The delicate issues surrounding the legality of the electoral process and the subsequent results
of the electoral process to be withheld.
Advising on natural resources damages and clean up programs to ensure that every corporation takes
responsibility for their liability on the environmental damage.
Advising and representing individuals and corporations in complex tax-related litigations in a
variety of venues including tax tribunals and court
Services at Lumumba & Ayieko Advocates
Conveyancing and Real Estate
At LA Advocates, we advise clients on all aspects of conveyancing and development of real property and prepare all the requisite documents for the purchase, sale, acquisitions, and dispositions of real estate, licensing, tenancy, leasing, mortgages charges and debentures. We also advise and act for local and foreign individuals and companies interested in acquisition and disposition of property, stocks and other interests in Kenya. We also conduct searches to establish title to property, effect registration of transfer documents with the relevant authorities and advise investors in real estate development and investment projects for commercial, industrial or residential purposes.
Commercial and Corporate Law
Lumumba & Ayieko corporate advocates advice companies on full spectrum of M&A transactions, including public company mergers, acquisition, divestitures, spin-offs and joint ventures, as well as hostile take-overs and defense of companies and boards of directors against activist hedge funds. The firm’s securities practice represents issuers and investment banks in all types of Kenya and international offerings. LA Advocates commercial banking lawyers regularly advise major money center banks on lending transaction of every type, and borrowers on acquisition financing and transactions ranging from simple credit agreements to complex multicurrency, jurisdictional financing. The firm also provides corporate governance advice to clients facing difficult choices and evaluates complex and often unprecedented transactions under most demanding circumstances. LA Advocates restructuring practice addresses a wide range of financial distress situations involving court and out-of-court settlements in domestic and cross-border matters. The Firm’s environmental lawyers advise on a wide range of environmental issues arising from transactions, business operations and dispute resolution.
General Practice and Litigation
Lumumba & Ayieko’s Litigation Department is staffed by trial lawyers with broad courtroom experience in complex corporate commercial litigation across all industries. Further, our litigation partners are trained to be hands-on team leaders with full responsibility for determining the direction all aspects of a case from the initial proceedings through appeals. We have critical experience in critical litigation in such diverse areas of law as employment and labour law, Intellectual Property Law, Insolvency Law, Contract Law, Constitutional and Human Rights Law among others. We represent clients in trials and appeals in domestic courts and regional courts (Including East African Court of Justice) and International Arbitrations (including Court for Arbitration for Sports, WIPO and private arbitration). Lumumba & Ayieko is frequently retained by defendants confronted with major new lawsuits or stunned massive judgements. The firm is also engaged by the plaintiffs to protect their most valuable intellectual property or other corporate assets against misappropriation or to recover massive losses from dozens or hundreds of efendants.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Lumumba & Ayieko Advocates’ arbitration experience arises from and is rooted in its litigation practice. We offer representation to Kenya and foreign companies in domestic and international arbitrations involving diverse industries and various areas of law. Under this department, we also have Commercial Arbitration where we offer arbitration services in commercial disputes.
Industrial Relation, Union and Employment Law
Lumumba & Ayieko’s Litigation Department routinely handles a wide variety of litigation matters involving employment, employee benefits and employer issues. The Firm has represented numerous clients in class action lawsuits. In defending against these claims, LA Advocates is able to draw not only upon its lawyers’ extensive experience and knowledge across a wide range of industries, but also upon their skills in managing, coordinating and directing defense of numerous concurrent claims, involving multiple claimants and /or defendants.
Lumumba & Ayieko Advocates advises and represent individuals and corporations in complex tax-related litigation in a variety of different venues, including tax tribunals and courts. In doing so, Lumumba & Ayieko litigators work closely with lawyers in the Firm’s tax Department, whose skills and extensive expertiseprovides an unparalleled resource in these kinds of cases.
Lumumba & Ayieko is recognized as one of the lead firms in intellectual property litigation. The firm represents both plaintiffs and defendants, at the trial and on appeal, in cases involving copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets and trade dress. Lumumba & Ayieko Advocates also frequently advises clients on national and global intellectual property strategy and the identification of IP assets that can be used effectively for offensive and defensive purposes. We also file and maintain Trade Marks, Patents, Industrial Designs, Domain Names, Utility Models and make applications for copyright registrations and plant breeders’ rights.
Recently, cases have ranged from international arbitration of environmental clean-up claims throughout the world to contractual litigation stemming from environmental responsibilities in agreements between major participants in the chemical industry, to resolving under domestic laws about the environmental liabilities. In these matters, the depth and the breadth of LA Advocates’ Corporate practice has provided the Firm’s client with a valuable resource. On the regulatory front, the Firm is involved in advising on natural resource damage claims and a number of environmental cleanups programs by International Non-Governmental Organizations and Non-Governmental Organizations.
Lumumba & Ayieko Advocates has a long-standing commitment to improving the law and
the legal system by counselling those unable to afford representation. The full resources of the Firm are brought to bear in support of every pro bono case or transaction. Pro bono work strengthens our lawyers’ abilities to apply their talents in a variety of situations. Under a partner’s supervision, associates often have direct responsibility for individual matters and frequently bring in matters on their own. We encourage Partners, Associates, Pupils and interns to participate in the Firm’s pro bono activities. Pro bono opportunities are readily available to lawyers in the Firm’s practice areas. Also, the Firm’s advocates work with institutions such as Kituo Cha Sheria and The Cradle in its pro bono services.