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Milly Mbedi

Posted on October 24th, 2018

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 & acquisitions, commercial contracts, drafting employment contracts, reviewing of employment policies & procedures, trademarks and copyrights.

Milly was part of a team that advised Equity Group Holdings Limited (formerly Equity Bank Limited) on a 79% stake of the of ProCredit Bank, a financial institution in the Democratic Republic of Congo, from Belgische Investeringsmaatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden, Stichting DOEN and ProCredit Holding AG. The acquisition required undertaking a comprehensive due diligence, drafting and reviewing of the share purchase agreement and undertaking the competition filings at the Competition Authority of Kenya.

Milly has a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Moi University and a post-graduate diploma in Law from Kenya School of Law.

“Milly has experience advising local and international clients on a wide array of Corporate & Commercial aspects.”

Experience
  • Part of a team that advised Essar Overseas Energy Limited in connection with their sale of 50% stake in Kenya Petroleum Refineries Limited to the Government of Kenya, including assisting in drafting the agreements and the completion process.
  • Part of a team that advised Equity Group Holdings Limited (EGHL) (formerly Equity Bank Limited) on its acquisition of 79% of the share capital of ProCredit Bank, a financial institution in the Democratic Republic of Congo, from Belgische Investeringsmaatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden, Stichting DOEN and ProCredit Holding AG, including structuring the all stock consideration for the sale through issue and allotment of EGHL’s shares to each of the three sellers, undertaking due diligence on ProCredit Bank and addressing the multiple financial and competition regulatory challenges to the transaction.
  • Part of a team that assisted in undertaking due diligence and thus advising Godrej Consumer Products Limited on its proposed acquisition of a major stake in Canon Chemicals Limited.
  • Part of a team that assisted in advising Atlas Development and Support Services Limited (formally Africa Oilfield Logistics Limited), a company incorporated in the Island of Guernsey, Channel Islands and listed on the London Stock Exchange, on its cross-listing onto the Growth Enterprise Market Segment (GEMS) of the Nairobi Securities Exchange – the first ever successful cross-listing onto GEMS.
  • Assisted in advising clients in a variety of sectors on employment and labour related issues. The scope of work included drafting and developing a standard template for expatriates, senior local employees and junior local employees, drafting separation/settlement agreements and advising on dismissals and redundancies.

Erastus Rabut

Posted on April 11th, 2018

Erastus Rabut

Associate

 

T: +254 709 250 000/709 250 706

E: erastus@oraro.co.ke

 

 

Erastus is an Associate in the dispute resolution practice group. His expertise largely focuses on banking and commercial litigation, constitutional and administrative law, complex employment & labour disputes as well as land and property disputes.

Erastus has a keen interest in insolvency and restructuring following the new changes in the Insolvency Act 2015 as well as asset tracing and recovery. He has advised local and international clients from various sectors such as the financial services sector and the public sector.

Erastus has a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Moi University and a post-graduate diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law.

"Erastus is well regarded for his  insolvency and restructuring expertise."

Experience
  • Part of the team that is currently representing a pension scheme at the High Court in a Judicial Review Application challenging the decision by the Retirement Benefits Appeals Tribunal.
  • Part of a team acting in a claim which seeks to stop an alleged payment of USD 20 billion in respect of power purchase agreements.
  • Part of a team that assisted in the preparation and hearing of an appeal challenging the decision of the High Court requiring a major soft drink bottler to brand their 900 million bottles with nutritional facts of the soft drink.
  • Representing a large telecom company in an employment dispute and incidental negotiations of USD arising from a redundancy exercise of two thousand six hundred (2,600) employees taking part in the where a settlement of USD 3 million was reached.

About Us

Oraro & Company Advocates is a full-service market-leading African law firm established in 1977 with a strong focus on dispute resolution and corporate & commercial law. With a dedicated team of 10 partners, 4 senior associates, 10 associates, 1 lawyer and 36 support staff, the Firm has been consistently ranked by leading legal directories such as Chambers Global, IFLR 1000 and Legal 500 as a top-tier firm in Kenya.

Oraro & Company Advocates is an affiliate member of AB & David Africa.

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