• HH&M 2017-18 BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS

    HH&M 2017-18 TAX HIGHLIGHTS  

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  • Income tax treaties with the Republic of South Korea and the United Arab Emirates

    Kenya has taken significant steps towards expanding its double tax treaty network with the ratification of tax treaties with the Republic of Korea and the United Arab Emirates vide Legal Notices 217 and 218 of 2016 respectively Income tax treaties with the Republic of South Korea and the United Arab Emirates

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  • KENYA TAX AMNESTY GUIDELINES

    The Kenya Revenue Authority has published guidelines regarding the process to be followed in order to take advantage of the Tax amnesty declared under Section 37B of the Tax Procedures Act. Please find the full guidelines here. We shall be sending a detailed analysis on the Guidelines shortly. The guidelines, which apply from 1 January […]

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  • IMPACT OF THE JUDGEMENT IN PETITION NO. 54 OF 2015 DECLARING THE FORMS AND REGULATIONS PROMULGATED BY THE CABINET SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND PHYSICAL PLANNING INVALID

      The Land Registration Act (No. 3 of 2012) (hereinafter the “LRA”) was enacted in March, 2012 and came into effect on 2nd May, 2012. Section 110 of the LRA empowers the Cabinet Secretary to make regulations including forms to be used in connection with the LRA. Read more..      

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  • KRA DIGITIZES PAYMENT OF STAMP DUTY

    The Kenya Revenue Authority (“KRA”) intends to discontinue the manual use of Stamp Duty Payment and Assessment Forms in effecting payment of stamp duty and has created an online iTax portal through which payment of stamp duty is to be effected. Read more

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  • FINANCE ACT 2016 – Review of Amendments to Miscellaneous Provisions

    The Finance Act, 2016 which was assented to by the President on 13th September 2016 has made wide spreading changes to several pieces of legislation. Read more

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  • REPEAL OF LOCAL SHAREHOLDING REQUIREMENT FOR A FOREIGN COMPANY

    The Companies Act 2015 which was enacted on 11th September 2015 and came into full operation on 15th June 2016 introduced new requirements for the registration of a foreign company in Kenya including a controversial requirement that at least 30% of a foreign company’s shareholding must be held by  Kenyan citizens by birth. Read more

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  • News Alert September 2016

     A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE COMMUNITY LAND ACT NO. 27 OF 2016 A BRIEF OUTLINE OF THE KEY CHANGES INTRODUCED BY THE LAND LAWS (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2016 (No. 28 of 2016) TO THE LAND REGISTRATION ACT, NO. 3 OF 2012 A BRIEF OUTLINE OF THE KEY CHANGES INTRODUCED BY THE LAND LAWS (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2016 […]

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  • Tax litigation in Kenya

  • HH&M Budget Highlights June 2016

     

    HH&M BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS JUNE 2016

  • HH&M admits two new partners

    The Firm of Hamilton Harrison & Mathews is pleased to announce that effective 1st January 2016 we have admitted two new partners to the partnership. This brings the total number of partners at Hamilton Harrison & Mathews to 16.

    The new partners are:-

    1. Martha Mbugua – Corporate, Commercial and Real Estate Department
    2. Sigee Koech – Corporate, Commercial and Real Estate Department

    We invite you to join us in congratulating and welcoming the two new partners

    Martha Mbugua, Partner – Corporate, Commercial and Real Estate Department

    Martha has a wide range experience in advising on private equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, project finance transactions, joint ventures, advisory on construction contracts and conducting transactional due diligence. Martha also has experience in conducting commercial law and legal due diligence training. She joined the firm in November 2014 from Coulson Harney Advocates and completed a three month secondment in 2013 at Bowman Gilfillan, South Africa where she gained experience in relation to setting up private equity funds and related investment advisory work. .

    Sigee Koech, Partner – Corporate, Commercial and Real Estate Department

    Sigee specializes in corporate, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity, real estate, environmental and planning, banking and project finance.

    Sigee completed her Masters in Law at the University Of Pittsburgh (USA) School of Law and later interned at H.J Heinz Company Corporate Counsel office at its World Headquarters in Pittsburgh where she obtained training and work experience in the office of the Corporate counsel to the management of Heinz on matters regarding competition law, employment law, sales and distribution matters including pricing policies and contracts.

    New partners 2016

     

  • The new Kenyan Companies Act, 2015