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Ken Rutere

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Ken is a Partner at KO Associates LP leading the Firm’s Commercial & Corporate M&A Practice.

He has vast experience in advising on corporate and commercial issues, among them technology acquisitions and financings, intellectual property, joint ventures, banking and finance. he has advised leading corporations and financial institutions on preparation of various complex contracts, transaction Advisory for multi-jurisdictional acquisitions, Due Diligence on various entities, Corporate Governance and Restructuring, Conveyancing and Commercial Litigation.

 Transactional Highlights

  • Set up of revolving Fund for the financing of University Education in Somalia with a local bank and Multilateral Lender from the Middle East;
  • Carried out due diligence on companies either as part of M&A or Pre-Contracting to ensure compliance and risk management.
  • M&A team lead for Target Company acquired by a Moroccan firm.
  • Legal advisory on structuring Financing for loan to a local software development company to the Parent Company in Europe from the European Investment Bank;
  • Commercial Lease management for the two leading Telecommunication tower owning corporations in Kenya
  • Data protection and privacy advisories to various leading companies in Kenya in telecommunications, media, manufucturing, financial services
  • Compliance advisory to entities seeking to set up operations in Kenya on data localization and the issuance of privacy notices·
  • Advisory to a Belgian Company with operations in several countries to align their Data Protection Policy within the Africa Countries that they operate in.
  • Advisory to on its privacy and data obligations and prepared a data compliance policy framework, including a data protection policy, data protection strategy and data protection clauses for inclusion in third-party contracts.
  • Provision of trademark-related advisories as well as registration of the same for various companies
  • Providing Advisory on the licensing and registration of various regulated entities in the technology, banking and insurance industries.
  • Advising and structuring the Acquisition and Construction of Affordable Housing in Nairobi while acting for the Land Owners in a Joint Venture;
  • Advising a tier 1 Bank on structuring financing for Affordable Housing Developers valued at USD. 14 Million


  • Post Graduate Diploma in law, Kenya School of Law (2015)
  • Bachelor of Law (LLB), University of Nairobi (2013)


  • English
  • Kiswahili

 Countries of Work Experience

  • Kenya


  • Kenyan
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