Expertise

Commercial Litigation

A.B. Patel & Patel has vast experience in commercial litigation having represented Kenyan and international clients. The firm also works as Kenyan counsel for many international law firms. Partners of this firm have been called upon to provide expert evidence on Kenyan laws in arbitration proceedings being held in Europe.

Notable Transactions
  • Representing Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. against a claim for damages during dredging operations at the port of Mombasa.
  • Advising on and enforcing recoveries on behalf of banks and other commercial institutions arising from securities & guarantees. Notable banks the firm acts for are Bank of Baroda (K) LTD, Prime Bank LTD, Barclays Bank of Kenya LTD, Guardian Bank, Stanbic Bank LTD and Bank of India.
  • Involved in complex election disputes. It was part of the team that ably and successfully represented the country‚Äôs electoral body in the disputed 2013 presidential elections with an impeccable record of having been fully successful in all the matters handled and matters contested right up to the Supreme Court.
  • Acting for and advising the Spedag Interfreight Group of companies on the successful recovery of an excess of US$2.5million under a breach of contract claim on account of monies owed for shipping and logistics services provided against two international companies which were placed in administration in their respective jurisdictions under insolvency proceedings.
  • Successfully initiated and concluded litigation for various businesses against the tax authorities where they were faced with demands made in excess of KShs. 175million.
  • Advised Kenya Ports Authority on the claim by The Dockworkers Union on account of pension contribution for a sum in excess of Kshs. 6.9billion. The litigation at the High Court was successfully defended with the claim being dismissed though the matter is still pending on a review application.
  • Represented clients on employment and pension disputes both in the High Court as well as the Supreme Court on litigation arising out of the dismissal of 38 employees.
  • Representing a leading logistics service provider in a large claim arising out of an employment dispute and the matter is presently pending delivery of judgment before the Supreme Court.

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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