August 25, 2017

The firm is pleased to have acted for various shareholders in the Sadolin Group of companies in the sale of their shareholdings to Japan’s Kansai Plascon Paint Group in a deal in excess of US$100 million. The deal is reported to be the biggest M&A transaction in Kenya (and arguably East Africa) in 2017 and […]

August 22, 2017

Daly & Inamdar is pleased to announce that it has joined Mackrell International, an international network of independent law firms, as the Kenyan member. Mackrell International is one of the world’s premier international legal networks with over 90 law firms in over 60 countries and 160 cities, providing access to 4500 lawyers and 40 languages. […]

June 29, 2017

This Act became effective on 16 May 2017 and is aimed at facilitating the use of movable property as collateral security for credit facilities. The Act recognises intellectual property rights such as copyright, patents, trademarks, certificates for industrial designs, certificates for utility models, and other related rights as movable property. Please contact one of of […]

June 27, 2017

We are pleased to have acted for Thomas Cook India and Private Safaris East Africa in the successful Kenyan merger filing in connection with the acquisition of 100% shareholding in Private Safaris East Africa by Thomas Cook India from the Kuoni Travel Group of Zurich. Please contact Shitul Shah if you have any query on […]

June 6, 2017

The Government of Kenya has published the Companies (Amendment) Bill 2017 which among other things, seeks to introduce for the first time in Kenya, a register of beneficial ownership of companies. A beneficial owner is a natural person with ultimate ownership or control.  At present, it is not known when the Bill will be passed […]

April 2, 2017

Subject to certain conditions being met, turnover from export sales is not taken into consideration when determining mergers in Kenya. Please contact Shitul Shah or Hamish Keith if you require legal counsel on the above.

March 15, 2017

The High Court has struck down the requirement by the Kenya Revenue Authority (“KRA”) that capital gains tax on land transfers be paid prior to completion of the transfer. The ruling was delivered on 14 March 2017 and the KRA has the right to appeal it within 30 days. Please contact one of our lawyers […]

February 10, 2017

Through a decision issued by the Competition Authority of Kenya (“CAK”) on 8th February 2017, one of the Firm’s clients, a leading cement group, was found not liable to pay any penalty (financial or otherwise) in regards to allegations that it engaged in restrictive trade practices as defined under the Competition Act of Kenya. The […]

October 14, 2016

The firm is pleased to note that 4 of its Partners, Hamish Keith, Ashwini Bhandari, Julius Wako and Shitul Shah have been ranked Leading Lawyers in Kenya in the 2017 IFLR1000 Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms:  

October 12, 2016

One of our Dispute Resolution Partners, Kananu Mutea, has authored an article on Court Mandated Mediation in Kenya which may be accessed here:

October 5, 2016

Nextlaw Global Referral Network is the largest legal referral network in the world, with 283 member firms, 18,600 lawyers covering 160 countries:      

September 28, 2016

The requirement to have at least 30% Kenyan shareholding for foreign companies wishing to register in Kenya has been repealed formally by an amendment to the Companies Act 2015 by the Finance Act 2016. Further news on this appears here:    

September 6, 2016

Our Competition lawyers have successfully obtained an exemption from the Competition Authority of Kenya to the potential acquisition of a Kenyan flower exporter by a Turkish client. We liaise closely with the Competition Authority of Kenya and are happy to note that we have a 100% successful track record to-date of obtaining approvals or exemptions […]

September 1, 2016

Kenya has implemented The Banking (Amendment) Act 2016 which requires banks and financial institutions to disclose all charges and terms relating to a loan before granting it to a borrower and which requires banks and financial institutions to cap the interest rate applicable on a credit facility to a maximum of 4% above the prevailing […]

March 1, 2016

With effect from 1st March 2016, all applications for Entry Permits and Passes by foreign nationals are to be made via the Department of Immigration Services Foreign Nationals Portal Our experienced immigration advisers are happy to assist with any immigration queries or applications. Please contact Shitul Shah, email or Alex Muchira, email […]

February 1, 2016

The merger of Daly & Figgis Advocates and Inamdar & Inamdar Advocates came into effect on 1st February 2016. Please contact your usual contact at the firm, Hamish Keith ( or Samir Inamdar ( for more information on the merger.

December 21, 2015

Daly & Figgis, through George Muchiri a Partner in the Litigation & ADR Department and Samson Mac’Oduol an Associate in the Commercial Department, successfully argued for the setting aside of a decision rendered on 16th July 2015 by the Kenya Ports Authority (“KPA“). In the impugned decision, KPA had disqualified D&F’s Client’s Technical Bid in […]

November 9, 2015

Kenya passes a new Companies Act.

October 16, 2015

The Firm is pleased to note that 4 of its Partners, Hamish Keith, Ashwini Bhandari, Julius Wako and Shitul Shah have been rated Leading Lawyers by the IFLR1000 2016 Financial and Corporate Guide. For more information please click on the link below: IFLR1000 2016

September 15, 2015

Kenyan companies will for the first time be permitted to buy back their own shares out of distributable profits provided that such shares are listed or traded on a regulated market.  Please contact our Corporate/Commercial lawyers for advice.

September 14, 2015

Please note however, visitors will still be issued with visas on arrival in Kenya until further notice.

June 25, 2015

The Firm has been ranked in the Top 3 bands of leading Kenyan law firms in the IFLR1000-2015 Financial and Corporate and Energy and Infrastructure guides: IFLR 2015

June 23, 2015

Daly & Figgis is delighted to have acted for the Old Mutual Group in its multi billion Shillings acquisition of a 60.66% shareholding in UAP Holdings, one of East Africa’s largest insurance and financial services firms. The key Partners involved were Hamish Keith, Ashwini Bhandari and Shitul Shah. Old Mutual Plc was founded in 1845 […]

April 27, 2015

Desmond Odhiambo, a Litigation Partner at Daly & Figgis, successfully represented the Tamarind Group in a landmark ruling issued on 22nd April 2015 against the Kenya Urban Roads Authority stopping the demolition of the Tamarind Village site in Mombasa, Kenya as reported in the Standard Newspaper:

January 1, 2015

We are pleased to welcome 2 new Associates into the Firm as from January 2015. Grace Omwenga joins our Litigation Department and Maureen Mbaka who successfully undertook her pupilage at the Firm joins our Corporate & Commercial Department.

November 15, 2013

The World Intellectual Property Organization (“WIPO”) has upheld the Firm’s right to the use of its name in websites. The decision was rendered by the Tribunal appointed by the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Centre following an application made by the Firm seeking to recover the domain name which had been used by one Dwyane […]

November 15, 2013

Daly & Figgis is happy to announce that Shitul Shah has joined the firm as a Partner in the Corporate & Commercial Department of the Firm with effect from 1st March 2011. Shitul re-joins Daly & Figgis after a 6 year stay in the United Kingdom where he worked in different sectors of law. Prior […]

November 15, 2013

Daly & Figgis has obtained judgement for defamation against one Dwayne Tilleman before the High Court of Kenya. In a judgement delivered on 19th November 2010 by the Honourable Lady Justice Rawal, the judge noted that the scurrilous allegations that have been published by the said Mr. Tilleman had no foundation in law or in […]

November 15, 2013

Harpreet Ubhi, one of the Firm’s partners, has recently been nominated as one of Kenya’s Top 40 Women under 40. The prestigious nomination followed a survey undertaken by the Business Daily, a respected daily publication, which received nominations of women in leading positions in the business and public sectors in Kenya. The Firm is happy […]

November 15, 2013

D&F is delighted to note that its Senior and Managing Partner and head of the Firm’s Corporate & Commercial Department, Hamish Keith, has once again been named one of the “Leading Lawyers” in Kenya for Financial and Corporate law matters in the IFLR1000 2012 Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms.

November 15, 2013

Evans Monari, a Partner in the Firm’s Litigation Department and International Criminal Court (ICC) Counsel, represented Postmaster General Hussein Ali whose charges were dismissed by the ICC in a landmark ruling delivered on 23rd January 2012 in connection with the post election violence in Kenya in 2007-2008. The ICC charges were dimissed against only two […]

November 15, 2013

Daly & Figgis has today, 20th April 2012, successfully obtained a decision from the High Court of Kenya on behalf of its clients, who are four members of the Board of Directors of the East African Portland Cement Company Limited, the Kenyan cement maker that has recently been in the news. In a decision rendered […]

November 15, 2013

Following her nomination to last year’s Top 40 Under 40 Women in Kenya, an initiative sponsored by the Business Daily, we are pleased to note that Ms. Harpreet Ubhi has again been included in the annual list of top achieving women in the country for the year 2012. In addition to attending the gala dinner […]

November 15, 2013

The Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Regulations 2012  came into force on the 15th of June, 2012 and are made pursuant to the Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Act 2011 which came into force on 30th August 2011. Amongst other things, the Regulations brought in higher fees, employer compliance inspections, re-classified entry/work permits, and scrapped the business […]

November 15, 2013

The firm has been rated first in Kenya for Dispute Resolution and second in Kenya for Corporate & Commercial and Privatisation & Projects by the Legal 500 Europe Middle East and Africa Guide for the year 2013. 2013 is marking yet another busy year for the firm which now occupies state of the art premises […]

November 15, 2013

The World Intellectual Property Organization (“WIPO”) has upheld the Firm’s right to the use of its name in websites. The decision was rendered by the Tribunal appointed by the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Centre following an application made by the Firm seeking to recover the domain name which had been used by one Dwyane […]

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Daly & Inamdar Advocates is the merged firm of Daly & Figgis Advocates (est. 1899) and Inamdar & Inamdar Advocates (est. 1926), two of Kenya's oldest leading law firms

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Nairobi Head Office

ABC Towers, ABC Place, 6th Floor

Waiyaki Way

P.O. Box 40034


Tel: (+254) 20 – 4297000 or 0711064000

Fax: (+254) 20 – 4448907

Mobile: (+254) 722/734 – 310304


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Mama Ngina Drive

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