Expertise

Banking & Finance

The banking and finance practice of the firm is of long standing. The changing landscape of doing business in Kenya and in the region, requires the banking institutions to be innovative in their products and structures, which requires legal support, which we are able to provide.

The firm advises many of the 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 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

Aircraft Leasing & Finance

A.B. Patel & Patel has been advising on aircraft sales and leasebacks, finance, purchases and syndicated financing. The transactions involved registration of aircrafts in Kenya and re-registration around the region...

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Banking & Finance

The banking and finance practice of the firm is of long standing. The changing landscape of doing business in Kenya and in the region, requires the banking institutions to be...

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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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Conveyancing

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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Corporate & Business Setup

A.B. Patel & Patel has the experience in setting up business vehicles in Kenya. The legal services include advising clients (both Kenyan domiciled and international entrants into Kenya) on the best possible vehicle to register...

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Corporate Due Deligence

Advising clients on mergers and acquisitions requires a legal team to be proficient in undertaking due diligence of companies. We provide legal due diligence services and work closely with audit firms to provide the financial due diligence...

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Employment

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

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Joint Ventures, Mergers & Acquisitions

The M&A transactions are fully managed by the firm and provide clients with one point of contact not withstanding that some transaction may involve other service providers..

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Private Client

The foundations of the firm were built on private client practice, which has since grown to representing high net worth private clients. The firm advices private clients on estate and...

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Private Equity

A.B. Patel & Patel advises and acts for a number private equity funds on inward investment into Kenya. Every fund has its investment criteria and at A.B. Patel & Patel, we are able...

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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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