Dr. Eve Hawa Sinare is a leading corporate lawyer/advocate in Tanzania specializing in corporate, project finance and banking and has expertise in employment law. Recent assignments include: a USD270 million project transaction (one of the largest), by a syndication of international/local lenders; syndicated USD75 million and USD73 million loan facilities; numerous other project loans in telecoms, energy, oil depot, manufacturing, agriculture, mining, real estate and micro-finance; advising on anti-trust/regulatory issues, major international bank's attempted off-shore merger/majority share acquisition; major restructuring of international bank, cross listing of Kenya Commercial Bank (ongoing) at the Dar Es Salaam Stock Exchange. Dr. Sinare was part of the task force established by the government to review the employment laws of Tanzania and to propose new employment law which led to the enactment of the new Employment and Labour Relations Act 2004 and the Labour Institutions Act 2004, both of which entered into force in 2006. She regularly provides employment and corporate services to some of the Fortune 500 multinationals operating in Tanzania and to local companies.
Dr. Sinare worked for more than 10 years with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa covering 25 countries, working for governments at all levels from the Permanent Secretaries to ministers and presidents and for the private sector organisations in the member countries. She then worked for the Presidential Parastatal Sector Reform Commission for one year and then founded her own law firm in 1997, culminating in the merged law firm REXATTORNEYS. She is on the boards of private sector advocacy groups, the advisory board of medical research foundation, and until recently was a member of the Joint Finance Commission -- a constitutional body created to address Tanzania union finance issues; the board of the Capital Markets and Securities Authority (which approves all the listings at the stock exchange), member of the Law Reform Commission, which reviews laws and recommends amendments; Chairperson of an adhoc commission set up in 2005 to review causes of unrests at public universities and other institutions of higher education in Tanzania; and was member of the councils of the Tanganyika Law Society and the East African Law Society.
REXATTORNEYS was established on 1st February 2006 following the merger between Maajar, Rwechungura, Nguluma & Makani (Advocates) (its history goes back to 1985) and Epitome Advocates ( its history goes back to 1997). Both firms were already leading corporate law firms in Tanzania and have brought their experience and goodwill into the merged firm.
REXATTORNEYS is an integrated corporate legal business deriving its strength from a good team of partners, associate partners, and other legal experts with an all round corporate law experience. REX has consolidated its expertise by associating with Lex Africa, a network of top law firms across English-speaking Africa represented in the Lex Africa network at www.lexafrica.com in 28 African countries. REX also works with top law firms that are not members of the Lex Africa both in the Africa Region as well as throughout the world.
The firm is predominantly a corporate law practice, both litigation and transactional, gathered by the partners on both sides of the merger. The merger also saw portfolio growth, with a new, larger and broad-spectrum clientele base drawing on the entire goodwill built by EPITOME and MRN&M and with all the clients staying on. The Firm is mostly identified with corporate matters covering all sectors of the economy, company formation, mining, oil and gas; project finance, banking and financial services, capital markets, competition and M&A transactions, employment and labor, intellectual property, insolvencies, legislative and regulatory regime review and commercial litigation and arbitration. REXATTORNEYS has built expertise in PPPS and asset based securitization law and derivatives.
Firm Practice Areas
Corporate Project Finance, Banking and Financial Services, Banking and Financial Services, Mining Gas and Oil, Employment, Intellectual Property, Legislative & Regulatory Review, Commercial Litigation and Arbitration, Commercial legal Research