TAXATION

OVERVIEW

The Tanzanian government employs tax sophisticated policies and reforms for efficient revenue collection from targeted taxpayers. The general tax practice requires extensive understanding and experience on local and international tax compliance models.

Our tax lawyers are equipped with comprehensive acquaintance in handling a wide array of tax matters. Unlike auditing firms we assist clients in all phases of transactions that have the potential of attracting tax revenues.

Our services extend to representing clients, in lodging tax assessment objections, and tax appeals with the Tax Revenue Appeals Board, the Tax Revenue Appeals Tribunal and the Court of Appeal of Tanzania. We also facilitate tax exemption applications with the Tanzania Investment Centre, filing tax returns and obtaining other documentations from the Tax Revenue Authority

Our tax practice cross-cuts through other practice areas including corporate restructuring, private equity, international trade & finance and investment.

Our clients include non-for–profit organizations, hotel operators, beverage companies, financial institutions and individuals.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

BANKING & FINANCIAL SERVICES

CAPITAL MARKETS & SECURITIES

COMPETITION

COMPLIANCE & INVESTIGATIONS

CONSTRUCTION & PROCUREMENT

ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH & SAFETY

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT & FINANCE

MINING

INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT

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  

QUICK LINKS

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.