Employment & Pensions

We advise employers and employees on all aspects of employment law, including employment contracts, pay and benefits, compliance, policies and procedures, redundancy and business reorganization, share schemes and incentives, pension schemes and provident funds (including regulatory compliance, scheme restructuring, mergers and winding up).

Our experiences include:

  • Advised a leading insurance company on the establishment of an employee share option plan;
  • Advised the local subsidiary of a telecommunications multinational on a sale of business and assets involving the transfer of permanent, temporary and casual employees;
  • Acting for two provident funds in a merger valued at USD 28 Million;
  • Provided due diligence and legal advisory services to a pension manager of a national railway pension scheme with assets valued at USD 250 Million;
  • Advised trustees of two retirements benefits schemes on their merger as part of the Kenyan component of a worldwide merger of two multinational pharmaceutical companies;
  • Providing ongoing legal advisory and support to East and Central Africa’s leading employee benefits, pension’s administration actuarial firm, as well as trustees of the schemes it administers;
  • Drafted a Standard Trust Deed and Rules for a Defined Benefit Scheme and a Defined Contribution Scheme for the leading regional pensions administrator;
  • Drafted the Trust Deed and Rules for a Retirement Fund (Provident and Pension Sections) Umbrella Scheme in order to enable it became a contracted-out scheme;
  • Advised a leading UK university press on its standard employment contract, by providing insight on their HR handbook, contracts and general labour laws;
  • Providing legal advisory work to a leading Kenyan university on its Staff Pension Scheme;
  • Advised an international non-governmental organisation on Kenyan employment related issues involving consultancy and employees status;
  • Advised a leading advertising agency on employment contracts for executives and non-executives;
  • Reviewed a Custodial, Property Management, Fund Management and Administration Agreements for the local provident fund of a global tobacco company;
  • Drafting and implementation of a Deed of Closure and a New Trust Deed and Rules for a pension scheme arising from the merger of nine State Corporations;
  • Drafting, reviewing and advising the sponsors on their schemes’ Trust Deed and Rules and giving legal advisory on Retirement Benefits related issues for more than 50 corporate entities including global companies, public entities, and listed companies;
  • Advised on the restructuring and reconstitution of three staff retirement benefits schemes following the merger of their respective sponsors;
  • Winding up of a defined contribution scheme for the staff of a Kenyan music conservatoire;
  • Advised the national insurance corporation of Uganda of its rights in a pension related dispute with a Ugandan university’s Retirement Benefits Scheme involving over USD 5.6 million;
  • Liquidation of two staff retirement benefits schemes following a merger of the sponsor companies.


For more information on our Employment & Pensions expertise, please contact Carole Ayugi – Managing Partner and Head of Employment & Pensions.

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