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Bowmans

Employment

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What the team is known for

Distinguished employment group with tried-and-tested expertise in both transactional and contentious mandates. Enviable prowess in significant employee transfers and redundancies, as well as handling ESOP structuring for both listed and non-listed companies. Well placed to handle terminations and claims, including wrongful dismissal, as well as advising on employee incentive programmes. Notable capacity to handle multi-jurisdictional employment mandates, with further support provided through Bowmans' network of offices in South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania and Mauritius.

Strengths

An interviewee shared their appreciation that "you can go to the team with any legal matter and they'll have someone who can help," concluding: "Bowmans is my go-to law firm in Kenya."

Other sources consider the practice to be "extremely professional and very knowledgeable about Kenyan law."

Work highlights

Represented Aramex Kenya in wage negotiations with unionised employees following proceedings filed to the Employment and Labour Relations Court by the Transport Workers Union of Kenya.

Notable practitioners

Rainbow Field is noted by sources for her "extremely responsive, knowledgeable and practical" approach. She frequently handles matters pertaining to restructuring and redundancy implementation, as well as preparing template employment contracts and trust deeds. She possesses further proficiency in executive terminations, and acts for a range of regional clients.

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Overview

We have been at the forefront of employment law in the region for many years.  We offer a breadth and depth of knowledge and experience in the fields of industrial relations, employment, employee benefits and pensions law on a level that is hard to match.

Our practice is known for its depth of experience; thought leadership; strategic and balanced labour relations advice; a reputation for effective solutions and extensive experience in complex commercial transactions and restructurings (including cross-border). We continue to redefine our practice in response to the needs of multi-national clients with increasing cross border interests in the sub-Saharan region.

Our focus areas include engaging and moving employees (immigration), employee risk and investigations, business transfers, outsourcing, and the employment consequences of all forms of business restructuring, industrial relations and collective bargaining (including union recognition), and dispute resolution, including mediation with a special focus on board room disputes, executive dismissals, discrimination and biased labour practice claims and judicial review of tribunal decisions.

We also do a great deal of immigration work. We consistently provide advice on all immigration matters including immigration related applications, filing for special passes and work permits. 

Members

Field, Rainbow

Mwango, Terry

Omondi, Sean

Waki, Angela

Clients

Base Titanium Ltd

Car and General

GDF Swiss Energy

Ol-Pejeta Ranching Limited

Visa CEMEA

Industries

Financial Institutions

Infrastructure

Real Estate and Construction

Transport

Employment Department

Bowmans

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Department location

5th Floor, ICEA Lion Centre, West Wing

Riverside Park, Chiromo Road

PO Box 10643-00100

Nairobi

Nairobi

Kenya

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Kenya

Employment


Rainbow Field
Band 2