Fatma Haruna Songoro
Fatma has a distinguished practice versatility coupled with proficiency in various industries, hers is a valuable skillset in corporate restructuring and insolvency management.
Fatma is an advocate whose interest in the field of law is inextricably linked to her passion for fashioning solutions to problems. She is well valued for her analysis and in-depth knowledge of corporate and commercial law, intellectual property law, banking law, competition law, insurance law, property law and aviation law.
Fatma gracefully advises a significant number of insurance companies, non-for-profits and banks on corporate management and compliance, she also represents corporations in litigation and arbitration.
Prior to joining the firm, Fatma worked at the Attorney General Chamber’s as a trainee and underwent apprenticeship at the Resident Magistrate Court of Kisutu.
Fatma represents clients in commercial, tortious and property law litigation, additionally Fatma advises insurance companies, financial institutions and major non-for-profits on corporate governance, investment, direct tax, regulatory compliance. She is also responsible for handling a number of private client on matters of immigration, estate planning, trust and succession.
Fatma is well versed in Islamic Finance & Banking, she advises financial institutions offering Islamic credit facilities.
Fatma has been resourceful in handling corporate restructuring and liquidation for the first insurance company undertaking voluntary winding up in Tanzania.
Fatma holds a Bachelor’s degree in law (LL.B Hons.) and a Master’s degree (LL.M) in Corporate and Commercial law from the University of Dar Es Salaam. Fatma has also successfully completed short courses on; Combatting Wildlife Crime in Tanzania Course by United Nation Institute Training and Research (UNITAR), University Legal Clinics: HIV RELATED Legal services workshop by International Development Law Organization (IDLO) and I am the change workshop by Youth Alive Africa.
Professional Associations & Memberships
- Tanganyika Law Society
- East Africa Law Society
- Chartered institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
AGRIBUSINESS & FOOD
ARBITRATION & LITIGATION
BANKING & FINANCIAL SERVICES
CAPITAL MARKETS & SECURITIES
COMPLIANCE & INVESTIGATIONS
CONSTRUCTION & PROCUREMENT
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, RESTRUCTURING & INSOLVENCY
ECONOMIC AND ORGANIZED CRIMES LITIGATION/ PLEA BARGAINING
EMPLOYMENT & COMPENSATION
ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH & SAFETY
INSURANCE COVERAGE & RECOVERY
INTERNATIONAL TRADE & FINANCE
MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
OIL & GAS
PROJECT DEVELOPMENT & FINANCE
CUSTOMER GOODS FOOD & RETAIL
ENERGY & NATURAL RESOURCES
HOTELS & LEISURE
TELECOMMUNICATIONS, MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY
MOOT COURT COMPETITION
RESTORING OF BAHARI BEACH HOTEL
We have managed to advice and work with the government of Libya through its investment company LAICO in restoring its property in Tanzania the Bahari Beach Hotel Limited.
HANDLING CLIENTS ON USAID PROJECTS AND EU FUNDS
We have managed to advise over 20 International and Local NGOs and other not-for-profit entities on legal and regulatory compliance, most especially in the advent of legal 2019 amendments. Our firm boasts experience in handling clients on USAID projects and EU funds.
SECURED THE BEST PLEAS DEALS WITH THE DIRECTOR FOR PUBLIC PROSECUTION (DPP)
We have secured the best pleas deals/plea agreement with the office of the Director for Public Prosecution (DPP) for clients in the Banking & Finance, Telecoms and Wildlife, Tourism and Leisure industries.
HANDLING LIQUIDATION FOR THE FIRST INSURANCE COMPANY
We have created a precedent on Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency through handling liquidation for the first insurance company undergoing voluntary winding up.