We handle a wide variety of legal issues involving agriculture & commodity markets in Kenya and the East African region including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Registration of farming companies and businesses;
  • Regulatory compliance in seed trade including registration of seed merchants;
  • Negotiating, and drafting, farm leasing agreements;
  • Advising on commodity futures contracts;
  • Negotiating and drafting of agreements relating to drilling of boreholes and other developments on leased farm;
  • Drafting farm management agreements;
  • Advising on, and drafting, employment contracts for farm managers and other farm employees;
  • Agricultural produce supply chain management issues including farm produce transport and distribution to agricultural markets;
  • Drafting and enforcing contracts for sale of ascertained and unascertained farm produce;
  • Drafting and enforcement of contracts for sale of farm produce;
  • Representing farmers on debt recovery suits and disputes;
  • Advising on chattels transfer, use of immovable farm assets as loan security, and representing farmers in loan financing transactions;
  • Advisory and litigation of farm breeder’s rights;
  • Representing plaintiffs and defendants on toxic tort ligation and class action involving agricultural produce;
  • Representing farmers and insurance companies in negotiations and purchase and sale of farm insurance agreements;
  • Representing farmers and other businesses on issues involving government contracts and grants on agriculture including procurement issues;
  • Handling mergers and acquisitions of farming companies;
  • Joint venture agreements;
  • Representing trade associations and cooperative societies operating in agriculture and commodities trade;
  • Registering trademarks and patents for farmers and farming companies;
  • Advising on corporate governance for listed companies in the agricultural and commodities sector;
  • Representing consumers adversely affected by illegal activities by the agriculture and commodities industry;
  • Representing NGOs in the agricultural industry;
  • Import and export of farming technology;
  • Tax issues on agricultural produce and commodities;
  • Acting as counsel in pricing and other competition issues within the farming industry.

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