We serve our clients in all areas of the law, including but not limited to:
Litigation and dispute resolution: legal representation before courts, tribunals and quasi-judicial bodies [for instance, Commissions of Inquiry]. Our focus include disputes arising from debt recovery, commercial disputes, contracts, intellectual property litigation, tax, product liability, employment disputes, banking and financial disputes
Tax law: tax litigation, tax planning, negotiating settlement of clients’ tax liabilities with KRA, tax education and training and tax policy.
Estate planning: legal and taxation advice on estate planning, focusing on the issues that pertain to wills trusts and succession for families and their businesses. Our expertise focuses on intestate succession, testate succession, will and estate planning, trusts, power of attorney, managing family separation or divorce, family partnerships, and contentious trust and probate issues.
Customs and Regulation of International trade: World Trade Organisation, Trade agreements [COMESA, EAC, Economic Partnership Agreements]
Conveyance: preparation, drafting and registration of sale agreements, transfers, subdivisions, partitions, commercial leases, powers of attorney and trust deeds; landlord-tenant relationships, financing, acquisition and sale, leasing, land use, and development and construction , construction law and contract supervision.
Non-profit Organisations: formation and registration, regulatory compliance and NGO Coordination Act
Intellectual property law: application and registration of IP (trademarks, patents, copyrights, etc.); IP litigation and disputes; exploitation of IP; franchising; and IP and taxation.
Corporate and Commercial Law: corporate law, international trade, law, banking law, etc.
Immigration: employment authorization, petitions, visa applications, deportation and removal proceedings, temporary resident visas, work permits, labour market confirmations, permanent residence, citizenship and passport matters. We also represent our clients in appeals to administrative tribunals or the courts.
Government Relations: regulatory issues, licensing and approvals, legislative and policy research
Company law and practice: the incorporation process, registration, compliance and regulatory matters, advice on financing arrangements, drafting loan and security agreements, winding up and restructuring, undertaking investigations, due diligence, risk analysis and providing corporate governance advisory and training and advising on governance, directors’ responsibilities and liability.
Insurance: investigating and defending insurance claims, representation in court, preventive focus (by assisting companies design and implement policies on health and safety), and, regulatory and compliance aspects.
Public Procurement Law: We work with public institutions or companies bidding for public procurement deals through the entire process of preparation of documents, negotiation of contracts and management of contracts .We also represent our clients before the administrative tribunals, oversight authorities and in the Courts.
Public-Private Partnerships: We advise on all stages of public-private partnerships, from strategy formation and financing to project selection, real estate structuring, negotiations, drafting of key documentation and contract management.
Media, Telecommunications & Technology Law: structuring and negotiating transactions involving sale of wireless and wire line carriers and assets, assisting companies in the acquisition and licensing of spectrum, advising on compliance with regulations governing wireless/wire line telecommunications equipment and services.
Project finance & loan syndications: advise on the best structures for projects; undertake financing arrangements; negotiate and draft relevant agreements; establish and manage special purpose companies; provide investment advice through all the phases of the project; and undertake due diligence and risk evaluations.
Competition Law and Regulatory: risk audits on anticompetitive behaviours including, merger control regulations and agreements on prevention of cartels.
Mergers and acquisitions: acquisition financings, takeover defences and hostile transactions, cross-border transactions, going private transactions, leveraged and management buyouts, M&A litigation including director liability, purchases and sales of divisions and subsidiaries, reorganizations and recapitalizations, restructurings, special and audit committee assignments, spin-offs, and joint ventures.
Private Equity: Tax, legal and regulatory regime for venture capital including drafting and reviewing the constitutive documents and other necessary agreements, and coordinating incorporation between Kenya and other jurisdictions such as Mauritius and Luxembourg
Restructuring and insolvency: creditor rights and lender liability disputes, complex loan restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency litigation, valuation and solvency proceedings, and sale and purchase of assets and debt portfolios.
Constitutional and Administrative Law: Our expertise in this area include providing advice on interpretation of constitutional provisions, relevant legislation intended to implement specific aspects of the Constitution, constitutional litigation, judicial review and human rights litigation. We undertake class constitutional litigation cases.
Criminal law: economic crimes, corporate, environmental, internal investigations, money laundering, fraud, tax and malpractice suits.
Real Estate/Property law: we represent, among others, owners, lenders, developers and investors in: Purchases, sale, leases; Structuring real estate development projects; Acquisitions and dispositions; Joint ventures, partnerships and equity investments; Financings, including syndicated lending, securitizations and other capital markets transactions; Construction contracts; regulatory issues; and conveyance.
Employment: We bring considerable knowledge and experience to help employers deal with all aspects of employment law including: development and negotiation of employment contracts; development and negotiation of collective bargaining agreements; severance agreements; discipline and discharge; personnel policies; unfair labour practices; investigation of workplace infringements; equity incentives, share options; and, redundancy, demotions, reorganizations; suspension. We assist corporate bodies to undertake risk analysis of their employment policies, draft internal regulations and advice on compliance.
Unincorporated associations: We work with international NGOs, foundations, national NGO’s, associations and members’ clubs on all areas of legal advisory and compliance. We advise and offer services ranging from incorporation, advising on tax provisions, employment requirements, obtaining of work permits, development of internal policies and risk analysis.
Trade Mark & Patent Agents
Registration of Companies & business names and related work
Reviewing of contracts, HR and employment manuals and policies
Company Secretary services
Labor law issues