Practice Areas

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Real Estate Law

With the rapid growth of Kenya’s real estate industry, there is need for experienced legal advisors with a strong understanding and expertise in the industry.

BMA Advocates LLP is known for its immense real estate expertise and has advised on major residential and commercial projects throughout Kenya.

We primarily specialise in all real estate and construction matters and have vast experience in matters relating to land law and development transactions.

We offer the following services:

  • Project planning and management
  • Development compliances
  • Conveyancing
  • Subdivision, Amalgamation and Change of User
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts
  • Trusts




Kenya is a hotbed for numerous multinational and regional organizations. With an ever growing and demanding industry, there are always novel and complex legal issues that come to play.

We pride ourselves in assisting businesses overcome legal obstacles from inception to operation. We are known to be trusted advisers to our clients and customers as we endeavour to consistently serve and discharge our duties diligently, honestly, fairly and in adherence to professional ethics.

Some of the services we offer are:

  • Business setups and compliance requirements
  • Commercial contracts
  • Mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations
  • Receiverships
  • Joint ventures
  • Corporate restructuring

Banking and Financing Securities

Obtaining financing is an inevitable means to success in Kenya. Whether it is financing for a new home, for company expansion or for a development project, debt is a major source of finance. That is why we ensure that your interests are safe guarded with our thorough advise and analysis of your financing needs.

We provide the following services:

  • Drafting and registration of:
    • Mortgages and charges
    • Debentures
    • Asset financing
    • Project financing
    • Regulatory compliance with the Banking Act and the CBK Prudential guidelines
    • Guarantees and undertaking

Intellectual Property

With major competition around the globe, the best way for businesses and corporations to cash in on their intangible assets is through intellectual property rights.

We offer the following services:

  • Registration of intellectual property rights such as:
    • Patents
    • Copy rights
    • Trademarks
    • Industrial designs
  • Compliances
  • Renewals of intellectual property rights

Immigration Law

Our team of experts assist clients to navigate the constantly evolving immigration law, offering clear and concise advice on complex matters.

Some of the services we provide include:

  • Regaining citizenship
  • Dual citizenship
  • Determination of citizenship status
  • Work permits
  • Permanent residence permit
  • Temporary residence permit

Company Secretarial Services

Each business is unique with its own statutory and procedural requirements. It is our mission to understand the legal framework of our clients’ businesses. That is why through our associate company HISA Registrars our team of experts assists clients in understanding the statutory requirements and maintaining compliance over their ever growing businesses.

Some of the secretarial services we provide are:

  • Company incorporation
  • Compliance requirements
  • Submission of returns
  • Consultancy

Other Services

Probate and administrations.

Tribunal references; co-operatives, insurance and business premises rent  tribunals.

Bequests and gifts.

Public procurement complaints, reviews and appeals.