Expertise

Banking & Finance

The firm has an established banking and finance practice. The changing landscape of doing business in Kenya and in the region, requires the banking institutions to be innovative in their products, facilities through several structures legal support, which we are able to provide.

The firm advises a number of banking and financial institutions in Kenya on various types of lending, from vanilla borrowings to the most complex syndicated and structured facilities. We are able to provide the banks and lenders with legal solutions, documentation and instruments.

Notable Transactions
  • Acting for banks namely, Bank of Baroda (Kenya) Limited, Prime Bank Limited, Gulf African Bank, Bank of India, NCBA Limited, Guardian Bank and Stanbic Bank Kenya Limited on commercial lendings, structural finance, home loans and other financial backed instruments.
  • Advising Centum PLC & Two Rivers Development Limited on its facilities with Stanbic Bank Limited & Standard Bank South Africa - Transaction value US$ 43 Million.
  • Advising Olam South Africa on a debt & Security instruments.
  • Advising Global Partnership Inc. a USA based Private Equity Fund on a number of investment projects relating to participation by the Fund in Kenyan entities. The transaction values ranging from US$3million to US$10million.
  • Advising and preparing commercial and loan documents for Ceniarth LLC, a UK based Private Equity Fund on investments into Kenyan entities. The transaction values ranging from US$1million to US$3million.
  • Advising responsAbility Energy Access Fund S.A, Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises Bonds S.A and Symbiotics SICAV (Lux.) being international Private Equity Funds, on (from Kenyan Law prospective) syndicated loan agreements and security documents on a loan facility involving securitisation by a Kenyan company for a borrowing by an affiliate of the Kenyan entity based in USA. The documentation was negotiated across several countries, USA, Hong Kong, India and Kenya. The transaction value in excess of US$85Million.
  • Acting for a number of Kenyan financial and banking institutions on vanilla lending and syndicated loan facilities involving multiple bankers and lending institutions. The transaction values on lending instruments vary from KShs.500,000 to over KShs. 1Billion.

Expertise

Commercial Practice

Aviation

A.B. Patel & Patel has been advising on aircraft sales and leasebacks, finance, purchases and syndicated financing, registration of aircrafts in Kenya and...

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Banking & Finance

The firm has an established banking and finance practice. The changing landscape of doing business in Kenya and in the region, requires the banking...

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Competition Law

Every large Kenyan and cross-border commercial transaction, merger or acquisition transaction requires a firm to consider the implications and applicability of...

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Real Estate

A.B. Patel & Patel has in recent years undertaken complex property transactions. The firm offers its clients solutions to every transaction to suit the most tax efficient structure...

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Employment

A.B. Patel & Patel primarily advises employers. The legal services provided are broadly based on Employment Law issues (including drafting of contracts), contentious and non-contentious. We advise corporate clients on...

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Energy

A.B. Patel & Patel has developed its power and energy practice, having advised on projects covering hospitality & sharing facilities, upstream & downstream projects, renewable energy & LPG projects.

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Joint Ventures, Mergers & Acquisitions & Private Equity

The firm has acted in a number of Mergers & Acquisition transactions not only as lead advisors but also as part of a team...

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Private Client

The foundations of the firm are built on private client practice, which has since grown to represent high net worth individuals. The firm advices private clients on estate...

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Shipping & Logistics

A.B. Patel & Patel has for some time advised the principal port operator in Kenya on a host of commercial issues and transactions. The firm has been engaged on advising on...

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