PARTNERS

EDWARD MURIU KAMAU

TEAM LEADER

Telephone:
+254 020 2329898 | 2167301| 2167302 |
Mobile:
+254 720585785 | 734 333 339
Email:
emuriu@wakili.com
Office:
MMC Arches, Spring Valley Crescent, Off Peponi Road
address:
P.O. Box 75362 – 00200 Nairobi, Kenya

Education
• LLB (Hons) University of Nairobi graduated in 1991
• Diploma in Law, Kenya School of Law 1992
• African Real Estate Finance & Investment School, Cape Town, South Africa (2000)
• Syndicated Loan Training, Euro money-London, April 2006
• Certified Public Secretary (CPS)
• Certified Executive Leadership Coach, Coach Development Institute of Africa, Kenya, 2017




Areas of Expertise
• Real Estate
• Banking and Finance
• Public Interest Consultancy and Litigation
• Head of Business Development

Professional Membership
• Senior member of the Commonwealth Insitute of Directors
• Board Member of Wildlife Direct
• Board Member of Uvumbuzi Conservation Club

NJOROGE NANI MUNGAI

SENIOR PARTNER

Telephone:
+254 020 2329898 | 2167301| 2167302 |
Mobile:
+254 720585785 | 734 333 339
Email:
naani@wakili.com
Office:
MMC Arches, Spring Valley Crescent, Off Peponi Road
address:
P.O. Box 75362 – 00200 Nairobi, Kenya

Background
Njoroge has a wealth of experience in commercial transactions including mergers
and acquisitions (M&A),capital markets, real estate project structuring,
project finance, and energy and infrastructure projects.
He headed the legal teams that advised Safaricom Limited in the largest
initial public offering (IPO) in East and Central Africa and
Rwanda’s Bralirwa Limited in the first of a kind IPO and subsequent listing
in Rwanda. He was involved in the structuring of the first of a kind corporate
debt securitization in Kenya. He has advised local and international developers
in the structuring of mixed use developments and has also represented the owners and developers of wind, solar and geothermal projects in all aspects of
conceptualization and development of their energy projects.

Education
• Diploma in Law, Kenya School of Law, 1990
• Bachelor of Laws, University of Nairobi, 1989

Awards & Accolades
• Ranked as a big player in the legal business specializing in M&A and
capital markets issues by Chambers Global Listing of the World’s Leading Law Firms, 2013

Areas of Expertise
• Capital markets
• Mergers and acquisitions (M&A)
• Project structuring
• International trade
• Dispute resolution

Top Matters
Corporate, mergers & acquisitions
• Advising Safaricom Limited in the sale of the 25% stake held by the Government of Kenya
in the company to the public and the subsequent listing of Safaricom Limited on the then
Nairobi Stock Exchange. This was one of the largest initial public offerings in Sub Saharan Africa
• Advising Bralirwa Limited, Rwanda’s largest brewery company, in its initial public offer and
subsequent listing on the Rwanda Stock Exchange, which was a first of a kind transaction in Rwanda.
• Advising Kingdom Zephyr, a New York based private equity fund, on the structure of a proposed
USD 202 million securitization of a corporate debt in Kenya, the first transaction of such nature in Sub Saharan Africa.
• Advising on the Kes. 574 million acquisition of business and assets of the former Kenya Co-operative Creameries (KCC)
by the Government of Kenya and the subsequent transfer to New KCC.
• Advising the Privatization Commission on the privatization of the five government-owned sugar companies and
the sale of 25% stake in East Africa Portland Cement Limited by the Government of Kenya.
• Advising National Oil Corporation of Kenya in the USD 10 million acquisition transaction of
part of BP Kenya Limited’s retail service stations located across Kenya.
• Advising Interconsumer Products Limited, a local manufacturer of personal
care and beauty products, in its acquisition by L’Oreal.
• Advising on the structure of the proposed merger and acquisition of
Universal Pharmacy Limited by Universal Corporation Limited.
• Advising Investeq Company Limited, a financial advisory firm licensed
by the Capital Markets Authority, on its Kes. 40 million acquisition of Kautaz Limited,
a manufacturing company.
• Advising Meridian Medical Limited, a local company that runs medical clinics,
in four rounds of investment by TBL Mirror and Acumen Fund, a private equity firm.
• Advising Universal Corporation Limited, a local pharmaceutical manufacturer in two
rounds of equity and debt fundraising from FINNFUND: the first, a USD 8 million investment
structured as part ordinary equity and part preference shares; and the second, a € 10 million
investment structures as part preference shares, part share purchase and part debt.
• Advising Saracen Media Limited, a local media planning and buying company,
in its search for a strategic partner and in its subsequent merger with a
global media and digital communications group.
• Advising Acroprologists Limited, a local clearing and forwarding company,
in the acquisition of a stake in the company by Intraspeed SA (Pty) Limited,
a South African logistics company.
• Advising an independent power producer in a USD 16.8 million syndicated loan
facility which was issued by a consortium of five banks.
• Advising Three-mice Interactive, a leading web design company in its acquisition by Africa Online

Energy, Oil & Gas
• Advising the Ernst & Young-led consortium on all legal aspects relating to the establishment
by an independent power producer of a 20-year wind power project in Marsabit County,
Kenya modeled as a public private partnership with the County Government of Marsabit,
and estimated to produce approximately 300MW of power once operational.
• Advising EP Global Energy on the legal and regulatory framework governing
the development, construction and operation of wind and solar power projects in Kenya.
• Advising Enel Green Power Limited on all legal aspects in the intended design,
development, financing, construction, commissions, testing, ownership, operationalization
and maintenance of a 140MW geothermal project in Kenya.
• Advising Iberafrica Power (E.A.) Limited on the negotiation, preparation, review
and execution of a power purchase agreement with the Kenya Power and Lighting Company.
• Advising Capital Power (K) Limited on its negotiations with potential investors intending
to invest approximately USD 20million to USD 30 million in the company’s intended implementation
of a 70MW geothermal project in Homa Hills.
• Advising Nabo Capital Limited in its proposed asset-backed security transaction to raise approximately
USD 450 million for a proposed 1,050MW coal power plant in Lamu.
• Advising Explorer Holdings International Limited on all aspects of the intended development of a
160MW solar power project in Nanyuki County, Kenya.
• Advising Iberafrica Power (E.A.) Limited on the legal and regulatory framework governing the development,
construction and operationalization of a solar power project in Kenya.
• Advising a consortium in the negotiation of option agreements for a proposed mixed use development on
approximately 3,000 acres in Arusha, Tanzania with elements of a public private partnership in the development
of a ring road for the greater Arusha area and the development of a power plant to run on natural gas.
• Preparing a compliance manual for Total Kenya Limited.
• Preparing a compliance manual for Kenya Shell Limited.

Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) and Infrastructure Projects
• Advising the Public Private Partnerships Unit of the Kenyan National Treasury, as part of the Genesis Analytics Pty-led consortium, on the development, operation and maintenance of students’ hostels
under a public private partnership (PPP) model to be undertaken by five public universities across Kenya.
• Advising the University of Nairobi Enterprises and Services Limited, the commercial arm of the University of Nairobi,
in structuring the development of a hotel, conference centre, mall and serviced apartments within Nairobi under a PPP model.
• Advising Tatu City Limited, a real estate development company, on all aspects of the legal structure of a proposed mixed use
development on 2,500 acres in Ruiru, which on completion will have 60,000 residents.
• Advising a consortium on the legal structuring of a proposed mixed use development
on 4,000 acres to be carved out of a 20,000 acre conservancy in the Kapiti Plains along Mombasa Road, Nairobi.
• Advising Ambassador Ngethe Njoroge, a local developer and Kenya’s first High Commissioner to the United Kingdom,
on the legal structure of a proposed mixed use development on 670 acres in Tigoni, Limuru incorporating commercial,
retail, residential and hotel use as well as a golf estate.

Languages
• English
• Swahili

Countries of Work Experience
• Kenya
• Tanzania
• Rwanda

PETER MUNGE MURAGE

MANAGING PARTNER AND HEAD OF DEPARTMENT DISPUTE RESOLUTION & RECOVERIES

Telephone:
+254 020 2329898 | 2167301| 2167302 |
Mobile:
+254 720585785 | 734 333 339
Email:
mungemurage@wakili.com
Office:
MMC Arches, Spring Valley Crescent, Off Peponi Road
address:
P.O. Box 75362 – 00200 Nairobi, Kenya

Education
• BSL, (First class Hons.), Marathwada University, India, 1994
• LLB, (First class Hons.), Marathwada University, India, 1996
• Diploma in Law, Kenya School of Law 1999
• LLF, Harvard Law School, Boston, USA, 2017

Areas of Expertise
• Commercial Litigation
• Arbitration and Mediation
• Public Procurement

Professional Membership
• Member - Chartered Insitute of Arbitrators
• Member - Law Society of Kenya (LSK)
• Member - East Africa Law Society

ESTHER NJIRU OMULELE

DEPUTY MANAGING PARTNER AND HEAD OF COMMERCIAL AND PROPERTY DEPARTMENT

Telephone:
+254 2167301| 2167302 |
Mobile:
+254 720585785 | 734 333 339
Email:
eomulele@wakili.com
Office:
MMC Arches, Spring Valley Crescent, Off Peponi Road
address:
P.O. Box 75362 – 00200 Nairobi, Kenya

Background
Esther participates in both the transactional work and the management of MMC
Africa Law. As the Deputy Managing Partner, Esther is in charge of human
resource and administration at MMC Africa Law. As a transactional lawyer,
she heads the Commercial and Property Department. Her areas of expertise
are real estate,property law, banking and finance. In this respect she has
represented and continues to represent some of the largest developers and
banking institutions in Kenya having practiced for close to 20 years.
Esther has been ranked by Chambers Global as a leading lawyer in the
real estate industry in Kenya. She has also been ranked by IFLR as a
leading lawyer in the practice area of banking and M&A.
As regards Company Secretarial work, Esther has served and continues
to serve on several boards as Company Secretary.
Esther is also a Notary Public.

She has a wealth of experience in structuring large mixed use real estate developments, advising on land use planning,
handling project financing transactions, structuring shared ownership hotel type facilities and preparation
and negotiation of project contracts including joint venture agreements, shareholder agreements, partnership deeds,
design guidelines and master declarations of easements covenants and restrictions. She is also an expert
in structuring Real Estate Investment Trusts, Construction Law, Hospitality Law, Regulatory review and advising on Corporate Governance.

Esther has advised several leading banks and financial institutions on structuring of financial products, syndicated facilities, corporate finance transactions,
mortgage finance transactions and asset finance transactions. She is also a trainer of note and has spoken on numerous forums on various aspects of real estate law.
As regards Company Secretarial work, Esther has served and continues to serve on several boards as Company Secretary.

Education
• Leadership in Law Firms, Harvard Law School
• Bachelor of Laws Degree, University of Nairobi
• Diploma in Law, Kenya School of Law
• Diploma in Project Finance, The 12th African School for International Financial Law Cape Town, South Africa
• Certified Public Secretary, The Institute of Certified Public Secretaries
• ACCA, Level 1
• Corporate Governance training by Institute of Directors and the Capital Markets Authority

Awards and Accolades
• Ranked by Chambers Global as a leading lawyer in the real estate industry in Kenya and is respected by both her seniors and peers.
• Ranked by IFLR as a leading lawyer in real estate law for 2011.
• Ranked by IFLR as a leading lawyer in real estate law for 2012.
• Ranked by IFLR as a leading lawyer in the practice area of banking and finance for 2017.
• Ranked by IFLR as a leading lawyer in the practice area of banking and finance for 2018.

Areas of Expertise
• Real Estate
• Banking
• Company Secretarial Services

Top Matters
Real Estate
• Currently structuring a development that will incorporate a luxurious golf resort, time share units and holiday cottages.
• Advising Tatu City Limited, one of the largest property developers in East Africa,
on the structuring of an entire city in the outskirts of Nairobi. This involved developing a master declaration of covenants
and restrictions which shall act as the constitution of the city and which shall protect the viability of the city in perpetuity.
• Giving legal advice and structuring 2 multi-billion property development deals that involves the redevelopment and regeneration
of old housing estates in both Nairobi County and Mombasa County in Kenya.
• Advising Tilisi Developments Limited on mixed used development structuring in Kenya.
• Advising Beulah City Limited on mixed used development structuring in Kenya.
• Advising Amboseli Golf Resort Hotel and Spa Limited on mixed used development structuring in Kenya.
• Currently structuring a D-REIT so as to create a bankable project that will be transferred to the REIT trustee.
• Currently structuring the setting up of an exclusive members club based at the North Coast which shall own extensive
world class luxury hotel apartments together with restaurants, conference facilities, state of art recreational facilities and grounds.
• Advising on land use planning and partnering with professional urban planners to advice our clients on obtaining of approvals relating
to change of use, amalgamation, subdivision and extension of leases both at the County Government level and the National Government level.
• Involved in the setting up of a comprehensive sustainable multigenerational community centre having a mixed use which shall be set up on
approximately 350 acres of land in Kiambu County. The investors shall be allowed to pay for their houses for a period of 20 years and shall
also be entitled to other benefits which include education for 2 children and medical insurance.
• Acting for one of the largest Saccos in Kenya in structuring funding for its working capital.
• Acting for a Golf Resort and Spa developer in the corporate structuring of the development company
and its related companies including preparation of shareholder agreements, advising on a management agreement with Wyndham,
advising on the financing structure of its tourism construction facility afforded by the African Development Bank,
fund raising from equity investors and the real estate structuring of a golf estate.
• Advising a developer in the structuring and sale of 600 residential units in Mavoko. This estate, is a unique lifestyle
development that offers the best of country living within easy reach of the city along the Nairobi- Mombasa highway

Banking
• Structuring and creating various securities to secure borrowings by one of the largest textile companies in Africa
amounting to KES 3.5B to finance the company’s expansion and working capital.
• Structuring and creating various securities to secure borrowings by one of the largest millers in Kenya amounting
to KES 3B to finance the company’s expansion and working capital.
• Handled a cross border syndicated facility valued at USD60M from various subsidiaries of a Nigerian Bank.
• Advising a bank client on the structure, operational and legal framework of mortgage backed securities.
• Undertaking securities review on the various securities perfected in favour of banks and recommending
the way forward to reduce the risk exposure to the respective banks in the event of recovery.
• Structuring and creating various securities to secure project finance for a manufacturing company amounting to KES2.4B.
• Structuring and creating various securities to secure financing to various oil companies.
• Structuring a KES1.35B real estate project finance deal starting from land acquisition,
joint venture/shareholder’s agreements and the financing agreements.
• Acted for various banks in complex takeover transactions.
• Acted for various banks in development of Compliance Manuals, for the use by the banks on all
aspects of bank operations and processes, including prudential requirements.
• Currently undertaking a comprehensive securities review for one of its bank clients.
• Developed security templates for various banks.
• Advised on the development of an Asset-Backed Security to raise approximately USD 450M as funding for the 1,050 MW of a power plant project.
• Conducted trainings on the Companies Act, 2015 and the Insolvency Act to its bank clients and other financial institutions.
• Advised one of its clients on securitization of corporate debt of USD 200M.
• Advised clients on equity and debt investment.
• Advising on a capitalization program (Private Placement and Loan Capitalization) to the tune of USD 5M.

Company Secretarial Services
• Facilitating the smooth operation of the Company’s formal decision making and reporting machinery.
• Ensuring that Board procedures are followed and reviewed regularly.
• Ensuring that the applicable rules and regulations for the conduct of the affairs of the Board are
complied with and that all matters associated with its efficient operation are maintained.
• Ensuring that each Board member is made aware of and provided with guidance as to their duties, responsibilities and powers.
• Providing the Board as a whole and Board members individually with detailed guidance as to how their responsibilities should be
discharged in the best interests of the Company. In this regard, providing a central source of guidance and advice to the Board.
• Ensuring that all Board Committees are properly constituted and provided with clear terms of reference.
• Assisting the Board in understanding and applying the principles of corporate governance.
• Keep abreast of and inform the Board of current governance thinking and practice.
• Maintaining the following statutory registers:
- members;
- directors and Secretary;
- directors’ interest in shares and debentures;
- interest in voting shares; and
- Debenture holders.
• Filing information with the Registrar of Companies to report certain changes regarding the company or to comply with requirements for periodic filing.
• Continually reviewing developments in corporate governance.
• Facilitating the proper induction of directors into their role.
• Advising and assisting the directors with respect to their duties and responsibilities, in particular compliance with company law.

Corporate
• Acting for various companies in the re-structuring of ownership including the introduction and
implementation of corporate governance within the companies’ governance structures.
• Legal Team – Corporate documentation review and shareholders agreement review- Safaricom IPO.

Energy
• Advising a power producing company in the negotiation, preparation review and execution of a
Power Purchase Agreement with KPLC for two of its power plants at Embakasi.

Publications and media appearances
• Esther has appeared on the following property shows:
• Investing in Real Estate during an Election season.
• She has also appeared on mainstream media where she discussed the topic of Real Estate Investment Trusts.

Languages
• English
• Swahili

Countries of Work Experience
• Kenya
• Rwanda
• Tanzania
• Burundi
• DR Congo

Professional Membership
• Law Society of Kenya
• International Trademark Association
• Institute of Certified Public Secretaries
• Institute of Directors

ISAIAH MUNGAI KAMAU

PARTNER AND HEAD OF COAST REGION

Telephone:
+254 41 2225891| 2225839| 0774 981412|
Mobile:
+254 722 981 412| 0736 426616|
Email:
imungai@wakili.com
Office:
Mombasa Trade Centre, South Wing, 3rd Floor, Nkrumah Road
address:
P.O. Box 90282 – 80100 Mombasa, Kenya

Background
Isaac heads the Coast Division of MMC Africa Law and has a wealth of experience
in commercial transactions including mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and
banking and finance. He also has a lot of experience advising on real estate
transactions with a bias to mixed use developments. Isaac was ranked by IFLR1000
as “Highly Regarded” in the practice areas of Banking, Project Finance and M&A
for the years 2017 and 2018.






Education
• Diploma, 12th African School for International Financial Law Cape Town, South Africa
• Diploma in Law, Kenya School of Law
• Bachelor of Laws, University of Nairobi

Awards & Accolades
• Ranked “Highly Regarded” by IFLR100 in banking, mergers and acquisition and project finance for the year 2017.
• Ranked “Highly Regarded” by IFLR100 in 2017 in banking, mergers and acquisition and project finance for the year 2018.

Areas of Expertise
• Banking and Finance
• Corporate and Project Finance
• Joint Ventures
• Real Estate and Mixed Use Developments
• Aviation Law
• Oil & Gas
• Mergers and Acquisitions

Top Matters
Mergers & Acquisitions
• Advising Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) company in its intended acquisition of two established hotels
situated in the Kenyan tourism hub of Mombasa, a transaction that involves a share purchase and an asset purchase
respectively of the two proprietor companies.
• Participated in the Legal Team involved in advising the Rwanda Government on the Initial Public Offering in
BRALIRWA Industries which included reviewing the corporate documentation, carrying out due diligence in respect
to the assets, plant and machinery, Intellectual properties and preparation of the legal opinions and the attendant
documentation.
• Advising one of the leading microfinance company in acquiring a micro finance business from a trust including preparation
of the due diligence report, business purchase agreement, advisory on employee contract documentation and labour relations,
liaising with the financiers, suppliers, landlords and assigning intellectual property rights.
• Advised Kenya Railways Corporation on the legal issues on the properties affected by the by the construction of
Standard Gauge railways with a view to guiding the Corporation in making a determination of the compensation sums,
if any, payable to the owners of the Properties. The transaction involved obtaining the official and historical
searches conducted at the Land Titles Registry in Mombasa of the Republic of Kenya and review of concluded and
on – going court cases relating to the Properties or any one of the Properties.
• Advised an American financial services entity MICROVEST Inc. on corporate finance relating to a Kenyan
micro finance including the Company, due diligence, negotiating the finance agreements and security perfection process.
• Advising a company in the coastal region of Kenyan in the proposed acquisition of 100% stake in a company in the business
of manufacturing edible oil.

Banking and Finance
• Advised KCB on multiple lenders corporate finance arrangements in the sum of KES 500 Million in favour of
one of the largest paper product supplier in Kenya. This included conducting the necessary due diligence,
negotiating the inter lender agreements, security documentation and registration formalities.
• Advised Barclays Bank of Kenya Limited in respect to corporate finance arrangements involving edible oils manufacturers
in the sum of USD. 17 Million. The transaction involved a comprehensive due diligence in relation to the borrower,
securities documentation and perfection
• Acted for Gulf African Bank in relation to a multiple lenders corporate finance arrangements involving KCB and BBK
in the sum of Kshs. 0.5 Billion including negotiating the inter lender agreements,
due diligence security documentation and perfection.
• Acted for Equity Bank Limited in security perfection relating to stock finance
arrangements in favour of a leading Motor Dealer in the Country in the sum of
Kshs. 110 Million including review of the related companies’ structure,
due diligence and advising on the commercial benefit agreements.
• Advising Barclays Bank of Kenya Limited in relation to multiple lenders
corporate finance arrangements in favour of one of the leading Grain Milling Company
in the EA region in the sum of Ksh 1.8 Billion including negotiating terms
of the inter lender agreements with KCB and Gulf African Bank.

Corporate and Project Finance
• Advised Housing Finance, one of the leading Mortgage companies in Kenya in relation
to structuring of a project finance arrangements relating to a developer in Nyali
Mombasa in the sum of KES282 Million including advising on the Joint Venture Agreement,
Shareholders Agreements and restructuring of the SPV.

Real Estate and Mixed Use Developments
• Advised a major Real Estate Developer in Mombasa on mixed use development,
undertaking the change of user on the Grant, negotiating the project finance arrangements
with SHELTER AFRIQUE in the sum of Kshs. 380 Million including negotiating the
financing agreements and review of the contract documents with the consultants,
structuring and preparation of sale contracts and Leases relating to the end buyers.
• Advising a leading developer on mixed use development in Vipingo area of Kilifi County worth approximately
Kshs. 1 Billion in creation of a high end holiday homes development, recreational facilities,
Business Centre including restructuring of the company, structuring of the development including
advising on the Tax implication and preparation of the necessary contract for use by the end buyers.

Languages
• English
• Kiswahili

Countries of Work Experience
• Kenya
• Rwanda

DANIEL MUSYOKA

PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION AND CONSULTANCY DEPARTMENT

Telephone:
+254 020 2329898 | 2167301| 2167302 |
Mobile:
+254 720585785 | 734 333 339
Email:
dmusyoka@wakili.com
Office:
MMC Arches, Spring Valley Crescent, Off Peponi Road
address:
P.O. Box 75362 – 00200 Nairobi, Kenya

Background
Daniel has many years’ litigation experience in complex Commercial, Civil,
Land Family disputes and Public Interest Disputes. He is currently involved
in a KES40B claim in which a local bank, the client, has been sued alongside
two other banks for placing a contractor under receivership. He is also involved
in an ongoing succession dispute whose estate is worth billions of shillings.
On Public Interest Litigation, he is involved in Advisory Opinion No 1 of 2017,
a matter pending at the Supreme Court in which Kenya National Commission on Human
Rights is (KNCHR) seeking the enforcement of principles of integrity in elective
and public appointments.

Education
• Post Graduate Diploma in Law, Kenya School of Law
• Bachelor of Laws LL.B, University of Nairobi, Kenya
• Associate Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Areas of Expertise
• Complex Commercial disputes
• Family disputes
• Land and Environmental disputes.

Top Matters
Commercial
• Acting for KCB Bank in defending a KES40B claim filed by KSC International.
• Acting for Sanofi Aventis Kenya Limited in a claim by Kenya Revenue Authority
claiming KES 300,000 alleged tax arrears.
• Acting for KTDA to oppose a suit filed by a tenderer challenging private procurement process.
The value of the tender is KES3B

Family
• Acting for the beneficiaries of the late Hon. Njenga Karume, a prominent Kenyan billionaire,
to seeking to have the trustees of a trust founded by the deceased removed for mismanaging
the trust assets and businesses.

Public Interest litigation
• Acting for depositors of Imperial Bank against Central Bank of Kenya for damages for failing
in its constitutional and statutory duty leading to the collapse of Imperial Bank.
• Acting for Kenya National Human Commission (KNCHR) on Rights in advisory opinion
No 1 of 2017 seeking to enforce the principles and values of integrity enshrined in Chapter 6
of the Constitution in elective and appointive positions.
• Acting for Safaricom Limited to oppose the move by Communication Authority of Kenya (CAK)
to install gadgets by which the Authority will be able to listen and record subscribers’
private conversations and disable phones under the guise of fighting counterfeit phones.
• Acting in a Constitutional Petition filed in the High Court on the constitutionality
of the appointment a State Corporation chairman by the President.

Languages
• English
• Kiswahili

Countries of Work Experience
• Kenya

Professional Membership
• Law Society of Kenya

BERNARD MUSYOKA

PARTNER - COMMERCIAL DIVISION

Telephone:
+254 020 2329898 | 2167301| 2167302 |
Mobile:
+254 724753009
Email:
bmusyoka@wakili.com
Office:
MMC Arches, Spring Valley Crescent, Off Peponi Road
address:
P.O. Box 75362 – 00200 Nairobi, Kenya

Background
Bernard has a wide range of experience in advising clients on mergers
and acquisitions (M&A),capital market transactions, public private partnerships
(PPP), energy and infrastructureprojects, private equity, corporate restructuring,
intellectual property, employment, generalcommercial contracts.
He recently advised Bandwidth and Cloud Services Group (BCS) in its
sale of 267 kilometres of fibre optic cable to Safaricom Limited in a novel asset
purchase transaction in the telecommunications sector in Kenya.
He is currently the legal lead advisor in a consortium advising five public universities across Kenya in the development of university hostels under a PPP model.
He has also represented the owners and developers of wind, solar and geothermal projects in all aspects of conceptualization and development of their energy projects.

Education
• Bachelor of Laws, University of Nairobi
• Diploma in Law, Kenya School of Law
• Certified Public Secretaries, Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examinations Board (KASNEB) (Section 5)

Awards and Accolades
• Ranked “Highly regarded” by IFLR100 in 2017 for M&A, project development, energy, oil and gas.

Areas of Expertise
• Corporate and commercial law
• Mergers and acquisitions
• Project finance
• Energy and infrastructure
• Telecommunications law
• Employment law
• Immigration law
• Intellectual property
• Competition law
• Public private partnerships

Top Matters
Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions
• Acting for Bandwidth and Cloud Services Group, a wholesale provider of internet and point-to-point services to
telecommunication operators and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) operating in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda
with over 35 million end-user in its intended sale of 100% shareholding stake. This is one of the largest recent
telecommunication transactions in the region.
• Acting for Bandwidth and Cloud Services Limited, a Kenyan company licensed by the Communications Authority of Kenya
in its sale of 267kilometres of fibre optic cable to Safaricom Limited.
• Advising Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) company in its intended acquisition of two established hotels situated
in the Kenyan tourism hub of Mombasa, a transaction that involves a share purchase and an asset purchase respectively of
the two proprietor companies.
• Advising the existing shareholders of a mid-tier Kenyan bank in the intended disposal of a stake in the bank to an
international private equity group.
• Advising the shareholders of a Ugandan mid-tier bank in the proposed joint acquisition of 86.001% stake in the bank
by a Kenyan listed company and a state-owned overseas developmental finance institution based in the United Kingdom.
• Advising an integrated media agency with several affiliate companies in its proposed merger and acquisition of 30% stake
in two digital marketing agencies in consideration of allotment of its shares to both marketing agencies in a share swap transaction.
• Advising a company in the coastal region of Kenyan in the proposed acquisition of 100% stake in a company in the business of manufacturing edible oil.
• Advising Helios Investment Partners, an African-focused private investment fund and Vitol Group, one of the largest global energy traders in the acquisition
of Royal Dutch Shell’s downstream operations in Kenya, Botswana and Mauritius.
• Advising Enviroserv Kenya Limited in the acquisition of a majority stake in the company by Enviroserv Waste Management Limited, a large company with operations
in several countries in Africa and Middle East involved in the business of providing hazardous waste management solutions.
• Advising Godrej Consumer Products Limited, an Indian company listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange in India, in the proposed acquisition
of interests in the business of artificial hair production and distribution carried on by Strategic Industries in Kenya.
• Advising SABMiller International, the world’s second largest beverages company, on its acquisition of Crown Foods Limited, a premier natural bottled water company in Kenya.
• Advising Yehu Microfinance Trust and Yehu Microfinance Services Limited in an internal re-organization and restructuring which involved the transfer of the microfinance
business and assets from the trust to the company.

Public Private Partnerships (PPPS), Energy and Infrastructure Projects
• Advising the Public Private Partnerships Unit of the Kenyan National Treasury, as part of the Genesis Analytics Pty-led consortium, on the development, operation and
maintenance of students’ hostels under a public private partnership (PPP) model to be undertaken by five public universities across Kenya.
• Advising Astonfield Solesa Solar Kenya Limited in a USD 2.5 million project financing transaction for its solar power projects.
• Advising a large cement manufacturer based in Kenya on the acquisition of approximately 4,000 acres of land and the prospecting and mining licences in respect of the intended limestone reserve of approximately 3,598 million metric tonnes.
• Advising China Water and Electricity Company in its intended development of a 20-year wind power project in Marsabit County, Kenya expected to produce approximately 300MW of wind power and modelled as a public private partnership with the County Government of Marsabit.
• Advising Explorer Holdings International Limited on all aspects of the intended development of a 160MW solar power project in Nanyuki County, Kenya.
• Advising the Geothermal Development Company (GDC) on the agreement with Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KENGEN) for the utilization, operation and maintenance
of GDC’s 59 geothermal wells situated in Olkaria basin with a production capacity of about 280MW. This is the largest geothermal arrangement of this kind in the region.
• Advising Iberafrica Power (E.A.) Limited on the legal and regulatory framework governing the development, construction and operationalization of a solar power project in Kenya.
• Advising a major global energy operator based in Denmark on the setting up of a wind power project in Meru County, Kenya.
• Advising Tullow Oil Kenya BV on a monthly basis on any changes in the legislation and policies impacting the energy sector in Kenya.

Labour Experience
• Advising various employers on issues of employment, pension and tax law arising out of retrenchment of employees.
• Drafting and developing a standard template for expatriates, senior local employees and junior local employees of and providing general advice on employment matters.
• Advising on the establishment of an ESOP by a listed company including review of the relevant laws and regulations affecting the scheme and tax implications.
• Providing advice generally to various clients on the Labour Laws.
• Providing employment law advice to the Associated Press, providing them with an overview of labour laws in Kenya and drafting their employment contracts and disciplinary policy.
• Advising the African Virtual University in relation to their employment contracts for both local and international employees and reviewed their employee handbook.
• Preparing an analysis of employment issues for General Electric in five countries in Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Zambia).
• Providing employment advice to Mitsui Corporation and drafting and developing a standard templates for all their employees.
• Providing employment advice to Vanoil Energy and drafting a template consultancy agreement.
• Providing employment advice to Rainforest Farmlands and drafting and developing a standard templates for all their employees;
review and amending their Employee Handbook.
• Drafting and developing a standard employment templates for CIS Group and Interdist Alliances Kenya Limited and providing a commentary on their template
employment contract identifying areas which are not in line with Kenyan employment laws.
• Providing employment law advice to the IBM and providing them with an overview of labour laws in Kenya.
• Advising Proctor and Gamble on data protection laws in Kenya.
• Drafting and developing a standard employment templates for GZI Kenya.
• Drafting and developing a standard employment and consultancy agreement for Africa Oil Fields Logistics.
• Advising Ophir Energy on termination of employees.
• Advising Godrej on redundancy and taking over of employees; review of their handbook and employment contracts.
• Advising Princeton University on immigration issues.
• Advising Mitsui Corporation, Onmobile Telecommunications Limited, Zana Africa, Saracen Media on Immigration Laws.
• Preparing Employment Law Alliance (ELA) and client seminar notes.
• Preparing Littler Mendelson employment - Kenya Chapter

Intellectual Property
• Advising numerous clients on the registration and protection of trademarks and patents in Kenya; Assignment of trademarks and partial assignment of a trademarks;
Alteration of trademarks; and Assignment of copyrights and Industrial Designs.
• Registration and renewal of various trademarks and registration of copyrights for Safaricom Limited.
• Registration of various trademarks for Assia Animal Health Limited and Phibro Animal Health corporation.
• Acting for Dudutech (K) Limited on the registration of various trademarks in a range of classes.
• Acting for Homegrown (Kenya) Limited on the assignment of trademarks in a range of classes from Dudutech (K) Limited.
• Acting for Hemingways International Holding Limited on the registration of trademarks in a range of classes.
• Registration of various trademarks and industrial designs for Libya Oil Limited.

Publications
• Mergers and acquisitions to defy August poll jitters
• Non-Compete Clauses in Employment Contracts
• Breaking Dead-Lock in Companies
• How To Hold A Disciplinary Hearing in Kenya
• Mergers and Acquisitions in Kenya
• COMESA Competition Commission Changes Regulatory Stance

Languages
• English
• Swahili

Countries of Work Experience
• Kenya
• United Kingdom
• United Arab Emirates

JESSICA MWENJE

PARTNER - PROPERTY DIVISION

Telephone:
+254 020 2329898 | 2167301| 2167302 |
Mobile:
+254 720585785 | 734 333 339
Email:
jmwenje@wakili.com
Office:
MMC Arches, Spring Valley Crescent, Off Peponi Road, Nairobi
address:
P.O. Box 75362 – 00200 Nairobi, Kenya

Background
Jessica specializes in in the area of complex real estate structuring, project
structuring, project finance,conveyancing, land use and planning succession
and estate planning,and company secretarial practice.









Education
• Bachelor of laws (LLB), University of Nairobi
• Diploma in Law, Kenya School of Law
• Certificate in Human Resource, Kenya Institute of Management

Areas of Expertise
• Structuring of Real Estate Developments
• Real Estate Investment Trusts
• Real Estate Tax Advise
• Land use and Planning
• Structuring and advise on Joint Venture Agreements
• Sale and purchase of real estate properties
• Drafting and reviewing of Commercial Leases
• Conducting of comprehensive due diligence on Property
• Regulatory Compliance
• Estate Planning and Succession
• Company Secretarial
• Project finance and perfection of securities

Top Matters
• Part of the team that advised Tatu City a real estate development company, on all aspects of the legal structure for a proposed mixed use development on 2, 500 acres, Tatu City, in Ruiru Municipality. The project, which at completion will have 60,000 residents, includes elements of public private partnerships in the development and elements of infrastructure, in particular roads, water and sanitation. We developed a master declaration of covenants restrictions and easements which will at as the constitution of the entire city to ensure that the development controls envisaged by our client will continue to bind the users of the cities and enhance its viability. I am currently handling the end user sales and registration of leases with a specific bias to bulk land sales
• Advising Tilisi on all aspects of legal structuring for a proposed mixed use development on 400 acres, Tilisi in Limuru, Kiambu County. The project includes elements of infrastructure, in particular roads, water and sanitation. I am currently handling the end user sales to the purchasers and registration of the leases
• Advising Amboseli Golf Resort Hotel and Spa Limited on all aspects of the legal structure for a golf course, resort and high end holiday cottages to be erected on about 400 acres in Kajiado. This includes the negotiation of the contracts relating to the construction and management of the golf course and the hotel.
We are also handling the end user sales and registration of leases
• Advising the consortium on the Urban Renewal and Redevelopment of New Ngara Estate in Nairobi County on all legal aspects of the transaction including the joint venture agreement with the County, land acquisition, legal structuring of the project and the end sales to the users
• Advising HFDI the investment and development subsidiary of HF Group in a joint venture project that targets the middle class.
Advising the client on the structuring and sale of residential apartments on property measuring approximately 2.280 ha within Kiambu County this includes project finance, negotiation and drafting of the various contracts required in the project and representing the client in the end sales to the home owners
• Part of the team advising a client on the structuring and sale of a comprehensive sustainable multigenerational community centre having a mixed use which shall be set up on approximately 350 acres of land in Kiambu County. The investors shall be allowed to pay for their houses for a period of 20 years and shall also be entitled to other benefits which include education for 2 children and medical insurance. The homeowners shall be entitled to a share in the developer as well as a tenant purchase agreement which shall be converted to a share in the land owner and a lease for their unit upon completion of payment
• Structuring the setting up of an exclusive members club based at the North Coast. The Club shall own extensive world class luxury hotel apartments together with restaurants, conference facilities, state of art recreational facilities and grounds. Individual purchasers shall invest by acquiring memberships in the club and having an exclusive use of the facilities. The members at the end of the transaction shall have a stake in the assets owned by the company and may participate in the profits and losses of the club
• Advising Superior Homes Limited in the structuring and sale of 600 residential units in Mavoko. The Estate, Known as Greenpark is a unique lifestyle development that offers the best of country living within easy reach of the city along the Nairobi- Mombasa highway
• Advising several developers in the structuring and sale of residential units in Nairobi, Nakuru, Kajiado and Kisumu Counties. This includes the management of common ares, application of service charge and drafting and registration of sales documentation

Languages
• English
• Swahili

Countries of Work Experience
• Kenya

Professional Membership
• Member, Law Society of Kenya (LSK), Member FIDA

BILLY KONGERE

PARTNER - DISPUTE RESOLUTION & RECOVERIES

Telephone:
+254 41 2225891| 2225839| 0774 981412|
Mobile:
+254 722 981 412| +254 736 426 616|
Email:
bkongere@wakili.com
Office:Mombasa Trade Centre, South Wing, 3rd Floor, Nkrumah Road
address:
P.O. Box 90282 – 80100 Mombasa, Kenya

Background
Billy was admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya in January 2014
and has been with the Firm since March 2014 having completed his pupillage at
Ndegwa Muthama Katisya Advocates. Billy specializes in advising and representing
clients in employment, constitutional & judicial (administrative) review, banking
and related commercial transactions, land disputes, public procurement,
insolvencies and succession matters. Billy handles matters in the Court of Appeal,
the High Court,the Employment & Labour Relations Court and the Environment
and Land Court.


Education
• Bachelor of Laws, Moi University
• Diploma in Law, Kenya School of Law

Areas of Expertise
• Public Procurement Disputes
• Constitutional Petitions
• Judicial Review of administrative actions
• Employment and Labor Relations Law
• Commercial Litigation
• Legal due diligence and compliance
• Family Law and succession

Top Matters
• Represented Kenya Ports Authority in a matter seeking to stop construction of berth number 9 arising out of
disputes as to amount of compensation.
• Represented Kenya Ferry Services in a dispute seeking to stop the construction and commissioning of two new
ferries in a project worth in excess of KES 2.4 billion.
• Represented one of the premier hotels in East Africa with assets in excess of KES 4 billion in a winding up
petition and successfully stopped the liquidation taking effect.
• Represented the Kenya Ports Authority in a procurement dispute before the public procurement administrative
review board where the value of the procurement was in excess of KES 300 million.
• Represented East Africa’s leading telecommunications provider in a dispute relating to the collection and payment
of royalties and the constitutionality of laws regulating the collection and distribution of those royalties.
• Represented a leading bank in a suit where it was seeking to recover in excess of KES 200 million in a suit
where the same security had been pledged to three other banks without the consent of any of the other lenders.
• Successfully prosecuted an appeal that sought to clarify whether termination of an employee must be by way
of an oral hearing or written communication may suffice. The decision saved the client millions of shillings
in compensation to other employees who had been dismissed in similar circumstances.
• Successfully represented an individual client in a claim that protected his acquisition of a property
worth KES 200 million as a result of the Indian Ocean receding seawards. The suit involved the application
of the doctrines of accretion and alluvion in Kenya.

Languages
• English
• Kiswahili

Countries of Work Experience
• Kenya

Professional Membership
• Member, Law Society of Kenya

JACQUELINE WANGUI

PARTNER - COMMERCIAL & PROPERTY

Telephone:
+254 020 2329898 | 2167301| 2167302 |
Mobile:
+254 720585785 | 734 333 339
Email:
jwangui@wakili.com
Office:
MMC Arches, Spring Valley Crescent, Off Peponi Road, Nairobi
address:
P.O. Box 75362 – 00200 Nairobi, Kenya

Background
Jacqueline specializes in local and international Banking and Finance which
includes syndicated conventional and sharia compliant transactions
as well as project finance.Her expertise also extends to conveyancing
and land use planning, succession and estate planning,
and company secretarial practice.







Education
• Certificate, Capital Funding and Restructuring by the Kenya Property Developers Association
• Certificate, Real Estate Investment Trusts, Kenya School of Law
• Certificate, Islamic (Sukuk) bonds, Central Bank of Kenya
• Diploma in Islamic Banking and Finance Umma University, Nairobi Campus
• Diploma in Law, Kenya School of Law
• Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), UON

Awards & Accolades
Jacqueline has been listed in the 2013 edition of the IFLR1000 Law Firm Review for her participation as counsel to Superior Homes (Kenya)
Limited on a real estate project for 150 homes, where she conducted due diligence and advised on leases and security documents,
as well as undertaking the company secretarial procedures and the restructuring processes for both the lessor and management companies.

Areas of Expertise
• Conventional Banking and Finance including securitization and syndicated loan structuring
• Islamic Banking and Finance
• Conveyancing
• Land Use Planning and Property Taxes
• Project Planning and Investment
• Succession and estate planning
• Company Law
• Company Secretarial services
• Regulatory Compliance
• Corporate Governance

Top Matters
Property
• Acted for a renowned transport company in the disposition of prime industrial property worth KES162,000,000.00
• Rendered legal services to a private foreign investor in the purchase of holiday apartments in Watamu worth GBP 1,095,284
• Rendered legal services to a private foreign investor for the lease of commercial property in a renowned mall, at an annual rent of KES13,797,624.00
• Rendered legal advisory services for a local mall with a lettable area of approximately 200,000ft2 for over 100 potential commercial tenants
• Acted for a property subsidiary of a leading Bank in the acquisition of property worth KES152,000,000.00
• Acted for a leading oil transporting company in the divesting of its assets worth over KES150,000,000.00
• Part of the legal advisory team involved in the structuring of Tatu City a 1000+ hectare multi–use development located within Greater Nairobi
• Part of the legal advisory team involved in structuring the development and procuring title documents for owners in Green Park Estate, a 1000+ unit residential development located within Greater Nairobi

Banking
• Advised a leading Mauritian commercial bank on the domiciliation of a deed of assignment made with a service provider in the telecommunication sector and issuance of performance guarantees thereon worth USD50,000,000
• Advised a leading Kenyan commercial bank on issuance of performance guarantees worth RWF381,810,719 for a Rwandese client under receivership
• Acted for a leading aviation company in the restructuring of banking facilities worth over USD5,000,000
• Assisted in structuring a syndicated borrowing transaction, representing a leading local commercial bank, for a facility worth USD 3,000,000
• Undertook corporate and legal review, advisory and amendment of security documents for various banks, including Barclays Bank of Kenya Limited, Chase Bank (Kenya) Limited and Imperial Bank Limited, pursuant to the amendment of land, companies and moveable properties laws since 2012 to date
• Undertook regular advisories to various banks on Islamic banking and finance, including Chase Bank Limited and Gulf African Bank Limited
• Acted in the structuring of the Chase Group Foundation and Genghis Capital
• Part of the due diligence team that advised an institutional investor in its acquisition of shares in Family Bank Limited in 2012

Languages
• English
• Swahili

Countries of Work Experience
• Kenya

Professional Membership
• Member, Law Society of Kenya

JULIET MAZERA

PARTNER - COMMERCIAL DIVISION

Telephone:
+254 020 2329898 | 2167301| 2167302 |
Mobile:
+254 720585785 | 734 333 339
Email:
jmazera@wakili.com
Office:
MMC Arches, Spring Valley Crescent, Off Peponi Road
address:
P.O. Box 75362 – 00200 Nairobi, Kenya

Background
Juliet has a wealth of experience in commercial transactions including mergers
and acquisitions (M&A), project finance and energy and infrastructure projects.
She was involved in the preparation of a business plan to develop up to 350MW
of geothermal power under a government-to-government arrangement.
She was recently involved in the financing of one of the first road annuity projects in Kenya.
She has in the past also worked on exclusive Islamic finance transactions in Kenya.
Juliet was in 2016 ranked by IFLR1000 as a “Rising Star” in the practice areas of Banking, Islamic Finance and M&A in the Energy and Real Estate industry sectors.



Education
• Post Graduate Diploma in Law, Kenya School of Law
• Bachelor of Laws LL.B, University of Nairobi, Kenya

Awards & Accolades
Juliet was ranked by IFLR1000 as a “Rising Star” for the year 2017 in the practice areas of Banking, Islamic Finance and M&A in the Energy and Real Estate industry sectors

Areas of Specialization
• Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions
• Public Private Partnerships (PPPs), Energy and Infrastructure Projects
• Project Finance
• Islamic Finance
• Intellectual Property
• Aviation

Top Matters
Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions
• Acted as local counsel for Biobest NV (which has its headquarters in Belgium and has been described as a leading global player in pollination and biological control of pests and diseases) in its acquisition of shares in The Real IPM Company (Kenya) Limited (a leading Kenyan company in biological crop solutions and pest control in East Africa)
• Acting for a shareholder in a share swap with another shareholder involving a group of companies in various counties in Eastern Africa which both the shareholders each had shares in
• Advised on the acquisition of the business of Ukwala Supermarkets (a Kenyan supermarket chain) by Choppies (a regional supermarket chain) based in Botswana with a transaction value of over KES 1 Billion and subsequently negotiated an asset purchase agreement in respect of the said acquisition
• Advised clients on the grounds of appeal against the conditional approval given by CAK regarding the acquisition of part of the business of Ukwala Supermarket by Tusker Mattresses Limited (Tuskys), one of the leading supermarkets in Kenya
• Prepared and negotiated the letter of offer, subscription agreement, the share purchase agreement, shareholders agreement and other ancillary documents for acquisition of 50% shares in a company owning a high end shopping mall in Nairobi
• Advising and preparing documents for the acquisition of paint manufacturing group of companies in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania
• Advised the minority shareholder in the restructuring of the shareholding in an actuarial, employee benefits and retirement fund administration and consulting provider in Kenya
• Advised an international security firm with a head office based in Australia looking to meet and engaging local security services firms with an intention to partner, acquire a stake or complete acquisition to gain an entry into East Africa and the general African market
• Negotiated an asset purchase agreement in respect of the acquisition and transfer of the business of a cellotape-making company
• Undertook a due diligence exercise in respect of the acquisition of a company that owned a flagship business park located in Nairobi
• Acted for a Tanzanian investor on the acquisition of a petrol station in Mombasa. The work involved advice on licences required from the regulators
• Advised on the acquisition of a mining company with a special licence to mine phosphate and limestone in Kilifi County
• Acted as legal counsel to Oman Expo and advised on in its joint venture activities in Kenya with a company incorporated in Germany and its subsequent establishment of a legal presence in Kenya
• Advising on a joint venture agreement regarding the management of a chain of hotels in Kenya and a review and amendment of the relevant articles of association
• Advised on a joint venture agreement between various stakeholders in an asset management company that is to be licensed by the Capital Markets Authority
• Advised CCTV, the major broadcaster in China on establishing a legal presence in Kenya and on setting up an African regional hub
• Prepared a shareholders’ agreement between various families holding shares in a company owning a hotel in Kenya
• Advised clients on a joint venture relating to the construction of a proposed residential apartment complex in Pangani and prepared the relevant joint venture agreement between the developer and the Nairobi property owner
• Advised a company on the establishment of a peer-to-peer lending platform in Kenya
• Undertook due diligence in respect of the acquisition of a petroleum company that had petrol stations all over Kenya
• Prepared a joint venture agreement in respect of the supply of petroleum and petroleum products between two oil companies
• Advised a client on the environmental laws and regulations governing sand harvesting in Kenya and prepared a sand harvesting agreement between the client and a sand harvesting SACCO

Public Private Partnerships (PPPS), Energy & Infrastructure Projects
• Acting for a leading international real estate development and investment company based in Nairobi on the redevelopment of old housing estates within Nairobi City County under joint venture partnership with the Government of the Nairobi City County
• Negotiated and prepared a revenue collection agreement between a county government and a client company that had won a tender to collect revenue on behalf of the county government in terms of rates, rent and parking fees
• Legal advisor on the government-to-government collaboration between GOK and China National Petroleum Corporation (a state corporation based in China)) in a Proposed Transaction to develop up to 350MW of geothermal power
• Providing advice and acting for a Tanzanian independent power producer and its Costa Rican holding company in an ICC arbitration against a Tanzanian state corporation
• Part of a team that acted on behalf of a regional investor who had won a tender to extend an oil pipeline from Eldoret, Kenya to Kampala, Uganda
• Acted for a company contracted by a Tanzanian state corporation to provide emergency electricity supply in the preparation of an equipment lease agreement in respect of a gas-based 112 MW power generation plant
• Advised on the establishment and construction of a LPG facility at the Port of Kilindini in Mombasa and in this regard prepared a Licence Agreement and General Works and Installations Agreement between the Kenya Ports Authority and the client
• Prepared a compliance manual applicable for a leading oil marketer in Kenya
• Acted on behalf of Stima SACCO in the preparation of a water reticulation agreement with regard to its residential development in Vipingo, Kilifi County

Project Finance
• Acting for a local bank in the financing of the construction of roads in Kenya contracted by the Kenya Rural Roads Authority (KERRA) under the Road Annuity Programme through debt finance in the amount of USD60M
• Acting as legal counsel for a company manufacturing and supplying cement in Kenya in relation to the financing of the expansion of its cement plant through equity and debt finance totaling about USD45M
• Prepared financing and security documents in respect of the financing of the development of a cement plant in Vipingo in Kilifi District by one of the leading banks in Luxembourg in the amount of USD17M
• Prepared financing and security documents in respect of a multilateral bank’s financing of the construction and finishing of a 10-storey, 3-tower office complex in Westlands, Nairobi
• Part of the legal team who acted for IFC in its financing of a regional group of companies in respect of their construction contracts including roads, water, sewage, and building works in Mauritius, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia and other Eastern and Southern African countries where the group of companies operated

Islamic Finance
• Acted for a leading Islamic bank in Kenya in a security agency arrangement entered into with a multilateral development financing institution located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (whose purpose is to foster the economic development and social progress of member countries and Muslim communities) for the financing of the acquisition of a commercial building under a murabaha financing arrangement
• Acted as counsel for an African regional development financial institution in a wakala transaction (a Shari’ah compliant type of financing facility) in respect of Tier II financing to a local bank for up toUSD17M
• Acted for a leading Islamic bank in the financing of the acquisition of petroleum by an oil marketer for up to USD3M
• Prepared a compliance manual for a leading Islamic bank in Kenya
• Prepared and standardised Shari’ah compliant precedents for a leading Islamic bank in Kenya and also for a conventional bank with an Islamic banking window
• Prepared Shari’ah compliant precedents (on behalf of a bank) for their security documents including but not limited to debentures, charges and chattel mortgages
• Advised a leading Islamic bank in Kenya on the review of registerable and non-registerable security documents and remedial steps to be taken in the case of faulty or defective securities
• Prepared template facility agreements on behalf of a leading Islamic bank in Kenya including but not limited to facility agreements relating to murabaha, diminishing musharakah and ijara facilities
• Prepared for a leading Islamic bank in Kenya the terms and conditions for the operation of various bank accounts

Intellectual Property
• Advised Oilibya and undertook the trade mark registration of over 30 of their brands in Kenya including “Oilibya”, “MyAutocare”, “MyCafe”, “MyChemist”, “MyLube”, “MyShop”, “MyTyrecentre”, “MyWash”, “Qwetu”, “Accel”, “Deomax”, “Gearoil”, “Hydrol”, “Rev”, “Tempo”, “Torq” and “Mpishi”
• Advised Mara Group Holdings Limited in the registration of their trade marks in the hospitality and telecommunications sectors including “Mara Group”, “Mara Telecoms” “Mara Hospitality” and “Mara Financial Services” and “Mara Technologies”
• Advised Global Tea & Commodities Limited in respect of the registration of trade marks for their various brands of tea including “Baraka Chai”, “Gold Crown Tea”, “Good Morning Tea”, “First Choice”, “Gold Crown Jewels Macadamia Nuts”, “Lion Tea”, “Mama’s Choice”, “President Tea”, “Savoy Tea” Simba Viva and “Sunrise Tea”
• Advised Gold Crown Foods (EPZ) Limited in respect of the registration of trade marks for their various brands of tea including “Livingstone Tea”
• Advised Fine Soaps Limited and undertook the registration of their marks in respect of various brands of soap including Advised Fine Soaps Limited and undertook the registration of their marks in respect of various brands of soap including “Savon Citron”, Savon Citron Plus”, “Medisun” and “Kimsa”
• Advised Multi Tools (Kenya) Limited undertook the registration of their trade mark “Masalta”
• Undertook the registration of trade mark of the logo for Riley Packaging Uganda Limited, a company based in Uganda who have been described as “one of the largest, most modern corrugated-board factory in East Africa”
• Undertook the renewal of registration on behalf of Gold Crown Beverages (Kenya) Limited in respect of its trade mark “Kericho Gold”
• Advised on the assignment of a trade mark used by a regional water bottling company
• Advised local poets on the local and international intellectual property laws relating to protection of their literary works

Aviation
• Advised a spare engine financing and leasing company based in that specializes in providing short, medium, and long-term spare engine support packages for the airline industry on the laws relating to aircraft engine leasing arrangements in Kenya
• Advised on the purchase of an aircraft (Eurocopter EC130B4) and reviewed the relevant aircraft sale and purchase agreement

Languages
• English
• Swahili

Countries of Work Experience
• Kenya

GEORGE RUBAGUMYA

PARTNER

Telephone:
+254 020 2329898 | 2167301| 2167302 |
Mobile:
+254 720585785 | 734 333 339
Email:
grubagumya@wakili.com
Office:
MMC Arches, Spring Valley Crescent, Off Peponi Road
address:
P.O. Box 75362 – 00200 Nairobi, Kenya

Areas of Expertise
• Agriculture
• Banking and Financial Services
• Capital Markets
• Commercial and Corporate
• Energy
• Mining and Natural Resources
• Project Finance and Infrastructure
• Oil and Gas
• Private Equity and Public Finance
• Public Policy and Legislation
• Real Estate
• Tax
• Environment
• Telecommunications