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Irene WANJIRU

Senior Associate
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Education Background

Irene is a Senior Associate at the firm and working with the Real Estate, Banking and Finance Business Unit. She holds an LLB (Hons) from the University of Nairobi and a Post Graduate Diploma from the Kenya School of Law.

Experience

She has previously worked at Bhullar & Company Advocates as a trainee advocate, Wairagu & Wairagu & Company advocates as s Senior Associate and Ongweny & Company Advocates as the Senior Advocate heading the Conveyancing and Commercial department.

Over the years she has gained a wealth of experience in Real Estate and Property, Banking and Finance and Corporate and Commercial Law. Her main area of practice includes Real estate, Banking and Finance with main focus in offer Legal compliance and regulatory advice, conducting Due diligence exercises, Drafting, negotiating and reviewing various Sale and Purchase Agreements, project agreements, Joint Venture agreements, Consortium agreements, Memorandum of Understanding and various contract, Advising on Title matters and land ownership to foreigners and foreign companies, Advising on efficient tax and succession planning and restructuring of a company, Advising on Sale of land including sub-division, monitoring of surveyors and physical planners on the subdivision process and reviewing of new titles, Assisting in the incorporation of companies and Assisting in registration of trademarks; She is member of the Law Society of Kenya and the Federation of Kenya Women Lawyers.

Cyrus normally advises clients on the following types of transactions, amongst others: –

  • Real estate transactions and conveyancing, including general property law advisory on sub-division, change of user and extension of lease, property holding companies, land purchase or sales transactions, preparation or review of real estate joint ventures arrangements and financing of such transactions;
  • Preparation and perfection of various forms of banking securities including simple and complex charges and debentures;
  • Tax advisory services including giving tax law legal opinions, advising on the of the most tax implications on commercial transactions, and processing of tax exemptions for clients, where applicable;
  • Businesses registration and set-up for both local and international clients and offering pre- and post-incorporation or offering generally legal advice on legal regimes governing various sectors;
  • Registration of not-for-profit organizations including trusts, societies, churches, foundations and NGOs;
  • Immigration law including processing work permits and passes for foreign investors and directors and expatriate employees and their dependents;
  • Crafting and review of various agreements including, shareholders’ agreements, share purchase agreements, business or asset transfer agreements, hive down agreements, franchise, distributorship and agency agreements as well as concession and PPPs agreements;
  • Conducting legal and compliance audits as well as legal forensic audits; and
  • Corporate restructuring and financing arrangements, winding up and receiverships
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