Society, SADC Lawyers Association and International Trademark Association, New York.
His practice area covers banking, corporate, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, competition, conveyance and real estate, public law and policy, joint ventures and corporate compliance matters. He also practices employment law and oversees the company secretarial services to clients.
Previously he worked for the United Bank for Africa (Tanzania) Limited as the Head of Legal, Compliance and Company Secretary and before that he worked at Exim Bank. He gained legal skills and experience working with Hallmark Attorneys and CRB Africa Legal. Over the span of years of working with highly regulated companies, Patrick has a profound knowledge and experience in conducting legal compliance audits to ensure compliance, dealing with complex regulatory and governance compliance matters such as Corporate Governance Structures and Compliance, Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-trust and Anti-Bribery laws and regulations.
He has handled major transactions to include:
The merger and acquisition transaction involving a local telecommunication company (ISP) selling of a 4G LTE spectrum to a multinational telecommunication company;
Advising United Bank for Africa (Tanzania) in a syndicated loan transactions led by Citibank in the aggregate of US$100 Million issued to Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited;
Advises financiers/JV Partners of the Commercial Real Estate transactions for the accommodation apartments, office schemes buildings in high end areas of Dar es Salaam and;
He was part of the team that conducted due diligence at the time East African Breweries Limited (a subsidiary of Diageo) was acquiring Serengeti Breweries Limited.