Regulatory Matters

Specialties

  • Due diligence reporting
  • Audits and risk assessments
  • Licensing and permit applications
  • Operational regulatory compliance
  • Dispute Resolution

Regulatory pressure is becoming more prevalent in Kenya, which increases a company’s compliance obligations and jeopardizes its license to operate. Because we are often asked to draft or amend laws, and have excellent relationships with regulators, we are in the best position to advise private businesses on matters of law, legal interpretation and the approach taken by regulators in securing compliance at national and county levels.

We combine public policy and sector-specific expertise to offer a unique capability for clients operating at the critical intersection between business and government. Our regulatory experts are drawn from all our specialist practice areas, including corporate, merger and acquisitions, commercial, and dispute resolution. Our services include; due diligence reporting; governance, risk and compliance; licensing and permit applications; operational regulatory compliance; procurement and utilities regulation. In addition, we regularly host regulatory specific workshops and client seminars that are customized to meet a client’s needs.

On the public policy front, devolution has created a raft of changes in the political, regulatory and legal environment in Kenya. These changes will have profound impacts on businesses operating environments and commercial decisions. Thus, whether your company is deeply established in governmental affairs or engaging in the policy process for the first time, you need a partner who understands all relevant issues touching on business, politics and policy.

Oduk-Ongati Advocates help private clients to engage in the political and law-making process to ensure that their business needs are understood and supported. Our Members serve in critical boards representing business interests such as KEPSA, where we play an active role in shaping public policy debates that affect our clients by providing intellectual and legal support for policy-influencing think tanks. Together with our regulatory team, we give comprehensive advice to help businesses develop appropriate commercial strategies, informed by the practical implementation insights of our corporate and finance practices.