Corporate Affairs

Specialties

  • Business entity formation
  • Company organization & structuring
  • Regulatory compliance and audits
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Employment & Labour Relations
  • Joint ventures and franchising
  • Securities offerings
  • Investment funds
  • Venture capital financing agreements
  • Technology protection and licensing
  • Counseling Boards & Secretarial services
  • Commercial contracts
  • Tax planning
  • Intellectual Property
  • Immigration

Oduk-Ongati Advocates understand that significant decisions need to be made in a commercially effective and strategic manner, based on accurate and comprehensive information. And they often need to be made quickly.

The firm works with clients to deliver timely and cost-effective advice developed within the framework of agreed objectives. We offer a large dedicated team of commercial and corporate lawyers who have specialized in various aspects of commerce and enterprise. This enables us to guide our clients through the entire life cycle of their business, providing practical legal solutions to business challenges.

We advise corporate and private clients on; setting up, de-registration and dissolution of companies and other types of entities, legal reviews and audits, due diligence, asset acquisitions and disposals, structuring shareholders’ agreements, labour relations, joint ventures, Immigration, Intellectual Property, and mergers and acquisitions.

We negotiate and draft commercial agreements and arrangements depending on each client’s business requirements. Common agreements include licensing agreements, asset leasing, agency, debt recovery, distributorships, franchising and supply of goods and services.

We offer company secretarial services ranging from maintenance of company statutory records, preparing and filing annual statutory returns, convening and attending statutory company meetings, minute taking, preparation of routine resolutions and provision of compliance advice, maintaining share registers, handling of all correspondence with shareholders, as well as nominee directorship and shareholding services.

We advise employers and employees on all aspects of employment law including employment contracts, pay and benefits, compliance, policies and procedures, redundancy and business reorganization, share schemes and incentives, pension schemes and provident funds (including regulatory compliance, scheme restructuring, mergers and winding up).

We handle intellectual property concerns from registration; transfer, review, drafting and negotiation of IP based agreements. Our experience spans all types of intellectual property including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. We’re equally skilled at counseling businesses on how to monetize IP assets as we are at fighting infringement by competitors or defending against claims that threaten clients’ creations and investments.

The firm provides reliable and experienced immigration support services all over Kenya including; procuring of work permits and passes (dependant passes, special passes, etc.); procuring of KRA PIN’s for foreigners and alien cards; business investor permit applications and general advice, consultancy and guidance on the legal status of persons.

To forestall potential legal problems, we conduct legal audits for businesses, which aim to identify various potential risks to businesses and develop contingency plans on how to avoid possible litigation as well as costly fines for non-compliance with various statutory requirements. Our Audits cover evaluation of contracts in place, statutory compliance check, employee risk management, litigation review, preparation of service level agreements, post audit recommendations and the set-up of internal audit processes and systems.