April 1, 2020

The National Council for the Administration of Justice (“NCAJ”) on 15 March, 2020 published an Administrative and Contingency Management Plan (“the Plan”) to mitigate COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) in the Kenyan Justice sector. This was followed by the gazettement of the Electronic Case Management Practice Directions, 2020 (“the new Electronic Practice Directions”) on 20 March, 2020 which […]

March 31, 2020

In light of the global pandemic caused by COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”), the Central Bank of Kenya (“CBK”) on 18 March 2020 and 24 March 2020 issued emergency measures (together hereinafter referred to as “the measures”) to mitigate the adverse economic effects on debtors to financial institutions as a result of the COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”). The measures are […]

February 27, 2020

On October 2018, the County Government of Mombasa published a revised draft Valuation Roll which substantially increased the values of all parcels of land in Mombasa County for purposes of the annual Rates. At the time, we advised our clients to lodge objections against the values. So far as we are aware, the County Government […]

October 7, 2019

South African and Kenyan law firms added to CMS’s global presence Frankfurt, 7 October 2019. CMS announces that RM Partners and Daly & Inamdar Advocates, based in South Africa and Kenya respectively, have today joined the leading global law firm. Going forward, they will be known as CMS RM Partners and CMS Daly Inamdar Advocates. […]

September 27, 2019

Introduction In the present economic environment, many tenants are delaying or defaulting on the payment of rent leaving landlords to consider the options available to them for recovery and to avoid escalating losses. Ordinarily, the following remedies are available to a landlord: Recourse to any deposit collected under the lease coupled with a demand to […]

July 5, 2019

Arbitration clauses have become a common fixture in commercial contracts, as contracting parties favour arbitration for the various advantages it offers, which include, speedy resolution of disputes and an element of privacy. It is for these very advantages that employers are increasingly drawn towards including arbitration provisions in employment contracts, thereby avoiding litigation before the […]

July 5, 2019

On 26th June 2019, The National Employment Authority (“NEA”),  a notice in the local dailies notifying employers in Kenya of their obligations to notify the NEA of any vacancies, any terminated employees, any abolished positions in the employer’s organisations as well as file employers annual returns per the requirements of Section 76 – 81 of […]

July 2, 2019

On 1st July 2019, the Department of Immigration Services issued a Public Notice requiring all Work Permit applications be accompanied with the Kenya Revenue Authority Tax Compliance Certificates (KRA TCC) of both the Individual Applicant and sponsoring Company in the case of a renewal (in the case of a first time application only the TCC […]

May 8, 2019

We are delighted to be highly ranked in the Legal 500 EMEA 2019 Kenyan chapter. Banking, finance and capital markets “Daly & Inamdar Advocates has an excellent record in capital markets issuances and through its extensive resources it is frequently engaged for corporate and project finance. Julius Wako is an experienced financing practitioner.”   Commercial, […]

April 2, 2019

INTRODUCTION This Note critically analyses the new regime of taxation of dividends distributed out of untaxed gains  or profits  in Kenya which  came into force on 1st January  2019 and which replaces  the compensating tax regime that was previously in place. S4 of the Finance Act 2018, which came into force on 1st January 2019, […]

April 1, 2019

Overview: By way of an amendment to the Banking Act (“Act”), introduced through section 33B of the Act, Parliament on 14th September 2016 imposed a limit on the interest rates that banks in Kenya could charge. There were considerable complaints by the banking sector on how this affected the profits and from borrowers with respect […]

February 11, 2019

We are pleased to be advising the Bharti Airtel International Group in connection with the proposed combination of the mobile, enterprise and carrier services businesses in Kenya of Telkom Kenya Limited and Airtel Networks Kenya Limited.    

January 18, 2019

With several high profile Kenyan companies, including ARM Cement, Deacons and Nakumatt, going into administration in Kenya in recent times,  we examine some key features of the Kenyan Insolvency Act 2015 (the “Act”) and the duties of administrators appointed under the Act. Shift focus: Introduction of the Act in Kenya in 2015  marked a paradigm […]

December 18, 2018

‘Treating customers fairly (“TCF”) is a principle which aims to raise standards in the way firms carry on their business by introducing changes that are aimed at conferring benefits on consumers by increasing their confidence in the financial services industry. Specifically, TCF aims to help customers fully understand the features, benefits, risks and costs of […]

December 3, 2018

THE FINANCE ACT, 2018 ANALYSIS LEGAL ALERT NOVEMBER 2018 The Finance Act, 2018 (“the Act’’) was assented to by President Uhuru Kenyatta and published in the Kenya Gazette on 21st September, 2018 (Kenya Gazette Supplement No. 121 (Acts No. 10)). The Act comes into force on diverse dates between 1st July, 2018 (now past) and […]

December 3, 2018

In the wake of the demolitions in Nairobi, the word “riparian” has created concern and anxiety for owners and occupiers of properties adjacent to water bodies.   The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) published a notice stating that a riparian reserve is set at a minimum width of 6 metres and a maximum width of […]

November 16, 2018

We are pleased to have acted for the European Union delegation in Kenya in connection with the relocation of its Kenyan headquarters to Dunhill Towers, Waiyaki Way, Nairobi.

October 29, 2018

Daly & Inamdar is pleased to announce that it is acting for Wells Petroleum, the majority shareholder in Nairobi Securities Exchange listed KenolKobil, in the sale of its shareholding to Rubis Energie of France.    

September 27, 2018

Our Corporate, Commercial and M&A team is proud to be ranked in Band 2 by the Legal 500 who commented: Daly & Inamdar Advocates continues to have a significant market share of headline and high-value transactions, representing some of the biggest corporates in the market. Hamish Keith led the team that advised Sadolin Group on […]

September 21, 2018

We are pleased to have acted for RMA Motors Kenya in connection with the sale of its Kenyan Jaguar Land Rover business to Inchcape Group of the UK.  

September 19, 2018

We are pleased to have contributed to the Kenya chapter of the Lexis Nexis Foreign Investment Law Guide 2018-2019 The Guide may be accessed here:

September 12, 2018

Introduction On 3rd July 2018, the Data Protection Bill (the “Bill”) was introduced to establish a comprehensive data protection regime in Kenya. The principal object of the Bill is to protect personal data collected, used or stored by both private and public entities. The Bill recognizes that data protection forms part and parcel of the […]

July 31, 2018

Common law classifies certain contracts, such as insurance contracts, as contracts of utmost good faith. A party to this type of contract has an obligation to disclose all material facts to the other party before the contract is concluded. If they fail to do so, the other party may cancel the contract. Contracts of employment […]

July 20, 2018

Kenyans will now enjoy a 15% tax relief for purchasing houses under the recently introduced Affordable Housing Scheme. President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law an amendment to the Income Tax Act to create a new provision that establishes an Affordable Housing Relief set at 15% of the gross emoluments. Affordable housing is one of the […]

June 28, 2018

Some of our Lawyers are today attending the American Chamber of Commerce Economic Summit 2018 at the United Nations, Gigiri, Nairobi. The Chief Guest is His Excellency, Uhuru Kenyatta, the President of Kenya.

June 20, 2018

According to PwC’s 21st Century CEO Survey 2018, 45% of CEOs in the Africa region cited cyber threats as an area of concern to their organisations’ growth prospects. It is against this backdrop and  the wider conversation on Cybersecurity and Data Protection in the Africa Union that Kenya recently enacted the Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes […]

May 29, 2018

We were delighted to attend the INTA Annual Meeting 2018 in Seattle, USA. We are a long standing Kenyan member firm of the International Trademark Association and handle all types of intellectual property (“IP”) matters including copyright, trademarks, patents and design rights, as well as advising on licensing and franchising in Kenya. Please contact Michael […]

May 21, 2018

The Department of Immigration is currently carrying out a drive to register holders of Kenyan entry/work permit holders on their electronic data base. The registration drive will be carried out between 21st May 2018 and 21 July 2018. ALL such holders of Kenyan work/entry permits issued under the Immigration Act are required to present themselves […]

May 7, 2018

The Competition Authority of Kenya has proposed to revise merger filing thresholds in Kenya with a view to ease the cost of doing business in Kenya. Currently, all mergers in Kenya are notifiable to the Authority, irrespective of the value of the combined assets/turnover of the merging firms. Under the proposed changes to the merger […]

December 4, 2017

There has been an important update regarding Land Transactions. The Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning has upgraded the Electronic Transaction Management System to ease the processing of trans­actions at the Ministry. According to a Public Notice issued on Monday, 4th December 2017, all Fees and Duties are required to be paid online through the […]

November 10, 2017

The Court of Appeal has recently overturned the Malindi High Court’s decision in Constitutional Petition No. 3 of 2016, the effect of which was to bar magistrates from hearing cases concerning land matters. The High Court decision also quashed two Gazette Notices by which the Chief Justice had appointed certain magistrates in various stations around […]

November 2, 2017

By way of a public notice posted at the Companies Registry, the Registrar of Companies has directed that, with effect from 15th October 2017, all registered business entities falling under his mandate (Companies, Partnerships and Sole Proprietorships) should be linked to their relevant directors, shareholders, partners or owners’ eCitizen accounts on the eCitizen platform. Please […]

November 2, 2017

Kenya has been ranked third in Sub Saharan Africa after Mauritius and Rwanda in the latest World Bank Doing Business Guide. The full Guide on Kenya may be accessed here  

November 1, 2017

We are delighted to act for Zarara Oil and Gas Limited, particularly in connection with land acquisitions. Our client has received Kenyan Environmental Authority permission to commence its commercial gas drilling operations in Lamu, Kenya as reported in Kenya’s Business Daily Newspaper    

October 2, 2017

The Kenyan Immigration Department has released a Notice that as from 2nd October 2017, all work/entry permit applications as well as applications for student, dependant, research and internship passes for applicants over 18 years of age must be accompanied with a Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) from the  applicant’s country of habitual residence or country of origin (whichever applies). […]

September 25, 2017

The question of when a gain accrues on the transfer of property and the point at which Capital Gains Tax is payable has been the subject of dispute between the Kenya Revenue Authority and the Law Society of Kenya. Following a ruling by the High Court on 21st September 2017, Capital Gains Tax will now […]

September 21, 2017

The Cabinet Secretary for the National Treasury has gazetted The Capital Markets (Online Foreign Exchange Trading) Regulations, 2017 GN 133 of 2017 which govern online forex business in Kenya. To read a summary of the new law by Daly & Inamdar, please click here.  

September 15, 2017

We are pleased to announce the appointment of one of our Partners, Ashwini Bhandari, to the Board of Directors of KenolKobil PLC with effect from 14th September 2017.  

August 31, 2017

We have contributed to the Kenya chapter in the Hogan Lovells first ever guide to Investing in Africa    

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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