Osward I. Rusibamayila

Osward I. Rusibamayila

Associate | ALN Tanzania | A&K Tanzania

Physical Address:

The Address, Ground Floor 1 Bains Singh Avenue, Msasani Peninsula, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Telephone:

+255 22 260 1151 / 2
+255 (0) 759120992

Email Address:

 

  1. Background

    Osward is an Associate at A&K Tanzania having joined the firm in April 2021. Before joining the firm Osward was previously an Associate at Dentons EALC – East African Law Chambers, with over three years of experience in the Corporate and Tax departments. Osward’s areas of focus are corporate law, mergers & acquisition, international trade, land and conveyancing and tax matters.

  2. Professional Qualifications

    2018: Postgraduate Diploma, Law School Tanzania

    2016: LL.B, Tumaini University Makumira

  3. Career Summary

    Apr 2021 – Date: Associate, A&K Tanzania

    Nov 2018 – Apr 2021: Associate, Dentons EALC- East African Law Chambers

    Aug -Oct 2018: Legal Officer at East African Law Chambers

    Feb -Apr 2018: Intern at East African Law Chambers

    Apr -Jun 2018: Intern at Ilala District Court

    Jun -Jul 2017: Legal Officer at Kweka Law Chambers and Advocates

  4. Top Matters
    • Advising a United States based Financial Institution in respect of a term loan granted to Agrobusiness company in Tanzania;
    • Representing a Tanzanian Commercial Bank in various matters including but not limited to drafting of security documents security perfection, registration and recovery.
    • Advising a Dutch based Development Bank on a financing in relation to the development of cross-border hydro power project.
    • Advising a Resident Shipping Agent Company on the relevant legal and procedures in the safe extraction of weapons in Tanzania kept in storage at the Mzinga Corporation left by a foreign maritime security company.
    • Advising a Kenyan based Bank in respect of USD 46 million financing of local company and its related companies and securities held by the Tanzanian related Bank as the Security Agent.
    • Advising A Kenyan based Beverage Holding Company in the acquisition of additional Shares in Tanzanian leading beer and spirits company including seeking for the merger approvals from the competition authority.
    • Advising an International Renewable Energy Company in connection with the acquisition of shares in a power company including advising on permitting status of the project and advising on approvals by competition authority.
    • Advising an International Network and Content Services Licensee in the acquisition of additional Shares by a Tanzanian Shareholder and advising on approvals by competition authority and sector regulators.
    • Advising a Tanzanian Petroleum wholeseller/distribution company in the acquisition of various petrol station sites including undertaking extensive due diligence on landed properties, as well as advising on licensing and permitting requirements.
    • Assisting a US based International Law Firm in preparation of the legal handbook for Tanzanian legal framework for foreign investors.
    • Acting as the advisor of an Agrobusiness company in the sale of Business to a foreign investor and its implication on land rights in Tanzania.
    • Assisting a South African based International Law Firm in the review of a clients international trade Compliance Programme to address the legal, regulatory and risks in Tanzania.
    • Assisting a United States based Financial Institution in obtaining a reissued certificate of title at Mbeya zonal land registry.
    • Acting for the World Bank Group in connection with its project, “Doing Business 2020 – Starting a Business Questionnaire – Tanzania” and “Doing Business 2021 – Registering Property Questionnaire – Tanzania”, including undertaking extensive research on domestic legislation and policy affecting the Real property sector
    • Representing Vivo Energy Tanzania Limited in the Tax Revenue Appeals Board in connection to assessments raised by the Tanzania Revenue Authority.
    • Representing a Tanzanian Trading Company in connection with the tax inquiry in the affairs of the company.
    • Assisting a Tanzanian branch of an international oil and gas corporation in the monthly tax compliances, representation in tax audits by Tanzania Revenue Authority.
    • Advising a Confidential Client in relation to the tax implication in a proposed restructuring plan and assist in the tax planning.
    • Representing MOGAS Tanzania Limited, ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Tanzania Limited, OIAG Tanzania Limited, Bilila Lodge Investments, Ericsson AB Tanzania Branch and Zanzibar Telecom PLC (Zantel), in tax disputes at the Tax Revenue Appeals Board and Tax Revenue Appeals Tribunal.
    • Assisting Confidential Client in the monthly VAT computation and compliance.
    • Advising a Confidential Client on querries towards the chargability of VAT in interconnection charges to local telecommunication companies.
    • Assisting Mining Service Provider Company in tax reconciliation in the PAYE and SDL.
    • Assisting an International Hospitality Company in connection with tax health check to identify compliance gaps, tax exposures and avenues for tax savings
    • Assisting an Tanzanian branch of an international oil and gas corporation in connection with its VAT refund claim, claimable amounts and procedures for filing refund applications as per the VAT Act.

    *Some matters predate A&K Tanzania

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