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Mr. Edward N. Mwakingwe

Mr. Mwakingwe who joined our Firm in February, 2016, works a Legal Counsel in our Corporate & Commercial Law Department. Being a holder of Master of Laws in Mercantile Law from Stellenbosch University, adds to the Firm’s unique skills in handling and advising clients on international commercial arrangements. Specifically, Edward advises clients who aspire to invest or have invested in Tanzania on the best ways to route their Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) into the country. He brings in to combination of knowledge of the national laws with an international understanding of the corporate world.

Professional Qualifications

Master of Laws in Mercantile Law (LL.M. Mercantile Law) – Stellenbosch University, (South Africa, 2012);
Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (PGDLP) – The Law School of Tanzania (Tanzania, 2013);
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B. Hons) – Tumaini University (Tanzania, 2009);
Advocate of the High Court of Tanzania and Courts subordinate thereto.


Edward’s areas of practice are: Intellectual Property, Corporate, Banking and Commercial laws, drafting and handling of all security documents. Edward has advised and acted for a number of our clients in the banking, corporate and education institutions. He has specifically acted for Tanzania Ports Authority, Ardhi University, Vodacom Tanzania Limited, Kobil Tanzania Limited, ESTIM Construction and many others. He has also provided corporate advisory services to clients, such as: Tanzania Ports Authority, Mwalimu Commercial Bank PLC, Standard Chartered Bank, ICBC Standard Bank PLC, Seedco Tanzania Limited and others. Edward has also successfully acted as a Company Secretary for the Mwalimu Commercial Bank PLC, Standard Chartered Bank Tanzania Limited, Orica Tanzania Limited, Sanlam General Insurance (Tanzania) Limited and many others.