Corporate and Finance Practice

Named the Corporate Transactions Law Firm of the Year 2015 by the Finance Monthly M & A Awards, the Corporate Finance Team at Kiptinness & Odhiambo strives to provide tailor-made and practical solutions to our clients Corporate & Financial problems. Through our Corporate and Finance practice we are able to offer advice to corporate and financial institutions on a wide range of corporate transactions, financial markets products and regulatory issues.

We deal with work that involves thinking flexibly and a keen understanding of our clients. Our clients encompass national and multinational corporations, governments and regulatory bodies and private funds and financial institutions. Our experience covers a broad range of M&A transactions, public or private and complex cross-border. We always look for ways to provide innovative approach to new transactions such as the ‘Reverse Merger’ and regularly represent issuers and financial institutions as sponsors and finance providers Our Teams mission is in line with the Firm’s mission which is to provide the highest calibre of comprehensive, high quality, state of the art legal services and more so within the Corporate & Financial Services Sector.

Through our Corporate and Finance practice we are able to offer advice to corporate and financial institutions on a wide range of corporate transactions, financial markets products and regulatory issues. Our clients’ list encompasses national and multinational corporations, governments and regulatory bodies, private funds and financial institutions. Our experience covers a broad range of M&A transactions, public or private and complex cross-border. We always look for ways to provide an innovative approach to new transactions such as the ‘Reverse Merger’ and regularly represent issuers and financial institutions as sponsors and finance providers.

Our Services

We assist our clients to manage their existing commercial relationships as they operate, regulate and grow their businesses. We assist them in forming alliances and expanding into new markets through three key focus areas:

  • Corporate
  • Commercial
  • Finance

Corporate

M&A Merger & Acquisitions
Strategic alliances including takeovers, joint ventures, mergers and corporate restructuring, are becoming a more strategic option for many businesses. We guide our clients and provide relevant advice every step of the way i.e.:, from inception through to business planning, evaluation and implementation. We use our intellectual capital to create value for clients. We lead in informing the market on the issues impacting M&A. in Kenya and across borders.

Private Equity
Through our private equity practice, we offer sound advice because we not only understand the risks involved in structuring an investment and planning an exit, but also the regulatory framework around private equity and venture capital funds.

Capital Markets
We offer advice on Bonds, Term Notes, IPOs and other types of fund raising methods including planning and restructuring. We also offer post-fund raising support. We provide services which combine local and industry focus with international perspective to provide practical, integrated legal advice for all our clients' capital markets activities. Our lawyers are also actively involved in developments that shape the market – we regularly work with industry bodies alongside regulators, government departments and supranational organisations – as well as providing Thought Leadership through our client briefings and published articles. Our market leading position is consistently confirmed by top-tier rankings in all of the major legal directories.

Corporate governance
We acknowledge that the proliferation of codes, guidance and legislation brings with it challenges and opportunities for companies, their directors and their investors. We pick up on this and provide relevant advice to the client. We also offer compliance and risk management advice, company secretarial services, securities review and advisory services.

Finance

Asset finance & leasing
The financing of a wide range of assets in sectors such as transportation, TMT, energy and utilities through a variety of structures, including off-balance sheet financing, leveraged leases, export credit finance and asset/ equipment based PFI/PPP projects requires expert advisory services. We offer a keen ear and understanding of the clients’ needs and we offer sound advice to clients’ satisfaction.

Banking & finance
We have specialised in acquisition finance, project finance, secured and unsecured lending, syndicated lending, property finance, corporate treasury and corporate trustee work. We help shape the market through the financial regulatory advice we provide to regulatory authorities, governments and government agencies. In turn, we are able to offer our clients direct insight into the sophisticated financial markets, thereby enabling them to anticipate issues, manage the risks and succeed in their business ventures.

Corporate recovery
Corporate recovery includes receiverships, administration, liquidations and insolvencies. We advise directors on issues such as wrongful trading and creditors on matters such as the enforcement of security and strategies for debt recovery.

Financial markets litigation, financial services & markets regulation
We offer resolution for all types of financial disputes, investigations, contentious regulatory advice and risk management advice.We are routinely consulted by clients to advise on complex, often novel, issues arising from a breadth of financial transactions. We have successfully represented clients in the litigation, arbitration, and mediation of disputes in various instances and transactions.
We also advise on all aspects of financial markets regulation and regulatory issues associated with the structuring and operation of domestic and international investment businesses and banks.
We adopt a genuinely flexible approach in our service provision and offer a wide range of options designed to ensure that we offer real value to our clients at every step of the litigation process.

Commercial

We provide practical advice and assistance from strategic planning of transactions to deal with negotiation and implementation of contracts and contract management. Our commercial practice advises on:

  • Service agreements
  • Standard terms and conditions of supply and purchase arrangements
  • Sales, marketing, advertising and promotion agreements
  • Joint ventures and strategic partnerships
  • Manufacturing, licensing, development and exploitation agreements
  • Distributorship, agency and franchise agreements
  • Supply and manufacturing agreements
  • Logistics
  • Factoring and trade receivables and supply chain finance
  • Sponsorship
  • Lotteries, prize draws and competitions
  • Consumer law, including product liability

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