HEAD CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL PROPERTY DEPARTMENT
Rayson possesses prodigious corporate expertise in assisting and managing several international and local non-governmental organizations and capital intensive multijurisdictional agri-business transactions.
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.
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)
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
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.