PRACTICE AREAS



Overview


At HECON, we handle a wide range of practice areas such as Tax Law & Tax Advisory Services, Corporate & Commercial, Labour & Immigration, Land & Property, Intellectual Property and Litigation & Disputes Settlement


HECON, can provide the step-by-step guidance you need to resolve your legal issue. When it comes to safeguarding the rights and interests of the men and women we represent, we are relentless and strategic. Every client is a cause we believe in. Let us help you get through this stressful and difficult moment in your life by entrusting us with your legal needs.



Tax Law & Tax Advisory Services

Due to our experience and expertise, Hecon has a special focus on Tax Laws and all matters pertaining to regulatory compliance within the East African Region. Understanding client’s daily dealings and transactions very clear, helps to make things that seem complex much more manageable. We create smart strategies based on many years of experience and expertise with tax laws, rules, regulations and procedures to aggressively negotiate the best possible outcome for our clients. Advising clients’ on ways to minimize the risk of tax penalties and interest has helped many of our clients avoid unnecessary costs. We advise clients on tax matters mainly in areas of Compliance, Planning, Risk management, Audit Defense and Disputes Resolutions. Wherever there is any dispute in relation to tax assessments or interpretation of Tax laws, we participate from preparation and submission of objections and appeals to legal representation at tax Tribunals.



Corporate & Commercial Law

Our knowledge and experience in corporate and commercial law helps us to provide top notch service to our corporate clients. We provide services in Business Set-Ups, Winding Up, Mergers & Acquisitions, International & cross-border transactions, Foreign exchange control, Joint ventures, Re-organizations & restructurings, Corporate & Partnerships Structures, Corporate governance, Intellectual Property protection, Drafting of commercial contracts, Company secretarial services. Our company secretarial service package includes attending and taking records of minutes of various meetings, attending to statutory issues which arise from meetings, preparing and filling company annual returns, maintaining statutory registers, processing share transfers and allotments and advising on regulatory compliance requirements for relevant sector of the business.





Labour Law & Immigration Law

We always strive to provide continued training and hands on assistance on labour related issues to our clients.  We assist in drafting or reviewing contracts of Employment incorporating all statutory changes which are happening in this evolving field of law. We provide legal advice from the time of setting up of Human Resource relations to representation in labour disputes. We assist in preparation and review of employment manuals handbooks, negotiating collective bargaining/voluntary agreements on behalf of clients. We also assist in application and liaison on Work permits and Residence permits for international assignees to Tanzania from all over the world.



Land & Property Law

We have a conveyancing department which deals with all land and property-related matters. We undertake to provide an excellent service to all our clients and to attend to each matter diligently and expeditiously. Services rendered by the conveyancing department include, but are not limited to, representation in the purchase, sale or financing of residential and commercial real estate, drafting of purchase and sale agreements, transfer documents, and other property-related documents. We also carry out company, mining and land registration searches, processing applications for fresh land titles, renewals and replacement of defaced, lost or destroyed title deeds.




Intellectual Property Law

We advise on all aspects of the exploitation and use of intellectual property rights and the acquisition and use of information technology products and services. We offer particular expertise in relation to acquisition of rights, transactions involving licensing and the transfer of technology, technology joint ventures, research and development, supply and distribution agreements, and dispute resolution. We advise both established and developing businesses on how they can protect their intellectual property during mergers and acquisitions where a number of competition law issues may arise. We also advise clients on legal issues connected with introducing products to the market such as branding, product information leaflets and advertising.



Cyber Law

Cyber crime is an area of growing legal complexity around the world. The technical nature of some of these offences may mean that private individuals and companies may be unwillingly caught up in an investigation without realizing that their actions have given rise to potential criminal liability. In Tanzania since the government enacted the legislation in 2015, it is claimed that there is a reduction of cyber offences. However, there are still a number of challenges which require high legal expertise in fulfillment of justice for all. Whether you are facing a criminal investigation or prosecution or have found yourself the target of such activity and need to take control of the situation, we can help.




Litigation & Disputes Settlement

We aim to provide solutions that ensure the most favorable outcome for our clients and which correspond to their business needs. We offer the full range of services, with teams specializing in civil litigation, commercial litigation local and international arbitration. Our lawyers have also specialized in solving complex tax disputes as swiftly and effectively as possible from issuing of objections to filing and handling tax appeals at the tax Appeals Tribunal.


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