Corporate & Commercial Law:
Company and commercial law, mergers, acquisitions and disposals, capital market transactions such as public listings, public offers, takeovers, rights issues, private placements, factoring, leasing, management, commercial and specifically tailored contracts, foreign investment and joint ventures, corporate re-constructions, advising on and setting up of partnerships and quasi-partnership limited liability companies, the establishment of business enterprises including banks, insurance companies, micro finance enterprises, export processing zones and venture capital companies, competition law and corporate fraud, bankruptcy and insolvency.
Key Contacts: Hamish Keith and Ashwini Bhandari in Nairobi and Abdulhafeez Noorani in Mombasa
Trade and service mark registration, patent registration and industrial designs registration.
Key Contact: Shitul Shah in Nairobi
Litigation & Dispute Resolution:
Arbitration and civil litigation covering medical and professional negligence, admiralty and maritime disputes, insurance disputes, enforcement of foreign judgments, constitutional and judicial review proceedings, public procurement disputes, planning and environmental law, intellectual property disputes, defamation, large scale debt recoveries, enforcement of securities and insolvency, contractual and employment disputes, employee retirement benefit schemes and trust and estate disputes.
Key Contacts: George Muchiri in Nairobi and Samir Inamdar in Mombasa
Property & Real Estate:
Acquisition and disposal of land, sale and purchase of residential and commercial properties, small and large scale residential and commercial leases, financing and structuring commercial and residential building developments and setting up management structures relating thereto.
Key Contacts: Harpreet Ubhi in Nairobi and Nishit Maru in Mombasa
Advising on regulatory and compliance issues particularly in the fields of banking, building societies, insurance, telecommunications, power, monopolies, capital markets and the stock exchange.
Key Contacts: Ashwini Bhandari in Nairobi and Abdulhafeez Noorani in Mombasa
Banking & Financial:
Bank finance securities, project finance, syndicated lending, fin tech, corporate finance and regulatory compliance for banks and financial institutions.
Key Contacts: Julius Wako in Nairobi and Abdulhafeez Noorani in Mombasa
Maritime & Admiralty Law:
Maritime claims, P&I claims, charter party disputes and cargo claims.
Key Contacts: Samir Inamdar & Nishit Maru in Mombasa
Insurance policy disputes and regulatory compliance for service providers in the insurance industry.
Key Contacts: Hamish Keith in Nairobi and Samir Inamdar in Mombasa
Construction and development management contracts, dispute resolution in construction contracts, professional remuneration and negligence.
Key Contact: Samir Inamdar
Energy & Mining:
Licensing, investment and partnerships in power generation, mining and exploration in natural resources and power purchasing agreements.
Key Contact: Julius Wako in Nairobi
Employment contracts and policies, employee claims and disputes, trade union recognition and collective bargaining, redundancies and restructuring, retirement benefits and related litigation.
Key Contacts: George Muchiri in Nairobi and Abdulhafeez Noorani in Mombasa
Advising on and assisting in the obtaining of immigration status including work and residential entry permits, permanent residency and citizenship.
Key Contact: Shitul Shah in Nairobi
Private Client & Foundations:
Family law, wills, trusts, succession law, probate and administration, establishment of and administration of charitable and other forms of foundations.
Key Contact: Nigel Jeremy in Nairobi
Company Secretarial Services & Trustee:
The provision of a wide range of company secretarial and trustee services.
Ashwini Bhandari in Nairobi
D&I clients consist of Kenyan-owned as well as multi-national corporations and individuals involved in every aspect of business and commerce in East Africa.
■ Companies quoted on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
■ Banks, development and structured finance institutions
■ Insurance companies
■ Property owners and developers
■ Industrial companies involved in the manufacturing sector, chemicals, mining, oil, petroleum, power and energy sectors
■ Plantation owners and managers in the coffee, tea, horticultural and ranching sectors and other large and small-scale farming enterprises
■ Governmental, parastatal and donor agencies including NGO’s, charitable trusts and similar foundations
■ Telecommunications, road, aviation and transport sectors
■ The shipping and maritime sector
■ Freight forwarding, haulage and logistics sectors
■ The hotel and tourism industry
■ Representative offices of foreign businesses, foreign states and consulates and private persons requiring legal advice or assistanc