Enduring client relationships are key and at NBMA Advocates LLP we treasure these relationships, which go beyond once-off projects and transactions.

As a firm, we strive to provide value on a consistent and ongoing basis to facilitate our clients’ business dealings in Kenya, the East-African region and elsewhere in Africa.

Our dedicated team has legal expertise and regulatory knowledge when it comes to doing business in Kenya and East Africa. Against the background of increased growth and varying levels of business risk and opportunity, we have gained years of experience across various industry sectors which allows us to better understand the challenges which your business may face.

Over 200 years experience Over 600 practitioners 12 offices in 7 countries

We have worked on numerous complex, high value, cross-border matters and are especially known for our work in the Banking and Finance sector including FinTech, Buy-outs, Joint Ventures, Insurance sector investments, Technology and Telecommunications, Infrastructure, Renewable Energy projects, Private Equity, Capital Markets and Real Estate.

Working with ENSafrica, Africa’s largest law firm, NBMA Advocates LLP also has the unique advantage of being able to harness the expertise of more than 600 practitioners across the continent – expertise which spans all commercial areas of law, tax, forensics and IP.

a major player across the continent
Legal 500

Whenever required we are able to partner with specialists to ensure you get the right advice in the shortest possible time. Our key differentiator is that we operate as "one firm" across Africa. By leveraging our complementary expertise, skills and resources across each of our offices on the continent, work is always done by the practitioner who can do it best and at the most affordable rate. In so doing we can provide you a cost-effective offering wherever you choose to do business in Africa.

ENSafrica has lawyers qualified to practice English and French law, as well as practitioners who are fluent in various languages relevant to doing business across Africa, including Mandarin, Cantonese, French and Portuguese. ENSafrica also has extensive experience with the legal codes used by the member states of OHADA and leverage the comprehensive collective resources of ear-marked firms (including highly skilled service providers), with whom we have formed close, long term relationships, to help clients access any specialist expertise needed.

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ENSafrica's sheer size, depth of senior resources and commitment to Africa coverage makes it a go-to firm for domestic and cross-border deals
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specialists in the field with understanding not only of the law, but also of our business and an ability to take into account other aspects of the business that might be impacted
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seamless collaboration across the various expert practice areas within the firm to deliver an outstanding client experience
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experiENS

USD69-BILLION ACQUISITION
Representing SABIC in the proposed acquisition by Saudi Arabian Oil Company (“Aramco”) of a 70% stake in SABIC.
EUR10-BILLION ACQUISITION
EUR10-billion acquisition of Akzo Nobel N.V. by the Carlyle Group’s Starfruit Finco B.V., with merger notifications in COMESA, Kenya and South Africa.
ZAR52-BILLION DIVESTMENT
ZAR52-billion divestment of Absa from Barclays by Barclays Bank plc, involving Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, the United Kingdom and Zambia.
USD5.3-BILLION ACQUISITION
Representing Carlyle Group LLP in its acquisition of StandardAero.
USD4.6-BILLION
ENSafrica advised DSV A/S (DSV) and Panalpina Welttransport Holding (PWT) with respect to South African and Kenyan competition law, including the preparation and submission of merger notifications in South Africa and Kenya in relation to DSV’s acquisition of PWT.
USD4.2-BILLION ACQUISITION
Represented UPL in its acquisition of Arysta Life Sciences.
ZAR35-BILLION ACQUISITION
ZAR35-billion acquisition by the Vodacom Group of a 34.94% stake in East African telecommunications operator Safaricom. This deal won the 2017 DealMakers Deal of the Year Award.
USD1.05-BILLION ACQUISITION
USD1.05-billion acquisition by Sanlam Emerging Markets (Ireland) of Saham S.A. and Saham Finances S.A., with merger notifications in numerous countries, including Botswana, Cameroon, COMESA, Kenya and Morocco. It is its largest acquisition to date.
USD2.4-BILLION ACQUISITION
Represented Engen in its acquisition by Vivo Energy.
ACQUISITION
Acquisition of FFT GmbH & Co. KGaA (Germany) and FFT Gesellschaft mbH (Austria) by Fosun International Holdings, with merger notifications in CEMAC, COMESA, Kenya, South Africa and Tanzania.
possesses deep experience operating across the African continent, with numerous regional offices
Chambers Global

contact

contact details


9 Riverside
5th Floor, Riverside Drive
Nairobi
Kenya
tel: +254 733 731 209

PO box 12342 – 00100
Nairobi
Kenya
infoNBO@ENSafrica.com
 

expertise

expertise

African regulatory and business intelligence
agribusiness
Asia
aviation
banking and finance
Broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE)
competition/antitrust
corporate commercial
dispute resolution
employment
environment
fiduciary
fintech
forensics
immigration
India
insolvency, business rescue and debt recovery
insurance
intellectual property (IP)
intelligENS
mine and occupational health and safety
mining
private clients
private equity
pro bono and corporate social investment
project development and project finance
real estate / property
shipping, ports and logistics
tax
technology, media and telecommunications