Brian Njenga Kagunyi is an Associate in the Commercial & Corporate Department.

Credentials

Education

  • Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Bachelor of Law (LLB) (2011 – 2014)
  • Kenya School of Law (2015)
  • The University of Warwick, Master of International Economic Law (2016-2017)

Professional Qualifications

  • Law Society of Kenya (2018)

Key experience

  • Brian has assisted in preparing Objections to Tax Assessments raised by the Kenya Revenue Authority against numerous multinationals. The significant Objections include assessments against a tier 1 financial institution in Kenya and, an assessment against global shipping-liner in Kenya.
  • Brian was part of a team that provided an opinion to an international aircraft operator on the tax implications of the importation of Aircraft to Kenya.
  • Brian has assisted in preparing advisory opinions on tax efficient corporate structures, employer registration obligations, and other tax related issues.
  • Brian is part of the team advising Cellulant Corporation in its equity capital raising through the acquisition of its Preference Shares. The brief entails negotiating, reviewing transaction documents, seeking regulatory approval and attending to completion matters.
  • Brian is part of the team assisting a Private Equity Fund in Mauritius to invest in SMEs in Kenya. The brief entails assisting the client in procuring regulatory approvals for its various transactions and giving advisory guidance.
  • Brian is part of the team advising a Dubai Based client in the acquisition of an aircraft in Kenya. The brief entails negotiating, reviewing transaction documents, seeking regulatory approval and attending to completion matters.
  • Brian has been involved in various transactions involving due diligence and providing legal opinions. He has also prepared a number of commercial contracts and has advised on several areas of corporate commercial law and regulatory compliance.

Experience record

  • April 2018– Date

    Iseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates - Associate in the Commercial & Corporate Department,

  • June 2017 – August 2017

    GE Power, Stafford (UK) - Legal Intern

  • January 2016 – August 2017

    Muriu Mungai & Co. Advocates (MMC Africa) - Pupil

  • October 2014 – January 2015

    Muriu Mungai & Co. Advocates (MMC Africa) - Legal Intern

  • September 2013

    Hines Corporation, New York (U.S) - Summer Intern

Languages spoken

  • 100
English - Excellent
  • 80
Kiswahili - Good