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Patric David M. Mhina


[LL.M-IP], [LL.B Hons], Advocate

Patric is an Advocate of the High Court of Zanzibar, Advocate of the High Court of Tanzania and an accredited Mediator. He has an experience of over 15 years in Manufacturing & Beverage industries on industrial relations as well as in Construction Sector, professional expertising in Human Capital Management and handling of labour dispute. He is a founder and Managing partner at Law Exchange Associates but also, in-house Legal Manager at PepsiCo Tanzania. He specialised in execution of various intellectual property rights in Tanzania (Tanganyika & Zanzibar).


Career path
  • Founder and Managing Partner at Law Exchange Associates ('Firm')-2018 to Present
  • Senior Partner at Wakili Associates ('Firm')-2015-2017
  • Manager, Legal Affairs at PepsiCo Tanzania (SBC) -2014 to Present
  • Human Resources & Legal Officer at PepsiCo Tanzania (SBC)-2013 to 2014
  • Industrial Relations (IR) & Legal Officer at PepsiCo Tanzania (SBC)-2010 to 2012
  • Legal officer at PepsiCo Tanzania (SBC)-2008 to 2010


Mr. Patric (Esq.) holds a Master degree in intellectual property laws (LL.M-IP) from the University of Dar es salaam School of Law, a Bachelor of Laws degree, and a Post graduate Diploma in legal practices from the Law school of Tanzania and a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management (HRM) from the Open University of Tanzania.
He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Taxation (PGD-Tax) from the institute of Tax Administration as well a Post Graduate Diploma in Mediation & Arbitration (Med/Arb) from the Institute of Social Work. He is now pursuing the East African Customs Clearance and Freight Forwarding Practising Certificate(CFFPC) at the Institute of Tax Administration

Membership & Affiliation
The firm is affiliated with various professional bodies national and internationally including; International Trademark Association (INTA), The East African Law Society (EALS), Tanganyika Law Society (TLS), Zanzibar Law Society (ZLS), Maritme Law Association of Tanzania(MLAT) and the Tanzania Chamber of Commerce Industry & Agriculture (TCCIA)

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