Mwale & Company Advocates is an established Kenyan law firm that specializes in Corporate | Commercial Law, Banking Law, Capital Markets Law, Intellectual Property Law, Telecommunications Law, Internet & Technology Law, Energy Law, Environmental Law, Insurance Law, Regulatory & Tax Law and Property | Conveyancing Law.

Our Firm is committed to providing our clients with the highest level of service and attention to detail, as well as consistent and effective legal advice and representation. We pride ourselves in our sophisticated yet practical approach in counselling our clients, with a strong emphasis on prompt response and execution with integrity. Our business minded approach, ability to achieve effective solutions, and unsurpassed commitment to client services has resulted in loyal clients from a broad array of industries. The passion and experience shared amongst our professionals continuously delivers unparalleled results. Mwale & Company Advocates offers the high quality, responsive and attentive representation that every client deserves.

The Firm has a diverse clientele base that includes multi-nationals, private equity firms, banking and financial institutions, government, institutional investors and high net worth individuals who enjoy the high degree of confidentiality and professionalism offered by Mwale & Company Advocates.

Our team consists of two (2) partners who are duly admitted Advocates of the High Court of Kenya. We also employ five (5) members of staff who supplement our professional service by carrying out legal research, service of court process, para-legal assistance and administrative assignments. We have expertise in a wide range of legal and business areas and are well versed in handling various transactions both locally and internationally in both business and legal aspects. We are well seasoned and accustomed to working in small teams, thereby ensuring that your matters are not overstaffed, turned into training grounds, or handed off to lawyers you have never met. The Firm is located at Internet Business Centre, Ground Floor, Plums Lane, off Ojijo Road, in Parklands area, Nairobi.

Founded in 2013

7 people in their team


Practice areas
Employment & Labor
Intellectual Property
Real Estate
Lawsuits & Disputes
Business
Family
Immigration
Media, Technology and Telecoms
Consumer Rights
Elder Law

Languages spoken
English
French
Swahili
Kikuyu

Social media

Practice areas

Employment & Labor

Hiring & Firing
Job Discrimination
Labor Law
Pension
Retirement
Sexual Harassment
Social Security
Wage & Hour
Wrongful Termination
Whistleblower & Qui Tam

Our firm offers representation to both employers and employees in matters before the Industrial Court concerning employment disputes. We also provide legal advice to various corporate entities on the entire spectrum of employment and labour related issues such as employee contracts, executive compensation and employee benefit plans and agreements, consultancy agreements, ESOPs, recruitment and dismissal of employees, assignment and secondment of employees, drafting and review of human resource policies and manuals and employment law compliance audits.  Mwale & Company is credited with cutting edge advice on employment, severance and change of control agreements, stock options, equity and other incentive compensation plans which are playing an increasingly important role in corporate restructuring and investment deals. We also assist clients in a wide range of industries with labour law compliance issues and develop tailored compliance programs, give presentations, seminars and in-house training to their staff on how to minimise their legal risk.

Intellectual Property

Copyright
Patent
Trademark

In this day and age, brand visibility is a crucial aspect of any business venture. The ability of a product to be quickly identified and purchased by consumers is crucial to the commercial viability of any business. It then becomes more and more important for business enterprises to protect their Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) through registration and effective commercialization of the same through licensing, merchandising, distributorship agreements, etc. Our firm offers various IPR & ICT related services such as registration of trade marks, patents, utility models, industrial designs and copyright, renewal and recording of assignments and licenses of IPRs, drafting license agreements and deeds of assignment, film, television and music production agreements, IP audits and due diligence, and brand equity management. We also prosecute and litigate IP matters and assist our clients in protecting their IPRs from infringement, counterfeiting, misappropriation and unfair competition. Our team is well-versed in the markets in which our clients operate, allowing us to maintain a commercial approach that optimizes efficiency, reduces costs and enhances effectiveness

Real Estate

Commercial Real Estate
Housing, Construction & Development
Foreclosure
Land Use & Zoning
Landlord & Tenant
Mortgage

Our firm appreciates the key role property plays in society. We are an ardent provider of a wide range of services with regards to real property transactions such as drafting and registration of charges, mortgages and debentures, registration of transfers of land, sub-divisions and amalgamations, changes of user, registration of cautions/caveats, drafting agreements for sale, leases and other instruments, etc.   Mwale & Company also has wide experience in project finance transactions advising on matters related to project structuring and development, financing, government regulation, construction and other contractual issues.  We represent individuals, commercial banks, sponsors and developers on every type of transaction and with extensive experience on project completion, we are able to structure, negotiate and document the full array of project and financing agreements to suit the client’s needs.

Lawsuits & Disputes

ADR Mediation & Arbitration
Appeal
Class Action
Litigation

Mwale & Company Advocates offers a wide range of legal advice and representation to its clients.  We regularly handle legal suits in the areas of commercial litigation, judicial review and constitutional petitions, intellectual property rights infringement, procurement, employment and labour related disputes, insurance litigation, succession matters, etc.  Our firm is also committed to providing clients with practical and cost-effective solutions to their disputes through various means apart from litigation.  Our advocates are well versed in handling disputes before arbitral tribunals and readily encourage clients to take advantage of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms such as arbitration, mediation, negotiation and conciliation.

Business

Administrative
Admiralty & Maritime
Agriculture
Antitrust
Aviation
Banking & Finance
Business Registration
Communications & Media Law
Contract
Due Diligence
Employer
Environment
Franchising
Gaming
Government Contract
Health Care
Investment
International
Legal Document
Licensing
Merger & Acquisition
New Business Formation
Office Solutions
Oil, Gas & Energy
Securities
Tax
Transportation
Venture Capital

Our firm has a wealth of experience in all aspects of corporate and commercial law in Kenya. Our areas of specialisation include business venture establishment (including incorporation of companies, limited liability partnerships, registration of business names, etc), corporate regulatory compliance, preparation of commercial agreements, joint venture structuring, enforcement and drafting of collateral agreements.  Mwale & Company offers intuitive insights into complex corporate transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, take-overs and cross border transactions.  We provide our clients with advice on deal structuring, due diligence, legal regulatory compliance requirements, disclosures and closings, private equity and venture capital, share splits, share swaps, share subscriptions, shareholder agreements and other corporate and commercial agreements.

Family

Adoption
Child Custody
Child Support
Child Visitation
Divorce & Separation
Father's Rights
Marriage
Military Divorce

Mwale & Company Advocates deals with clients’ delicate family matters with the sensitivity they deserve.  A well structured succession plan is advisable because it preserves family wealth, avoids unnecessary taxes, family feuds and chaos upon death, incapacitation or retirement. Our firm provides astute legal advice on succession and estate planning, divorce and separation, child adoption, child support and custody, trust and administration of estates, etc.

Immigration

Asylum
Business Visa
Citizenship
Dependent Visa
Permanent Residency
Retirement Visa
Work Permit

Our Firm advises clients on all aspects of Immigration law and various status applications in Kenya.

Media, Technology and Telecoms

Advertising and Marketing
Biotechnology
Cyber Law, Data Privacy and Data Protection
Fintech
Information Technology
Media and Entertainment
Outsourcing
Technology Transactions
Telecommunications and Broadcast

Our firm is a leading and innovative practice in the field of technology law.

Consumer Rights

Civil Litigation
Consumer Protection

Mwale & Company Advocates offers a wide range of legal advice and representation to its clients.  We regularly handle legal suits in the areas of commercial litigation, judicial review and constitutional petitions, intellectual property rights infringement, procurement, employment and labour related disputes, insurance litigation, succession matters, etc.  Our firm is also committed to providing clients with practical and cost-effective solutions to their disputes through various means apart from litigation.  Our advocates are well versed in handling disputes before arbitral tribunals and readily encourage clients to take advantage of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms such as arbitration, mediation, negotiation and conciliation.

Elder Law

Estate Planning
Guardianship
Probate
Trusts
Will & Testament

Mwale & Company Advocates deals with clients’ delicate family matters with the sensitivity they deserve.  A well structured succession plan is advisable because it preserves family wealth, avoids unnecessary taxes, family feuds and chaos upon death, incapacitation or retirement. Our firm provides astute legal advice on succession and estate planning, divorce and separation, child adoption, child support and custody, trust and administration of estates, etc.

Our Partners and Associates

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Dominic Mwale

Managing Partner

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