The inaugural Tanzania-UK Legal Symposium was organised by the Bar Council of England and Wales in partnership with the Tanganyika Law Society and the Tanzania International Arbitration Centre (TIAC).

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When
17 - 18 November 2022
Event Type
Conference
Where
Dar es Salaam, Tanganyika Law Society, Wakili House
Topics
International

About the event

The inaugural Tanzania-UK Legal Symposium was organised by the Bar Council of England and Wales in partnership with the Tanganyika Law Society and the Tanzania International Arbitration Centre (TIAC).

The event included panel discussions – where leading lawyers from Tanzania and the UK will shared their expertise and knowledge on topical legal issues – networking lunches and a drinks reception.

Why attend

This unique event offered a fantastic opportunity for legal practitioners from both countries to meet to share best practice, explore opportunities for collaboration and discuss the latest developments and trends in legal services in both Tanzania and the UK.

It also promoted legal links and business between practitioners from both countries.

Who should attend?

The conference was principally aimed at senior representatives from leading barristers’ chambers, law firms and businesses from both Tanzania and the UK.

Programme

Thursday 17 November

09:00-09:30

Registration

 

09:30-09:45

Welcome remarks and introduction

Prof. Edward Gamaya Hoseah, President, The Tanganyika Law Society
Mark Fenhalls KC, Chair, Bar Council of England and Wales

 

9:45–10:45

International commercial law in the Tanzania-UK context

Moderator: Senior Adv. Amb. Mwanaidi Maajar, Partner, REX Advocates

Amrit Kaur Dhanoa, Barrister, 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square
Andrew Lomas, Barrister, One Essex Court
Dr. Alex Nguluma, Managing Partner, REX Advocates

 

10:45–11:00

Tea and coffee break

 

11:00–12:00

Climate Change, Environment and Sustainability Disputes
  • Climate, Sustainability and ESG considerations for investors and DFIs in contracting
  • Emerging areas in commercial disputes arising from climate, sustainability and ESG matters – UK experience
  • The Pledge and tracking Climate action in Arbitration

Moderator: Adv. Angelista Nashon, Managing Partner, Africorp Attorneys

Prof. Hamudi Majamba, Associate Professor, University of Dar es Salaam
Simon Milnes KC, Barrister, Twenty Essex Chambers
Dr. Rugemeleza Nshala, Executive Director, Lawyers’ Environmental Action Team (LEAT)
Michael Rawlinson KC, Barrister, 12 KBW

 

12:00-13:00

Lunch

 

13:00-14:00

Case study: The rise in the use of cryptocurrencies in business and fraud

Moderator (tbc)

Sarah Gaunt, Barrister, The 36 Group
Gilbert Nyombi, Assistant Commissioner in the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU)  
Amedeus Shayo, Legal Counsel, Bank of Tanzania

 

14:00 – 14:45

Financial regulation and crime
  • Corporate internal investigations
  • International corruption investigations

Moderator: Doxa Mbapila, Principal Partner, Endoxa Law

Mark Fenhalls KC. Chair of the Bar of England Wales
Prof. Edward Gamaya Hoseah, President, The Tanganyika Law Society
Sarah Gaunt, The 36 Group

 

14:45– 15:00

Closing remarks

 

18:00 – 20:00

Networking Reception at the Johari Rotana Hotel, Sokoine Drive Dar es Salaam TZ, 14909
Friday 18 November

08:30-09:00

Registration

 

09:00-09:15

Recap of Day 1 Chairperson of the Tanganyika Law Society CLE Committee

 

09:15-10:15

International commercial arbitration and ADR – Hot Africa-related topics

Moderator: Doxa Mbapila, Principal Partner, ENDOXA Law

Amrit Kaur Dhanoa, Barrister, 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square
Dr Clement Mashamba, Senior Lecturer, Law School of Tanzania
Simon Milnes KC, Barrister, Twenty Essex Chambers
Hon. Dr Fauz Twaib, Senior Partner, REX Advocates
Richard Wilson KC, Barrister, The 36 Group

 

10:15-10:30

Comfort Break

 

10:30 – 11:30

International commercial arbitration involving state entities

Moderator: Madeline Kimei, Founder and CEO of iResolve

Tariq Baloch, Barrister, 3VB
Dr. Clement Mashamba, Senior Lecturer, Law School of Tanzania
George Mandepo, (more detail to come)
Richard Wilson KC, Barrister, The 36 Group

 

11:30 – 11:45

Tea and Coffee Break

 

11:45 – 12:45

Tanzania international arbitration centre (TIAC) as one of the African dispute resolution centres

Moderator:  Adv. Jacktone Koyugi, Partner, Akiplaw Advocates

Madeline Kimei, Founder and CEO, iResolve
Tariq Baloch, 3VB Chambers
Agnes Gitau, International Advisory and Dispute Resolutions Unit (IADRU) at 3VB Chambers
Adv. Mpale Mpoki, Managing Partner, Mpoki & Associates Advocates

 

12:45 – 13:45

Independence of the judiciary and the bar

Dealing with modern challenges to the rule of law.

Moderator: Adv. Francis Stolla

Mark Fenhalls KC, Chair of the Bar of England and Wales
Adv. Fatma Karume, Board Member, Center for Strategic Litigation
Hon. Justice Robert Vincent Makaramba, Judge Arbitrator, East African Development Bank

 

13:45 – 14:00

Vote of thanks and closing remarks

 

14:00-15:00

Lunch

This event is now closed

 

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