ABM Chambers, House 42 | 54 Kanjokya


Commercial Matters

Banking and Finance Law

We provide comprehensive legal advice on integral financial operations falling under banking and finance law. As the saying goes, “Money makes the world go round”.

Banking and finance is a key aspect in facilitating commercial transactions and business in general. Our services include preparation and review of Loan Documents, preparation and registration of Security Documents, Charges, Debentures, Bills of Sale, Guarantees, Promissory Notes, Foreclosures, Debt Collections, Legal Opinions, advice and representation with respect to lending and regulatory compliance, fiduciary activities, securitizations, payment systems, electronic banking, data security, and risk management.

Property and Construction law

Most businesses acquire assets including property as they grow and in this regard, businesses would require legal services on conveyancing matters. We have acted for property developers, realtors, landowners, managed investment schemes, listed and unlisted companies, banks and non-bank financiers, government departments and statutory authorities and local and overseas investors.

We understand the whole property environment including the physical, administration, regulatory, economic and sectoral elements. We also understand the motivations of each stakeholder such as buyer, seller, agent, developer, financier, tenant, property manager, insurer and shareholder. We are able to deal with all aspects of real estate transactions.

When it comes to construction law, various contentious and non-contentious issues arise from preparation and negotiation side of building projects and assisting on the procurement of various resources and materials, statutory permits, authorizations such as environment impact assessment, water permits, building permits, insurance and health and safety matters.

Project finance as an arm of construction law may include infrastructure projects for roads, hospitals, public amenities, or industry-specific projects, such as those related to gas production and hydroelectric plant developments.

Tax and Revenue law

Tax, audit and revenue matters are a rising concern for most businesses and understanding the law on tax and audit requirements is a complex process for the ordinary man.

In this regard, we offer a wide range of services which include;

  • Provision of Consultancy services for situations that require immediate legal advice.
  • Attendances of meetings and negotiations on your behalf with tax officers, potential business partners amongst others.
  • Preparing, responding to and providing advice on Correspondences, tax assessments and third party notices.
  • Providing legal opinions on various tax matters including tax risks, tax exemptions, income and applicable tax requirements amongst others

Intellectual Property Law

Intellectual property (IP) has recently been identified as the most valuable asset for businesses. The risks attached to unregistered and unprotected IP could potentially result into economic loss to a company.

We go beyond the traditional patent and trade mark protection services by identifying and monetizing the value of our Client’s businesses through the exploration of their IP assets to have the same commercialised in terms of their IP portfolios and other intangible assets. These services extend to all kinds of businesses from start-ups to multinationals.

Information and Communications (ICT) Law

At ABM, we recognise that technology has penetrated the way business is done and how business relations are built and managed. In today’s world almost every business needs to have internet presence since consumers expect e-commerce transactions to be quick and easy.

However, the dynamics of the Internet, the explosion of mobile commerce and the rising growth of e-commerce has created exposure for business owners and their customer’s new risks and costs.

ICT law identifies with these innovations and technological developments and ensures that businesses are in compliance but many of these laws are only recently enforced, and specialized expertise is required to ably advise on these legal matters.

Entertainment, Media Law and Broadcasting law

At ABM, we recognize that the issues of privacy and tort are a growing concern with the increasing number of media houses, social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp. In this area of law, issues concerning intellectual property, torts or privacy and ICT law may arise.

This area of law also covers radio, music, television, films, art, theatre, books, websites and magazines and usually consist of services involving providing advice on commercial contracts, intellectual property matters, content standards and employee management, representing celebrities, political and well-known figures, sport players, clubs, sports agents, regulatory associations or sponsorship companies.

Human Resources/Labour Law

Human resource is at the heart of any well-established corporate entity and as such every business should have the right kind of human skill, experience and expertise to facilitate the business growth.

In light of this, we provide services which extend to the review of employment contracts, advising and representing Clients in employer-employee disputes, industrial disputes, pensions, redundancies and restructuring, and workmen’s compensation and immigration. We also review and draft Human Resource manuals tailored to fit the given HR requirement for a legal perspective.

Immigration law

Immigration Law has enabled businesses explore foreign expertise for short and long term projects. Local and International Clients are important to us and in this regard we process their documentation and obtain various kinds of permits and visas as the case may be.