Founder / Managing Partner CRB Africa Legal – Tanzania
Charles is an experienced consultant in the fields of mining, corporate, banking and financial law and is held in high regard by clients and peers. Chambers Global Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers describes market observers as “praising Charles Rwechungura’s ‘hands-on approach’ to an array of work, including mining, banking and finance activities.”
Charles regularly advises mining exploration and extraction companies on corporate and commercial issues such as joint venture agreements, transfers or assignments of mineral rights, applications for mining and prospecting licences and has conducted multiple large-scale due diligence exercises for foreign investors looking to invest in the Tanzanian mining sector.
In addition, Charles acts for many of the national and foreign banks operating in Tanzania, advising them on the full range of financial and banking law issues. He has advised on four IPOs and two crosslistings of bonds issues. In recognition of his industry knowledge and legal expertise he is often appointed to act as arbitrator on complex commercial disputes.
Charles cut his teeth in project finance during the early 1980s while working for six years as an in-house corporate counsel in the National Textile Corporation (TEXCO), a large corporation that sourced funds from international financiers for the construction and management of over 16 textile manufacturing projects. He moved to work for another six years as Head Counsel at the Tanzania Investment Bank (TIB), a foreign funded project financier through long term secured lending. He ventured into private practice in 1993 as founder partner in the firm Maajar & Rwechungura Law Office that eventually merged with another law firm to become REX ATTORNEYS.
Charles obtained an LLB (Hons) from the University of Dar es Salaam in 1977.
He is the current President of the Tanganyika Law Society.
He was also President of the Tanganyika Law Society from 2005 to 2006, 2nd Deputy Treasurer for the East African Law from 2005 to 2007, Vice President of Eas African Law Society 2010, has been a board member of the International Commercial Bank Limited since 2006. Charles is a member of the Council of the Tanganyika Law Society, and a member of the Governing Council and the Executive Committee of the SADC Lawyers Association in addition to being an active member at the International Bar Association.
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