Rebecca is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a Certified Secretary. She specializes in banking and finance, perfection of securities as well as project finance. Having completed her training as a Certified Secretary, Rebecca also offers company secretarial services to corporate clients and advising them on legal compliance requirements. In addition, she is involved in various commercial transactions.

Areas of Expertise

• Real Estate
• Banking and Finance
• Company Secretarial Services
• Mergers and Acquisitions
• Corporate Law

Education

• Post Graduate Diploma in Law, Kenya School of Law, Nairobi
• University of Nairobi, Bachelor of Laws LL.B. (Hons)
• Certified Public Secretaries (CPS K) (KASNEB)

• Acting for New Generation Self Service Stores Limited, a Kenyan company based in Taita Taveta County dealing in wholesale and retail of general merchandise, in the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Voi Industries Limited. The transaction involved undertaking a due diligence exercise and preparing a due diligence report with respect to the structure, assets, liabilities, undertakings, statutory books and contracts (employment or otherwise). Further, it involved preparation of the legal instruments necessary to effect the purchase of the company and subsequent transfer of shares to the new shareholders and appointment of new directors respectively. Lastly, we oversaw the handover of the company and all its assets to our client as part of our post completion obligation.
• Acting for a local investor in the acquisition of 1,502 acres of unregistered land in Kilifi County. The investor is a key player in the growth and exportation of fresh produce sector in Kenya. The land is strategically located near a river and the investor intends to use the same to expand his business. The transaction involves conducting comprehensive due diligence on the land to ascertain the category of land and any claims of ownership if any, engaging the Land Adjudication Officer in Malindi on the process of adjudication of the section in which the land is located, rendering legal opinions on the procedures involved and the steps to be taken in such an intended acquisition and ultimately the transfer of land to the investor.
• Advising a Kenyan subsidiary company, which has its headquarters in London and is one of the large scale global tea, coffee and botanical extracts producers and suppliers, on the contents, effects and implications of the letter of offer and facility agreements in respect of banking facilities to be advanced to them in the sum of USD 11,000,000.00. The facility will be an uncommitted credit facility available for utilization by our client by way of advances on a loan/current account in their name. The facility agreements to be prepared were Trade Finance (Pre-export financing) facility, Invoice/Letters of Credit Discounting (Post-export financing) and Pre-settlement Risk on Foreign Exchange Transactions which would be supported by inter alia: Corporate Guarantee from the parent company issued under the English Law, Letter of Negative pledge from our client and Master Agreement and Indemnity for Advance Payments of Trade Receivables and supporting Board Resolution.
• Part of the team that advised a group of One Hundred (100) notable investors on the incorporation and structuring of an appropriate investment vehicle. This transaction involved preparation of the necessary documents to facilitate the incorporation of a public company limited by shares. A small part of the shareholders’ contribution was used as subscription fees while the rest was considered a loan advanced to the company. Accordingly, we prepared Share Subscription and Loan Agreements, procured execution as appropriate and undertook stamping. Thereafter, we prepared documents to facilitate issuance of the shares to all the subscribers and issued them with share certificates. We are currently in the process of drafting a Shareholders’ Agreement to govern the relationship between the shareholders and the company.
• Advising a local public limited company on the issues of statutory and regulatory compliance and assisting in offering company secretarial services.
• Currently part of the team acting for a local commercial bank in a transaction aimed at redeeming a Senior Partially Secured Fixed Note for the sum of Kshs. 200,000,000.00 before maturity. This note was partially secured by a charge over a piece of land measuring 24.65 acres located in Kiambu County. The note holders have agreed to subdivide the land into two portions measuring 20 acres and 4.65 acres and sell the bigger portion and the proceeds be utilized to redeem the bonds. The other portion will be retained as security for the residual value of the notes. Accordingly, this transaction will involve the following: Discharge of the existing Charge, subdivision of the secured property, creation of a Replacement Charge, sale and purchase of one of the resultant portion and eventual distribution of the sale proceeds as provided with a view of redeeming the immature bonds.

Languages

• English.
• Swahili.

Countries of Work Experience

• Kenya .