Capital markets legal expertise.

Our capital markets lawyers have the knowledge, skill, and industry capacity to advise issuers, investment banks, and investors in equity and debt transactions that raise capital through the public and private capital markets in Kenya.

Clay & Associates Advocates has a unique company-side and bank-side practice, giving us deep insights into the capital markets sector.

Our law firm has pragmatic, commercially minded lawyers who not only appreciate relevant legal considerations, but also deeply understand our clients’ businesses and are focused on helping them attain their marketing, positioning, and transactional objectives.

With our collaborative, team-based approach, we are a preferred choice as either issuer’s counsel or underwriters’ counsel for those clients that want transformative transactions in the Kenyan capital markets.

If you would like to find out more about what Capital Markets legal services can be offered to you or your business, please contact our law practice on +254 20 2100 999 or email us at [email protected].

Capital Markets


We view ourselves as part of your team in pursuing and executing our clients’ IPO plans.

Clients turn to Clay & Associates Advocates for our efficiency and ability to anticipate and successfully navigate issues before they arise. Our capital markets offerings include:

  • Leveraging deal expertise and deep know-how as both issuer and underwriters’ counsel in a firmwide, team-focused manner;
  • Addressing any CMA concerns or questions upfront and keeping clients apprised of the key areas of focus at the Capital Markets Authority and other regulatory bodies;
  • Prepping clients and boards of directors on the numerous laws and regulations that affect a company during, and after, an IPO;
  • Actively managing many aspects of the IPO process; and
  • Giving unique insights regarding the investment banks, expediting the offering process by anticipating and addressing underwriters’ concerns.

We offer boards with advice and assistance on a range of corporate governance, market abuse, and general corporate law and regulation, and other corporate action-related issues.


Our capital markets lawyers provide a complete and seamless service to capital markets clients in every aspect of their legal needs.

Following the IPO, we will proactively work with your in-house counsels and the members of their management teams to help your people as they transition to a public company. Our expertise includes:

  • Advising on corporate governance and regulatory compliance requirements;
  • Continuous training and legal solutions on related practice areas e.g. tax law;
  • Consulting in all areas of securities and corporate law matters, including CMA reporting, NSE compliance, equity and other compensation matters, any shareholder rights plans, and NSE listing requirements; and
  • A deep bench of industry specialists lawyers (i.e., regulatory, compensation and benefits, intellectual property, litigation, tax, M&A, technology transactions, partnering/licensing, cyber/data/privacy) that allows our law firm to adeptly navigate complex issues that arise in connection with capital markets transactions and operating as a public company.

Whether you’re looking to raise capital in the capital markets to expand your business or simply elevate its public profile, we have the expertise and technical know-how to navigate you through the process of listing your business.

We are also able to provide crucial ongoing advice to companies already operating in the public arena.

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Our Capital Markets Legal Services

Corporate governance and regulatory matters

Our legal experts advise on compliance with the Listing Rules, GEMS Rules, Takeover Code, and other governance codes.


Our specialist team of lawyers are experts in advising on recommended and hostile bids as well as those that involve competing bidders.

Rights issues and secondary offerings

In addition to helping clients list on the securities exchange in Kenya, we are adept at providing private and public companies with additional legal support and advice in their capital markets offering on both the structure and regulatory issues in this area.

Employee share ownership plans

Our capital markets lawyers are able to advise on equity incentive plans and various equity awards under such plans (e.g., stock options, restricted stock, restricted stock units, performance awards), including state-of-the-art design alternatives to fit a company’s stage of development.

Green bonds and sustainable financing

With experience in the regulatory side as well as within the industry, our lawyers will offer your business legal advice on green bonds and sustainable financing that aligns with your company’s goals in the present and for the future.

Islamic bonds and financial instruments

We have the expertise to guide you through the compliance side of Islamic financing as well as advising on the legal requirements for sukuks placed by the capital markets authority to ensure you align your financing needs with relevant Kenyan laws.

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