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Adam Lovett


Adam Lovett

Dar es Salaam

T:+255 76 470 0901

Adam heads up our Dar es Salaam office in Tanzania.

Adam is part of our specialised cross-border African division and has extensive experience providing banking, capital markets, corporate, commercial and regulatory advice to private equity investors, multinational corporations, banks and financial institutions investing in, raising finance, establishing or restructuring their businesses in East Africa.

Adam is admitted to practice as a solicitor in England & Wales and as an advocate in Tanzania.

Adam has been listed as a leading lawyer in the financial and corporate space in IFLR1000 2016, and was ranked by IFLR1000’s 2013 Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms. He was also ranked as a leading lawyer by Chambers Global, interviewees quoted that "His knowledge, understanding of our business and legal interpretations have been exemplary" and “clients praise him as efficient, thorough, knowledgeable and flexible”. Chambers Global 2014 claims "Adam Lovett heads the practice. He is well respected by peers and lauded by clients as 'knowledgeable, reliable, efficient and direct'."

Before joining the practice, Adam worked for a London “magic circle” firm in their London and Dubai offices.

His international clients have included: Standard Chartered Bank, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, Standard Bank, Absa/Barclays, Rand Merchant Bank,  FBN Bank, Rabo Bank, China Exim Bank, China Development Bank, , Société Générale, Liberty SA, Sanlam Capital, African Development Bank, IFC, Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund, FMO, Proparco, FinnFund, Apple, Vodacom, Nokia Siemens Networks, Etisalat, Hewlett Packard, Uranium 1, Barrick Gold, AngloGold Ashanti, Anglo American, RP Global, Kilwa Energy, Off Grid Electric, Maurel & Prom and Ophir Energy.

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  • Education
    • LLB (hons) from University College London in 1996.
    • Masters in Law (LLM) from the University of Cambridge in 1997
  • Representative experience
    • Acting for Rand Merchant Bank and First National Bank as lead counsel on US$220 million guaranteed syndicated loan facilities for TANESCO. The loan is guaranteed by the Tanzanian Government.

    • Advised The Export Import Bank of China on US$1.2 billion preferential credit facility to Tanzanian Government for construction of gas pipeline.
    • Advised Pavilion Energy on a $1.25 billion farm-in to three off-shore gas exploration and production licences.
    • Advised Heritage Insurance on restructuring of their Tanzanian group and disposal of a majority shareholding in Alliance Insurance Tanzania.
    • Advised Sanlam Capital on the acquisition of portfolio of commercial property in Tanzania.