Samwel Gerald



Mr. Samwel is a distinguished attorney with over 11 years of progressive expertise in taxation, international trade and finance, corporate governance and restructuring, immigration, and human rights. Gerald’s prowess lies in his extraordinary intellectual acuity, analytical finesse, and impeccable research and drafting skills. Gerald possesses an innate ability to unravel intricate and complex situations, offering innovative and effective solutions that transcend conventional expectations. His dedication to understanding the nuances of legal challenges and his relentless pursuit of excellence make him a standout figure. Appreciably, Gerald has had significant impact in changes on areas of human rights, Cyber, tech and Digital Rights-related laws in Tanzania. Gerald is not merely a practitioner of law; he is a solution architect.

  • Facilitated acquisition of Kipupwe Investment Co. Limited for a value of USD 2.1m;
  • Facilitated the acquisition of ZBHC Limited for a value of USD 1.5m;
  • Advising on property transactions and facilitated purchase of apartments and hotels in Zanzibar for a cumulative value of USD 3.8m;
  • Managing the incorporation of several companies operating tourist hotels in Tanzania National Parks.;
  • Played a key role in the acquisition of mining licenses for companies such as Metaltec and Kanz Mining.
  • Worked as an external consultant with ILO and UNESCO on labour and human rights related matters.
  • Lead researcher for research commissioned by CIPESA to assess the state of internet freedom in Tanzania.
  • Lead researcher for research commissioned by CIPESA to assess the state of internet freedom in Tanzania.
  • Facilitated trainings for Judicial actors on Artificial Intelligence in the justice system organized by UNESCO and Institute of Judicial Administration (IJA).
  • Engaged by a key stakeholder to draft Policy brief and advocacy papers on Child Online Protection.
  • Presented multiple recommendations for amending laws before Ministerial Task Forces and Parliamentary Committees.
  • Conducted research commissioned by LONDA on Digital Rights Inclusion.
  • Conducted research commissioned by WOTESAWA to examine national laws, rules, and policies related to issues affecting child and young domestic workers.
  • Conducted research commissioned by TACAIDS to analyze the human rights situation of people living with HIV/AIDS.
  • Participated in the task force that drafted documents to challenge the provisions of the Cybercrimes Act, 2015, and Media Services Act, 2016 before the East African Court of Justice (EACJ).
  • Conducted research commissioned by ILO to evaluate the coherence of the Policy and Legal Framework on Child Labour in the Tobacco Sector in Tanzania.
  • Ph.D. in Commercialization of Personal Data (ongoing)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Law School of Tanzania.
  • LLM, University of Dar es Salaam
  • LLB (Hons), University of Dar es Salaam
  • Tanganyika Law Society (TLS)
  • East Africa Law Society (EALS)