Expertise

Corporate Due Diligence

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. A.B. Patel & Patel would head the transaction and provide the client with a comprehensive report.

Notable Transactions
  • Advised shareholders of M-Oriental Bank on disposal of shares to a non-Kenyan investor. The advisory role included drafting of share purchase agreements, options and applying for regulatory approvals. The transaction value in excess of US$5Million.
  • On a disposal of shares transaction, acted for the shareholders of General Cargo Services Limited on sale of shares and business to a non-Kenyan logistics company. Provided the shareholders with transaction advisory services, compliance and regulatory guidance. The transaction value in excess of KShs. 700 million.
  • Principal legal advisors to setting up a private game sanctuary in the north of Maasai Mara, having acted for Multi-Act Conservation on an inward investment into the hospitality industry and conservancy.
  • Principal legal advisors on the re-structuring of the business and shareholding of Kenfreight East Africa Limited in Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and South Sudan.
  • Advising Spanfreight Shipping Services Limited as its principal advisors on the sale of its feeder line and logistics business in the blue Indian Ocean Islands and Kenya. The transaction value in excess of US$25million.
  • Advising and acting as principal advisors for Menengai Oil Industries Limited on the sale of its palm oil business in Kenya through a share acquisition model. The transaction value in excess of US$70million based on both debt and equity.
  • Advising on the setting up a multinational trading house for a consortium of oil dealers based in Kenya and across the East African region, having represented Petrocity Enterprises Limited in this cross-border facility.
  • Advising on upstream and downstream oil trading businesses, including agreements for public petrol stations, exclusive storage facilities and hospitality agreements having acted for Petro Oil Kenya Limited and Premium Fuels Kenya Limited.
  • Advising on and setting up of hospitality and procurement agreements between several oil companies across the East African borders, having acted for Petrocity Enterprises Limited on a hospitality facility in Tanzania.

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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