• Legal Framework

    In-depth coverage of the local legal framework for business is an integral part of OBG’s analysis. Working in partnership with a leading local law firm, we review foreign investment laws, ownership restrictions, requirements for local partners and labour laws, among other topics.
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Kenya is a constitutional democracy with a multi-party political system. In 2008 the government launched Vision 2030, a development blueprint for the country with the aim of turning Kenya into a middle-income economy by 2030. Vision 2030 is based on three pillars, namely an economic pillar, a social pillar and a political pillar. The economic...

 

A journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step, and several important steps have been taken so far towards developing a 21st century legal, financial and institutional framework for Kenya. Beginning with the adoption of a new constitution in August 2010, Kenya embarked on a process of setting up various legal frameworks, institutions and...

Chapter | Legal Framework from The Report: Kenya 2017

OBG introduces the reader to the different aspects of the legal system in Kenya, in partnership with Anjarwalla & Khanna.

It also features a viewpoint with Karim Anjarwalla, Managing Partner, Anjarwalla & Khanna, on transforming Kenya into an international financial centre.

Even amid a broader downturn in many African markets, Kenya has consistently been one of sub-Saharan Africa’s most reliable performers.

Growing recognition among locally based and overseas companies seeking dispute resolution has seen the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts strengthen its position as one of the world’s leading commercial courts.

 

Since Vietnam’s independence on September 30, 1945, the country has developed a socialist legal system based on the civil law system, with some major modifications from Marxist-Leninist ideology. The current legal system of Vietnam has the following characteristics: