AREAS OF EXPERTISE AND PRACTICE

CONVEYANCING, REAL ESTATE & PROPERTY LAW

The Firm has a team of Advocates who specialise with the Property and Conveyancing Law. The Firm from time to time offers on property acquisition and development and further prepare the requisite instruments to necessitate the acquisition. We also prepare the necessary documentation for transfer of immovable properties and register Mortgages and Charges in favor of our clients. In addition, we provide advice on real estate matters, and we litigate in respect of all property-related matters. In summary the areas of practice under this head include:

  1. Real Estate acquisitions and Sale of property
  2. Construction contracts, project management, consultancy, agreements
  3. Land regulations governing acquisitions and sale of property
  4. Land registries and allotments
  5. Change of land user
  6. Due diligence and preparation of title search reports
  7. Regulatory laws including those relating to licences an approvals Property tax and other taxes on real estate
  8. Preparation and registration of Transfers
  9. Preparation of Leases, Grants, Tenancy Agreements, Licenses and other contracts associated with real Estate
In all circumstances, we endevour to ensure that contractual terms and principles are in the best interest of our clients by among others, reviewing the applicable law measured against terms of agreements and contracts our clients intend to enter into, and actively advise them on implications thereof.

Litigation & dispute resolutions

The Firm is uniquely positioned to advice on issues in Commercial Litigation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution. The Firm is experienced in the full spectrum of Litigation, Dispute Resolution and Regulatory Issues that our Clients face. The Firm has overtime have helped our Clients to achieve success in some of the most complex of Litigation Disputes.

The Firm has a fully-fledged Litigation Department supporting our clientele in prosecuting and defending Commercial Legal Actions at the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court, Employment and Labour Relations Court, Magistrate’s Courts, Public Procurement Review Board and Tribunals including the Business Premises Rent Tribunal and Co-operatives Tribunal.

The Firm offers seamless, integrated services across the Country and throughout Africa. We have Branch Offices supporting our Head Office and serving our Clientele in the 4 Major Counties in the Country, that is, Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Kisii and Eldoret.

Additionally, we provide value addition services such as updating our Clients on emerging Jurisprudence in their fields of Business operations and new Legislation.

Banking & Finance

The firm has specialized knowledge and experience in banking and finance law to enable them efficiently to assist financial institutions in their day to day operations. We advise clients on regulatory matters, lending and prepare the essential documentation. We also advise and assist borrowers, buyers and financial institutions in transactions, including, asset acquisition and leveraged financing, securitization, project financing, restructuring and recapitalization, banking transaction documentation including bank guarantees, letters of credit and other trade finance documentation.

We have a good working relationship with many Commercial Banks in the Country.

INFRASTRUCTURE

The firm has experience working with large scale project contactors in complex construction projects such as roads and railway projects and has experience in negotiating contracts with international consultants for projects implemented within Nairobi. We make it our goal to ensure that a structured system is in place to promote the focused achievement of project milestones and to guide the project to completion. We are also on hand to mediate and assist in the negotiation of variations to construction contracts when necessary.

The Firm is currently providing general advisory services to the contractors undertaking the construction of the Nairobi Express-way project, the western Bypass project and Naivasha-Malaba Meter Gauge Railway rehabilitation project.

Tax Law

Our Law firm provides resolutions in tax disputes through proper representation, by negotiating with Tax authorities in court and at the Tax Appeals Tribunal. We assist out clients assert their rights and protect their interests, by challenging assessments and adminstrative decisions of Tax Authorities through judicial reveiw.

Insurance Law

The Firm has a fully-fledged Insurance Department comprising of a Team of 60 Advocates and 20 Lawyers dedicated to defending Insurance matters filed in various Courts spread across the Country

The firm is currently the exclusive Defence Counsel for Directline Assurance Company Limited, the Largest PSV, Commercial and Private Motor Vehicle Insurance Company in the Country, this places our Firm in a very unique position to effectively deal with disputes arising from insurance policies including Motor Vehicle accidents, Commercial Risk policies, insurance contracts and insurance fraud.

Our team also advises clients on the regulatory aspects and compliance with the applicable legislation. Our Attorney’s assist in assessment of liability on policy and analyse product liability claims with a view to resolving such claims.

Intellectual Property Protection

Our Firm undertakes to register, renew and prepare licenses for trade and service marks for both local and international clients under the Trade Marks Act, regionally at the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) and internationally.

We also have considerable experience in cross-border trademark registration and dispute resolution, especially in Africa and the Middle East. We boast an in-house patent agent as well as expertise in the fast-evolving area of e-commerce, information and communication technology, the Internet and the intellectual property issues it raises. We represent our clients in the areas of; Trademarks

  • Copyrights
  • Patents
  • IP Advisory
  • Infringment
  • The law of passing off
  • Unregistered and registered designs

We work with clients to develop, protect, promote and enforce their intellectual property rights.

Labor & Employment Law

The firm advises its clients on the legal aspects of employment and labour law to ensure full compliance with all the applicable laws and provisions. We further represent our client’s matters of breach of the employment law. Our services in this category include representation in the labour court, advice on termination of employment and on retrenchment and rationalizations, drafting of Employment Contracts with respect unions on behalf of our clients. Our team, also advices on labour implications of mergers and acquisitions on the employees.

Advises clients on employment, industrial, labour and other service law issues. This includes advice on terms of appointment and conditions of service, transfer, layoff, retrenchment, discharge or dismissal of employees etc.

Company Secretarial Services & Corporate Law

The Firm offers fast and sound Company Secretary Services and company Law advice keeping our clients business objectives protected. Some of our services include; Company incorporation, preparing of Annual Returns, Meetings preparation and circulation of Notices and Agenda, Share issue and transfer, Custody of statutory register of directors and shareholders, Company Secretarial due diligence and corporate governance and Consultancy Services.

The Firm has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating confidentiality/non-disclosure, non-solicitation and non-circumvention agreements; contracts for services; concession agreements; distribution agreements; equipment leasing agreements; supply, installation and commissioning contracts; introduction and commission agreements; joint bidding, collaboration and consortium agreements; licensing agreements among others.

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