PRACTICES

Vemma Attorneys is a full service corporate law firm. We provide intuition at the point where law, business and government meet, supporting your goals and achieving successful outcomes. Our multidisciplinary team of lawyers provides unrivalled access to expertise and invaluable connections on the ground.

    Competition Law, Mergers and Acquisitions

    Competition Law

    Vemma provides services on competition law with special focus on regulatory control over mergers and acquisitions. The services include assisting clients in determining whether their behavior or agreements with other persons may be regarded by competition authorities as anti-competitive; advising clients on the process and authorities involved in investigation of mergers and acquisitions; advising our clients on notification and review process; advising clients on the consequences of failure to notify or late notification of a notifiable mergers and acquisitions; advising clients on confidentiality matters in the notification and review process and representing clients before competition authorities.

    Mergers and Acquisitions

    Vemma has strong expertise in mergers and acquisition work. The firm represents both buyers and sellers in acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures. Vemma attorneys are very experienced on all key legal issues on mergers and acquisitions starting from negotiating heads of agreement to completion of the transaction.

    The firm’s recent experience includes providing advisory services; from negotiating heads of agreement to completion of the transaction to a local telecommunication company in possession of a 4G LTE license in a US$ 17 Million merger and acquisition deal by the multibillion telecommunication company.

    Intellectual Property Law

    Vemma Attorneys has experienced attorneys to help clients obtain, protect and enforce intellectual property rights in Tanzania, as well as maximize intellectual property through various business transactions. The firm’s IP attorneys regularly counsel clients about patents, trademark, copyrights, trade secrets and practice before government agencies to secure those rights. Our IP lawyers work closely with our corporate clients to ensure maximum security for Clients Intellectual Property properties and prevent unwelcomed IP claims. Vemma has represented several Clients in the construction, services, telecommunications, financial and health sectors in relation to various forms of IP claims and also in registration and maintenance of registered trademarks and service marks.

    Banking and Financial Services

    Vemma is very solid in the banking and financial services sector and represents some of the leading banking and financial institutions, as well as corporate clients of the firm, in connection with financing ranging from highly structured financial transactions to syndicated and secured transactions.

    The firm has significant experience in conducting thorough due diligence, drafting appropriate loan documents of all types, giving legal opinions, perfection of securities through filling and/or registration.

    The recent advisory work the firm’s availed includes advising United Bank for Africa (Tanzania) Limited in a syndicated loan transactions led by Citibank in the aggregate of US$100 Million issued to Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited.

    Employment and Labour Law

    Legal services offered by Vemma include representing employers in connection with virtually every aspect of the employment relationship. We represent employers in preparation of employment contracts, employment policies, reviewing and advising on employment claims include litigation, review of restructuring plans in connection to employment issues and retrenchment complied with the statutory regulations including structuring voluntary separation package. Currently the firm is representing a regional Bank with footprints in 18 countries in Africa in a retrenchment dispute before the High Court.

    Telecommunications Law

    Vemma has an experience in the area of telecommunications and broadcasting law in Tanzania. Since telecommunications and broadcasting industry is characterized by rapid regulatory and technological change, our lawyers provide timely, effective and industry-specific advice. One of our notable transaction was the formation of a local telecommunication company which later we assisted in acquiring a 4G LTE license and the same was acquired by the multibillion telecom company.

    Corporate and Commercial Law

    Our multi-disciplinary teams of lawyers help companies with any type of corporate transactions. Our experience spans the spectrum from multinationals companies to emerging business companies. Our corporate services include corporate restructuring assignments, corporate record keeping, corporate secretarial services, corporate formation, corporate legal due diligence and investigations, interpretation of laws impacting on clients businesses and preparation of trade and investment agreements.

    Public Law and Policy

    Our distinguished Public Policy Practice can develop effective strategies to make sure you are heard at the right time, by the right people. We can also help you assess, in advance or in real time, what government policies could affect your business interests. We have the most experienced and well-recognized public policy practice in Tanzania.

    Oil, Gas, Energy and Mining

    Mining is increasingly becoming the leading sector in Tanzania in terms of export. Recognizing the increasing importance of mining sector, Vemma provides advisory services on key legal issues concerning mining tenements, registration, compensation, mergers and acquisitions advice in respect of mining assets, arrangements for joint venture for exploration, development and operation of mineral and petroleum resources.

    Investment and International Trade

    Vemma Attorneys is the leading advisor in Investment structural in this jurisdiction and has vast experience in advising for the investment benefits offered by Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC) for Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar Investment Promotion Authority (ZIPA) for Zanzibar Island. Our Attorneys have requisite experience, and knowledge to sort out Clientele investment needs.

    Construction, Real Estate and Conveyance Law

    With the enormous growing of construction industry in Tanzania. Vemma aggressively represents individuals, family-owned businesses, and corporations in all aspects of joint venture negotiation and structuring, real estate including buying, developing, leasing, financing and selling. We have also represented numerous developers on a wide range of development projects. We advises clients on all aspects of their projects including determination of the development vehicle to use, the initial assembly of the property, obtaining local, state approvals for permits and zoning, construction of the project and ultimate sale or lease of the development.

    Recently the firm’s advises financiers of the Real Estate-Joint Venture transaction for the accommodation apartments located at Oysterbay, Dar es Salaam with the worth of US$ 5 Million.

    Legislative and Regulatory Review

    The firm has the best attorney in Tanzania possessing extensive experience in legislative and regulatory review, among the statutes she has drafted include Rwanda Road Act, Rwanda National Road Agency Act and the statute for the Dar es Salaam Rapid Transit Project (DART).

    Business Immigration

    Global workforce mobility is a crucial business issue for international organization and Tanzania is witnessing such mobility at the fast pace and a key risk area given the legal and operational difficulties that can arise should immigration compliance not be adhered to. At Vemma, we ensure our Clients business immigration issues are complied promptly and professional mannered.