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Davide Sarinke

Partner – Corporate, M&A, Commercial Transactions

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David Sarinke

David is Partner at McKay Advocates who heads the Commercial Law Practice.  He is a seasoned transactional lawyer who focuses on joint ventures, corporate restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, energy law, legal and regulatory compliance, business set-up, gaming law practice, projects advisory and general commercial law practice work.

He is highly regarded by his clients who lauds his vast experience, versatility and industry insight. David has advised on some of the region’s most significant and important projects. He advises local and foreign investors, private equity, venture capitalists and strategic investors, financial institutions, investment funds, private and public entities and organizations.

He is a member of the Law Society of Kenya, East African Law Society and the Institute of Directors. He holds a bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Nairobi and a post-graduate diploma in law from the Kenya School of Law. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in international trade and investment law.

Experience Highlights:

  • Forex: advised a Chinese high net worth individual (HNWI) in relation to his proposed entry into Kenya’s money remittance and foreign exchange (forex) business.

  • Energy: advised a Norway-based renewable solutions company in the intended sale of its 75% shareholding in a Kenyan entity involved in the solar energy space to another Norway-based solar and green energy company.

  • Gambling: advised a local company in the gambling sector in Kenya on all matters relating to the shareholding restrictions for companies operating in that sector and owned by foreigners, including the provision of legal advice on the successful acquisition of a minority stake of a local shareholder by an India-registered company.

  • Tourism: advised two (2) foreign shareholders in the sale of their entire shareholding in a local company with interests in camping establishments to a local investor in the sector.

  • Social Impact: advised US-based impact investment manager that targets social finance in microfinance, clean energy, sanitation and health in relation to an investment into an integrated design, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm.

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