FM Advocates is a leading full-service corporate and litigation law firm based in Kenya but providing a wide spectrum of legal services across the globe. Our team of six (6) top lawyers comprises of high caliber legal professionals with business acumen, innovation and market knowledge with client-driven flexibility. We believe in being straightforward and easy to deal with whilst delivering individually tailored practical and creative solutions.
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About FM Muteti & Co. Advocates
Founded in 2017
6 people in their team
Civil & Human Rights
The Firm is among the most highly regarded and respected litigation and dispute resolution law firms in the country.
We have a vibrant immigration law department that has successfully handled more than 2000 clients with immigration matters. We are revered nationally and regionally for our exceptional prowess in immigration law.
Our intellectual property (IP) lawyers specialize in intellectual property law, which involves rules for securing and enforcing legal rights to inventions, designs, and artwork.
The firm’s IP lawyers secure and enforce legal rights to inventions, designs, and artwork. They also secure assets such as personal property and real estate. By doing so, the firm gives people incentives to improve creative works to gain a profit, which is beneficial to the community
The firm assists its client to
- 1. Establish and protect intellectual capital;
- 2. License inventions;
- 3. Transfer proprietary technology;
- 4. Draft licensing agreements
- 5. Negotiate settlements; and
- 6. Conduct IP asset due diligence
The firm’s IT lawyers represent the firm’s clients in the Courts and at the Kenya Industrial Property Institute.
The firm’s work portfolio in IT involves:
- 1. Trademarks;
- 2. Copyrights;
- 3. Patents;
- 4. Trade Secrets;
- 5. Licenses; and
- 6. Unfair Competition
The firm enjoys an especially sophisticated real estate practice with and unrivaled capacity and experience to handle the most complex transactions. Our capacity to deliver the highest quality service to match our clients’ business needs makes our firm stand ahead of its peers.
We advise buyers and sellers on real estate transactions of all kinds, whether they are structured as assets or share deals, individual or portfolio transactions, or joint ventures. Our clients include portfolio managers, project developers, investors, insurance companies and banks, while our area of expertise includes all relevant real estate law investment classes such as commercial, office, residential or specialty properties.
We offer advisory services during all phases of real estate financing, from due diligence and term sheet negotiation, through preparing and negotiating all types of financing documents, to active support in fulfilling requirements for disbursement, as well as any later syndication and restructuring. Our team has both extensive knowledge of the market, including focus areas such as office, retail, hotel, logistics and residential, and a thorough understanding of the individual needs of our clients. That mix results in constructive, practically oriented, efficient advisory services for all types of real estate financing. Our advisory services range from structuring financing transactions to drafting and negotiating financing agreements
We advise project developers and investors during all phases of project development, from property analysis and construction to realization of a project. We view project development as a multidisciplinary task. Dividing a project into individual legal areas such as public and private building law, property-related commercial law, corporate law, tax law and the like often leads to frictional losses. Legal advisers frequently lack an overall view because they are too preoccupied with their own subject areas
Lawsuits & Disputes
The Firm is among the most highly regarded and respected litigation and dispute resolution law firms in the country. It has provided reliable and competent legal representation in a broad range of large-scale and complex litigation matters such as commercial litigation, constitutional litigation, judicial review and administrative law litigation, employment and labour relations matters and pension matters. The firm’s experience in the circles of litigation and dispute resolution spans handling high profile cases in the superior courts in Kenya as well as the subordinate courts and the major Tribunals established under various legislations
Drawing on past successful cases, the firm is well equipped to handle litigations of complex nature in the country. The Firm has acted for numerous clients in litigation matters in which landmark decisions which have been pronounced in favour of the Firm’s clients
Whereas the Firm’s approach places focus on risk mitigation and advising on how to stay out of court, our competent team of advocates always ensure clients are litigation-ready and provide the most suitable and strategic path for the legal representation. We have a deliberate policy of commitment to clients’ specific needs. The Firm’s litigation team is backed by a very capable and competent team of researchers who have an excellent grasp of the law.
The firm has insurance law specialists led by our able Managing Partner, Muteti Festus. We have assisted more than 1000 clients with complex insurance matters
Be it divorce proceedings, matrimonial property division, pre/post nuptial agreements, adoption or child custody and maintenance matters, our firm is equipped to provide top notch representation to meet our clients’ expectations.
Employment & Labor
We deliver these services on a continuing basis to employers on a wide range of employment and labour relations matters including termination and layoffs, occupational health and safety, collective bargaining, legal audits, legislative advice, drafting of employment contracts, dispute resolution.
Whereas we have endeavoured to assist our clients on implementing employment and labour relations practices that minimize potential conflict, we provide our clients with strong and effective legal representation in the event of disputes. Our team has successfully represented clients in the Employment and Labour Relations Courts (previously Industrial courts) and arbitration proceedings on various complex disputes relating to termination of employment, employee redundancy claims and so on.
Our team of lawyers has an extensive experience in criminal litigation. In this regard, our criminal litigation department is stocked with four elite lawyers whose business is to win cases on behalf of our clients
Bankruptcy & Debt
We have a fully-fledged Corporate Practice Department focusing on Bankruptcy Law, Company Law, Insolvency Law and Debt Collection. It is one of our strongest areas of practice.
Our constitutional law department has competent lawyers with enviable wealth of of experience in consumer protection law
Our Partners and Associates
Muteti is a graduate of the University of Nairobi (UoN) and a member of the Law Society of Kenya and East Africa law Society. In addition, he is a Certified Secretary (CS), having undertaken the relevant courses that were administered by the Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examinations Board (KASNEB).Before his admission to the Bar, Muteti received legal training and practiced extensively in the Firms of Lesinko Njoroge and Gathogo Advocates as well as Begi & Company Advocates. His practice areas include litigation, conveyancing and real estate, criminal law, employment, family law, human rights, constitutional law, election law, healthcare & medical law, corporate and commercial law practice. Further, Muteti has an extensive experience in banking & finance, project finance, technology, media & telecommunications, intellectual property, trade and investment and energy & infrastructure projects.
Head of Litigation Department
Maroa is a graduate of the University of Nairobi (UoN) and a member of the Law Society of Kenya and East Africa Law Society. He is also a member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya. Before joining us, Maroa was working with the Firm of Maanzo & Co. Advocates as a Senior Associate. Maroa possesses exceptional experience in several areas including commercial litigation, company law, employment, real estate, drafting and registration of debt securities, debt recovery, company management and compliance services, constitutional and administrative law and public procurement law.
Head of Corporate Law Department
Makau is a graduate of the University of Nairobi (UoN) and a member of the Law Society of Kenya and East Africa Law Society. Before joining us, Makau was working with the Firm of Mboya Wang’ongu & Waiyaki Adovocates as a Senior Associate. Makau possesses a wide experience in legal consultancy in corporate and commercial matters including mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, joint ventures, winding up and receiverships, drafting and review of general and assorted commercial agreements relating to provision of goods and services, licensing, distribution, non-disclosure agreements, asset and share sale agreements, transfer of business undertakings, setting up of business entities, trusts, charities and foundations, advising on regulatory, compliance and legislative issues affecting the establishment and running of business operations and other not-for-profit organisations. He also acts for clients in intellectual property matters as well as in information and telecommunication law.
Head of Immigration Law Department
Mutua is an Associate in the Firm having graduated from the University of Nairobi (UoN) and the Kenya School of Law and holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree and a Post Graduate Diploma in Law. Before joining us, Mutua was working with the Firm of Muthoga Gaturu & Company Advocates as a Senior Associate. He has worked in both the Firm’s litigation department and corporate, commercial and real estate and banking department. Mutua has a vast wealth of experience in, immigration law, commercial and corporate practice, company secretarial service, employment & labour law and banking and finance.
Head of Real Estate Department
Lydia is an Associate in the Firm having graduated from the University of Nairobi and the Kenya School of Law and holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree and a Post Graduate Diploma in Law. Before joining us, Lydia was working with the Firm of B.M. Musyoki & Company Advocates as a Senior Associate. Lydia is well-experience in family law, corporate law, commercial law, dispute resolution, criminal law, civil litigation, real estate, conveyancing and tax law.
Head of Family Law Department
Benjamin is a graduate of the University of Nairobi and is the head of our family law department.
We are experts in adoption law in Kenya based on the provisions of the Children Act, 2022. So far, we have concluded 12 adoption cases.
Family Law & Child Custody
Our team of lawyers in the Family Law Department pride themselves in having extensive experience in handling high profile child custody matters. As as now, we have successfully concluded 72 child custody cases. In the same vein, we have 19 child custody matters pending in various courts across Kenya.
Criminal Defense & Criminal Litigation
Whilst many law firms are struggling to find footing in criminal defense, we have been pacesetters in criminal litigation. We have successfully defended clients facing various charges including murder, sexual offenses and obtaining money by false pretenses, among others.
In the past few years, we have become a household name in the Constitutional and Judicial Review Division of the High Court of Kenya. As at now, we have successfully represented 31 constitutional law clients in various courts in Kenya.
The Immigration Law Department has been on of the busiest sections of our lawfirm in the past few years. We have assisted more than 150 clients in getting visas and work permits.
Employment and Labor Relations Law
Employment & Labor
We have represented more than 50 clients with different employment-related issues such as unlawful termination, unfair redundancy, discrimination in workplace and violation of labor rights. We are top labor law experts.
We have gained a reputation of being the best family law lawfirm in Nairobi due to the precision in our family law advisories and excellence in court on family matters.
Divorce and Separation
Divorce & Separation
So far, we have successfully conducted 129 divorce and separation cases in diverse courts in Kenya. Divorce law is one of the area that our lawfirm has excelled significantly in the last few years.
Real Estate and Conveyancing
Real Estate Contracts and Negotiations
We ensure that none of our clients is conned while buying a property. We do extensive Due Diligence and examine Sale Agreements critically and in depth.
We are experts in Land Law and Land Transactions.
Land Buying and Selling Transaction
We are expert lawyers in Land Transactions. We have so far conducted more than 100 land transactions successfully.
Bankruptcy and Insolvency
Bankruptcy & Debt
We are experts in conducting insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings for individuals and companies.
Unfair and Wrongful Termination of Employment
We have an extensive experience in employment law. We are the lawyers to trust with your employment claim.
Company and Business Registration
Whenever you decide to register a company, partnership or a business name, we are the lawyers most suited to get the job done fast and efficiently.
Arrests, Searches and Police Summons
Arrests & Searches
For any criminal issue requiring a competent criminal defense lawyer, just get in touch with us. We are a phone call away.
Will Writing, Probate and Succession Law
Will & Testament
We have so far completed more than 35 wills.
Similarly, we have handled succession causes in Court in the excess of 100.
Trust us. We are experts.
We have so far concluded more than 100 succession briefs. Currently, we have 64 succession causes running in different courts.
For any trademark registration issues, get in touch with us.
Damage Caused to Property
For any damage caused to your property, you entitled to compensation for the loss. Let us help you.
For any issue relating to patent registration and advisory, please contact us.
Commercial Real Estate
Commercial Real Estate
We are commercial real estate specialists. We are the right lawyers to trust with your transaction.