Esther  Kimanzi

Esther Kimanzi

Associate

Esther Kimanzi is an associate in our Corporate & Commercial and Environmental practice.

Esther has experience in Environment and Climate Change, Banking and Finance and Corporate and Commercial legal practices.

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During her four years as an undergraduate at the University of Nairobi, Esther worked as an intern at various law firms and has also had in-house legal work experience as a trainee at the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) legal department. She later joined Kieti Advocates LLP in 2020 as an associate trainee. She was appointed as an associate in 2021 and admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya the same year.

Environment and Climate Change

  • Advising clients on regulation of voluntary transacting of ecosystem services in Kenya and the approvals needed.
  • Conducting research for clients on different environmental and climate change attributes such as mining laws and rights in Kenya, chemical pollution in freshwater ecosystems, impacts of pesticide use on sustainability in Kenya, and the link between human rights and climate change.
  • Drafting of various regulations such as the Energy (mini grid) regulations and Climate Change regulations.

Banking and Finance

  • Facilitating client’s debt financing arrangements.
  • Drafting and reviewing asset finance agreements and the subsequent perfection and registration of securities.

Corporate and Commercial:

  • Advising on commercial law, contract negotiation and reviewing of commercial agreements.
  • Advising clients on capital markets licensing requirements for dealers and brokers.
  • Advising clients on tax compliances and legal requirements.
  • Advising various clients on corporate restructuring.
  • Conducting due diligence investigations for a multi-national corporation in relation to establishment of a subsidiary in Kenya for purposes of exporting agricultural produce.
  • Drafting various commercial agreements such as motor vehicle lease and sale agreements ,rebate agreements, commercial lease agreements shareholder agreements, and share subscription agreements.
  • Preparing company secretarial documents such as shareholders and board resolutions.

Education 

  • LLB (Honours), University of Nairobi
  • Post Graduate Diploma, Kenya School of Law

Memberships

  • Law Society of Kenya