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Josphat Kaibiru is involved in advising clients on a wide range of real estate and finance matters including the legal implication of certain clauses in leases, the legal requirements in acquisition of interest in real property, ways of protecting threatened interest in real property, statutory requirements when acquiring and transferring real property, the legal requirements in creating enforceable bank securities, legal compliance requirements for financial institutions, as well as emerging issues affecting the banking sector such as financial technology (fintech).

Josphat is also involved in the review of bank securities and real estate documentation as part of legal due diligence. This involves the creation and perfection of securities including, charges, debentures, guarantees, security agreements, preparation and registration of powers of attorney, assisting clients in sales, purchases and leases of property by drafting and reviewing sale agreements, letters of offer/heads of terms and leases, undertaking due diligence. He also advises clients with substantial immoveable properties on the most advantageous estate planning options, which includes, drafting wills, structuring of land holding companies and the establishment of trusts.

Experience has included advising:

  • As a team member, a leading bank in a premerger due diligence involving review of securities and real estate leases and licenses
  • As a team member, a leading bank in a pre-acquisition due diligence involving review of securities of the target
  • As a team member, a leading non-governmental organization (NGO) on the enforceability of its office lease
  • As a team member, a leading NGO in connection with purchase of land
  • As a team member, a leading private company in connection with restructuring its operations including transfer of its land to a subsidiary

Professional Qualifications

  • Advocate admitted to the High Court of Kenya (2019)

Education

  • Kenya School of Law, Diploma in Law (2017)
  • University of Nairobi, Bachelor of Laws LL.B. (2016)

Prior Experience

  • 2019 to date, Associate, IKM, DLA Piper Africa member firm in Kenya
  • 2018 to 2019, Pupil, IKM, DLA Piper Africa member firm in Kenya