PRACTICE AREAS

AVIATION LAW

Drafting and reviewing of aircraft and engine purchase, finance and lease agreements including wet and dry leases. Developing and advising on commercial co-operation agreements such as codeshares, blocked space/seat, joint ventures and aviation services agreements such as ground-handling, catering, cargo consolidation, reservation systems and general sales agency contracts. Advising on Bilateral and Multilateral Air Services. Agreements and regional co-operation arrangements in the East African Community and COMESA. Advisory services on the civil aviation regulatory framework in Kenya including commercial and technical licensing as well as on international air law conventions and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Standards and Recommended Practices.

BANKING AND FINANCE LAW

Drafting of financing and refinancing agreements Repurchase Agreements and Syndicated Loans Drafting and standardization of banking documentation and forms and making regulatory applications Drafting of securities such as debentures, charges, guarantees and liens Advisory services for compliance with Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing legislation.

CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL LAW

Drafting of commercial contracts of all types and providing commercial legal advice to businesses. Purchase and sale of businesses and shares and other securities and related transaction advisory services, including advice on competition laws. Conducting pre-acquisition legal due diligence. Establishment of venture capital funds, unit trusts and all forms of Collective Investment Schemes. Franchise agreements, including all documents necessary to establish a new franchise, master license agreements, software license agreements and operations manuals. Incorporation of companies, registration of foreign companies in Kenya, registration of non-governmental organizations, partnerships and limited liability partnerships. Advisory and drafting services in all areas of securities law, public offers and listings, privatizations, rights issues, equity and debt issues and continued listing and compliance. Advisory and drafting services for mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, shareholders’ agreements and all forms of corporate actions, structures and restructuring Company Secretarial services.

CONVEYANCING AND LAND LAW

Acting for developers and purchasers of commercial and residential properties in the acquisition and disposal of property and the setting up of Management Companies. Landlord-tenant leases and licenses. Advising on Real Estate project development, financing and joint ventures.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Acting for financial institutions and commercial banks in court in defending actions in relation to banking securities. Acting for some regulatory agencies in relations to defending actions relating to judicial review and constitutional claims. Representing various parties at the Public Procurement. Administrative Review Board. Defending the national electoral authority on various matters in relation to execution of its mandate. Representing parties in arbitration.

ENERGY LAW

Advisory services on Kenya’s energy regulatory framework Drafting of fuel supply agreements, EPC and O&M contracts, land use agreements, power purchase agreements, licenses and concessions agreements, drilling contracts Advising on power project financing, conducting due diligence and drafting joint venture and shareholders’ agreements Regulatory approvals for energy projects.

EMPLOYMENT AND IMMIGRATION LAW

Advice on labour laws, entry (work) permits, passes and preparation of employment documentation Advice on redundancies Advisory services on insurance and retirement benefits schemes Advice on compliance with international and local labour laws and regulations Setting up Employee Share Ownership Plans and executive compensation and incentive schemes.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND ENTERTAINMENT LAW

Filing and prosecuting applications for the registration and renewal of trade and service marks, copyright, industrial designs and patents and license agreements Advisory and drafting services in respect of publishing agreements, recording contracts and management of artists and copyright Advisory services on defending and protecting Intellectual Property rights.

REGULATORY LAW

Engagement with various Government bodies, regulators and agencies’ regulatory matters on behalf of clients Preparing memoranda for purposes of engagement Applications before the Competition Authority of Kenya, the Capital Markets Authority, Insurance Regulatory Authority, Energy Regulatory Commission, among others.