Mary has experience in commercial transactions including public private partnerships (PPPs), mergers and acquisitions (M&A), project finance and energy and infrastructure projects. She recently assisted in advising five public universities in Kenya in undertaking the development of student hostels under a PPP model. She has also in the past assisted in the structuring of residential developments in several parts of the Kenya.

Areas of Expertise

• Public private partnerships (PPPs)
• Energy and infrastructure
• Competition law
• Project structuring
• Mergers and acquisitions (M&A)
• General commercial law
• Banking and Finance
• Employment law

Education

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

Public Private Partnerships (PPPs), Energy and Infrastructure Projects

• Assisting in advising five public universities in Kenya in undertaking the development of student hostels under a PPP model.
• Assisted in advising an international firm interested in undertaking the construction of the Nyali Bridge (under a PPP model) on all legal aspects of PPP projects in Kenya.
• Assisting in advising a public hospital on all legal aspects in respect of developing an annex under a PPP model.
• Assisting in advising an international oil company on the legal and regulatory framework governing the energy sector in Kenya.
• Assisting in advising Tullow Oil Kenya BV on a monthly basis on any changes in the legislation and policies impacting the energy sector in Kenya.

Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions

• Assisting in acting as local counsel for a Mauritian global telecommunication company with subsidiaries in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda.
• Assisting in advising three companies specializing in media planning and buying services, creative agency and digital agency in their proposed restructuring to create an integrated media group.
• Assisting in advising a local company in its proposed purchase and sale of 10,000 tonnes of maize, a transaction valued at approximately USD 1,500,000.
• Assisting in advising a global telecommunication company in its sale of 267 kilometres of fibre optic cable to a local telecommunication company.
• Assisting in undertaking a due diligence exercise in respect of a statutory corporation proposing to raise finance through what will be the first asset backed security transaction in Kenya if successful.
• Assisting in advising a company in the coastal region of Kenyan in its proposed acquisition of 100% stake in a company in the business of manufacturing edible oil. • Assisting in advising a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) company in its intended acquisition of two established hotels situated in the Kenyan tourism hub of Mombasa, a transaction that involves a share purchase and an asset purchase respectively of the two proprietor companies.
• Assisting in advising a Trust in the transfer of its microfinance business and assets to a local company.
• Assisting in advising a media company in its acquisition of core assets of a television company.
• Assisting in advising an engineering, procurement and construction company in its acquisition of stake in a company appointed as a national vendor for Kenya Power & Lighting Company Limited (KPLC).
• Assisting in advising a local bank in setting up its custodial business.

Property and Project structuring

• Assisting in structuring Richland Pointe, a residential development consisting of approximately 300 residential apartments in Kamiti, Kiambu County.
• Assisting in the structuring of Amboseli Golf Resort Hotel & Spa, a luxury mixed use development in Amboseli incorporating a golf course, resort, commercial and residential units.
• Assisting in structuring of “The Shaza”, a development of serviced hotel apartments in Shanzu at the northern coast of Kenya to be owned through subscription to a private members’ club.
• Assisting in the sale and purchase of residential apartments in Sycamore Court, a development located in South B, Nairobi.
• Assisting in the sale and purchase of residential apartments in Prissy Apartments, a development located in Machakos County.

Banking and Finance

• Assisting in advising the Company for Housing and Habitat in Africa (Shelter Afrique) in its financing of Karibu Homes, an affordable housing development comprising of approximately 1,000 units in Mavoko County.
• Assisting in advising the Company for Housing and Habitat in Africa (Shelter Afrique) in its financing of Richland, a residential development comprising of approximately 350 units in Kamiti, Kiambu County.
• Assisting in advising the Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU) in its financing of Kenya Property Holdings ApS, a Danish company developing residential apartments in Kinoo, Kiambu County.
• Assisting in advising a Mauritian global telecommunication company with subsidiaries in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda obtaining financing from an international fund, on the back of a management buyout transaction.
• Assisting in advising Equity Bank (Kenya) Limited in its financing of Prissy Apartments, a residential development in Machakos County.

Employment

• Assisting in advising an independent power producing company in developing its human resource framework.
• Assisting in advising an international company providing renewable energy in emerging marking in regularizing its employment contracts with its Kenyan employees. • Assisting in advising an international foundation in its employment of a Kenyan employee.
• Assisting in advising a local security service provider in aligning its employment contracts with Kenyan employment laws.
• Assisting in advising a local media company in the process of terminating employees on account of redundancy.

Languages

• English.
• Swahili.

Countries of Work Experience

• Kenya
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