GREGORY OMUSOLO- Partner
Gregory is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a Certified Fraud Examiner. He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from University of Nairobi and a Post-graduate Diploma from the Kenya School of Law. Having served for eight years as in-house counsel at ABC Group and Co-operative Bank Group, Gregory brings an insider’s perspective to commercial law practice, spanning conveyancing law and practice, drafting and negotiation of commercial agreements, banking and corporate finance, debt recovery, financial aspects of succession law and estate management and many aspects of Banking and financial services regulation.
He has received certification in drafting and negotiation of ICT contracts, unpacking of international financial regulations such as The Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts in financial services, money transfer, partnership with local and international service providers of secure money transmission systems and many more.
Gregory has been the lead support in project financing for large debt financed transactions (including loan syndication with other lenders) comprising commercial malls, roads construction, manufacturing concerns and others. He was a member of the joint task force formed by the Office of the President to implement Annuity Financing for Construction of Low Volume Seal (Rural) Roads.
He has also liaised with and developed good relations with the Capital Markets Authority, The Central Bank of Kenya, The Banking Fraud Investigation Unit, The Insurance Regulatory Authority, The Energy Regulatory Commission, The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority among others. Through support to the Banking Group’s subsidiaries and related companies, Gregory has honed his skills on capital markets practice and regulations, wealth management, regulated financial instruments for capital raising, negotiating sector specific financing with Development Finance Institutions and in Insurance law and practice to name a few. Other areas of expertise include the Energy sector (Power generation and transmission, and the Oil and Gas sub-sectors), Intellectual Property Law and ICT Law.
Gregory was instrumental in advising on and developing a window for sharia compliant financial products for ABC Bank and received extensive training in Islamic finance. He is therefore uniquely positioned to provide legal services to Islamic financial institutions.
He has served as a member of the International Bas Association, Aviation Committee and the African Regional Forum; the Kenya Bankers Association Legal Affairs and Compliance Committee and is a member of the Leasing Association of Kenya. On invitation by the KBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Centre, Gregory has participated in the pilot programme on alternative dispute resolution mechanisms in Kenya.