Expertise

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. The firm has acted in complex M&A transactions. The practice also ties up with providing legal due diligence services.

Notable Transactions
  • Advising Kenya Ports Authority, as principal transaction advisors on a complex transaction relating to operations within the port of Mombasa. The transaction value in excess of US$650million.
  • Advising Kenya Ports Authority on the restructuring of Kenya National Shipping Line Limited, a State Corporation.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Advising Petrocity Limited on the first oil terminal in Kenya at Konza city.
  • 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.
  • Acted for M-Oriental Bank on share sales allotment of the bank to a foreign entity. Transaction value over US$15million.

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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