Caroline Wanja

Caroline is an Associate at Mohammed Muigai. Her areas of specialization include real estate, banking and finance law, corporate and commercial law, tax law and general legal regulatory work. Before joining Mohammed Muigai, she gained diverse experience at KPMG and Anjarwalla & Khanna Advocates while routinely serving as a corporate and commercial law lecturer at Strathmore University.

Caroline holds an MBA in Finance and a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) from the University of Nairobi.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Law Society of Kenya
  • Institute of Certified Secretaries of Kenya

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
Advocate of the High Court of Kenya (Admitted in 2012)
Commissioner for Oaths
Certified Secretary (CS)
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
• Banking securities and banking law
• Conveyancing and property law
• Commercial and business law transactions
• Corporate law advisory
• Tax advisory

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES
• The Le Pelley Prize for best first year student in the School of Law, University of Nairobi
• KASNEB Award for best student in Kenya – Meetings, Law and Procedure (CPS)

SUMMARY OF TOP MATTERS HANDLED
• Acting for a wide portfolio of banks and other financial institutions in the preparation, registration and perfection of security documents ranging from corporate, retail and mortgage facilities;
• Handling general and specialized real estate matters including sale, purchase, leasing and project finance, giving legal advice on matters touching due diligence, regulatory and registration formalities and involvement in thorough review and negotiation of requisite agreements and undertakings;
• Acting for local and foreign corporate clients setting up in Kenya, including advice on corporate structure, company incorporation, mergers, acquisitions and due diligence, tax planning, employment issues and work permits;
• Acting for a corporate client in a tax appeal tribunal involving a customs duty dispute including filing notice of appeal, memorandum of appeal and statement of facts at the tribunal and subsequent settlement at the corporate tax dispute resolution forum;
• Acting for Kenya’s largest telecommunications company in the creation and registration of leases, easements and licenses for fiber-to-the-building, micro-cells, base transmission stations and retail shops;
• Acting for a pooled fund entity setting up operations in Kenya entailing advice on its corporate, procurement, management and human resource policies;
• Acting for a real estate developer in a housing development project within Nairobi comprising of over one hundred and sixty residential maisonettes; and
• Drafting and reviewing of commercial contracts and deeds including shareholder agreements, employment contracts, joint venture and collaborative agreements, agency contracts, settlement agreements, trust deeds and wills.