Our Practice Areas

In order to offer specialised services to our clients, we are organised around four  practice areas as detailed below.

i. Banking and Finance Practice

Salim Omar & Co. Advocates Banking and Finance practice covers the entire financial services sector including equity and debt capital markets, commercial, development and investment banking, securities, insurance, asset management, regulatory advice as well as property.
Advice in this area involves drafting of facility documents as well as ancillary documents such as inter lender agreements, guarantees as well as security documents such as debentures, mortgages, charges, and seeing to registration. We also provide advice on regulatory matters, compliance and governance.
It also includes transaction services for equity and debt issues including public offers of securities, takeovers of listed companies, secondary offers, structured products such as derivatives issues, trading requirements, continuing listing requirements, advice on secondary listings in other jurisdictions together with advice on regulatory matters.
The practice also covers property and property developments, both residential and commercial.

ii. Intellectual Property and Information Technology Practice

Salim Omar & Co. Advocates has established itself as having a world class Intellectual Property and Information Technology Practice.
The Practice’s services include:

  • advice on technology, data privacy and ecommerce transactions;
  • advice on IP litigation;
  • registrations and infringement actions in respect of trademarks, patents, industrial designs,
  • utility models, plant breeders rights and copyright;
  • brand valuation, rebranding exercises, strategic portfolio management and brand development;
  • advice on advertising law and related litigation;
  • advice on counterfeiting, conducting anti-counterfeit raids;
  • due diligence in transactional matters and review of related commercial agreements;
  • negotiation and drafting of information technology agreements and enforcement actions relating to the internet;
  • licensing and franchise agreements;
  • assignment of intellectual property agreements;
  • music royalties and publishing agreements;
  • trade mark searches and registrability and renewals, recordals and assignments;
  • patent searches, validity opinions, annuities, verification;

iii. Mergers, Acquisitions and Projects

Salim Omar & Co. Advocates with complex mergers and acquisitions and cross-border transactions. The team works on transactions from inception through deal structuring, letters of intent, due diligence, legal and regulatory requirements, contractual negotiations, disclosures and closings.
Our aim is to manage the process and assist the client in obtaining the right deal based on risk, reward and value.

This practice area focuses on:

  • trade sale and purchase transactions;
  • strategic investments;
  • management buy-outs;
  • private equity investments;
  • sector-specific transactions; and
  • privatization projects.

iv. Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

The Salim Omar & Co. Advocates litigation and dispute resolution practice delivers practical legal solutions to the highest international standards both in Kenya, and throughout Africa through our linkages with our International clients Our lawyers have vast expertise in trial advocacy in local courts, tribunals and statutory bodies. Our team also offers alternative dispute resolution services which include settlement negotiations, arbitration and mediation where necessary. Litigation is rarely a pleasant experience, and our litigation team constantly evaluates every realistic outcome prior to, and throughout the litigation process in order to ensure the best possible outcome for our client.
The Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department is involved in day-to-day litigation before domestic, regional and international courts and tribunals. The Department boasts a hard-to-rival success rate, making us the Firm of choice in respect of complex litigation and arbitration matters. Driven by efficiency, the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department is highly responsive in short notice resolution of complex litigation and arbitration matters.

The areas of practice under litigation include:

  • Family Law
  • Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Torts
  • Labour disputes

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is often a cost-effective way of resolving a variety of conflicts. Negotiations and mediation can help avert a costly and potentially unproductive litigation process. Arbitration can avoid a public and lengthy battle, while controlling costs.

Our ADR team is highly experienced in all aspects of negotiations, mediation and arbitration, and is frequently involved in cross-border ADR matters. The firm is regularly retained to represent clients for arbitration proceedings in many areas, including commercial, financial and industrial matters.
With Salim Omar & Co. Advocates, you can rest assured that a team of advocates with knowledge, experience and training are working for your best interests.


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