Rayson Elijah

Senior Associate

Rayson possesses prodigious corporate expertise in assisting and managing several international and local non-governmental organizations and capital intensive multijurisdictional agri-business transactions.

Overview

Rayson Elijah Luka is a proficient advocate with in-depth specialty in real estate, international trade & finance, agribusiness & food, intellectual property and law and non-for-profits. He also represents clients in plea negotiation proceedings with the office of the Director for Public Prosecutions.

Rayson holds an unsullied record for his participation in the European Law Society Association (ELSA) Moot Court Competition’s African regional rounds held in Grahmstown, South Africa at Rhodes University where he was bestowed with the best written submissions award in Africa and the ELSA Spirit Award.

Practice Focus

Rayson provides corporate services in facilitating incorporation of a significant number of non-for-profits, agri-business and real estate companies. He has assisted large multinationals in procuring sector-specific licenses and fiscal and non-fiscal investment incentives under the Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC) and the Export Processing Zones Authority (EPZA).  

Rayson has been instrumental in facilitating substantial cross-jurisdictional agri-produce (soy, cassava and maize) export deals between actors in Tanzania and China. He is also at the centre of the citizenship by investment project in Tanzania, where he plays the role of a legal counsel.  Additionally, he provides legal counsel to Chinese corporation invested in tuna fishing business on Tanzania’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEC)

Education

Rayson holds a Bachelor’s degree of Law (LL. B Hons) from the University of Dar es Salaam and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law school of Tanzania. He has also attended a specialized course on International Economic Law and Policy (IELPO) at University of Barcelona, Spain.

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Tanganyika Law Society
  • East Africa Law Society

SERVICES

AGRIBUSINESS & FOOD                         

ARBITRATION & LITIGATION

BANKING & FINANCIAL SERVICES

CAPITAL MARKETS & SECURITIES

COMPETITION

COMPLIANCE & INVESTIGATIONS

CONSTRUCTION & PROCUREMENT

CONSUMER PROTECTION

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, RESTRUCTURING & INSOLVENCY

CORPORATE SERVICES

ECONOMIC AND ORGANIZED CRIMES LITIGATION/ PLEA BARGAINING

EMPLOYMENT & COMPENSATION

ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH & SAFETY

INSURANCE COVERAGE & RECOVERY

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

INTERNATIONAL TRADE & FINANCE

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

MINING

NON-PROFIT INSTITUTIONS

OIL & GAS

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT & FINANCE

TAXATION

SECTORS

AVIATION

CUSTOMER GOODS FOOD & RETAIL

ENERGY & NATURAL RESOURCES

HOTELS & LEISURE

INDUSTRIALS

INFRASTRUCTURE

FINANCIAL SERVICES

TELECOMMUNICATIONS, MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY

REAL ESTATE  

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MOOT COURT COMPETITION

ESSAY COMPETITION

FIRM PROFILE

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.