Ms. Lucy Henry Sondo, who is one of the top notch lawyers in Tanzania, is the founding Partner of Abenry & Company, Advocates. Lucy has got extensive experience in commercial law, project finance, banking and securitization, capital markets, mergers & acquisition, private public partnerships, energy, mining and telecommunication law. Her exposure in project finance, banking and regulatory matters and practice is an added advantage to PASS.
Lucy Sondo is recognised as a lawyer with "plenty of hands-on experience," and has been rated in Chambers Global "The World's Leading Lawyers for Business", for a number of years. In Chambers Global 2013 Lucy was described as "very dedicated to her work" and "knows the marketplace well," and is especially well regarded for her knowledge of electricity and infrastructure matters. She has also been described in Chambers Global 2014 as "very commercially minded and responsive", and 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."
Awards and Recognition
Education : University of the West India, LLM, 1987 (Legislative Drafting); and University of Dar es Salaam LLB, 1984.
Profession: Advocate of the High Court of Tanzania, Senior Counsel.
Experience : Senior Partner, Abenry & Company, January 2006 to-date present; Junior Partner, Mkono & Company, Advocates 2002–2005; Senior Legal Counsel, Mkono & Company 1997–2001; State Attorney and Senior Parliamentary Draftsperson, Attorney General’s Chambers, Ministry of Justice 1984 – 1996.
Lucy is a member of: Tanganyika Law Society; Tanzania Women Lawyers’ Association; East Africa Law Society; and Commonwealth Association of Legislative Counsel.