Jacklyne W. Kanu

About Jacklyne W. Kanu

An astute legal professional, Jacklyne has been with the Firm right from its inception and works closely with the founding partner towards the attainment of the vision and mission of the Firm. She is further undertaking supervision and coordination of the activities of the lawyers, pupils and interns of the Firm. She has a keen interest in the Banking, Finance & Securities; Real Estate; Corporate & Commercial Law; and Policy & Legislation practice areas and has established herself as a new generation multidisciplinary legal practitioner.

In the Corporate & Commercial Law she is involved in the incorporation of business entities including companies and partnerships, structuring shareholder rights, corporate restructurings which include mergers acquisitions, the transfer of business & debt conversion to equity and restructuring of existing companies; rendering of legal opinions and advisories on an array of legal issues and areas of law; drafting and review of various commercial agreements. To this end, she is currently undertaking her training as a Certified Public Secretary of Kenya.

Further she provides legal support services to clients in energy, mining and infrastructure developments. On renewable energy projects and oil & gas, she has been involved in drafting and negotiation of energy business contracts which include the following: Joint Venture Agreements; Power Purchase Agreements; Fixed Term Electricity Agreements; and Utility Service Energy Contracts. Further on renewable energy, she has advised and acted for clients on licensing, obtaining of Ministry of Energy approvals; applying for environmental Assessment approvals; giving specialist advice on Carbon trading; advising on Project Finance and Infrastructure Development and liability analysis for power generation projects, industrial plants and oil, gas and other natural resource projects.

In the Real Estate Department, she has advised and acted for various developers and individuals in real estate and property developments including drafting, review and negotiation of Agreements for Sale, Leases and Transfers and has further advised clients on and structuring technical aspects of construction and infrastructure developments; rendered legal advisory on commercial and retail property, real estate development, joint ventures, acquisitions and disposals, due diligence and real estate financing and other areas of conveyancing law.

In Banking, Finance & Securities Law, Jacklyne provides legal advisory to clients on wide Banking and Financial Services and handles the preparation of the requisite documents and sees to the creation and perfection of securities including legal charges, debentures, guarantees and indemnities; as well as other transactions such as hire purchase, debt collection and foreign exchange and conducts due diligence on various banking transactions.

Practice Areas & Expertise
  • Banking, Finance and Securities
  • Corporate & Commercial Law
  • Property Law
Career Summary
  • Lawyer & Trainee Advocate – Conveyancing & Commercial and Banking and Financial Services Departments – Sichangi Partners Advocates
Key Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Law (LLB) – University of Nairobi
  • Postgraduate Diploma- Kenya School of Law
  • Certified Public Secretary (Ongoing)
Professional Membership
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
  • Member of the Law Society of Kenya
  • Member of the East African Law Society

Connect with Jacklyne

jkanu@jmkadvocates.co.ke