The Firm’s areas of practice are set out in detail as follows:

Dispute Resolution

Responsible Lawyers:George Gilbert,Herine Kabita,Nicholas A. Mombo

We are not merely running litigation processes, we have a wealth of expertise and knowledge with regards to dispute resolution. Our specialties lie in the more complex matters, which require specialized skills. Our expertise and knowledge regarding transactions law gives our clients an advantage when matters became litigious. Our understanding and experience in the financial services field gives us an edge when litigating and negotiating transactional matters, to assist our clients with the ultimate aim of reaching an amicable resolution for both parties when completing a transaction. We strive to bring parties together and not to push them apart. Our litigation style is to the point, seeking to provide clients with quick and efficient remedies. We regularly consult all our colleagues in complicated legal disputes. This unique position gives us in-depth experience, knowledge and insight into the resolution of complicated matters in the corporate and commercial arena.
• Commercial Disputes Litigation
• Environment and Land Disputes Litigation
• Judicial review and Constitutional Law Litigation
• Family Law
• Insurance and Other Personal Injury Claims
• Criminal and Human rights Litigation
• Arbitration Proceedings

Immigration Law

Responsible Lawyers:George Gilbert,Nicholas A. Mombo

Without a credible, loyal and knowledgeable legal partner, establishing a business concern/life/family in a new country can cause any number of procedural headaches. It is important to consider what needs to be in place from a regulatory perspective to enable a business to set up an office in Kenya, to employ people, and to ensure that the company complies with immigration regulations. Immigration regulation is complex and understanding the practical issues with regards to lodgement and the process to get the approvals in place is core. We therefore handle the following immigration matters:
• Authentication of foreign documents
• Processing of work permits and visitor’s pass
• Processing of dependency and Special passes
• Permanent Residence Permits
• Application of Citizenship

Corporate and Commercial Law

Responsible Lawyers:George Gilbert,Herine Kabita,Eliud Ngugi

Corporates face a diversity of legal issues. We have an in-depth knowledge of corporate/commercial law to assist clients with business transactions and to ensure that these transactions don’t conflict with any statutory laws and regulations. We offer a full spectrum of Corporate and Commercial Law services. These services include advisory, transactional and regulatory services. This creative position gives us in-depth experience, knowledge and insight into the resolution of complicated matters in the corporate and commercial scope. We familiarize ourselves with the industries in which our clients operate to be able to advise them on their legal rights, responsibilities and duties. We have strong facilitating skills, complemented by excellent communication skills, networks and insightful minds. Our practice in this department includes:
• Business Structures and Joint Ventures
• Mergers and Acquisitions
• Public Private Partnerships
• Company Law and Company Secretarial Practice
• Corporate Restructuring and Unbundling
• Corporate Governance and Compliance
• ICT Law and Tax Law
• Banking and Finance Law
• Contracts Management
• Competition Law
• Due Diligence, Legal Audit and legal Forensic Investigations

Intellectual Property

Responsible Lawyers:George Gilbert,Eliud Ngugi

Intellectual Property (IP) law relates to the protection and commercial exploitation of products of the intellect. It is essential for business to act decisively to safeguard this valuable, albeit intangible, corporate asset. Intellectual property (IP) is well established as a significant contributor to enterprise value and economic growth. With its distinctive and unique approach, George Gilbert Intellectual Property team applies unique expertise and commercially viable solutions to a wide range of IP and related issues. Acting for local companies, international pharmaceutical enterprises and individuals, the Intellectual property team crosses borders in Africa and internationally to register and protect clients’ Intellectual Property rights. We offer a full suite of IP related services both in registrations or protection where rights are threatened, including:
• Patent and Utility Models
• Licenses and franchise agreements
• Anti-Counterfeiting advise and actions
• Purchase, transfer and licensing of IP Rights
• Plant breeding
• Copy Rights
• Trade Marks
• Industrial Designs
• Intellectual Property Litigation
• IP litigation and dispute resolution

Employment and Retirement Benefits Law

Responsible Lawyers:George Gilbert,Herine Kabita,Nicholas A. Mombo,Eliud Ngugi

CKenya’s labour law framework is arguably more complex than before and then most other nations as a result of the country’s new constitutional emphasis on protecting core employee rights and aligning itself with international standards. In this environment, regulatory compliance and effective management of labour and employment practices are of cardinal importance for Employers. George Gilbert’s Labour & Employment lawyers has a robust expertise in advising the corporations and individuals on all labour law issues, with a special focus on both non-contentious and contentious issues with impact on employees. We also perform a significant portion of the advisory work including redundancies and collective bargaining agreements.
• In House Training and Employment Law Presentations
• Employment Disputes Resolution
• Employment Contracts Drafting
• Retrenchments and Redundancies Advisory
• Trade Union Negotiations
• Drafting of Collective Bargaining Agreements
• Remuneration Package Negotiation
• Back Ground Checks
• Dismissals

Conveyancing, Real Estate and Property Management

Responsible Lawyers:Herine Kabita,Eliud Ngugi

Property law governs the various forms of ownership and tenancy in real property. It deals with many changes and challenges. George Gilbert Property & Real Estate practice provides innovative solutions to the ever-changing circumstances in the market, whether from a legal or commercial perspective. We advise clients on all aspects of property law including matters pertaining to real estate agents, investors, tenants, owners, landlords and developers. Team members specialize in all aspects of real estate property transactions and conveyancing, including advice on property development in relation to commercial, urban, coastal, residential and agricultural areas. Advice is also provided on cluster and sectional title developments, sale and purchase agreements, options, leases, development agreements and building contracts. When dealing with property you always deal with a substantial capital investment, therefore it is necessary to obtain legal assistance to protect your interests. Expert advice is crucial when it comes to property law as property transactions need to be handled and completed thoroughly to prevent any future difficulties. Our real estate services include:
• Estate Planning
• Property Acquisition and Development
• Mortgage and Charges Registration (Securities)
• Land use Planning and Development Approvals
• Residential, Business and Industrial Developments

Estates and Trusts Administration

Responsible Lawyers:George Gilbert,Herine Kabita

Our Estates Department has expertise all spheres of the law of succession, which includes the administration of estates and litigation emanating such estates and investigations and forensic investigations that may be required. Our Estate Administration Department, administers and manages and litigates Trust throughout Kenya. We also manage estates and guide clients towards amicable solutions to their estate conflicts. Our services in this department includes:
• Administration of Deceased Estates
• Drafting of Wills
• Estate Dispute Resolution
• Establishment, Administration and Management of Trusts
• Creation and Registration of Trusts and Trusts Planning
• General Succession Advisory

Investment Management

Responsible Lawyers:George Gilbert,Nicholas A. Mombo

A wide range of citizens live in the diaspora and have challenges in identifying and managing investments back at home. We offer trustworthy, loyal and honest investment protection and management. Our services include:
• Acquisition of Properties on Behalf of Absentee Investors /Diaspora Investors
• Management and Administration of Investments