About Us

Rilani Advocates LLP is a technology driven full-service law firm based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Our clients range from technology multinationals, fast growth, venture backed and owner managed businesses, to start-ups driven by great ideas and defined by passion and resilience. Whether you are preparing for an important one-time transaction, or require ongoing support, our experienced team provides the strategic legal assistance you need.

We find meaning in what we do by working with clients to create a positive impact.

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Our Value Proposition

At Rilani Advocates LLP, we know our business. We provide you with clear, experienced counsel, and pragmatic results. We believe in creating and bringing value to your business. We think like business leaders and take a hands-on business driven approach to the practice of law. We positively redefine legal services to offer our clients solutions to realize their visions that move them forward and support their growth strategies. We help our clients identify fresh opportunities, manage risk, make better business decisions, and leverage valuable networks.

Our team is comprised of individuals with diverse legal experiences who are committed to delivering the best for our clients through their insight, expertise, and dedication to putting clients’ interest first.

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What We Do

Our competences and services cover a wide range of areas suitable for any modern day company or organisation. Click to read more:

Competition Law

We have experience reviewing mergers and acquisitions for competition, clearing transactions with the Competition Authority of Kenya, handling anti-trust issues, and advisory on anti-competitive practices.

Corporate and Commercial Law

 We work with businesses to help them set up suitable business structures; handle business setup in Kenya; address corporate governance issues; and structure joint ventures, business contracts, mergers and acquisitions.

Data Protection

We help clients across a wide range of industries, jurisdictions, and stages of growth, navigate data protection issues throughout the data lifecycle. We advise clients on compliance with laws such as Kenya’s DPA and the EU’s GDPR.

Dispute Resolution

At Rilani Advocates LLP, we have expertise in dispute resolution covers various sectors including aviation industry disputes, commercial disputes, employment law, and IP disputes.

Financial Technology (Fintech)

We offer a one-stop shop for all legal needs related to setting up and running a fintech product or service, including business incorporation, licensing and approvals, tax compliance, and data protection compliance.


We advise individuals and businesses on all aspects of immigration and assist with applications for visas, permits, passes, citizenship and permanent residence on behalf of eligible persons.

Intellectual Property

At Rilani Advocates LLP, we have extensive practical experience and vast knowledge in the registration and protection of intellectual property rights.

Real Estate

We offer a wide range of real estate services tailored to meet the needs of property owners, investors, and developers alike.


At Rilani Advocates LLP we understand and support the innovative spirit of the start-up. We are here to support you with the legal stuff so that you can focus on growing your company.

Technology and Telecommunications

We provide strategic guidance and transactional services in the development, acquisition, use, and commercial exploitation of technology for businesses of all sizes and phases of development.