Clyde & Co associate firm Ako Law has topped the latest IFLR1000 and Chambers Global rankings for Tanzania. Clyde & Co partner Krista Bates and Ako Law partner 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 also ranked as a leading corporate/commercial lawyer for Tanzania in the guides in the latest edition of PLC Which Lawyer?
Clyde & Co partner Krista Bates said: "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.