JMK Partners Advocate

General Corporate & Commercial

Corporates and individuals deal with a myriad of relationships and contracts that bind them to their suppliers, customers, franchisors, licensors, distributors and other critical business partners. Invariably, a successful commercial contract allows the parties thereto to align their business interests and generate long-term value for all parties to the transaction. Under the General Commercial Law, the Firm has a wealth of experience advising on a wide range of commercial contracts which include Service Contracts, Sale and Purchase Contracts, Joint Venture and Collaboration Agreements, Sourcing and Procurement Contracts, Non-Disclosure Agreements, Service Level Agreements, Leasing Contracts, Supply Contracts, Management Contracts, Distribution, Agency and Franchise Agreements, Shareholders and Partnership Agreements, Computer Software and Licensing Agreements, Parastatal Contracts and Governmental Contracts, Employment, Management and Consultancy Contracts, Concessionaire and Licensing Arrangements, Manufacturing and Fabrication Agreements, among other contracts.

Under General Corporate Law we carry out the registration of various forms of business entities including Public and Private Companies, Local Branch/Liaison Offices of Foreign Corporations, Business Names, Partnership, Co-operative Societies, Collective Investment Schemes, Saccos and other Trading Entities including Banks, Insurance Companies, Micro-Finance Enterprises as well as Not-For Profit Organizations such as Trusts, NGOS, Community Benefits Organizations, Societies, Charitable Trusts and Foundations. We also advise our clients on specific laws that govern their operations and on regulatory and compliance matters and business licensing in all sectors of the economy. 

We advise and prepare agreements and various deeds for transactions related to these entities including Board Charters, Share Sale and Purchase Agreements, Share Transfer and Other Share Deals, Assets or Business Transfer Agreements, Shareholders’ Agreement, Joint Venture Agreements and Loan Agreements. We also offer company secretarial and trust services in relation to companies

Some notable transactions include:

  • We review and negotiate a myriad of commercial contracts for our clients in diverse industries who include Bestlady Cosmetics Shop Limited in cosmetics retail industry, Airo’s Investments Limited in the manufacturing industry, Iungo Capital B V in the finance sector, Helen Keller International –Kenya a nonprofit entity, Tyebridge Limited and Power Options Limited in the construction industry and many others.
  • We have advised and registered various local and international not for profit organizations including Phokos -Kenya, Helen Keller International- Kenya, Erastus Rutere & Family Foundation and many others
  • We have advised and assisted a number of foreign companies in setting up in Kenya including Iungo Capital B V (Netherlands based), Premier Consultancy (Dubai and UK based) and others
  • The Firm has represented various individuals in registration of business names, private companies, self-help groups, partnerships, co-operative societies and societies