Banking & Finance

Banking & Finance, Islamic Banking

Our banking and finance practice, one of the founding activities of the firm, is one of the most developed and diverse in the region, and includes our securities, insurance and project finance professionals. 

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Between conventional & Sharia

compliant banking and finance, there are countless alternatives to raise capital in Kenya, East Africa and beyond. This choice is only enhanced by the presence of various financial centers well known to the Firm.

Our firm is intimately involved in some of the most recent Islamic compliant issuances and deals across the region, our Islamic Banking, especially with the advent of the Kenyan owned and first of its kind, The First Community Bank, that has made quite a stride and or serious inroads in Kenya, and now consulted by the neighboring countries in the region, has developed a strong reputation for harmoniously reconciling the needs of a modern-day marketplace with the desire to follow the rules of Sharia. 

The Kenyan securities experience includes advising on the creation and structuring of funds, private placements or offerings, public listings, regulatory issues (both local and international), and so forth. 

Our clients in the Banking sector include some of the Region’s leading banks, and several others that frequently consult us for their activities in the region. As well as taking care of their day-to-day requirements, we help them structure sophisticated products and have had extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions of banks. 

We have assisted clients in major financing deals in many different sectors, as well as with public listings, offerings and issuances in regional and global markets.  

Our Banking and Finance group has a strong experience in insurance and reinsurance.   

The areas of practice in this group include: 

  • Banking
  • Finance
  • Islamic Finance
  • Securities
  • Regulatory
  • Capital Markets
  • Project Finance
  • Kyoto Protocol Project Financing
  • Insurance
  • Leasing
  • Commodities and Market Instruments
  • Islamic Banking
  • Financial Services Regulations
  • Funds (Incorporation and Structuring)
  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  • Takaful and Re-Takaful
  • Offshore Finance
  • Stock Options and Plans
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