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Kenya is the largest and most advanced economy in East and Central Africa. With its strategic geographic location, well established infrastructure and strong entrepreneurial and innovative spirit, it has fast become the key financial, communication and transport hub in the East African region. A relatively stable political and macroeconomic environment and a burgeoning urban middle class are continuing to attract both local and international investment into Kenya.

CMS Daly Inamdar Advocates (CMS DI) is the merged firm of Daly & Figgis, Advocates and Inamdar & Inamdar, Advocates, two of the oldest legal practices in Kenya, who have provided a comprehensive range of professional legal services to clients in Kenya and abroad.

Over 120 year experience

Our lawyers are among the most experienced in their areas of practice in Kenya for over 120 years and have handled many complex, ground breaking and noteworthy commercial transactions and contentious civil matters for local and foreign clients. Several of our lawyers are also qualified as English Solicitors and Barristers, New York Attorneys, Arbitrators and Mediators.

Over the years, we have been highly ranked by various international legal directories including The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East and Africa, the IFLR 1000 and Chambers and Partners

Nairobi and Mombasa offices

With over 35 advocates operating out of offices in the two largest cities in Kenya, Nairobi and Mombasa, we pride ourselves in providing efficient, sound and practical legal services, expeditiously and cost effectively. We believe in having a deep understanding of our client’s business and the sectors in which they operate so that we can give advice tailored to their needs and aspirations.

Our Expertise

We also keep abreast of developments locally and around the world and offer legal services in many emerging areas of law including, financial technology, cyber security law, health-care law, consumer protection, data protection and economic crimes.

CMS Kenya is one of the few firms on the Kenyan legal services scene that can offer well-rounded advice both, specific to Kenya and across multiple jurisdictions around the world.

Whether you are a Kenyan-owned company, a multinational corporation, an individual with interests in or prospecting in East Africa or have any questions about opportunities and legal issues in Kenya, you can get in touch with us via our contact on the page.

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The Of­fice of the Data Pro­tec­tion Com­mis­sion­er (the Reg­u­lat­or) on 21 Decem­ber 2022 is­sued its first pen­alty against OPPO Kenya for the sum of KES 5 mil­lion (USD 40,600) for de­fault to com­ply with an...
Cost-cut­ting and re­struc­tur­ing in times of crisis
A tough glob­al eco­nom­ic out­look is driv­ing many em­ploy­ers to re­view their op­er­a­tion­al costs. Across busi­nesses, hard ques­tions are be­ing asked about where ef­fi­cien­cies can be made – and ul­ti­mately what...
Ac­quir­ing & Los­ing Land in Kenya
Ad­verse pos­ses­sion re­mains to be an emotive leg­al prin­ciple and courts have con­tin­ued to af­firm it as a val­id way of ac­quir­ing land. Through this prin­ciple, a per­son in hos­tile pos­ses­sion of an­oth­er per­son's...
CMS Ex­pert Guide: Data Law Nav­ig­at­or
Data provides a whole range of op­por­tun­it­ies but also in­cludes new and unique risks for com­pan­ies, gov­ern­ments and in­di­vidu­als. From sec­tor-spe­cif­ic nu­ances to loc­al derog­a­tions from the EU GDPR, sim­ul­tan­eously...
CMS Ex­pert Guide to whis­tleblower pro­tec­tion & re­port­ing chan­nels
In Oc­to­ber 2019, in the wake of a num­ber of whis­tleblower rev­el­a­tions (es­pe­cially the in­dus­tri­al-scale tax avoid­ance schemes re­vealed in the LuxLeaks scan­dal), the European Uni­on ad­op­ted the Whis­tleblower...
Na­tion­al So­cial Se­cur­ity Fund (NSSF) Act De­clared Un­con­sti­tu­tion­al
In a land­mark judge­ment de­livered on 19 Septem­ber 2022, the Em­ploy­ment and La­bour Re­la­tions Court in Nairobi de­clared the Na­tion­al So­cial Se­cur­ity Fund (“NSSF”) Act un­con­sti­tu­tion­al, null and void...
CMS Ex­pert Guide to Dis­missals and Ter­min­a­tion of Em­ploy­ment
This year has seen un­em­ploy­ment reach his­tor­ic lows in many eco­nom­ies. With in­fla­tion and in­terest rates rising, how­ever, em­ploy­ers may face fresh pres­sures to re­view their work­force and see where ef­fi­cien­cies...
CMS Daly In­am­dar Ad­voc­ates (CMS Kenya) Ad­mits Three to Part­ner­ship
CMS Daly In­am­dar Ad­voc­ates (CMS Kenya) is pleased to an­nounce the ad­mis­sion of three new part­ners, one from each of the Firm’s core prac­tice groups. These are Gibran Darr from the Dis­pute Res­ol­u­tion...
Tech­no­logy Trans­form­a­tion: Man­aging Risks in a Chan­ging Land­scape
Chan­ging tech, chan­ging risks
En­abling Tal­en­ted Law­yers to Thrive
Haanee Khan, a Part­ner in the Cor­por­ate Com­mer­cial and Avi­ation De­part­ments at CMS Daly In­am­dar Ad­voc­ates, spoke to Africa Leg­al, one of the lead­ing Africa-fo­cused leg­al me­dia brand, about his ca­reer...
CMS Next
What’s next? In a world of ever-ac­cel­er­at­ing change, stay­ing ahead of the curve and know­ing what’s next for your busi­ness or sec­tor is es­sen­tial.At CMS, we see ourselves not only as your leg­al ad­visers but also as your busi­ness part­ners. We work to­geth­er with you to not only re­solve cur­rent is­sues but to an­ti­cip­ate fu­ture chal­lenges and in­nov­ate to meet them.With our latest pub­lic­a­tion, CMS Next, our ex­perts will reg­u­larly of­fer you in­sights in­to and fresh per­spect­ives on a range of is­sues that busi­nesses have to deal with – from ESG agen­das to re­struc­tur­ing after the pan­dem­ic or fa­cing the di­git­al trans­form­a­tion. We will also share with you more about the work that we are do­ing for our cli­ents, help­ing them in­nov­ate, grow and mit­ig­ate risk.To be able to provide you with the best sup­port, we im­merse ourselves in your world to un­der­stand your leg­al needs and chal­lenges. However, it is equally im­port­ant that you know who we are and how we can work with you. So, we in­vite you to meet our ex­perts and catch a glimpse of what is hap­pen­ing in­side CMS.En­joy read­ing this pub­lic­a­tion, which we will up­date reg­u­larly with new con­tent.CMS Ex­ec­ut­ive Team
CMS Ex­pert Guide to re­struc­tur­ing and in­solv­ency law
Re­struc­tur­ings, es­pe­cially those in­volving mul­tiple jur­is­dic­tions, are in­vari­ably com­plex mat­ters. This CMS Ex­pert Guide provides an over­view of the vari­ous re­struc­tur­ing pos­sib­il­it­ies avail­able in a...