About Us

Bill & Williams Advocates is a trusted and reputable Law firm with her remarkable footprints not only in Tanzania but also across Africa. The firm’s headquarters is in Arusha, Tanzania. The services we render have benefited businesses from different parts of Africa and across the globe. Our corporate and advisory services have seen clients from Europe and America do business with their counterparts in East Africa. Our specialized knowledge, cumulative decades of experiences and efficient services have always thrilled our clients. The firm is comprised of specialized teams with commercially minded lawyers, which enable us to assist clients in identifying and harnessing business potentials in their undertakings. We take time to understand our clients’ businesses and apply our knowledge-based experience, both as a firm and individual lawyers, to provide solution to clients’ legal matters.

We offer services ranging from Consultancy & Advisory services, mediation, arbitration and Litigation. Our in-house team is also experienced in undertaking assignments on  Conveyance, Corporate Governance, Intellectual Property, Employment matters, Investment and Trade. Our team is made up of young likeminded professional legal practitioners united by Professionalism, Ethics, Integrity, Transparency, Accountability, and efficiency.

Our Strategic Location

The firm enjoys the privilege of being at the heart of the country’s major International hub where business negotiations, transactions and investments take place. In case of conflicts, Arusha hosts the Mediation and Arbitration Centre for East Africa under the precincts of the East African community (EAC) which is trusted for its neutrality and affordability in provision of mediation and arbitration services.  Should mediation and arbitration fail, and when a client instructs us, we approach the East African Court of Justice (EACJ). For those interested in human rights, Arusha is a seat of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (AfCHPR). The International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT) which performs the remaining functions of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) also seat in Arusha. The firm takes advantage of the presence of these international organizations in Arusha to facilitate mediation, arbitration and litigation services for our clients at affordable rates. Our international clients enjoy the relatively lower Attorney-Fees for mediation, arbitration and litigation for cases undertaken in the EACJ, AfCHPR, and IRMCT compared to flying in Advocates from outside Arusha.


William Ernest

Lead Partner


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