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Banking & Finance

Our Banking & Finance practice has extensive experience in advising in contentious and non-contentious matters across a diverse range of assignments for banks, financial institutions, Saccos,  DFIs , fintech  companies, impact investors and private equity companies. Our Partners have been recognized by leading international directory IFLR1000 for financial transactions.

We regularly advise on:

  • Lending transactions such as project finance, trade finance, mortgages, asset finance, debt and  finance
  • Security creation and perfection 
  • Securities Audit 
  • Islamic Finance 
  • Cross border and Syndicated Loans

Recent Representations:

  • Acting for a Kenyan Bank in a claim for damages in the sum of KES 2 billion being alleged losses arising from the shutdown of a leading  Micro- finance Company.
  • Successfully represented a Commercial Bank against a million-dollar claim brought against it by a local airline and also obtained a USD 6 million judgment in its favour.
  • Advising the lender in a banking facility of USD 25 million to a leading manufacturer  and producer of steel and roofing sheeting. 
  • Advised a State Corporation in relation to recovery of debts owed to several collapsed financial institutions through liquidation of a prime property in Upper Hill valued at USD 9.5 million by way of private treaty.
  • Acted in the preparation and perfection of security documents for a leading oil corporation in Kenya to secure financing from a major commercial bank in the region to fund their expansion programs and the construction of an LPG depot.
  • Successfully represented an insurance company against a claim for indemnity for Kshs 300 million.
  • Acting for a State Corporation in claims brought against a retail petroleum company, arising out of alleged wrongful payment of shore handling services (claim value: KES 300 million)
  • Successfully represented a State Corporation against proposed sale of part of a local bank to a Mauritius Bank.
  • Acting in the preparation and perfection of security documentation (debenture, charges, corporate guarantees and the relevant board resolutions) for a leading Kenyan bank with respect to a lending transaction.
  • Conducted a comprehensive securities audit for a Pan African Bank that involved the audit of the top customers in the bank’s loan book with a view of advising on the validity and enforceability of the securities held by the bank and reviewing and advising standard documents and processes of the bank in order to minimize risk.

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