Victoria Njoroge is an Associate in the Commercial and Corporate law practice at IKM.  Victoria is a graduate from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa. She began her legal training with IKM until her admission to the Kenyan Bar after which she was retained as an Associate in the Commercial practice.

Credentials

Education

  • Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Bachelor of Law (LLB) (2007 – 2011)
  • Kenya School of Law, Diploma in Law (2012)

Professional Qualifications

  • Law Society of Kenya
  • Admitted as an Advocate in the High Court of Kenya (2014)

Key experience

  • Provided immigration services to various clients, including oil exploration companies, NGOs and private companies. Victoria handles voluminous immigration work for the largest immigration law firm in the world - Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy, Berry Appleman & Leiden Limited. Here, Victoria undertakes immigration work for major multinationals such as IBM, Baker Hughes, Cisco Systems, HP, BASF, Bloomberg, Intel and Microsoft.
  • Involved in providing advice on employment related matters such as redundancies, summary dismissals and ordinary terminations for various clients, including large multinational banks, universities, NGOs and private companies.
  • Involved in the reviewing of employment contracts, and human resource manuals to ensure compliance and alignment with employment laws, regulations and policies.
  • Co-ordinated the registration of trade marks for local and international clients in Mozambique, Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan, as well as the registration of patents under the African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO).
  • Assisted one of the local banks in the registration of trade marks for its new banking products.
  • Assisted one of the local tea factories in the registration of trade marks for its new tea products.
  • Involved in the opposition proceedings of trade marks that were infringing on our client’s well-known trademarks.
  • Involved in a domain infringement matter in which a cyber-squatter registered a domain name bearing our clients name but that did not relate to the services offered by our client. The brief included the review of the client’s complaint to ensure conformity with the Alternate Dispute Resolution policy, WhoIs Policy and the WIPO guidelines on domain name infringement.
  • Involved in the drafting and actualisation of a software development agreement where our client was the concept owner of a mobile sales application. The brief involved drafting the contract to capture our client’s needs, intellectual property protection, and terms and conditions for use.
  • Assisted in the preparation of various commercial contracts and agreements to suit various client needs.
  • Represented, advised and oversaw company formation either through registration of companies, local subsidiaries, and/or branches.

Experience record

  • 2011

    Staff writer – The Nairobi Law Monthly

  • 2013

    Pupil – IKM

  • 2014

    Associate – IKM

Languages spoken

  • 100
English - Excellent
  • 100
Kiswahili - Excellent