Changing Business Laws: Commencement of the Companies Act, 2015

Changing Business Laws: Commencement of the Companies Act, 2015

Undoubtedly, the most significant change in business legislation in the last year has been the new Companies Act, 2015 (the Act). The Act is set to among other things, streamline business practice in Kenya as well as enhance corporate ...
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Further a Field: Proposed Changes in Kenya’s Natural Resource Laws

Further a Field: Proposed Changes in Kenya’s Natural Resource Laws

Kenya’s Parliament recently debated a new law to regulate oil and gas exploration. If the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill 2015 (Petroleum Bill) is passed, the national government will retain 75% of the profits ...
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Sweeping Changes in Kenya’s Disputes’ Regime: The New Magistrates’ Courts Act, 2015

Sweeping Changes in Kenya’s Disputes’ Regime: The New Magistrates’ Courts Act, 2015

Changing times beckon in the Kenyan Magistrates Courts, as marked by the enactment of the Magistrates’ Courts Act, 2015 (the Act) which came into commencement on 2nd January, 2016. The Act confers jurisdiction, functions ...
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Tidy Endings: Kenya’s New Insolvency Act, 2015 Commences as UK Logistics Firm Exits the Kenyan market

Tidy Endings: Kenya’s New Insolvency Act, 2015 Commences as UK Logistics Firm Exits the Kenyan market

The Insolvency Act, 2015 (the Act) was assented into law on 11th September 2015 and some of its provisions came into effect on the 30th of November by way of Legal Notice No. 244 of 2015. Some of these provisions include Parts I, III and V ...
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Building a Strong “National” Foundation: Local Content in Kenya’s Construction Industry

Building a Strong “National” Foundation: Local Content in Kenya’s Construction Industry

The construction industry in Kenya is regulated by the National Construction Authority Act (No. 14 of 2011) (the Act). Though the Act does not expressly make reference to the term “local content” it does have provisions that provide for ...
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Oraro & Company Advocates participates in the East Africa International Arbitration Conference

Oraro & Company Advocates participates in the East Africa International Arbitration Conference

We are proud to have recently participated in the 5th edition of the East Africa International Arbitration Conference (EAIAC). The event was held in Kigali Rwanda on the 28th – 29th September, 2017. Among the guest ...
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