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IKM is familiar with both the key opportunities and challenges that face manufacturers operating in the marketplace. Our broad local, regional and international perspective leaves us well-placed to manage the diverse legal issues that industrials face. 

The firm advises manufacturers on various legal issues that arise during operations, including: company set-up, structuring, compliance, patent registration, labor law matters, health and safety, environmental, mergers and acquisitions, disputes. 

Through our many years of experience in the sector, we have worked with clients spanning a cross-section of industries: 

  • Building materials
  • Chemicals
  • Clothing
  • Electrical supplies
  • Hardware
  • Motor vehicle
  • Paper
  • Steel
  • Plastics
  • Vehicles

Experience has included advising: 

  • Novastar Ventures East Africa Fund in relation to acquisition of an equity interest in an agricultural supply chain platform aimed at connecting smallholder farmers with high-quality agricultural inputs in Kenya
  • Cummins in a joint venture transaction with Car & General (Kenya) Limited
  • Auto-Sueco Kenya Limited, a member of NORS Group, in the sale of its business assets to Necst Motors
  • LafargeHolcim in conducting legal due diligence on a Kenyan target listed on the NSE in relation to a proposed acquisition
  • CMC Holdings Limited in its acquisition by Al-Futtaim Auto & Machinery Company (based in Dubai) through the capital markets takeover legal framework
  • Conducted a tax authority audit of a company in the automotive/heavy equipment industry
  • A leading cement manufacturer in a claim for USD18 million as indemnity and compensation for the insured loss which the client sustained as a result of the collapse of a silo at its plant
  • Numerous tobacco producers on intellectual property and trademark matters