Historical background of EALC


East African Law Chambers (EALC) is a corporate commercial firm that provides legal and tax services in Tanzania and has an established network within the East African region.

Led by young and vibrant advocates who have achieved a strong reputation in the legal market and profession, East African Law Chambers continues to attract new clients from all sectors and industries. Our lawyers’ track records show that we have invaluable experience of not only working in Tanzania but also in Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, among several other African countries.

The goal of the firm is to provide prompt, efficient and accurate legal services to its clientele at a reasonable fee. The firm is associated with consultants in a wide range of practice areas and is able at short notice to call upon the expertise of others in rendering a well rounded advice to its clients. Our firm is well aware that corporate clients require more than narrow legal advice in a socio-political world. The firm therefore does its best to cater for its clients' needs.

Although our firm is relatively young compared to its peers, the young and energetic lawyers who comprise East African Law Chambers have consistently punched above their weight and are well regarded for their experience in corporate and commercial law. Our proactive approach has no doubt garnered considerable success with our "client-oriented" objective leaving clients as well as international law firms pleased with the results and services that we offer. The firm has been rated in Tier 2 in financial and corporate law and in Tier 3 on energy and infrastructure by IFLR 1000. The firm is also ranked in Bank 4 by Chambers and Partners 2016 and our Managing Partner, Stella Ndikimi is also ranked in Tier 2 by IFLR 1000 and Bank 3 by Chambers and Partners 2017.

At East African Law Chambers our priority is to offer our clients personalized care for all their legal matters. We are committed to exceeding your expectations.

 Financial Legal Services.

We participate in negotiations between borrower and bank lender, drafting and amending loan documentation, providing legal opinions, conducting due diligence, participating in project financing negotiation, giving legal opinion, drafting and perfecting security documentation and various guarantee and charge agreements.

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 Company Legal Services

We have the competitive advantage of providing legal services in listing of shares and convertible company bonds, increase, allocation and transfer of stock by private and public companies and asset re-structuring, mergers and acquisitions, division and purchase, enterprise shareholding re-structuring bankruptcy and liquidation as well as arbitration and...
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Real Estate Advisory.

We provide legal services and facilitate in establishing real estate project companies, conveyancing, sales, mortgage, leasing, charging, and property management, including participating in negotiation, drafting contracts, providing legal opinions, acting as legal witnesses and other relevant business.

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 Foreign Economy & Trade Advisory

With unique expertise and knowledge on international investments and international trade, we advise and participate in international financial affairs, establishment of foreign-invested enterprises, share transfer and charge, liquidation, economic contract dispute, credibility investigation, debt collection, international sale of goods, transportation, international loan and fund-raising, and no doubt we are an all-round legal service for international investors in Tanzania.
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 Intellectual Property

The protection of a business includes the safeguarding of its brand and ideas. At East African Law Chambers, we offer all aspects of intellectual property protection, from registration of trade and service marks and patents, confirmation and protection of trade and service marks, patents, copyright, consultation, negotiation and contract drafting concerning intellectual property trade, transfer, permit, protection of commercial secret, investigation and handling of unfair competition
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Legal Consultancy & Litigation

We provide legal opinions in all areas of law and when there is a need the firm may call upon the expertise of other experts in rendering well-rounded advice to its clients such as tax and auditors experts. On short notice, and with assistance of other professionals, we provide opinions which cover not only legal aspects, but also other matters which are likely to affect our clients’ business...

Our Team

Ngowi, Juvenalis


Juvenalis Ngowi is the founding Partner of the Firm and heads the Dispute Resolution and Litigation Department. He is one of the leading...

Ndikimi, Stella

Managing Partner

Stella is the Managing Partner and heads the Corporate and Financial Services Department in East African Law Chambers...

Fernandes, George


George is a Partner and heads the telecommunications, media and technology practice in East African Law Chambers....

Sipemba, Thomas


Thomas is a Partner and heads the Energy and Natural Resources practice in East African Law Chambers. He is one of the leading...

Kangetta, Brian

Director - Tax Services

Brian is a Director of Tax Services in East African Law Chambers. He has an experience spanning more than fifteen years in offering...