Globally, analysts agree that investments in the infrastructure sector will play a big role in the post pandemic recovery efforts due to their multiplier effect.
From the roads which transport our goods to the telecommunications which keep us connected, world-class infrastructure provides the foundations to create jobs, grow business and connect people with essential services.
Our experience spans public transport, renewable energy, waste, education, healthcare as well as social infrastructure, rail, roads, bridges, aviation, shipping and ports, among others.
Our lawyers are at the forefront of advising the infrastructure sector, working with clients who invest in, own, operate, manage or provide services to infrastructure assets.
Our knowledge base from working with clients across the public and private sectors means that we have a comprehensive understanding of each of the stakeholder’s concerns and are able to structure transactions in a manner that specifically addresses them. Our strong market knowledge coupled with an extensive regional and international reach enables us to deliver world-class legal services to our clients. We have successfully used this model on numerous infrastructure deals.
Experience has included advising:
- A client in connection with its proposed investments in the port of Mombasa, Lamu and the new Lamu industrial city
- A client in connection with a proposed joint venture to undertake the operation of the second container terminal at the port of Mombasa
- On a PPP options study for accelerated and sustainable non-revenue water reduction for Nairobi and Mombasa Counties
- Different parties to PPP road projects under the road annuity program
- For a consortium of investors in connection with a proposed primary healthcare project, which shall be piloted in Makueni County before being scaled up to all 47 counties in the country
- The Kenyan government on the procurement of medical equipment for 94 hospitals in all the 47 counties in Kenya, through a managed equipment services arrangement
- The Export Processing Zones Authority (EPZA) on proposed strategic interventions to enhance the investment environment and increase domestic and foreign investments in Kenya’s textile and apparel manufacturing sectors
- A potential developer on the Lamu Port and Lamu-Southern Sudan-Ethiopia Transport Corridor (LAPSSET) project
- Transportation and Infrastructure Team of the Year (African Legal Awards 2016)
With the excitement surrounding the new JKIA – Westlands Expressway project and the prospect of other mass transport projects being developed, this is an opportune time for reflect on how land is compulsorily acquired for infrastructure projects in Kenya.
The Kenya Transport and Logistics Network (KTLN) was recently established by the President, through an Executive Order. KTLN is meant to enhance efficiency and coordination in the transport sector through fortifying public private dialogue and leveraging on the efficiencies and synergies of the relevant state agencies. It is hoped that through KTLN, the country will be able to achieve its strategic agenda of becoming a regional logistics hub.
In recent months, the world has changed dramatically. An exceptional few are working remotely or in controlled working environments, while many are not working at all. Campaigns, events, construction, and all other manner of projects have been scaled down or otherwise put on hold.
Public Private Partnerships (“PPPs”) have been hailed as the antidote for the perennial insufficiency of public funds to finance infrastructure projects.