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Critics of Kenya’s judiciary and the justice system have for long complained about the backlog of cases and the slow turning wheels of justice. It is however worth noting that there have been significant steps towards clearing the backlog of cases in the recent years. 2016 was no exception and a few inroads were made including, but not limited to various legislation that will without a doubt enhance the dispensation of justice.
First, is the implementation of the court-mandated mediation pilot program in both the commercial and family divisions of the High Court, which is a move towards fostering alternative dispute resolution without necessarily severing business relations...
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Two of our Corporate & Commercial lawyers Pamella Ager (Partner) and Juliet C. Mazera (Consultant) recently contributed to an international publication with project finance insights.Published by the Global Legal Group Ltd, London, the cross-border guide provides an analysis of project finance law, covering 24 countries on among other areas, foreign investment and ownership restrictions, government approvals and tax. The duo also contributed to the Kenyan chapter of the 2016 edition. To read the 2017 edition, please click the link below.
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Since June 2016, when Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Finance announced that the Government would extend a tax amnesty on foreign income in the annual budget speech, there has been both anticipation around the proposed amnesty. Anticipation for the Government to release the related Guidelines, which the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) recently did earlier this month. The Tax Amnesty Guidelines on Foreign Incomes (the Guidelines) are intended to provide guidance as to how to take advantage of the amnesty. Under it taxpayers will get a wide blanket of amnesty on foreign income and assets, provided they were disclosed and repatriated. In the Cabinet Secretary’s words, “…Taxpayers who will take up this amnesty shall have all principal taxes, interest and penalties for the income year, 2016 and the prior year’s automatically remitted in total. In addition, the Government will not follow up on the sources of such incomes and assets declared…”
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Yet another international directory, Legal 500 has ranked Oraro & Company Advocates as one of Kenya’s finest Dispute Resolution firms. They particularly recommended the firm’s expertise in financial services disputes. The firm’s Senior Partner George Oraro SC, was also ranked as a leading individual in the area with the directory lauding him saying, “[He is] a reliable and learned adviser”. The 2017 report was released on 20th March, 2017.
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Chambers Global, a well-respected international legal directory has once again named Oraro & Company Advocates as one of Kenya’s top-tier firms. The news is another feather in the firm’s cap as it comes barely a week after the Law Society of Kenya; the Kenyan Bar’s premier professional association inducted the firm’s Senior Partner George Oraro SC, into its Roll of Honour. Released on the 16th of March, the report also recognised four of the firm’s lawyers George Oraro SC, Chacha Odera (Managing Partner), Walter Amoko (Partner) and notably Georgina Ogalo-Omondi (Senior Associate)...
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Oraro & Company Advocates is proud of Georgina Ogalo-Omondi (Senior Associate) who has been cited as one of Kenya's top young and upcoming lawyers by leading legal directory Chambers Global 2017.

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Oraro & Company Advocates congratulates Walter Amoko for being recognised by Chambers Global 2017 for being one of Kenya's finest Dispute Resolution and Employment lawyers.
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Oraro & Company Advocates celebrates its Managing Partner Chacha Odera on his recognition by Chambers Global 2017 (Dispute Resolution and Employment).
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Oraro & Company Advocates salutes its Senior Partner George Oraro, SC for his Chambers Global 2017 ranking in Dispute Resolution (Band 1).
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Oraro & Company Advocates is proud to introduce you to its very first Investment Guide (the Guide). Being a homegrown firm, the Guide is focused on the Kenyan economy and some of its recent developments. Kenya is seen as the biggest and most advanced economy in East and Central Africa and the seventh largest in Africa and has recently moved from a lower income country to a lower middle income country. These are some of the highlighted factors in the Guide as well as some key sectors to keep an eye on as the country moves towards achieving its main development blueprint - Vision 2030. The guide has been carefully designed for both Kenyan and international readership, giving investors insights on among other topics recent regulatory changes affecting business, company registration, ownership, the investment climate and much more.
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