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Hellen Makanza

Is a transactional lawyer specializing in banking, corporate and commercial contracting in the sectors of manufacturing, transport, distribution, mining, real estate and Government affairs. She has experience in drafting and reviewing corporate agreements as well as identifying and advising on legal risks in commercial and banking transactions. Ms. Makanza has worked with numerous local and international clients in company formation, commercial transaction structuring and security offerings in the East Africa region. She joins Forbix Attorneys after a long career in prominent banking institutions throughout Africa. 



  • Partner, Forbix Attorneys, 2012 – Present
  • Advocate, High Court of Tanzania, since 2011 
  • Regional Head Credit Legal, Stanbic Bank Tanzania Limited 2009 – 2011
  • Head of Credit Support, Stanbic Bank Tanzania Limited 2007 – 2009
  • Company Secretary and Head of Legal, African Banking Corporation Tanzania Limited 2004 – 2007
  • Head Legal and Compliance, African Banking Corporation Tanzania Limited 2002 – 2004
  • Trainee, MRN&M Advocates, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania 2002 – 2003


  • LL.M (Law) – University of Kent – Canterbury, 2000 – 2002
  • LL.B (Law) – University of Bedfordshire, 1997 – 2000