Welcome to Owiti, Otieno & Ragot Advocates
Over 70 YEARS
The firm of Owiti, Otieno & Ragot Advocates was registered in January 2016 but began its formal operations in June 2018. The firm was created out of a merger between Odhiambo Owiti & Company, that had been in existence since 1997 and Otieno Ragot & Company which had been since 2001. The merger of the two law firms was necessitated by our need to widen our scope of legal practice in terms of the nature of work undertaken and the capacity to perform and discharge our duties to our clients effectively and efficiently.
Our Practice Areas
As a law firm, we cover various areas of legal practice such as, Conveyancing and Land Law, Commercial Corporate Law practice, Banking and Corporate Finance, Intellectual Property, Insurance Law, Debt Collection, Constitutional and Civil Litigation in all areas, Probate & Administration, Employment / Labour Law, Tax law, Criminal law, Elections Disputes Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Family Law and Children’s Rights Law.
Our litigation department assists our clients in efficient and effective dispute resolution. We do this through alternative dispute resolution mechanisms such as arbitration/mediation, and only resort to litigation as a last resort. Nonetheless, we always allow our clients to choose a preferred course of action after we have presented all viable avenues for consideration. In order to promote client’s organizational objectives, we also work with our clients to develop compliance programs and other techniques to minimize future litigation risks.
OOR has strong negotiators, aggressive litigators, serious and creative thinkers, backed by top quality strategic management in handling litigious and potentially litigious matters.
We advice and acts for client on banking and corporate finance transactions, providing a range of services including preparation of loan agreements, letter of offers, overdraft letters, letters of credit, chattels mortgage instruments, project finance agreements, etc.
In all circumstances, we endevour to ensure that contractual terms and principles are in the best interest of our clients by among others, reviewing the applicable law measured against terms of agreements and contracts our clients intend to enter into, and actively advice them on implications thereof.
Our advocates have proven experience in preparation and registration of mortgages, charges, debentures, purchases, sales, leases, surrenders, discharge of charge and transfers in perfection of securities, power of Attorneys etc, and especially for banks and financial institutions, at all registries in Kenya. Our conveyancing department is backed with an effective due diligence staff who undertakes searches on properties and corporate entities and advising our clients accordingly.
Intellectual property is increasingly becoming a key concern for individuals as well as corporate entities due to its great value. The rate of growth in IP field and the recent international dynamics on strict adherence to the intellectual property rights has led us to undertake extensive research in this discipline and the Firm offers a broad based service in this area. We support our clients in registration, protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights.
Our commercial/corporate law practice dispenses immediate, effective and sound corporate commercial advisories to our clients. In this regard, we assist our clients with review and drafting and negotiating of transactional documents, advising on relevant laws and regulations especially those relating to retirement benefits, companies, banking, capital markets, state corporations, as well as competition law, and due diligence exercises.
We assist our clients with formation and restructuring of corporate entities such as business names, limited liability partnerships, limited liability companies of all kinds, public companies, non-governmental organizations, associations, co-operative societies, etc.
Kenya has a various laws and regulations governing taxation. Businesses and individuals are subject to both direct and indirect, making it rather obvious that there are instances of double taxation and as lawyers, we give sound advice on tax and planning as well as negotiating and contesting tax disputes.
We handle insurance matters, and are well versed with various legislation affecting the insurance industry.
We have specialized in the following areas:-
- Aviation and Marine Insurance.
- Professional Indemnity
- Product liability.
- General liability Insurance.
- Motor Vehicle Insurance.
- Policy drafting and underwriting advice.
- Insurance claims and disputes.
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Feel free to find out more about us before engaging us. As OOR, we shall be more than happy to respond to any inquiery.
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Our lawyers are trained to carefully listen to clients with a view to understanding their unique problems.
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As a full fledged professional law firm, we offer service to individuals, corporates and government agencies in all areas. We are dynamic and continue to evolve our services to include contemporary issues such as climate change financing, carbon trading, cyber law issues and consultancy services.
We’re In This Together: Your team and ours!
Our Law Firm’s top priority is to provide its clients with high-quality legal services, excellent client service and creative approaches to addressing legal issues. We deliver top notch services within bilateral service level agreements, and often beyond our clients’ expectations.
With more than six decades of experience and more than 7300 case trials, OOR Law is prepared to get the best possible result for each client whether through trial or settlement. The Firm’s counsel has an “AV Preeminent” rating in the region, which is reserved for attorneys whose peers rank them at the highest level of professional excellence,”
We take pride in our responsiveness. We try to turn around work as quickly as possible – in a day or two, not in weeks. Our lawyers answer their own phones and try to return calls immediately. We watch our email, even when away from the office, and respond quickly. We are happy to have our clients visit our offices, but we prefer to go to theirs, where they have the materials and people needed to get a matter moving quickly.
Further, our lawyers regularly undertake both market and legal research on our clients business environment to determine legal and policy changes which may affect our clients, and advice our clients
Efficiency and advocacy are both key elements to the successful resolution of any matter. Yet you don’t have to sacrifice results for cost. Owiti, Otieno & Ragot Advocates is committed to providing high-quality legal services and responsive, proactive solutions that bring measurable value to each client’s unique situation. Put simply, we deliver results – without breaking your budget.
Some lawyers have little more to offer clients than their next billable hour. OOR Law offers much more – strategic thinking, creative solutions, and the experience to handle your case efficiently. We don’t procrastinate your problems; we solve them.
I was represented better than I could have ever imagined. My needs were put first and I was treated as a friend. My opinions were valued and my doubts were always reassured. My nerves were calmed and the process was always explained. My OOR Lawyer fought hard for me. He went above and beyond and did every-thing he could to ensure a great outcome. I couldn’t have asked for a better law firm or attorney. Thanks guys!!!”
First time I have used OOR & Co, and have been extremely impressed. I required an employment contract review at very short notice, and received an extremely efficient and professional service. Good legal analysis and explanations, combined with common sense and business awareness.
Considering the circumstances, dealing with you has made the whole saga some-what less difficult than I anticipated. Thank you for your support, your advice and confidence through these discussions, you have been invaluable. Am so glad to have chosen OOR
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