McKay & Company Advocates is a mixed disciplinary legal practice established in Kenya in 2013. We offer a range of innovative and efficient legal solutions with a primary focus on commercial matters.

Corporate and Commercial Law

We bring technical capabilities that are bespoke to each project and client’s needs. These qualities assist clients to define and successfully pursue their commercial tasks. We enable clients set up and develop the structures necessary to be successful with their business objective.

Banking and Finance

The Firm is in the panel of various banks and provides services in preparation of securities in all forms of lending such as asset finance, syndicated lending, unsecured lending, corporate lending, retail lending and project financing. We also advise on setting up of lending, micro-finance and banking business and general regulatory compliance.

Intellectual Property

McKay’s Intellectual Property (IP) practice offers a wide range of IP services to start-ups and established businesses including registration of trademarks, patents, industrial designs, domain names, utility models, and plant breeders’ rights.

Dispute Resolution & Debt Management

The firm offers to its clients a full range of advisory and advocacy services with respect to litigation and alternative dispute resolutions. Our services include advising clients on strategy, drafting of relevant papers and participating in negotiations

Real Estate Sector

We have a robust real estate practice which deals with sale and purchase of all properties including land, homes, offices, hotels, hospitals. We offer legal advice to clients right from the point of identification of the property, due diligence, negotiation, drafting and registration of all relevant documents.

Energy Sector

Whether you are developing an off-grid solar micro-grid or a large scale solar firm; or acquiring a geothermal concession, or even if you are exploring for oil, we have a wide range of services that covers the upstream, midstream and downstream practice in the energy sector.

Sports, Gaming and Entertainment Law

McKay works with individual athletes, coaches, administrators, executives, sports franchises, public sports authorities and other governmental entities to seamlessly tackle the myriad of legal issues in the realm of sports and entertainment.

Tax Law

Our tax specialists provide advice on all aspects of Kenya’s direct and indirect taxes and revenue law. Our services are tailored towards both individuals and corporations. We advise on the tax implications of M&A, capital markets transactions, banking and finance transactions.

Our expertise in tax law spans : the formation and capital structure of corporations, acquisitions, divestitures, tax-free reorganizations, spinoffs, joint ventures, leveraged buyouts, debt and equity offerings, lending and financing transactions, real estate tax, transfer tax, energy and infrastructure tax, stamp duty, VAT, Income Tax, Transfer pricing, corporate restructuring, private equity and other funds tax among others.

The firm’s tax experience includes advising clients in connection with tax liability in Kenya and the region, assisting our clients handle tax controversies with the Kenya Revenue Authority, advising on efficient tax practices for organizations, providing tax structuring advice, negotiating tax warranties and indemnities, and tax planning for companies. We devise timely, effective and innovative solutions across the full range of international and domestic tax issues.

We are able to provide well-deserved peace of mind to Kenya’s entreprenuers, allowing them to concentrate on their core business of building their businesses.

Legal Audits and Due Diligence

We conduct legal audits, due diligence procedures and offer compliance advisory services for our corporate clients including financial services players, state corporations, Non-Governmental Organisations, and all other corporate clients.