Our work

Rilani Advocates has extensive experience in telecommunications and technology law, fintech, cybercrime & security advisories, internet governance, media law, blockchain and use of crypto-currency, technology and telecommunication litigation, domain dispute resolution, domain name placement integrated with trademark and strategic partnerships in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications sectors.

We consult and advise on software development, licensing and maintenance, infrastructure sharing and interconnection agreements.

We keep abreast of global technological, telecommunication and legislative developments, as well as local trends, and are actively involved in policy development around technology and telecommunication in the Kenyan space.

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property is an integral part of business operations. At Rilani Advocates, we provide support in brand name protection, dispute resolution in relation to protection of the brand name, registration of trademarks, copyright, patents, designs, enforcement of intellectual property rights, negotiation and drafting of complex agreements to obtain, protect, commercialize, and license technology and computer-related intellectual property rights, negotiation and drafting complex intellectual property development, transfer, and licensing agreements.

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Rilani Advocates has built expertise and experience on Data Protection and Cyber Security over the years. We have experience in advising both local and multinational corporations on Data Protection, often with this scope cutting across various jurisdictions.

Our lawyers were actively involved through various forums and representative bodies in the developments leading up to and in the enactment of the Data Protection Act, 2019 and the Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes Act, 2018.
With the implementation of the Acts in Kenya taking shape, we advise clients on incorporation of reforms and improvement of internal practices in their policies and internal operations to ensure compliance with local and international data protection laws by;

i) Carrying out data protection compliance audits;
ii) Formulating compliance strategies,policies(both internal and external facing) and advising on infrastructure required;
iii) Support with impact assessment tests;
iv) Advice and support on setting up the Data Protection Officer’s office within the corporation;
v) Facilitating staff awareness through trainings; and
vi) Continuous monitoring to ensure compliance.

We advise on cyber security and cyber crime through advisories, internal systems reviews, facilitation of staff awareness and monitoring. We provide legal support in matters related to breaches of cyber security and cyber crimes laws and policies.

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In our sectors of practice, we find that many of our clients require Immigration support. We support our clients with applications for visas, work permits, passes, applications for citizenship and advisory to businesses on employment of expatriates in different sectors.

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Rilani Advocates has a robust dispute resolution practice that is well equipped to deal with our client’s vast corporate litigation and alternative dispute resolution needs. We have handled matters before courts, tribunals, and regulatory bodies.
We can offer representation in dealing with a range of disputes in various industries including health sector.

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The firm has developed a wealth of knowledge in corporate and commercial practice. Our areas of expertise include:

Commercial Transactions
Commercial transactions are at the center of how our clients do business. We offer our services to clients across a broad spectrum of sectors. We advise on joint ventures, corporate structure and governance, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, financing solutions among other complex issues.

Competition Law
Our Advocates have experience delivering practical compliance solutions in the competition field. 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.

Consumer Protection
We advise our clients on compliance with consumer protection laws and regulations, drafting of consumer protection compliant customer agreements among other consumer protection issues.

Corporate Law
We have vast experience in business establishment in Kenya spanning through limited companies of various forms, branch office registration, societies, trusts, partnerships and non-profit entities.

We advise on corporate structuring and governance, mergers and acquisitions, licensing and compliance. We have extensive experience advising and representing clients on employment laws compliance and dispute resolution.

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