Banking & Insurance Law

Corporate and Private Funds
We provide sophisticated advice on all types of corporate and transactional matters, ranging from structuring and financing public and private transactions. Our clients include financial institutions, cooperative societies, investment banks, emerging growth and other privately owned companies and leading national and international corporations across numerous industries.

Our lawyers understand a multitude of complex issues and how they impact our clients, drawing on our extensive experience in private equity, capital markets, joint ventures and public and private funds, among other areas. Through an in-depth understanding of our clients’ businesses and market trends, we pride ourselves on providing creative and novel solutions that enable our clients to accomplish their goals. Our transactional lawyers draw upon the skills of a multidisciplinary team of lawyers experienced in tax, employee benefits and executive compensation, insurance, real estate, intellectual property, financial
restructuring, regulatory compliance and litigation to serve our clients’ strategic objectives.

Regulatory, Tax and Private Client Services
From day-to-day business operations and personal wealth management through regulatory compliance, environmental challenges, transactions and litigation, our lawyers provide comprehensive service at every stage. We identify risks, create and implement preventive policies and protocols, and advise on workplace issues, estate planning, and the full range of family office and private client matters.

Tax
Our tax team advises clients on a wide range of specialized tax issues relating to mergers and acquisitions, private equity and real estate transactions, bankruptcy and insolvency restructurings, private funds, REITs, partnerships and joint ventures, commodities and derivatives, securitizations and insurance company products. Whether advising a large corporation, family office or a high-net-worth individual, we develop tax-efficient strategies that help our clients accomplish their short-term goals and business strategies while minimizing their tax exposure.

Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation
Our highly regarded Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and  team offers comprehensive legal counsel on all phases of the employee benefit, plan investment and compensation arrangement lifecycle. Our experience goes beyond that of traditional employee benefits counsel to include resolving complex Esop, solving issues relating to equity and equity-based compensation, deferred compensation, and varied employment, change in control, retention, incentive, and termination arrangements. We are called on by employers, senior executives, and boards of directors, banks, insurers, and asset managers for our creative and thoughtful approach to solving multi-layered plan-related issues.

Private Client Services
Our Private Client Services team helps clients create tax-efficient estate plans, coordinate intergenerational estate planning, structure and manage
family-owned businesses, trusts, estates, family offices and not-for-profits to maximize their value and minimize tax liability. We are especially sought after for our skill in overlaying estate and business plans for owners of family-controlled businesses and for our handling of complex international estate planning and administration matters.

Employment Law
We help our business clients establish workplace policies and protocols, provide customized training programs to prevent and address workplace discrimination and harassment, advise on hiring and discharge, compensation, disability issues, and a host of other labor and employment matters. Taking a risk-management approach, we are often able to avoid costly litigation by identifying and resolving issues before they become problems. Our lawyers conduct internal investigations, handle disputes in employment and labour relations courts, through arbitrations and mediations.

Environmental Law
Our team assists real estate developers, businesses, municipalities and public authorities in assessing and managing environmental risk and in ensuring compliance with state and federal environmental regulations. We advise on business and legal implications in the context of land acquisitions and dispositions, residential, commercial and industrial project development and daily operations. We also negotiate environmental provisions in business transactions to mitigate risk for our clients, advise on redevelopment issues, and represent our clients before regulatory bodies and in courts at all levels.

Family Office
Our Family Office team helps high-net-worth individuals and their families establish family offices to consolidate management and administration of their personal, business, tax and charitable concerns. Offering 24/7 accessibility, our lawyers advise on everything from day-to-day business
issues, regulatory matters and tax minimization strategies through business succession planning and estate planning concerns.

Our clients shape the skylines and streetscapes of communities across Kenya.
Developers, institutional investors, financial institutions and operators rely on
us to help them with all their real estate investment and operation’s needs.
We regularly assist our clients with office buildings, regional malls, hotels, self-
storage, shopping centers, residential developments, industrial parks,
warehouses and every other type of property.
Our real estate team is a leader in its field. With over 20 years of insightful
first-rate experience in all aspects of commercial real estate law, and the
market relationships and market intelligence, we get today’s deals done.
General Litigation and Government
Affairs

Our litigation and government affairs
lawyers combine a holistic approach with
deep experience in our individual areas of
focus.
We represent clients in entire judicial hierarchy around the country, as well as
before government regulators and entities. Our experience includes litigating
and/or investigating complex issues, responding to governmental inquiries,
obtaining regulatory approvals and negotiating government contracts. We are
also one of the few full-service law firms to offer comprehensive counsel to
parastatals and public sector entities. We provide on-going counsel on the

regulatory environment to address issues early and minimize risk, and also
often engage in pre-litigation dispute resolution. Through collaboration with
our transactional lawyers, we ensure that our clients’ business objectives are
understood and prioritized when crafting a litigation strategy.
Our litigation team also advocates for vulnerable groups and civic, charitable
and nonprofit entities, as well as indigent persons when called upon or at our
own instance.

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