Commercial and Corporate Law

Legal advisory services concerning rights, relations, and conduct of persons and businesses engaged in commerce, industry, merchandising, trade, and sales.

The partners of the firm have between them substantial experience in mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”), corporate finance, project finance, raising of capital, trade finance, insolvency, private equity, convertible notes, commercial papers, and many more. They have been involved in diverse range of M&A transactions, setting up of funds – property funds, equity funds and income funds, private placements, among others.

The firm advises and assist in the setting up of private equity funds, joint ventures, asset management firms, acquisition of various statutory approvals and licences from various regulatory bodies such as the Capital Markets Authority, the Competition Authority of Kenya, the Central Bank, Insurance Regulatory Authority, the Communications Authority, among others. We have also structured special purpose vehicles such as limited liability partnerships, off-shore trusts and other entities, including for off-balance sheet financing, asset ownership, fund management and handled restructuring of companies and funds for legal and tax purposes.

Our experience in commercial and corporate law runs the whole gamut from advising on agency and distributorship; confidentiality; collaboration and joint ventures; franchising; supply, sales and procurement of goods and services; and consortium transactions. The firm also undertakes legal due diligence on behalf of clients on proposed target firms, investments and projects.

Yes! You should never take legal action without the assistance of an experienced professional. If you need any legal advice, work with OT Advocates right away!

OT Advocates accepts cheques, direct bank transfer (SWIFT, RTGS, EFT), cash, mobile money (this includes MPESA, Airtel Money). A Deposit Request Note (invoice) is issued immediately instructions have been firmed up by the client; and at completion, a Fee Note (final invoice) is issued for the balance of the agreed fee and disbursements with credit being afforded to the earlier payment (deposit). All payments are due within fourteen (14) days from receipt of invoice.

Usually, clients meet with our attorneys at our offices but not always. If this is not convenient or you are prevented from physically meeting us at our office, we are amenable to having a Skype, Imo or WhatsApp call or video call, tele-conference call, normal telephone calls or email correspondence. We are always happy to work with our clients to ensure that their legal matters are solved in the most efficient and expeditious manner. If this means meeting with you at a place other than our office, we would be happy to do so, under reasonable circumstances.

Yes. If you choose to engage OT Advocates, do not hesitate to ask us any relevant questions concerning your matter. You can inquire about fees and payment terms; our strategy for handling your matter; what to expect during the process; the documentation and information needed by us; possible outcomes; how to prepare for negotiations and legal proceedings; and how to communicate with your attorney (especially in the event that an urgent issue arises).

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