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Kelvin is a senior associate in the Corporate Department of our Dar es Salaam office in Tanzania.
He has experience in corporate services, mining law, banking and financing, corporate restructuring, competition, M&A, not-for-profit organizations, and conveyancing.
Prior to joining Bowmans, Kelvin worked at a recognized international law firm in its Dar es Salaam office and also in the corporate and commercial transactions department of boutique law practice based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
He has an LLM in Corporate and Commercial Law from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and an LLB (Hons) from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa in Nairobi, Kenya.
Kelvin is a registered Advocate in Tanzania and a member of the Tanganyika Law Society (TLS).
Highlights of Kelvin’s recent finance experience includes advising:
- FMO and PROPARCO on a USD 125m loan facility to NMB Bank Public Limited Company for financing NMB’s investments in micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, agri-businesses and eligible green opportunities in Tanzania.
- EDFI Management Company SA on a USD 1.5 million unsecured term loan facility in favour of Simusolar Limited and EA Foods Limited.
- SFC Finance Limited t/a AfricInvest Private Credit on a USD 4 million loan facility in favour of Dough Works Limited for expansion of the KFC, Pizza Hut and BAO stores franchises in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Highlights of Kelvin’s recent M&A and equity capital markets experience include advising:
- SBA Communications Corporation and Paradigm Infrastructure Limited on the acquisition of Airtel Tanzania’s telecom tower portfolio for approximately USD 175 million.
- IFC with respect to its USD 10 million investment in the first ever gender bond issuance in Sub-Saharan Africa (a senior unsecured medium term note programme of up to Tanzania Shillings Two Hundred Billion (TZS 200,000,000,000) issued by NMB Bank PLC.
- OP Finnfund Global Impact Fund I KY (acquiring firm) on its acquisition of a minority interest in d.light design, Inc and by corollary, its subsidiary in Tanzania, d.light (TZ) Limited.
Highlights of Kelvin’s recent regulatory experience includes advising:
- RTI International on the relevant legal framework in Tanzania for the Power Africa Off-grid Project (PAOP) where Off-Grid players developed a Pay-as-You-Go (PAYGO) model allowing customers to pay for Solar Home Systems (SHS) and Productive Uses of Energy (PUE) appliances in instalments through mobile money platforms, among others.
- Circle Gas Limited on the legal and regulatory framework applicable to their business operations and sales of LPG rapidly in Tanzania, focusing initially on Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar using technology such as the smart meter system.
- Flutterwave INC on the payment system and electronic money regulatory framework in Tanzania;
- Facebook, Mastercard, Microsoft and Google on a range of regulatory issues in Tanzania, including but not limited to data protection and processing in Tanzania.
- Aggreko, Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions, Murray & Roberts Cementation (Pty) Ltd, Barminco (part of the Perenti group) and Epiroc Tanzania Limited on compliance with the local content requirements for service providers in the mining sector.
Highlights of Kelvin’s recent mining experience includes advising:
- Peak Rare Earths Limited and its Tanzanian subsidiary PR NG Minerals Limited in relation to framework agreement negotiations with the Government of Tanzania for the development of the Ngualla Rare Earth Project in Tanzania.
- Evolution Energy Minerals Limited and its Tanzanian Ngwena Tanzania Limited in relation to framework agreement negotiations with the Government of Tanzania for the development of the Chilalo Graphite Project in Tanzania.
- Ecograf Limited and its Tanzanian subsidiary in relation to framework agreement negotiations with the Government of Tanzania for the development of the Epanko Graphite Project in Tanzania.
- North Mara Gold Mine, Bulyanhulu Gold Mine and Pangea Minerals (Buzwagi Gold Mine), three of Tanzania’s’ largest gold mines now owned by Barrick Gold Corporation and the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania, on mining and related legal compliance issues in Tanzania.
Publications & Insights
- Tanzania: The Mining (Corporate Social Responsibility) Regulations 2023
- Tanzania: Finance Act 2023 – Highlights
- Tanzania: 2023/24 National Budget Highlights
- Tanzania: The Banking and Financial Institutions (Financial Leasing) Regulations 2022
- Tanzania: Mining (State Participation) Regulations 2022 published
- Tanzania: Income tax and value-added tax on electronic services – Regulations
- Tanzania: Amendments to the Mining (Local Content) Regulations
- Tanzania: Finance Act 2021- Highlights