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The Current Managing Director, Tanzania International Arbitration Centre ( TIAC )

TIAC Managing Director, Mr. Alphonce Marandu Gura, has worked with the Tanganyika Law Society for 10 years prior to his appointment at TIAC. Key to his role at TLS, he served as the Acting Chief Executive Officer for more or less the entire 2014. Mr Gura has been an influential figure in the TLS Senior Management for the past 8 years, immensely contributing to the design and implementation of two generations of strategic plans, designing of programes that defined a new TLS image to its stakeholders and individually taking the key role in TLS fundraising and business development initiatives.

He has written, edited and contributed to hundreds of TLS publications. Mr. Gura has also been a key drafter of a major regulations for the regulation of the Law Society business notably the TLS Election Regulations and TLS Chapter Regulations among a handful of other regulations. Mr Gura posses a unique blend of knowledge in businesses development, policy and law reform programming, judicial accountability advocacy as well as regulations of legal professionals and Professional Associations.

Mr. Gura is a registered member of the Bar in Tanzania, as well as East Africa Law Society (EALS) and the Southern Africa Development Community Law Association (SADCLA). He has in the past taken an a leading role for the negotiation of the position of the TLS in Cross Border Legal Practice in East Africa from 2012 to 2015. Mr. Gura is particularly active in the SADCLA where he is currently serving in its various committees including the Pro bono Committee, Human Rights Committee, A special committee to popularize AFSA/SADC seat of Arbitration, and the SADCLA Young Lawyers Network.
Mr. Gura holds LL.M degree from University of Dar es Salaam, with a particular focus on public and private international legal practice,” Major regulations and rules for regulating conduct of Law Society Business

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