A really good nucleus of strong Tanzanian lawyers – they are up to speed and fun to work with.Chambers and Partners 2012 Edition.
Elected by Corporate International Magazine as Law firm
of year 2010 in Tanzania in 6 Categories;
Insolvency/Bankruptcy, Energy, Capital Markets,
Banking & Finance, Arbitration and Intellectual Property.
Mkono & Co is further recognized as a Tier 1 law firm by multiple international directories.
MKONO & CO ADVOCATES
Mkono & Co. Advocates is a leading East-African law firm , headquartered in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Founded in 1977 by the firm’s managing partner, Honourable Nimrod E. Mkono, MP, the firm has developed to become Tanzania’s leading law firm and a prominent corporate, commercial and financial practice in the East-African region. Mkono & Co.’s growth is reflected by the unique and dynamic team of lawyers coming from the US, Europe, India and from all over Africa. The firm has a unique mix of common law and civil law practitioners. Learn more
Mkono & Co is still the most successful firm operating in the Tanzanian legal
market; over the last 12 months they have won some of the most desirable
deals in East-Africa. They have a competitive edge and a close association
with international law firms which puts them in a dominant market position. IFLR2009, IFLR2010, IFLR2011 and IFLR2012 editions.
Mkono & Co. Advocates formed an association with DentonWildeSapte in 2000 and is, through this association, part of an expanding network of associate offices throughout Africa. Mkono & Co. has a branch office in Burundi and an exclusive association in Rwanda and Uganda. The firm has further formed a number of alliances with other firms practicing in other jurisdictions, such as Kenya, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mauritius and India. Apart from that Mkono & Co. Advocates is also a member of TerraLex, a worldwide network of independent law firms.
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Mkono & Co. Advocates engages in various social projects to support the environment we live and work in. Apart from the pro bono advice our lawyers offer, we initiated several school projects in the Musoma Rural area. Mkono & Co Advocates also supports other projects, which include the construction of a medical ward in Bunda and a windmill project at the Mara River to provide villagers of this region with clean drinking water. Learn more
Mkono & Co hosts Harvard Black Law Students Association (HBLSA)
Each year, a delegation of twelve HBLSA (Harvard Black Law Students Association ) students travel to an African nation to undertake community service, meet with government leaders, and learn about the nation's history and legal system. In the past, students have visited and engaged in cultural exchanges with local law schools, heads of state, U.S. embassies, high court judges, attorney generals, human rights organizations, and local community service groups.
Mkono & Co was proud to host the participating students. In attendance were Senior Partner Dr. W.B. Kapinga, as well as other Senior Lawyers.
The event was considered a success by all sides.
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Mkono & Co Advocates only Band 1 Law Firm at Chambers Global 2013
Chambers Global, is a UK based publisher which focuses on international guides in legal profession and has recently released their 2013 guide - ‘Chamber Global 2013 - World’s leading business lawyers’.
In their 2013 edition Chambers Global have commended Mkono & Co Advocates in association with SNR Denton again and placed the firm as the only Band 1 firm in the category of General business law firms in Tanzania. "A really strong commercial team" "Permanently the number-one firm" the source says.
Dr. Kapinga and Capt. Kameja have been rated amongst the top 3 leading lawyers in Tanzania
Senior Partner Dr. Wilbert Kapinga is praised in his long experience and practical approach.Source describe him as “First class lawyer, is like the father of Tanzanian law” and Audax Kijana Kameja as "A very good technically – he has a blend of solid legal knowledge and a practical sense of how to get along in Tanzania"
Inaugural Adams & Adams Africa Agents Seminar
Adams & Adams recently hosted the biggest IP seminar of its kind on the African continent for its partners and agents from across Africa. The meeting came at a time when Adams & Adams is focused on harnessing the IP skills it has at its disposal across the continent to provide a better experience and service to its clients. With the world’s attention turning more and more to Africa’s economic development, Adams & Adams, through its network of agents across Africa, is best placed to be the partner of choice in providing services of the highest level in an industry that is essential for economic growth.
The inaugural Adams & Adams Africa Agents Seminar was held at our offices in Pretoria, South Africa, and was attended by 50 top IP professionals from 25 countries across the continent.
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