Byron Mutali

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Byron is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya. His main areas of practice include general corporate and commercial law, real estate, banking and finance.

His client focus and knack for the protection of client’s interest puts him at the front row in articulating and advocating for clients’ needs. He has been described by clients and peers as the ultimate team player.

Academic and professional qualifications
  • Moi University – School of Law (2011)
  • Kenya School of Law, Diploma in Law (2013)
  • An advocate of the High Court of Kenya (admitted in February, 2014)
Real Estate

Byron is currently advising a leading electricity generating company on the regulatory framework and compliance for the restructuring of its subsidiary. This project has seen him review the parent company’s strategic objectives with specific regard to diversification, review the applicable laws and policies, review the governance structures of both the parent and subsidiary companies as well as undertake a SWOT analysis of the subsidiary company towards fulfilling its mandate.

He has acted for both individual and corporate clients. Recently, he was involved in a series of connected transactions for a foreign investor seeking to set up operations in Kenya. Byron’s involvement included advice on the acquisition of properties whose cumulative value was KSH 0.8 Billion. The brief involved advising the client on the most viable structure for the transaction, undertaking the incorporation of the appropriate investment vehicle and facilitate the transfer of properties to the new entity.

He has been involved in a project commissioned to carry out in-depth due diligence exercises in connection with a client’s business operations. The client – a key player in the Real Estate market and a listed entity was in financial distress and was in the process of conducting a capital raising exercise to fund its projects. In this project, Byron was extensively involved in the conduct of due diligence on all the real estate assets and funding arrangements of the company and proposing viable options available to the client and its lenders. He has also represented parties in development projects where he has been extensively involved in the structuring, implementation, and handover of the sale.

Banking and Finance

Byron has been involved in structured finance transactions acting for regional and international financial institutions in project finance lending transactions. He has also been involved in sovereign lending transactions.

Activities and Affiliations

  • Law Society of Kenya;
  • Young Intellectual Property Practitioners
  • League of Young Professionals