Firm

  • Firm profile
  • Attributes of the Firm
  • Vision of the Firm
  • Clientele

The law firm of Njoroge Regeru & Company Advocates (hereinafter referred to as "the Firm") is a reputable medium-sized legal practice based in serene, pleasant and quiet premises located on the outskirts of the City of Nairobi, Kenya. The firm has distinguished itself as a premier law firm rendering sterling legal services, in amongst other fields herein-after listed, Corporate and Commercial Law, Banking and Financial Services Law, Civil and Commercial Litigation, Constitutional and Judicial Review Litigation, Public Interest Litigation, Arbitration, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) including mediation and expert adjudication, Conveyancing and Securities Law, Corporate Restructuring including mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, to a wide spectrum of clients in Kenya, the region and internationally.

As a consequence, the Firm has gained wide recognition as a prestigious and effective purveyor of legal services in a timely, competent and efficient manner. It is a mark of such recognition that the Firm is listed in the prestigious and internationally acclaimed Directory of Lawyers world-wide, Chambers Global. The members of the Firm have wide and varied experience and exposure in the practice of law. Over the years, they have been privileged to represent the diverse legal interests of a wide cross-section of valued clientele ranging from individual persons and small businesses to large multinational corporations, governmental institutions and statutory corporations, international organizations, local and international banks and development institutions.

In the process, the members of the Firm have gained invaluable experience in diverse fields of law as set out below

Fields of Practice

  • Incorporation of companies and other business organizations including advice as to the choice of the ideal business organization to be registered, capitalization, structuring and re-structuring, guidance on relevant legislation affecting the new business venture including repatriation of profits and capital, remittances, consultancy fees, import/export laws, immigration law, labour and taxation.
  • Commercial practice includes: acting for banking and corporate clients, both public and private in structuring credit facilities, advising on the law pertaining thereto, creation, registration and perfection of a wide range of securities, re-structuring of loans, realization of securities and assisting in the recovery of debts.
  • Negotiating, drafting and implementing agreements for licensing, distribution, shareholders, stock sales, asset sales, merger and acquisition agreements and assisting in the establishment of joint ventures.
  • Preparation of a wide range of commercial documents including merger agreements, contracts, leases, licences and other related documents.
  • Advising and representing various banks and financial institutions in the establishment of banking business in Kenya including advising and guiding them on local banking laws and regulations, maintaining branches under foreign jurisdictions, capitalizing, repatriation of profits and capital remittance of debt in the light of local cultural, political and legal environments.
  • Participation in privatisation, transfer of ownership of assorted business interests to local interests, disposal of foreign assets and investments and project financing.
  • Representation of major commercial banks in syndicated and single bank loans to governments, international organizations and private borrowers.
  • Representation of locally established branches and affiliates of major international and locally incorporated banks in their day-to-day operations including rendering legal opinions and advice, reviewing security documentation and advising generally on compliance with various legal requirements.
  • Intellectual property matters including trademarks, copyrights and patents resulting in a close and beneficial working relationship with the Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI).
  • Commercial litigation before various trial and appellate Courts on a wide range of matters including enforcement/realization of diverse securities such as Charges, Debentures, Guarantees, Bonds etc, Receiverships, Liquidations and bankruptcies.
  • Extensive trial practice at all levels of the Kenyan Court system ranging from administrative tribunals to the Supreme Court on an extremely wide range of civil cases, criminal cases, public interest litigation, election petitions, debt collection, labour matters, judicial review proceedings, contractual claims, inquests, immigration cases, land cases, probate and succession and so on.
  • Extensive experience in Constitutional matters including regular appearance in Constitutional References for assorted clients both private and public, including: the Constitution of Kenya Review Commission (CKRC), the Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution (CIC), the Honourable, Attorney General of the Republic of Kenya and the Honourable, Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs.
  • Participation in investigative and fact-finding tribunals and commissions such as the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the Goldenberg Affair.
  • International and domestic arbitration for local and international clients on a diverse range of disputes mainly of a commercial nature.
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) on various commercial and non-commercial maters.
  • Telecommunications in which connection the Firm has been involved in the complex issues relating to the tendering and issuance of the Third Global System for Mobile (GSM) Licence including the protracted litigation arising therefrom in which the Firm represented the successful tenderer and licensee, Econet Wireless Kenya Limited (Now YU Mobile).
  • Public Procurement matters including advising clients on the legislation attendant thereto and involvement in the proceedings instituted in the Public Procurement Complaints, Review and Appeals Board.
  • Voluntary, no-charge legal services usually extended to charitable, humanitarian or professional not-for-profit organisations. In the course of rendering the various legal services as summarised herein above, the members of the Firm have acted for and on behalf of a good number of reputable and prestigious institutions, both locally and internationally, public and private.
  • Technologically, the Firm is fully computerized with current and high quality equipment and accessories. The computer hardware that the Firm uses is of the highest quality and is upgraded on a regular basis. Selected software programmes are designed to maximise the efficiency and output of the Firm. The entire computer system is networked to ease and speed up inter-communication amongst the members of the Firm. A Lease Line for internet connectivity ensures that the Firm is continuously on-line for the benefit and convenience of its members and clientele. A reliable service and maintenance back-up system ensures that quick and effective services are availed at all times.
  • The availability of comprehensive and current research material through an impressive legal Library and access to subscriber legal resources organizations such as, Law Africa ensures that the Lawyers in the Firm have ready access to such current and relevant legal materials, as are required for a well-organized and competent delivery of legal services.
  • The location of the Firm in Arbor House which is located in serene and quiet surroundings the outskirts of the city provides easy, convenient and safe access to the Firm and its members. Mr. Regeru's proprietary interest in Arbor House assures clients of the Firm's continued presence in the said premises.
  • The facilities inherent in Arbor House are of mutual benefit to the Firm and its clientele. These include an efficient and elaborate security arrangement with a reputable Company, 24 - hour guard service, a reinforced strong-room and safe for the storage of security documents and other valuables.
  • Comprehensive insurance over Arbor House and of the contents therein ensures protection and peace of mind to both the Firm and its clientele.
  • A comprehensive Professional Indemnity cover ensures that members of the Firm, and the various clients are covered for any such loss as may arise in the course of legal services rendered by the various Lawyers.
  • Membership of the Lawyers in the Firm to local professional organizations such as the Law Society of Kenya and the International Commission of Jurists (Kenya Chapter) is of mutual benefit from which the Firm’s clientele stands to benefit.
  • Affiliation of the Firm to other law Firms both in the region and internationally is of great mutual benefit to the Firm and its valued clientele.
  • Subscription to reputable international professional directories such as Chambers Global and Martindale Hubbel and to respected journals and publications ensures that the Firm keeps abreast of the ever-changing legal trends world-wide.
  • Recognition in Chambers Global, the prestigious International Directory of Lawyers. The Firm has been consistently recognised and recommended in several practice areas, namely Corporate/ Commercial and Business Litigation/ Dispute Resolution. Two members of the Firm, Njoroge Regeru and Mwangi F. Karume have been named in this regard and the Firm has been listed in the Leading Law Firms Section of the Directory.
  • The Firm recognises that its most crucial asset is its human resources. Ours is a young, dynamic and vibrant team that aspires to render competent, proficient, timely and cost-effective legal services to its demanding and exacting clientele. The members of the Firm are all highly motivated and driven, ensuring versatility and speed, necessary for the delivery of legal services in today’s highly competitive environment
  • The Firm is continually reviewing its human resources base so as to ensure that the needs of the Firm’s clientele are met at all times.
  • The Firm aspires to be a premier law firm in this country and beyond, recognized and acknowledged as a provider of competent, efficient, prompt and cost-effective legal services on the widest possible spectrum of client needs.
  • The Firm acknowledges the niche that it occupies in the market place and will strive to continue to be identified with the delivery of a first class legal service to its valued clientele.
  • The Firm aims at retaining and expanding its clientele through the continued provision of sterling legal services and at maintaining and strengthening its work force through motivation, challenge and reward.
  • The firm will always be cognizant and supportive of the needs and aspirations of the community within which it operates.
  1. Banking and Financial Institutions amongst them the Central Bank of Kenya, Citibank NA, CFC Stanbic Bank Kenya Ltd, Kenya Commercial Bank Ltd, NIC Bank Ltd, Commercial Bank of Africa Ltd, Investments & Mortgages Bank Ltd, Southern Credit Banking Corporation Ltd, Victoria Commercial Bank Ltd, Equatorial Commercial Bank Ltd, Jitegemee Trust Ltd, Habib Bank AG Zurich, East African Development Bank, Ecobank Kenya Ltd, Co-operative Bank and Family Bank.
  2. Insurance Companies amongst them CFC Life Assurance Ltd, Madison Insurance Company Ltd, Indemnity Insurance Company Ltd of New York, USA and Fidelity Shield Insurance Company Ltd.
  3. Telecommunications Companies amongst them Dial Africa Ltd, Econet Wireless Kenya Ltd and Econet Wireless Pty International and its affiliated companies world-wide.
  4. Property Development Companies amongst them Kensington Developers Ltd, Sterling Homes Ltd and Greenspan Investments Ltd.
  5. Oil Companies amongst them Total Kenya Ltd, Elf Oil Kenya Ltd, Petroplus International, Petro Oil Kenya Ltd, Kenya Shell and Gulf Energy Ltd.
  6. Established and Reputable Local Companies amongst them Brookside Dairies Ltd, Cargill Kenya Ltd, First Chartered Securities Ltd, Mitchell Cotts Group of Companies, Proctor & Allan (EA) Ltd, Unilever Kenya Ltd, Windsor Golf Hotel & Country Club and Rift Valley Railways Kenya Ltd.
  7. Renowned International Companies amongst them Air France, Beckton Dickinson W.W. Inc., LTI International Hotels, Nippon Koei Company Limited of Japan, Probe International, R.E. Bridges & Company, Inc. and Sproxil Inc.
  8. International Organizations involved in such endeavours as research, charity and project assistance amongst them Partners in Rural Development (previously known as Canadian Hunger Foundation), International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and African Population Health and Research Centre (APHRC).
  9. Governmental Organs and Institutions amongst them the Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution (CIC), Agricultural Finance Corporation (AFC), Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC), Capital Markets Authority (CMA), Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE), Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) and Kenya Sugar Board (KSB).
  10. Local Charities and Professional Bodies amongst them the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Rotary Club.

International Work
Members of the firm have extensive exposure internationally through professional training and handling of various matters for a diverse clientele scattered around the world. The various persons, companies, foundations, investment and private banks and institutions which engage the firm’s services on a regular, ongoing basis have offices in Kenya, in the region and internationally. In this regard the firm is well versed in legal matters touching on the Eastern, Central and Southern African regions, Europe particularly the United Kingdom, Germany and North America. In the arbitration matters handled by the firm, close working relationships have been established internationally particularly with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

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