Kipkenda & Company Advocates

We are a top-tier, full service Kenyan law firm. Our firm’s areas of strength include Corporate and Commercial, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Real Estate and Conveyance and Tax. Our partnership includes some of Kenya’s best legal minds and our lawyers are recognized by several international leading legal directories.

We have progressively established ourselves as a leading firm drawing sizeable clientele, both individual and from the corporate sector.

The Firm has sought to expand its practice to the areas of aviation law practice.  We represent clients in litigation briefs arising out of Kenyan aviation law and other international charters and protocols. We also offer drafting services relating to charter Leases and Agreements as well as advising on appraisal and sale of vessels.

The Firm has also established itself as a reliable, efficient and experienced service provider in the Banking and Finance law legal practice. The Firm acts for a wide range of clients, especially banks, financial and mortgage institutions, micro-finance institutions, public corporations and other lending institutions in all aspects of law and practice relating to lending, credit and securities, drafting offer letters, drawing and perfecting securities such as Debentures, Charges, Mortgages, Chattel Mortgages, Guarantees, Assignments amongst other security documentation documents.

The Firm delivers an integrated competition law practice platform that serves clients’ needs both locally and globally. The Firms addresses client needs in all dimensions of competition and anti-trust law.  We handle briefs on mergers, acquisitions and disposal of companies, shareholdings, businesses and assets. We also represent client interests before the Competition Authority of Kenya and the Competition Tribunal.

The Firm’s offers Corporate Law and Governance services to its clients. We have in-house company secretarial services. The Firm assists its clients in ensuring that they meet their legal and statutory compliance requirements. We further provide corporate governance and audit services as well as legal audits. We also provide legal due diligence and investment advice to potential investor clients.

The Firm partners with its clients to ensure that they meet their legal compliance obligations as well as assisting them in finding solutions for disputes and management of employment risks. It also provides legal advise and representation to individual clients in matters employment law.  We are also involved from time to time in the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements and settlement of employer-employee disputes.

The Firm is well versed in the practice of intellectual property law. We represent clients ranging from local to large multinational companies, through to SMEs, start-ups and individual inventors. Our IP team is made up of practitioners who help clients protect, manage, exploit, enforce and defend their intellectual property rights. Our experience covers the entire spectrum of intellectual property law and practice, ranging from anti-counterfeiting, copyright rights, registration of patents e.t.c. We are involved in a range of IP areas, including disputes and litigation, commercial transactions, general advisory work as well as intellectual property rights audits.

The Firm has distinguished itself as a top litigation Firm. The Firm has from time to time been tasked to litigate on both simple and complex litigation matters, which matters are successfully litigated. The Firm endeavours to complete the Court matters within the shortest time possible while taking cognizance of the fact the Courts have an ultimate say on the timelines.

Apart from representation in courts of law, the Firm represents clients before various arbitral tribunals such as; Business Premises Rent Tribunal, Industrial Property Tribunal, Public Procurement Administrative Review Board, National Environment Tribunal among others.

The above notwithstanding, in some matters, the Firm encourages its clients to settle disputes amicably without involving the court. The firm recognizes the usefulness of Arbitration and other areas of alternative dispute resolution as an increasingly popular mode of resolving commercial disputes. The Firm has fully qualified arbitrators and mediators who run the alternative dispute resolution process

The Firm has distinguished itself as a leasing property law Firm. We act for a wide range of clients ranging from individual to corporate to statutory bodies in property law matters. These include general processes of sale and purchase of land, due diligence, registration of transfers, Assents to Legacy, transmissions etc. We also act for government agencies in the areas of Compulsory Acquisition. The Firm is frequently engaged by statutory bodies in the acquisition of rights of way through easements for infrastructure projects.

The Firm acknowledges the key function that procurement, and particularly public procurement plays in the management of resources and the economy in general. It is in this regard, the Firm provides advise to a diverse range of clients on the requirements and compliance factors under the procurement laws as promulgated under the Constitutional values and principles and more particularly the Public Procurement and Assets Disposal Act, 2015 and the Regulations thereunder. The Firm also represents clients in challenging and defending procurement disputes before the Public Procurement Administrative Review Board and appeals to the High Court.

The Firm provides advice to clients on tax matters and more particularly on tax legislations, their tax obligations, payment timelines and penalties for non-payment of tax. We also represent client in litigation of tax disputes as well following up on tax refunds and rebates from the Kenya Revenue Authority.

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