Jacqueline specializes in local and international Banking and Finance which includes syndicated conventional and sharia-compliant transactions as well as project finance. Her expertise also extends to conveyancing and land use planning, succession and estate planning, and company secretarial practice.

Areas of Expertise

  • Conventional Banking and Finance including securitization and syndicated loan structuring.
  • Islamic Banking and Finance.
  • Conveyancing.
  • Land Use Planning and Property Taxes.
  • Project Planning and Investment.
  • Succession and estate planning.
  • Company Law.
  • Company Secretarial services.
  • Regulatory Compliance.
  • Corporate Governance.

Education

  • Certificate, Capital Funding and Restructuring by the Kenya Property Developers Association.
  • Certificate, Real Estate Investment Trusts, Kenya School of Law.
  • Certificate, Islamic (Sukuk) bonds, Central Bank of Kenya
  • Diploma in Islamic Banking and Finance
  • Umma University, Nairobi Campus
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Law
  • Kenya School of Law, Bogani, Karen
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) (Second Class Honours, Upper Division)
  • University of Nairobi, Parklands Law Campus

Property

  • Acted for a renowned transport company in the disposition of prime industrial property worth KES162,000,000.00.
  • Rendered legal services to a private foreign investor in the purchase of holiday apartments in Watamu worth GBP 1,095,284.
  • Rendered legal services to a private foreign investor for the lease of commercial property in a renowned mall, at an annual rent of KES13,797,624.00.
  • Rendered legal advisory services for a local mall with a lettable area of approximately 200,000ft2 for over 100 potential commercial tenants.
  • Acted as a property subsidiary of a leading Bank in the acquisition of property worth KES152,000,000.00.
  • Acted for a leading oil transporting company in the divesting of its assets worth over KES150,000,000.00.
  • Part of the legal advisory team involved in the structuring of Tatu City a 1000+ hectare multi-use development located within Greater Nairobi.
  • Part of the legal advisory team involved in structuring the development and procuring title documents for owners in Green Park Estate, a 1000+ unit residential development located within Greater Nairobi.
  • Banking

  • Advised a leading Mauritian commercial bank on the domiciliation of a deed of assignment made with a service provider in the telecommunication sector and issuance of performance guarantees thereon worth USD50,000,000.
  • Advised a leading Kenyan commercial bank on the issuance of performance guarantees worth RWF381,810,719 for a Rwandese client under receivership.
  • Acted for a leading aviation company in the restructuring of banking facilities worth over USD5,000,000.
  • Assisted in structuring a syndicated borrowing transaction, representing a leading local commercial bank, for a facility worth USD 3,000,000.
  • Undertook a corporate and legal review, advisory and amendment of security documents for various banks, including Barclays Bank of Kenya Limited, Chase Bank (Kenya) Limited and Imperial Bank Limited, pursuant to the amendment of land, companies and moveable properties laws since 2012 to date.
  • Undertook regular advisories to various banks on Islamic banking and finance, including Chase Bank Limited and Gulf African Bank Limited.
  • Acted in the structuring of the Chase Group Foundation and Genghis Capital.
  • Part of the due diligence team that advised an institutional investor in its acquisition of shares in Family Bank Limited in 2012.
  • Countries of Work Experience

  • Kenya