Who is Mkono & Co?
Mkono & Co. Africa is a leading East-African law firm headquartered in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Founded in 1977 by the
firmís managing partner, Honourable Nimrod E. Mkono, the firm has gradually developed to become Tanzaniaís leading law firm
and a prominent corporate, commercial and financial practice in the East-African region.
Mkono & Co.ís growth is reflected by the unique and dynamic team of lawyers coming from the US, Europe, India and from
all over Africa. The firm has a unique mix of common law and civil law practitioners which is key to its move to the East
African and Great Lakes Region.
The firm is recognised by international professional directories and has received multiple awards for its legal leadership
and quality of services. The firm has been ranked in Tier one by Chambers Global since 2000 and counts several lawyers
ranked as leaders in their field.
Our presence in the region
Mkono & Co. houses close to thirty lawyers in its headquarters in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The firm has a branch
office in Burundi and an exclusive association in Rwanda and Uganda. Mkono & Co has further formed a number of alliances
with other firms practicing in other jurisdictions, such as Kenya, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mauritius and India.
The firm is also a member of Terralex, a worldwide network of independent law firms.
The expansion of the network platform and the internal growth of the firm over the years have enhanced the firmís
capacity to deliver increasingly sophisticated legal services and to act for top corporate clients and governmental
The firm has built a reputation of understanding its clientsí sectors and work with them towards expanding their
business, allowing them to exploit new opportunities. Many of the firmís lawyers benefit from additional experience
acquired either as in-house counsel, at international law firms and institutions or at renown universities, ensuring
a broad perspective and understanding of the strategy and complex needs of the firmís clients. The firmís ambition
is and has always been to set new standards for law practices in the region.
Finally, and perhaps more importantly, we thoroughly understand the key political, economical, regulatory and
legal issues which surround doing business in our region. Especially in Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi, we have an
exclusive network of contacts with governments, banks, local companies and other consultants and we are able to
successfully steer investors through often unfamiliar business environments.
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