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Under our General Commercial Practice Area the firm is involved in all aspects of Commercial transactions including Conveyancing, Commercial, Intellectual Property and Corporate Secretarial Departments. The practice area is headed by Andrew Muma.

CONVEYANCING DEPARTMENT

The Conveyance Department is involved in all aspects of conveyance transactions including sale and transfer of land, leases, sectional property transactions, sub-divisions, change of user, conveyances, mortgages/charges, discharge of charges, caveats, cautions, easements, powers of attorney, trusts relating to land among others and advising clients generally on all aspects of property law. Notable assignments handled by the department are as follows:

  • Handled the restructuring and managing of individual family properties, trusts and developments leading to unlocking cashflows. E.g. commercial and residential leases, project structuring, charitable trusts etc.

  • Advising various clients in connection with acquisition of land, land control requirements in respect of agricultural land, amalgamation of land, changes and extensions of user and subdivision including obtaining the necessary approvals from the relevant authorities.

  • Provision of assistance to developers in change of user, development, sale and in registration of title to new owners.

  • Perfection of securities and registration of charges for various financial institutions in leading banks and microfinance organizations.

  • Drafting and registration of sale agreements and leases for several communities and residential developments more particularly in the CBD, Upperhill, Syokimau, Ruaka among others.

COMMERCIAL DEPARTMENT

The Commercial department covers a wide area of practice, including but not limited to corporate & commercial transactions, legal audits, corporate tax, private equity/venture capital, project finance & construction, regulatory affairs & compliance, capital markets, international trade and investment, energy, oil & gas, mining & instructive industries, corporate governance/company structuring, labour, employment & immigration, media/telecommunication law, among others. Notable assignments handled by the department are as follows:

  • Project Management for the CPS Governance Upperhill Center.

  • Represented a Housing Co-operative in the development of offices in the Central Business District.

  • Structured a Joint Venture for companies in the oil sector.

  • Provision of legal advice on corporate governance to National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA), Law Society of Kenya (LSK), Kenya Christian Professionals Forum, Strathmore Educational Trust, Pacis Insurance Limited and various other organisations.

  • Project structuring and legal advisory for various professional bodies and other commercial buildings and developments.

  • Advisory to key professional bodies including project structuring and legal advisory for them.

  • Review, preparation and registration of Powers of Attorney for several banks crucial in conveyance and transactional practices.

  • Reviewing and drafting a variety of commercial agreements.

  • Legal Audits and Transactional Due Diligence Investigation for several Private and Public Companies, State Corporations and Chain Stores.

 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DEPARTMENT

The firm is unrivalled in terms of Intellectual Property competence with several personnel qualified in Intellectual Property, including Andrew Muma who lectures Intellectual Property Law at the University of Nairobi. The Department offers advice to clients on all aspects of intellectual property, including registration, assignments and renewal of trademarks, copyright, industrial designs, patents and utility models and registered user/license agreements. Notable assignments by the department include:

  • Research on IP matters and provision of advice to clients, drafting industrial designs and patent applications for KIPI and ARIPO patent registries and advising on protection of copyright and reviewing and advising on franchising agreements.

  • Review, preparation and Registration of Powers of Attorney for several banks crucial in conveyance and transactional practices.

  • Registration of Trademarks and Renewal of marks making follow up with the Kenya Industrial Property Institute Registry

  • Preparation of ICT development Agreements and ICT/IP agreements for various software developers.

  • Engaged in research of Trademarks in Biodiversity Management in Kenya.

 

CORPORATE SECRETARIAL DEPARTMENT

The firm has a fully-fledged Corporate Secretarial Department in collaboration with Lexserve Registrars dedicated to catering for the needs of the company and its members. Our services range from incorporation of companies, trusts, societies, co-operative societies, NGOs, business names and other specialized entities, to providing on-going advisory, secretarial and registrar services to these entities among others.

  • Setting up and registration of Unit Trusts for investment in various products for organizations. We have undertaken entity formation for entities seeking to establish businesses in Kenya. This has comprised incorporation of: companies, trusts, societies and Non-Governmental Organizations.

  • We have assisted and continue to assist a number of entities in annual compliance and statutory maintenance of their companies.

  • We have been involved in the corporate restructuring and share reorganisation for a number of companies.

  • We have assisted various trusts and companies in management of risk through advisory services on the best practices and corporate governance.

  • Provision of general Corporate Secretarial Services.

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Contact Details


Nairobi Office

I&M Bank House, 4th Floor, 2nd Ng’ong Avenue
P.O. Box 528 - 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
Wireless: +254 20 2716548, +254 20 2716549
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Kisumu Office

Reinsurance Plaza, 5th floor
P. O. Box 2015-40100 Kisumu, Kenya
Tel: +254 (0) 572 021 121 | 0702 637 900

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