We offer a comprehensive range of legal awareness training for banks, schools and other institutions. Legal awareness helps to promote and empower individuals regarding legal issues specific to their profession and also the general law.
The firm has a fully-fledged Conveyance Department that undertakes the following transactions on behalf of clients:-
Conveyance & Reconveyances
Sale & Transfer of Land
Charges & Discharge of Land
Contracts of Property and Sale Agreements
Leases & Licenses
Caveats, cautions & prohibitions
Paying of Land Rent & Rates on Behalf of Clients
Trusts relating to Land
Change of User
Chattels & Share Transfer
Subdivision & Amalgamation of Land
Extension of Government Leases
Power of Attorney
Intellectual Property includes trademarks, patents and copyrights.
A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, and/or design that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods or services of one party from those of others.
A patent is a limited duration property right relating to an invention, granted by a state to an inventor, in exchange for public disclosure of the invention.
A copyright protects works of authorship, such as writings, music, and works of art that have been tangibly expressed.
Kibatia and Company ensures that these rights of the clients are protected through registration of the relevant Intellectual Property.
REAL ESTATE AND BANKING
The firm is well known for executing complex real estate transactions for institutions, developers, property companies and individuals with the aim not to just complete the job but to do it with perfection and within time. The services in this area include and are not limited to:-
Real estate development
Zoning, land use and planning
Real estate mergers and acquisitions
Real estate investment trust
Securitization and structured finance
The firm has competent staff to deal with different commercial transactions with diligence to ensure the client satisfaction in the following areas:
Incorporation of companies
Conversion of Private to Public companies
Change of partners
Dissolution of Partnerships
Conversion of partnerships to companies
Mergers and Acquisition
International Commercial agreements
Our lawyers are experienced and familiar with trial advocacy representing clients in court, tribunals and other bodies. They have earned a well deserving reputation in Kenya for their litigation prowess. In relation to this, we handle matters in:-
Arbitration has become the preferred dispute resolution method in Kenya and just like the rest of the world has seen an exponential growth in the use of arbitration in practically all matters especially commercial transactions in the last decade. This is because arbitration has many advantages characterized by the parties control over the proceedings, control of composition of the tribunal, ability to select applicable national law, procedural rules, flexibility and confidentiality of the process and the privacy of the proceedings.
Our lawyers have a wealth of experience in resolving disputes through arbitration by both advocating for clients as well as sitting as arbitrators.
In the advent of globalization and in line with our mission of providing professional legal and related services that meet the needs of our clientele in Eastern Africa and beyond, we have embraced cross-border practice. Our team is knowledgeable and well-versed on matters of cross-border practice. Over the years, we have been able to expand our ambitions beyond the Kenyan borders to the Eastern Africa Region and beyond. We have achieved this through our association with various law firms in Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi with whom we have been able to work on a number of successful projects.
As a law firm, we do not resort to the disreputable tactics that have given debt collection a bad name. We expertly and ethically recover debts for banks, other large credit granters and individuals by recovering full interest and collection costs from a suit- worthy delinquent customer, we aim to have your customer/client pay voluntarily or simply obtain and enforce judgment.
Employment Disputes/Labour Law
An organizations greatest asset is its employees, their needs and rights need to be protected while at the same time safeguarding the employer’s interests. Labour laws govern the relationship between the employer and employee. This entails the application of tort and contract doctrines as well as statutory regulations on issues such as protection from discrimination, wages, health and safety.
The firm advises its clients on labour related laws and provides protection of the interests of both the employers and employees when dispute arises.
The team has vast expertise and knowledge in diverse areas of family law which has posed the firm as one of the best known Family Law practices in Kenya. We provide the following services:
– Custody of children
– Child support
– Local and international adoptions
– Trust & Trustees
The Kenyan Insurance sector is the largest in the East African region and has maintained steady growth in premium collection. Our team boasts an extensive portfolio of the legal work undertaken on behalf of insurance companies that the firm represents. We offer support to the insurance companies on commercial, regulatory and dispute management aspects of their business. Our team of lawyers also advises insurance firms on such matters as claims, professional liability, insurance coverage, policy drafting and product design.
We help public procurement clients manage risk and ensure regulatory compliance. Our lawyers have established themselves in this field and have a wealth of knowledge in order to help our clients establish and maintain sound business practices, evaluate and implement internal compliance programs and defend interests in contract claims.
SUCCESSION / PROBATE ADMINISTRATION
Succession has two categories:
Testate succession: The process takes effect when the deceased leaves a will.
Intestate succession: This process takes effect when a deceased person has not left a will.
We give clients legal advice on preparation of trusts and legal will so as to avoid disputes.
Our law firm handles these matters with utmost care due to their sensitivity ensuring that all beneficiaries to the deceased’s estate are equitably catered for and in cases of dispute, the firm handles them through the very able dispute resolution team.
RICH IN EXPERIENCE & LEGAL EXPERTISE
At Kibatia & Co. Advocates, we pride ourselves with exceptional teamwork and work ethic. We handle every case with the great focus, paying attention to detail and serving all our clients with the utmost respect. We like to push the limits and enjoy the challenges that come with working with people and solving problems.