Welcome to Lawcastles
LawCastles is a Tanzanian law firm specializing in providing services to foreign individuals, companies and other entities in selected areas of corporate and commercial law and providing business support services. LawCastles has a strong link with government departments such as Tanzania Investment Centre, Tanzania Revenue Authority, Companies' Office, Trademark Office, Patents Office, Ministry of Energy and Minerals, Energy and Water Regulatory Authority, Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority, Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority, Tanzania Tourist Board, Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority, Surface and Marine Transport Regulatory Authority, Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, Geological Survey of Tanzania and Ministry of Industries, Trade and Marketing. Moreover, LawCastles has a good relations with various not for profit commercial associations such as Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, Tanzania Bankers Association, and Fair Competition Commission.
The firm was founded in 1999 in Dar es Salaam by three former university classmates. From 1999 to July 2006, the firm operated under the name of ‘Lexglobe LLP’. In August 2006, the firm was rebranded as ‘LAWCASTLES’ after merging with another small law firm. LawCastles is one of the largest law firms in Tanzania with a well established reputation in the areas of Project development and Finance, Intellectual Property Services, Distribution, Franchising, Competition Law, Telecommunications, Mergers and Acquisition, Commercial Lending, Construction Law, Tax Law (including international tax law), Cross-border Insolvency and Debt Restructurings, Commercial Arbitration, Commercial Litigation and Expert Determination. The bulk of LawCastles’ business comes from outside Tanzania and most of it comes from best known global organizations and corporations to start up companies.
LawCastles is an exclusive member of the International Business Law Consortium (IBLC) for Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. IBLC is an international network of law firms, tax and audit advisors and affiliated professionals. IBLC was established in 1996 under the auspices of the Center for International Legal Studies located in Salzburg, Austria as a means of assisting law firms affiliated with the Center to participate in and further the Center's programs. IBLC members are located in the major cities of the World. Being an IBLC member means that, LawCastles clients are able to receive readily available high quality services from other IBLC member firms located in major cities of the World.
Our particular focus is to assist international clients through offering them high quality services that are cost-effective and that stand the test of time and competitor challenge. We respond promptly to all inquiries and we always surprise our clients for timely and prompt response. Unless your inquiry entails conducting further research, we respond to all e-mail enquiries within one (1) business day. Business days in Tanzania are Monday to Friday, 08:00 to 17:00 East African time (GMT+3). With LawCastles, you will not miss your deadlines.