Commercial and Real Estate Transactions
Mohammed Muigai provides a wide range of commercial advisory and real estate transaction services to clients.
The Firm has developed expertise in Corporate Restructurings and Privatizations, Energy and Infrastructure, Legal Due Diligence of Private and Public Entities, Banking Law and Financial services and Media, Communications and Technology Law.
Our clients also rely on the Firm’s expertise and advice at all stages of real estate and property transactions including in undertaking due diligence, advising on development conveyancing, preparation and perfection of security documentation, procuring completion documents, registration formalities and ancillary services.
Some of our work
Corporate Restructuring & Privatisations
The firm advised a regional bank on the restructuring of its pension scheme including conducting an extensive due diligence exercise into the bank’s employment plan, employment contracts and the pension plan. At the end of the assignment, the firm established an autonomous pension scheme to which the investment portfolio of the previous pension scheme was transferred.
Creation & Perfection of Security Documentation
The firm acts for leading financial institutions in structuring and perfecting security documentation in their favour including charges and debentures as well as ancillary agreements such as Guarantees and Indemnities, Deeds of Assignment of Rental Income and Loan Agreements to be executed by the borrowers.
Development & Property Conveyancing
The firm provides legal advisory services to large-scale property developers and construction companies in structuring medium and large scale commercial developments, mixed-use developments, construction of housing estates and settlements and guiding clients through the resultant development conveyancing.
The firm conducted and coordinated due diligence on behalf of a Mauritius-based investment bank on a group of companies with subsidiaries in Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. The desired scope was to cover the companies’ corporate status, assets and insurances, litigation, contractual relations, encumbrances, among others.
Energy, Environment & Natural Resources
Our Senior Partner, Mr. Mohammed Nyaoga, was appointed to chair a task force to review the prospecting, exploration and mining agreements issued by Kenya’s Mines & Geology Department since the year 2003.
The firm advised a Rome-based international solid waste management company in the concessioning of public services, tendering and contract negotiation with a local authority to provide solid waste management services on a 20-year concession.
Mergers & Acquisitions
The firm handled the merger and acquisition of two banks which included the review of the Share Acquisition and Swap Agreement and advising on the potential risks for the sets of shareholders in both companies. It also ensured the review and registration of various transactional documents including the Terms of Agreement, Escrow, Shareholders’ and Transfer of Assets Agreements.
Legal Estate Planning & Wealth Management
The firm provides legal advisory services to individuals and families on legal estate planning as an element of wealth management. This includes structuring and establishing trusts in which family or personal property is vested for the benefit of specific beneficiaries, drafting of wills and testaments to vest property by way of succession, advising on gifts in contemplation of death and keeping safe custody of wills, title documents and other documents evidencing proprietorship.