Lucy Sondo

Managing Partner

Lucy Sondo is the founding partner of Abenry Advocates since 2005. She was a Partner with Adept Chambers for 2 years (2010 -2011) and with Mkono & Co Advocates for 9 years. Lucy also worked as State Attorney and Parliamentary Draftsman at the Attorney General’s office for 12 years. She is a holder of a Master’s degree in legislative drafting with an experience of over 35 years. Lucy is an expert in mergers and acquisitions, project finance, capital markets, energy, corporate law in general, drafting transactional documents and legislation and carrying out legal due diligence.

Lucy is an expert in, amongst others, projects & project financing, Public Private Partnerships, Mergers & Acquisitions, capital markets related work and energy related work. She is also an expert carrying out legal due diligence drafting transactional documents and legislation.

Lucy has constantly been rated in Chambers Global “The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business”, as one of the best lawyers in Tanzania. In the 2013 Chambers and Partners Rating, Lucy has been described as a corporate lawyer rated for her regulatory experience as well as her expertise in banking matters.

Lucy Sondo is very dedicated to her work and knows the marketplace well

-Chambers and Partners, 2012

Lucy has participated in negotiations and contracting discussions.   She has been advising governments, commercial and investment and commercial banks, insurance companies, broker-dealers asset managers financing securities and derivative markets and drafting and negotiating and appropriate documents.  Lucy has been at the centre of rendering legal advice to both local and foreign investors.  She has been involved in launching various projects which benefited under the Investment Act and have practically obtained investment certificates for various banks, mining companies and other investors in different sectors.

Lucy Sondo, is a wonderful person; she has her feet on the ground. She knows how to advise clients on what is possible

-IFLR 2009

Lucy acted for Eciafrica Consulting (Pty) Ltd. by providing a review of the Banking & Financial Institutions Act and the Bank of Tanzania Act and regulations made thereunder for the purpose of advising and redrafting the regulations in respect of the BOT credit databank in relation to Bank of Tanzania Credit Information Requirements Project, a project funded by the World Bank and supported by Bank of Tanzania (BOT).

Lucy has been described in Chambers Global 2015 as a person who is “widely praised for her “strong commitment to delivery for clients, and valuable experience” in energy, regulatory and capital markets matters. Market commentators say: “Lucy is an excellent navigator of the intricacies of local practices and always cheerful and pleasurable to work with.”

Lucy has been in the Tanzanian legal market for many years. Another source regarded her as a go-to lawyer for advisory mandates.

- Chambers and Partners 2019