Arbor House,Block A | Arboretum Drive.

Corporate & Commercial Law

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Our firm provides a comprehensive range of corporate and commercial services to domestic and foreign clients planning to invest, or do business, in Kenya. These services cover all aspects of the client’s business and all transactions undertaken by the client within the framework of the Kenyan regulatory regime. Our commercial lawyers provide seamless and cost-effective solutions to corporate clients as they collaborate closely with colleagues from within and without to coordinate transactions with a cross-border or international element.

The strong network of colleagues means that all issues from corporate, finance, employment to tax and industry specific legal regulations – can be covered by one integrated team that understands the operating environment in every jurisdiction involved in the transaction.

We also advise and assist clients on the establishment of operations in Kenya. This involves obtaining all registrations, licenses and approvals and meeting all legal requirements for their operations.

Our team’s extensive experience in advising multinational clients find us in the unique position of being fluent in the intricacies and complexities of issues relevant to foreign investors interested in doing business in Kenya.

Our services include work relating to:
  • Advising on the legal framework for the proposed business
    activity, as well as on the preferred vehicle or structure
    for the investment, including the establishment of
    branches, subsidiaries, representative offices, regional
    headquarters, regional operating headquarters, and other
    types of business vehicles;
  • Advising on and obtaining special registrations for
    corporate entities to avail of tax and other incentives under
    the Kenyan law;
  • Advising on and obtaining government approvals, permits,
    licenses and registrations for the client’s operations;
  • Preparing, negotiating and reviewing contracts for various
    corporate and commercial transactions that may arise from the client’s business.
  • Advising on the Kenyan regulatory regime for various
    corporate and commercial transactions that may have
    implications on the client’s business.

Our firm provides a comprehensive range of corporate and commercial services to domestic and foreign clients planning to invest, or do business, in Kenya. These services cover all aspects of the client’s business and all transactions undertaken by the client within the framework of the Kenyan regulatory regime. Our commercial lawyers provide seamless and cost-effective solutions to corporate clients as they collaborate closely with colleagues from within and without to coordinate transactions with a cross-border or international element.

We have strong knowledge of the regulations affecting a wide range of industries, such as banking, financial services, energy/power, hotels/resorts/ tourism, information technology, insurance, manufacturing, mining, outsourcing, retail, real estate, and telecommunications, among others, which serve as a robust background for advising and assisting clients in Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), corporate reorganization and divestitures in these industries.

You benefit from our team’s experience in various M&A and Joint venture transactions that has equipped them with extensive knowledge and expertise in:
  • Pre-acquisition review
  • Negotiating, preparing and reviewing
  • Sale and purchase agreements (both shares and assets)
  • Preparatory and ancillary agreements
  • Joint venture, shareholders and other business agreements
  • Capital restructuring post-acquisition integration or
    reorganizations
  • Establishment of joint venture companies
  • Documenting and handling the various regulatory requirements for M&A transactions, investment structures, reorganizations, spin-offs divestitures and other business combinations.
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CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL LAW Attorneys
Stella J. Ronoh
Associate Advocate
Naphtaly K. Rono
Managing Partner