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Tax Planning: Do You Mitigate or Avoid?

The saying that no likes paying taxes is closer to the truth than not. For companies, corporate tax is considered as a material cost which should be minimized or avoided at all. To achieve that end, tax planning comes into play. But the bad thing is, there is no clear...

Share Warrant: Current Practice In Tanzania

Share warrant is a document issued by a company under its common seal, granting its bearer specified shares or stock. Unlike share certificate which is a written document prepared by the company under its common seal and sent to its members containing the number of...

Trade Union and Agent Shop Agreement In Tanzania

Tanzania indicates impressive economic growth which has significantly fostered the country to be profiled as a low-medium income country in 2019. This is also a positive indicator in the labour market where the real minimum wages continue to deteriorate slightly,...

The Law On Single Shareholder Companies In Tanzania

The laws in Tanzania allow a company to be established by one person as a single shareholder. A Single Shareholder Company is a type of company which has limited liability and limits the number of its shareholder to one person. The setup of a single shareholder...

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NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT

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.

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Augustine Dominic Shio

Managing Partner

Augustine Dominic Shio is also known as Mr Shio is a highly sought-after and widely recognized criminal law expert with more than 30 years of experience advising and assisting corporations and individuals charged with white-collar crimes.

Overview

Before founding the firm Mr Shio held several positions in the public sector, he served as a Principal State Attorney at the Attorney General’s Chambers, Legal Advisor at the President’s Office (Commission for Enforcement of the Leadership Code), Director of Legal Services and Complaints at the Ministry of Home Affairs and retired as a Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions at the Directorate of the Public Prosecutions.

Mr Shio is a recipient of the Presidential Medal for his distinctive public services and ethics of the highest order. His distinguished aptitude in handling complex criminal cases, particularly money laundering, economic and organized crimes has enabled the firm to handle high profile criminal cases in Tanzania.

Practice Focus

As the firm’s head of the Financial & Organized Crimes Department, Mr Shio represents corporations and individuals in the telecoms, media & ICT, mining, oil & gas and banking sectors in high profile criminal cases. He has advised and prepared legal compliance models and for large scale agribusiness operators, public listed companies and securities dealers and brokers in line with sector-specific laws.

He possesses vast experience in advising multinational corporations on money laundering and tax evasion throughout the life span of their commercial transactions.

Mr Shio has represented clients in major plea bargaining negotiations at the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. He is renowned for closing some of the best pleas deals in the country on behalf of many locals and expatriates charged with money laundering, economic and organized crimes and cybercrimes. Additionally, Mr Shio consults and assists criminally charged individuals to secure pre-trail and post-trial bail on serious criminal charges.

Education

Mr Shio holds a Bachelor’s Degree (LL.B Hons) from the University of Dar es Salaam, Certificate in Criminal Justice and Treatment of Offenders from the United Nations Institute (Fuchu, Japan). He is a certified criminal law expert in Money Laundering and Terrorism.