Banking and Insurance

Our team has experience in the complete spectrum of banking and financing transactions and arrangements from complex syndicated arrangements and ECA financing to local financing for working capital, project and real estate financing, fintech including leveraged and acquisition financing. We advise on and negotiate a broad range of corporate banking facilities and arrangements, including senior and mezzanine debt arrangements, asset based/backed lending, debt securities issues, Islamic law based lending, other structured financing arrangements, trade and import/export financing, securitisation and refinancing and restructurings. Our clients range from commercial regional and international banks and lending institutions as well as institutional investors, to private business and family organisations and high net worth entrepreneurs.

We act on a trusted advisor basis to our clients who include leading insurers and brokers within and outside of Tanzania. We also provide guidance and advice on complex transactions including regulatory and statutory compliance requirements in an ever changing regulatory framework, reinsurance, run-off and restructuring including looking at local content requirements and other viable structures. We support our clients across a full range of their needs from mergers and acquisitions, to joint ventures and buy-ins, setting up new insurance and brokerage entities and assisting to find local partners and general regulatory and contractual advice to such entities as well as corporate governance and risk management in the industry and sector.

Our team specialises in complex domestic and cross border financing transactions and have extensive knowledge of the nuances and the banking, financial and insurance sector in Tanzania and extends to cross-border transactions, in relation to which we work closely with a number of cross border legal and business advisory firms and are able to assist with all of a client’s requirements.