Our FinTech law practice offers a combination of deep global technical experience with local regulatory & financial service knowledge. Frequently, the team is involved in advising clients on their financing, corporate matters, and
regulatory & compliance.

The practice area also provides financial and technical legal advice on the establishment of FinTech service businesses, licensing of the products, compliance with regulatory requirements and dispute resolution in day-to-day matters involving highly complex issues in the industry. Our client base in the practice area ranges from venture capital funds to start-ups, banks, and other financial institutions.

Key Contacts

John Mbaluto, FCIArb

Deputy Managing Partner

Jacob Ochieng


Cindy Oraro



    Some of our recent experience in this area includes:

  • Providing legal services in a joint venture arrangement between a Mauritius based private investment company and a Kenyan registered application and software development company in relation to the development of a software platform that allows groups to come together and contribute money towards a specific purpose e.g. investment clubs and fundraising. Our role also included drafting the standard terms and conditions together with the privacy policy for the platform.
  • Represented the Central Bank of Kenya in a case in which the petitioner sought to stop the transfer of money services provided by the mobile telephone companies including Safaricom’s “M-Pesa” and “Airtel Money.”
  • Advising and drafting contractual agreements for a leading telecommunications company in relation to upgrade of its current mobile money platform to a new one developed and provided for it with a view to achieve interoperability with the previous existing platform and various other payment software existing within Kenya.
  • Providing legal services to a technology company that provides end-to-end digital insurance, including undertaking registration of various trademarks, drafting and reviewing a shareholder loan, undertaking a vendor legal due diligence exercise, reviewing a term sheet with investors, drafting a convertible note for bridge financing for the company, drafting and reviewing a shareholders agreement and undertaking an internal group restructuring.
  • Providing legal services to a technology company that has developed a patient-engagement, telemedicine mobile application (the “Application”) that helps doctors grow their medical practice revenues and personalise patient care, including providing the company with a legal opinion on the regulatory requirements of setting up the Application.

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