Juvenalis Ngowi

Nationality: Tanzanian
Languages: English, Swahili

Juvenalis Ngowi is an Arbitrator based in Tanzania with over 20 years legal experience and is a member of the Chartered institute of arbitrators (UK and Nairobi).  

As arbitrator, Juvenalis has handled high value and complex commercial disputes in both public and private sectors. He has also been in involved in matters relating to competition law, construction, mergers & acquisitions, land law, real property, banking and finance and employment.

When not sitting as arbitrator he continues to practice as a partner in the world’s largest law firm, Dentons and is founding partner of East African Law Chambers.

Juvenalis has a wide knowledge of disputes in the construction industry. He has been involved in disputes arising from variations such as descoping, termination of contracts, claims for payments, breach of contracts, sub-contracts, and safety including accidents at the construction site.

Juvenalis has dealt with matters of competition in different industries such as insurance, production industry and the oil and gas sector.

Juvenalis has been involved on matters of mergers and acquisitions in assisting clients to get necessary statutory approvals, restructuring of companies due to intended mergers and acquisitions, employment matters as an effect of M&A's and also in disputes arising out of M&A's between parties to the contract.

Juvenalis has been involved in a number of commercial disputes involving banking and finance, breach of contracts, torts, mining, liquidation and winding up. 

  • Juvenalis has been appointed as arbitrator in several arbitrations under the Arbitration Act 1996 (UK).
  • Juvenalis has been appointed to a panel in a SADC Commercial Arbitration and Investment dispute among member countries on commercial and investment issues. 
  • Juvenalis has also been appointed to sit as a sole Arbitrator by the Tanzania Institute of Arbitration in a dispute regarding breach of contracts in commercial agreements. 
  • Juvenalis was appointed by the National Construction Counsel in a construction dispute in which the sub-contractor was disputing the descoping of works by the main contractor.
  • Juvenalis was appointed by parties to deal with a construction dispute in which the old building, which was being renovated, collapsed and created issues on liabilities of the contractor and client.
  • LLB Hons Degree, University of Dar es salaam
  • Master’s in Business Administration (MBA), Eastern and South African Management Institute (ESAMI)
  • Advocate of High Court of Tanzania
  • Attorney General Chambers
  • Member, Tanzania Institute of Arbitration
  • Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK and Nairobi)
  • Member, National Constructions Council of Tanzania
  • Member, Tanganyika Law Society
  • Member, East Africa Law Society
  • Member, Zanzibar Law Society
  • SADC Panel of International Commercial Arbitrators
  • ADGM Abu Dhabi Global Markets - Arbitrators Panel 
  • SHAC Shanghai International Arbitration Commission - Arbitrators Panel 

Juvenalis Ngowi has been ranked by international ranking firms to be one of the best lawyers in Tanzania.

Chambers & Partners ranked him as a leader in his filed in Tanzania.

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