Our Commercial practice group provides structuring and regulatory advice to individuals and businesses requiring guidance on various commercial matters and related agreements, including advertising, betting and gaming, distribution, equipment leasing, franchising, manufacturing and supply of goods and services. We have extensive experience in drafting and negotiating confidentiality/non-disclosure, non-solicitation and non-circumvention agreements; contracts for services; concession agreements; distribution agreements; equipment leasing agreements; supply, installation and commissioning contracts; introduction and commission agreements; joint bidding, collaboration and consortium agreements; licensing agreements; pharmaceutical testing agreements; sponsorship agreements.

Our experiences include:
  • Advised an advertising agency on its concession from the Kenya Airports Authority for the management of media at two international airports;
  • Advised on the sale and leaseback of a fleet of aircraft to a global investment and asset management company;
  • Reviewed standard Terms and Conditions for a local software installer and re-seller company;
  • Preparing licence agreements and standard Terms and Conditions for use by an owner of application software for use with its healthcare service providers;
  • Preparing OEM Licence Agreements for a ICT telecommunications company;
  • Restructuring the distribution arrangements for a local manufacturer of electric cables;
  • Represented a Hong Kong leasing company in the purchase and lease of two aircraft in a multi-jurisdiction transaction involving Italy, Malta and Kenya;
  • Reviewed a commercial fishing agreement between a local concession holder and foreign trawling company;
  • Reviewed various non-disclosure, non-circumvent and non-solicitation agreements and capital raising mandates for a company listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange;
  • Advised on the service contract relating to the installation, testing and commissioning of goods and related services for the implementation of the Government of Kenya Digital Literacy Program in Public Primary Schools in 10 Counties in Kenya;
  • Advised the leading Kenyan mobile network operator in the development of commercial agreements for a mobile phone based savings and lending banking product;
  • Advised an international VOIP services provider on the relevant regulatory and data privacy laws, including required licenses and approvals in relation to the service as well as the infrastructure and equipment to be utilised;
  • Provided a regulatory review of machine telecommunications and data management products to a leading global manufacturer and supplier of equipment to the agricultural, forestry, construction and landscaping industries;
  • Provided a regulatory review and legal opinion on the legal framework for satellite communication in Kenya;
  • Counsel to a brand marketing firm specialising in mobile marketing solutions that engages with consumers on a large scale;
  • Counsel to a multinational distributor and integrator company providing information technology and telecom products and services;
  • Advised global web and mobile money platform firm that offers simple and secure online payment services to individuals and business making payments in Africa;
  • Advised an international transportation network company offering retail transport services.


For more information on our Commercial expertise, please contact Waringa Njonjo - Partner and Head of Commercial.

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