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

  • 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’s 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.