“..the jurisdiction of the High Court or any court for that matter, having been conferred by statute, is not capable of being ousted by agreement of the parties except by statute in explicit terms.”
We have acted for both local and international clients in commercial litigation & arbitration. Disputes that we have acted for our clients involve commercial disputes with the Government of Tanzania through its various executive agencies, represented our international and banking clients in our courts including execution proceedings.
We believe that our role is to ensure that disputes are dealt with efficiently and we aim to reduce the uncertainties surrounding the process. We have a team of experts in litigation and arbitration who combine the resources from our group member partners and associates to provide innovative strategies and effective case management. From October 1997 when IMMMA Advocates opened its services to the general public, we have represented and prosecuted hundreds of cases successfully for and on behalf of our clients.
Experience has included advising:
- Puma Energy at the CMA, at the High Court Labour Division and the Court of Appeal in a class action by 145 employees in relation to a retrenchment undertaken by Puma Energy
- In an unfair termination claim by an ex-employee of Statoil Tanzania involving USD1 million
- CCBRT at the Commission for Mediation and Arbitration (CMA) in a retrenchment matter involving 10 of its employees
- Statoil Tanzania AS at the High Court, Labour Division, in a revision against an Award issued by CMA awarding compensation of a total of TZS 132 million
- Asco at the High Court, Labour Division, in a class action by 114 employees following an unlawful strike
- A leading tobacco production company ie TLTC and TTPL in various labor disputes with workers unions and individual employees
- British America Tobacco (BAT) to settle an unfair termination claim following retrenchment which was necessitated by a restructuring exercise
- Ndovu Resources in the complaint lodged by employees claiming improvement of their working environment, tools, hours of work, statutory deduction etc
- African Explosive Limited at the CMA, High Court, Labor Division, and at Court of Appeal on the claim of unfair termination by a number of ex-employees
- Airtel at the CMA in negotiating separation agreements with its employees who were to be retrenched
This is an update to our alert dated 21 February 2020 on the salient features in the new Arbitration Act, 2020 (the Act) following Parliament passing the Bill into law.
A bill enacting the new Arbitration Act 2020 was passed by the parliament of the United Republic of Tanzania.
In the efforts of protection of environment against non-biodegradable plastic waste / pollution, Tanzania, through the Office of the Vice President, has enforced a total ban of single-use plastic carrier bags.
Operators in the clearing and forwarding business involving importation and exportation of minerals and other sensitive goods have less than a week in which to shift to other businesses.