Pendo Marsha Shamte Junior Partner

Pendo Marsha Shamte
Junior Partner

Ms. Pendo Marsha Shamte is Junior Partner at the firm. She is an advocate and a corporate law consultant in Tanzania. She has worked in the Mining, Environment, energy and Gas Portfolio of the firm since 2010. She also works in the banking, project finance and capital markets portfolio.”


Pendo has worked with the Partners of the firm in helping investors to establish corporate presence in Tanzania, conducting mineral rights due diligences, giving binding opinions for various purposes, advising in regulatory matters and in the negotiation of joint venture agreements and acting as Tanzania counsel. She has also been involved in the mergers and acquisitions of several mining companies in Tanzania. Details of some of the clients and projects Ms Pendo has worked for/with are given in “Relevant Flagship Projects” part of this proposal.


Pendo has fully participated in writing several publications such as Getting the Deal Through Banking Regulation 2011, the Mining Law Review 2012 and Getting the Deal Through Gas Regulation 2013.


Charles cut his teeth in project finance during the early 1980s while working for six years as an in-house corporate counsel in the National Textile Corporation (TEXCO), a large corporation that sourced funds from international financiers for the construction and management of over 16 textile manufacturing projects. He moved to work for another six years as Head Counsel at the Tanzania Investment Bank (TIB), a foreign funded project financier through long term secured lending. He ventured into private practice in 1993 as founder partner in the firm Maajar & Rwechungura Law Office that eventually merged with another law firm to become REX ATTORNEYS from where he retired to found CRB AFRICA LEGAL.

Charles obtained an LLB (Hons) from the University of Dar es Salaam in 1977.


He has held professional leadership positions at local and international.


Academic Qualifications:

  • University of Wolverhampton in England attained LLB Degree with Honours.
  • Advocate of the High Court of Tanzania and courts subordinate thereto save for primary courts since August, 2011.
  • Attended a CLE Seminar by Tanganyika Law Society on Managing Oil and Gas Contracts in Tanzania.