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Dispute Resolution

At Akello Karuga our dispute resolution practice has represented clients in  Civil, Criminal, Commercial and Employment disputes. Our practice is built on the experience and skill of our Advocates. Commercial disputes are at the heart of our firm’s dispute resolution services and our team is extremely versatile – whether operating in the Courts, before Arbitral tribunals or any other Specialist Tribunal or Regulator, we have the right capability to assist you. Our team has demonstrable experience in handling disputes in all Courts in Kenya.

We are alive to the overarching need to amicably settle disputes in a timely and cost effective manner. To this end, our Advocates have, over time, honed their negotiation skills with the sole aim of delivering our clients commercially viable solutions to their disputes without necessarily having to litigate, this is through alternative dispute resolution.

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (Arbitration and Mediation)
  • Banking and finance
  • Civil disputes
  • Contractual disputes
  • Criminal defence
  • Director & Shareholder disputes
  • Employment matters
  • Environment and Property disputes
  • Fraud & Asset Recovery
  • Landlord/Tenant disputes
  • Negligence Claims
  • Succession
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Corporate and Commercial Law

Akello Karuga advises Owners, Shareholders and Companies over a wide spectrum of regulatory issues in relation to companies. We guide companies from their incorporation to growth and expansion of operations both domestically and internationally. We provide comprehensive assistance to companies regarding the regulatory landscape and best practices of each industry. We advise, draft and implement Corporate Governance Policies, investigate wrongdoing and make representations on behalf of companies to Regulatory Authorities.

We also guide start-ups through the legal and regulatory landscape and assists them with the necessary agreements, data protection policies such as non disclosure agreements and employment agreements. We provide advice regarding the applicability and enforcement of relevant statutes and regulations such as the Capital Markets Act and Central Bank of Kenya Act. Our advice is tailored to the business fundamentals, models, structure and needs of our clients.

  • Advice on mergers and acquisitions;
  • Partnerships;
  • Joint Ventures;
  • Corporate restructuring;
  • New business establishment;
  • Regulatory and corporate governance; and
  • Legal opinions
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Employment and Labour Law

Akello Karuga covers almost all aspects of Labour and Employment law, from Non-Competition, Dismissal and Harassment to Corporate Employment Policies, Employee stock option schemes and Data Privacy.

The Firm equally takes care of all Immigration procedures for both Corporate and Individual Clients completing, among others, in the most simple and prompt way possible the complex procedures for obtaining Work and Residence Permits.

  • Drafting of employment agreements (employment contracts, service agreements etc.)
  • Legal consultation and representation on all matters pertaining to employment law (rights of employers & employees, termination, non-compete etc.)
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plans
  • Employee Share Option Scheme
  • Advice on Employment Matters during restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, or reorganization HOMEPA
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Conveyancing and Property Law

Akello Karuga has a wealth of knowledge and experience in all aspects concerning Conveyancing and Property Law in Kenya. We advise and assist both foreign and local clients on all aspects of property acquisition and developments, and also act for and on behalf of Clients, to acquire, transfer, lease and register property.

  • Acquisitions and disposals of commercial property
  • Development projects (commercial, residential and mixed-use)
  • Infrastructure projects
  • Leases – landlord and tenant
  • Approval of building designs by County Government, County Physical planning Officer, County Architect and District Lands Officer; Environmental Impact Assessment Licence; National Construction Authority’s Certificate of Compliance
  • Property and development financing
  • Residential conveyancing
  • Property joint venture arrangements
  • Construction advice
  • Sub-divisions, change of user and extension of Government Leases
  • Planning advice
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Intellectual Property Law

Akello Karuga advises clients advises on both Contentious and Transactional IP matters and Tech Law. We advise on a wide range of Intellectual Property issues, including securing registration of Trademarks, Designs and Patents, IP Opposition Proceedings, acquiring and licensing IP, advising on Copyright and defending IP in litigation and other dispute resolution proceedings. We also draft commercial agreements, and help you license your IP.

  • Filing Intellectual Property applications, including initial searches and registrability checks;
  • Representing clients in Ip opposition, cancellation and removal proceedings;
  • Advising on trademark infringement, including domain names;
  • Advising on copyright infringement;
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial agreements, including assignments and licenses;
  • Advising on internet and domain issues;
  • Conducting due diligence and audits;
  • Advising on unfair competition issues.
  •  Patent applications in Kenya as well as through the African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO).
  • Respond to the Kenya Industrial Property Institute in relation to disclaimers, refusals or any other office action.
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Private Client Services

Some of the bespoke legal services we provide to clients include:

  • Business & Succession Planning
  • Estate, Wealth Planning & Structuring
  • Immigration Services
  • Family & Matrimonial Law
  • Notarial Services
  • Wills & Probate
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