ENSafrica has been closely observing developments in the legal and regulatory market of Tanzania. A number of laws were recently passed, which impact on transnational professional services firms in terms of their operations and management.

We are firmly of the view that your, and all of our clients’ business operations and management should not be compromised in any way whatsoever based on the law firm they choose to use when doing business across Africa. For that reason, our ENSafrica Tanzania office has been closed. Our erstwhile Tanzania partners are continuing to operate as Rex Advocates, an independent Tanzania-owned and operating law firm. We wish to emphasise that our decision to close our office in Tanzania is driven solely by our desire to protect the best interests of our clients given the current legal and regulatory landscape and we would like to assure you of our ongoing support should you require any advice in relation to your business operations across Africa, and in particular East Africa.

In respect of all current matters, we remain at your service and will continue to work with you to ensure your best interests given the legal and regulatory constraints that prevail.

We hope that you will continue to choose us when doing business on the continent and that we may support you in all your cross-border business operations to ensure business continuity and the management of risk.

Should you be unsure, or unaware of the impact of the new regulations and laws in Tanzania on your business / potential business opportunities and/or how the closing of our Tanzanian office affects you, please do not hesitate to contact
Otsile Matlou or Jan Viviers as soon as possible so that we can assist you in terms of any necessary compliance and secure the best interests of your business.


Michael Katz, Chairman and Mzi Mgudlwa, Chief Executive

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