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JULY NEWSLETTER

AMENDMENT OF THE TANZANIAN MINING ACT.

The tabling under Certificate of Urgency and passage of the Written Laws
Miscellaneous Amendments) Act,2017  introduced  the below three causing a sweeping change  to the Mining Act 2010 and the mining regime, generally forcing stakeholders  to seek legal opinion on the effect of the amendments.

- The Written Laws (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act, No. 7  of 2017 (“the Amendments Act)”);
- The Natural Wealth and Resources (Permanent Sovereignty) Act, No. 5 of 2017 (“the Sovereignty Act”) ; and
- The Natural Wealth and Resources (Review and Re-Negotiation of Unconscionable Terms) Act, No. 6 of 2017 (“the Re-Negotiations Act”).

The firm wrote a commentary addressing and giving answers to uncertainties in brief. CRB AFRICA LEGAL staff, mainly legal professionals got the opportunity to learn of the topical issues in the mining portfolio.

MAJOR CURRENT PROJECTS OF THE FIRM FOR THE MONTH.

Some of the projects which we continue to handle this month, include:
  • Client: East African Breweries Limited: Winding up and liquidation of a dormant Tanzanian subsidiary.
  • Client: Bank M: Transfer of land ownership and perfection of six mortgages..
  • Client: Shanta Mining Company Limited: Two mergers/acquisitions and listing of shares at the London stock exchange.
  • Client: Howden Puri Broking Group UK: Setting up a corporate presence in the Tanzanian Insurance sector. 
  • Client Exim Bank (T) Limited: Acquisition of a stock brokering company.

INTERNAL MEETINGS OF THE LAW FIRM.

For the benefit of those who were travelling on duty or on leave, two internal staff meetings were held during the month of July. The first meeting, chaired by Mr Charles Rwechungura, the Managing Partner dealt with housekeeping issues on discipline and how to tackle problems of absenteeism, late reporting at place of work, and the seriousness, dedication and commitment to deliver timely services to our clients and generally keep our clients well informed.
 
 In the second meeting steered by  Albert Lema who is a Senior Associate, allocation of responsibilities over cases coming up in the various courts to different professionals was the main business. Those present emphasized the essential aspects of court work, including adequate preparation, timely arrival at courts, and other responsibilities necessary to attend court proceedings.

NEGOTIATION TRAINING.

CRB Africa legal has periodically sponsored its staff to undergo different trainings so as to acquire more knowledge and increase their skills in the legal profession.

This month Suzan Mpangile and Albert Lema our Senior Associates attended the Negotiate like a Pro Training Programme.

NEW TRAINEES.

In the month of July 2017, CRB Africa Legal has received two undergraduate trainees, namely, Brian Rwechungura from University of Portsmouth UK and Dagless Kangero from University of Sussex, Brighton.

They are required to familiarize themselves with practice of law, as part of their University curriculum.

BIRTHDAYS.

On 28th July our CRB family celebrated the birthday of our Managing Partner, Mr Charles R B Rwechungura. CRB wishes you a Happy Birthday and a great year to come Sir.

Happy Birthday!!!
TRAINING ON MINING LAW.
An internal training in Mining law was conducted by Mr Charles Rwechungura. He covered among other things, the history and evolution of the mining industry in Tanzania and all its related complexities, the highs and lows of it. Ultimately the participants were grateful that through the training, they were equipped with elementary skills to deal with the ever growing mining industry.
 

ADVOCATES AWAITING ADMISSION.

During the month, bar exam results for bar exams for Alice Mtungi and Esther April, two of our legal officers, which they sat for in December 2017 at the Law School of Tanzania came out.

CRB Africa Legal is proud to serve as a nurturing ground for young lawyers. We believe attachment to this firm breeds diligent legal personnel with the CRB Africa Legal’s culture engraved in them.

We congratulate the successful candidates and join them in the patient wait for the Bar Admission in December 2017. The two will add to the number advocates we have and further strengthen our team's ability to zealously serve our clients interests.

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