Ako Law named as pre-eminent legal services provider

LawFuel.com – The Law Firm Newswire – Ako Law in association with Clyde & Co LLP has topped the latest IFLR1000 and Chambers Global rankings for Tanzania. Krista Bates and Kibuta Ongwamuhana are also listed as leading individuals in each of the guides.
The IFLR and Chambers directories are comprehensive and independently researched guides to the world’s top law firms. Law firms are ranked in league tables and leading individual lawyers are identified.
Krista is praised by clients for her responsiveness, commercial acumen and transactional expertise: “[Krista] helps me assess the risks and advise how to mitigate them in a way that fits with local custom” (IFLR1000 2011). Kibuta Ongwamuhana is recognised as a preeminent tax specialist.
Clients of Ako Law comment in Chambers Global 2010 that the firm is “able to see the big picture on corporate transactions and provides a safe pair of hands on even the most complex of matters.” A peer comments in IFLR1000 2011 that Ako Law has “proved [itself] as a firm to be reckoned with”.
Krista Bates is not only ranked as a leading Corporate/ Commercial lawyer in Tanzania by IFLR1000 and Chambers Global, but is also recognised in the latest edition of “PLC Which Lawyer?”
“There is significant appetite, particularly from BRIC nations, for investment and development projects in emerging markets such as sub-Saharan Africa. Our energy, infrastructure, and mining practices have been very active and we expect continuing growth.”
Ako Law entered into association with Clyde & Co in 2010.

Notes to editors
1 Ako Law is the leading Tanzanian law firm with an unsurpassed reputation. In Tanzania and throughout sub-Saharan Africa its lawyers provide a wide range of legal services to clients around the world. www.akolaw.com
2 Clyde & Co is a leading international law firm that opens doors and helps clients do business across 120 countries. With over 700 lawyers and over 600 support staff in 24 offices and associated offices around the world, we focus on delivering a full range of legal services, especially those of a complex, high-profile, multi-jurisdictional nature. Clyde & Co fields market-leading teams in core sectors including aviation and aerospace, insurance, marine, real estate and construction, infrastructure and logistics, and trade and finance. www.clydeco.com
For more information please contact:
Krista Bates, Partner
Clyde & Co in association with Ako Law, Dar Es Salaam
Tel: + +255 (0)767 302 200 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              +255 (0)767 302 200      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Email: [email protected]

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