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Corporate & Commercial Law

Our Corporate & Commercial practice has extensive experience and expertise in advising our clients in a broad spectrum of corporate and commercial transactions in different sectors including agriculture, hospitality, manufacturing, equipment leasing, health services, energy and education. Our Partners have been recognized by the leading international directory IFLR1000 for corporate advice. 

We regularly advise on:

  • Insolvency and Restructuring
  • Mergers & acquisitions ( acquirers and target undertakings)
  • Pre-contractual negotiations
  • Regulatory approvals
  • Post-acquisition or disposal integration including employment & labour issues, taxation and sector specific licenses and regulatory approvals
  • Preparation and negotiation of contracts
  • Joint Venture transactions
  • Business set up and structuring
  • Legal advice on business related laws and regulatory frameworks

A sample of matters that we have recently advised on:

  • Advised a Mauritian-based private equity fund that invested in a  Concrete Manufacturer (the Target) which deals with the manufacture and supply of building materials. The team that undertook a comprehensive legal due diligence in respect to the Target’s legal and corporate compliance.
  • Advised a leading Leasing Company in East Africa on the legal structure of its equipment leasing framework and preparation of the financing and leasing documents.
  • Part of a team of advisors that undertook a tax and legal due diligence of a pharmaceutical chain on a Merger and Acquisition transaction by a private equity firm.
  • Advising an international alternative energy company on residency issues revolving around its holding company.
  • Part of a team that undertook a legal due diligence of a leading telecommunications group in lieu of significant capital investment by global private equity investors. 
  • Part of a team advisor that reviewed and advised a domestic hospitality company’s construction and management contracts in an intended regional expansion.
  • Advised a real estate company partnering with a global hospitality management chain in negotiating a hotel management agreement and structuring hotel type agreements between the developer, investors and the hotel operator.
  • Advised a local investment fund at the verge of insolvency on the available restructuring options and assisted in having the fund placed under administration.  

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