DR. Frederick Ringo

DR. Frederick Ringo

Partner, Head of Litigation and Compliance

Dr. Frederick Ringo is a Partner with ARS and his practice focuses mainly on public private partnerships, arbitration, privatisation, competition, regulatory and legal compliance and insolvency and corporate reorganisations. He also has vast experience in corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions and the regulated sectors, including capital markets.

He is consistently involved in prominent, complex and high value arbitration matters as an arbitrator or representing a party, litigation at the High Court and Court of Appeal and acting as lead/principal counsel for public private partnerships and privatisation transactions. He undertakes regulatory and legal compliance for private business and clients as well as parastatal organisations. He is considered as one of the leading competition experts in Tanzania stemming from his background and his tenure as the Director General and a Commissioner of the Fair Competition Commission.

He has acted for and advised on complex competition/antitrust matters including conducting dawn raids, consumer protection and counterfeit disputes and compliance, as well as providing structuring advice and acting as corporate administrator in administration proceedings and corporate reorganisations and undertaking large scale insolvencies. He was the Principal Legal Counsel of the Parastatal Sector Reform Commission (PSRC) where he was primarily responsible for advising the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania on the privatisation of several state corporations and enterprises.

He is a former senior lecturer in commercial laws, banking and insurance, corporate and tax laws at the University of Dar es Salaam. He is also a former Director of Studies of the Tanzania Institute of Bankers and in light of his expertise in capital markets law he was also appointed as a member of the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange Council by the Capital Markets and Securities Authority. He has acted and continues to act in various capacities on the boards of private business as well as the National Board of Accountants and Auditors, the National Board for Materials Management, Habitat for Humanity Tanzania, the National Economic Empowerment Council and others.

Dr. Ringo read law (LLB hons) at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He also has a LLM in commercial laws from Bristol University, England and a doctor of jurisprudence from Konstanz University, Germany. He also undertook a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration from the Institute of Finance Management, Tanzania.

Dr. Ringo is a member in the following professional bodies:

  • Tanganyika Law Society
  • East African Law Society
  • Associate Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (United Kingdom)
  • Member Tanzania Institute of Arbitrators