Magdaline has experience in commercial transactions including employment, legal regulatory advice, mergers and acquisitions, corporate set ups, project finance, energy, conveyancing and banking. She was recently involved in one of the biggest energy related project finance projects in Kenya.

Areas of Expertise

• Commercial and Corporate Law Practice
• Legal & Regulatory Advice
• Mergers and Acquisitions
• Public Private Partnerships
• Public Finance
• Banking and Finance
• Conveyancing

Education

• Post Graduate Diploma in Law, Kenya School of Law, Nairobi
• Moi University, Bachelor of Laws LL.B. (Hons)

Commercial & Corporate Law Practice

• Part of the MMC Africa Law team that is advising a large cement manufacturer based in Kenya on the acquisition of a prospecting and mining licence and the requisite land approximately 4,000 acres approximated to have a limestone reserve tonnage of about 3,598 million metric tonnes.
• Part of the team from MMC Africa Law that is undertaking legal due diligence for a leading energy generating company in Kenya for a proposed asset backed securities transaction.
• Acting for a United Kingdom company, The Siemon Company Limited, in establishing a subsidiary in Kenya, the Siemon Company Kenya Limited and drafting and reviewing the employment contracts of its employees.
• Part of the MMC Africa Law team that conducted a securities review, due diligence and advised Spire Bank Limited in respect of the various securities created by various borrowers in favour of Spire Bank Limited and preparing the due diligence report.
• Part of the MMC Africa Law team that conducted a due diligence exercise in the privatization transaction of seven public sugar companies in Kenya.

Legal and Regulatory Advice

• Part of the MMC team in the provision of the legislative tracking services to Tullow Kenya BV, including, tracking the progress of key national, senate and county bills, subsidiary legislation, polices international and regional legislation and trends with potential impact on Tullow Kenya BV, throughout the entire legislation cycle and share status and analysis of potential impact by way of a monthly report, providing monthly report to also capture reports and analysis of key judgments or rulings delivered in the month with potential impact on Tullow Kenya BV’s operations, operations; Monthly report to also capture relevant Gazette Notices with potential impact on Tullow Kenya BV’s business.
• Reviewing the Statutes of an African based international organization, the Charter establishing the organization, its By-Laws and proposing amendments that would secure compliance by shareholders when the organization makes capital calls, to ensure proper corporate governance by the organization and secure immunities, tax breaks and tax reliefs for the organization, its officers and employees.

Mergers and Acquisitions

• Part of the MMC Africa Law team that is acting form a major real estate developer in Kenya in an acquisition of a company which owns a hotel in Mombasa by undertaking due diligence on the corporate matters, land matters, contracts matters, regulatory compliance matters, permits and licences matters, insurance matters, loans and borrowing, employment matters of the hotel.

Public Private Partnerships

• Acting for a leading international real estate development and investment company based in Nairobi on the redevelopment of old housing estates within Nairobi City County under a public private partnership with the City County of Nairobi.

Project Finance

• Part of the MMC Africa Law team that recently advised Astonfiel Solesa Solar Kenya Limited in a project financing transaction for its solar power projects for USD 2,500,000 in which Beyond the Grid Fund LLC was the lender and SunFunder LLC the Arranger. MMC’s role included a comprehensive review and advice on the term sheet, the financing document, being the Loan Agreement (LMA format) and the security documents, being an All Assets Debenture and a Charge Over Accounts.

Conveyancing

• Acting for a major Real Estate Developer in Kenya, Paddington Holdings Limited in the sales of thirty-four (34) units in the development known as Trident Baraka Estate including negotiating and drafting the Agreements for Sale and drafting and registering Transfers of land. • Part of the MMC Africa Law team that advised and acted for a major Real Estate Developer in Kenya, Precious Heights Limited in the sales of units in the development known as Precious Heights Limited including negotiating and drafting of Agreements for Sale, drafting and registering transfers.

Banking and Finance

• Drafting and perfection of various securities created by Golf View Office Suites Limited in favour of HFC Limited to secure advances in the sum of Kshs. 180,000,000 made to Golf View Office Suites Limited.
• Part of the MMC Africa Law team drafting and registering securities including debentures, charges, Deeds of Guarantee, Deeds of Assignment of Receivables etc. for Kenyan financing institutions including Barclays Bank of Kenya Limited, KCB Bank Kenya Limited, the Cooperative Bank of Kenya Limited, Equity Bank (Kenya) Limited, Gulf African Bank Limited.

Languages

• English.
• Swahili.

Countries of Work Experience

• Kenya .