Commercial Transactions – Invoking Force Majeure and Frustration in Contracts

On 11th March 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic, which is defined as “an epidemic occurring worldwide, or over a very wide area, crossing international boundaries and usually affecting a large number of people”. Since then, the economic threat posed by the novel coronavirus has rapidly turned from a looming threat […]

Oraro & Company Advocates is pleased to announce the appointment of Naeem Hirani as a Partner in the firm effective from 7th January 2020. Naeem’s appointment further strengthens the firm’s Corporate & Commercial practice as he brings extensive experience

Oraro & Company Advocates has, once again, been recognised among the regional leading law firms in the Financial and Corporate Transactional Practice in the 2020 IFLR 1000 rankings. The firm was praised for having, “…a knowledgeable and diverse team of lawyers who are experienced

Jacob Ochieng and Cindy Oraro participated in the 16th Annual African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) 2019 Conference. The AVCA conference provides the private equity and venture capital industry globally with a platform to discuss the most

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The Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) has in the recent past increased its efforts in ensuring the provisions of the Competition Act are adhered to. This is evidenced by a statement issued by the CAK on 28th November, 2018 informing the public of the establishment of a

Milly Mbedi Senior Associate   T: +254 709 250 000/709 250 714 E: milly@oraro.co.ke   Milly is a Senior Associate in the Corporate and Commercial practice group and specialises in corporate & commercial law, competition law, employment & labour law and intellectual property law. Milly has advised local and international clients on corporate restructurings, mergers & […]

The Companies Act 2015 (the Act) is amongst a suite of new laws intended to streamline business in Kenya, by making it easier for entities to establish a presence and operate. Although quite voluminous, the Act takes into consideration, developments

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