The Critical Role of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) in Lending Activities by Banks and Other Financial Institutions

The Critical Role of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) in Lending Activities by Banks and Other Financial Institutions Background The practice of responsible investing is not a new concept. It can be traced back to the early 1960s where investors became conscious of the social responsibility of their investments and business activities. The investors wanted […]

18th February 2022 Leading legal directory Chambers Global, in its latest rankings, has yet again recognised Oraro & Company Advocates in four practice areas: Dispute Resolution (Band 1), Employment & Labour (Band 2), Banking & Finance (Band 3) and Real Estate (Band 3). With a long-standing reputation as a dispute resolution powerhouse, we are honoured […]

Background to the Legislation The Central Bank of Kenya (Amendment) Act, 2021 (hereinafter, “the Act”) is the latest development in the quickly evolving digital lending space in Kenya. Over the past decade or so, Kenya has achieved significant financial inclusion thanks to increased penetration into the market brought about by advances such as mobile banking, […]

By way of Gazette Notice Number 9798 published in the Kenya Gazette on 17th September 2021, the Nairobi County Government has announced the grant of a 100% waiver on all penalties and interest on land rates within the County. The waiver is valid for a period of two (2) months, with effect from 1st October 2021 through to 30th November […]

Further to our previous alert on the waiver of penalties and interest on accrued land rates for properties within Nairobi County, we note that the Nairobi City County has in a Public Notice indicated that the waiver period is only for a period of one (1) month i.e. from 1st October, 2021 to 31st October, 2021 (both days inclusive)

AB & David Africa has been named a winner of the flagship award “African Law Firm of the Year – Large Practice” at the 2021 edition of the Africa Legal Awards hosted by Legal Week and the Corporate Counsel Association of South Africa (CCASA). The announcement was made at an online event held on September 3, 2021.

Leading Kenyan law firm, Oraro & Company Advocates is proud to announce the promotion of four advocates. The promotions have been made across the firm’s commercial and dispute resolution (employment & labour) practice areas

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it unprecedented disruptions in the corporate world. The Government of Kenya, in a bid to combat the spread of the virus, issued directives including the imposition of restrictions on public gatherings. This essentially meant that companies are not able to conduct their Annual General Meetings (“AGMs”) in the usual […]

In the recently released awards by the Association of Young Abitrators dubbed “Africa’s 50 Most Inspiring Young Arbitration Pratictioners 2020”, our very own Noella Lubano, a partner at the firm’s dispute resolution practice, was recognised for her arbitration

The first case of coronavirus (COVID-19) was reported in Kenya on 13th March, 2020 and with it came the disruption of Kenyan business on an unprecedented scale. Businesses have had to cut down on operations with many being forced to reduce operating costs, lay off workers, close down branches, among other measures. The snowball effect […]