A member of PraeLegal-Logo
+254 (0) 20 2713977

TECHNOLOGY, MEDIA & TELECOMMUNICATIONS SECTORS

Medical Practitioners come to us for:

  • Advise on regulatory, licensing, permits and compliance aspects of medical practice for clinical practice, nursing practice, doctor practice, health worker practice and hospital practice.
  • Medical Law Practice audits to ensure compliance with all relevant laws, regulations and circulars.
  • Drafting of bio-tech agreements, conduct due diligence, negotiate contracts, advise on acquisitions, importation procedures, technology licensing, joint development/use projects and collaboration agreements.
  • Advisories relating to bio-tech on protection of human rights, compliance with research & development ethics, privacy issues and protection from bioterrorism.
  • Advise on management and handling of patient/client data in accordance with data protection and privacy principles addressing concerns of information sharing and access.
  • We offer well-timed policy analysis and regulatory review at all stages of the law – making process for all clients.
  • For our State agencies and Governmental corporation clients, drafting forward looking legislation and policies reflective of the dynamic industry.
  • Representation in contentious and non-contentious issues including procurement, outsourcing, and malpractice suits or inquiries before regulatory bodies.
  • Enforcement of Intellectual Property rights through preparation of IP protection strategies, internal IP policies, IP licensing agreements and protection applications for all aspects of their products; i.e. software and programs, hardware such as semiconductors and heavy duty machinery as well as trade and service marks.
  • Assets management advice (tangible and intangible) on acquisition and transfer of assets and prepare strategic sourcing agreements.
  • Preparation and review our clients service contracts and patient agreements outlining the terms of service and use and infrastructure sharing agreements for our clients in line with enforced regulatory requirements.
  • We advise regulatory bodies on professional misconduct, disciplinary procedures and inquires in medical practice.
  • We draft professional codes for regulation of professional ethics, conduct and professional expectations of persons for regulatory bodies in the medical practice space.
  • We advise on new age technology incorporation in to delivery of medical services such as e-payments and digital hospital systems to enable legislative compliance.
  • We offer Company Secretarial Services to corporations in the medical law practice with an in depth understanding of not only the corporate and commercial practice requirements, but also the medical industry requirements.

We are the consumer protection and competition law legal advisors of choice for our clients for:

  • Advise on all aspects of Kenyan competition and consumer protection law, including market investigations, responses to consultation, and compliance training programs;
  • Representation in contentious and non-contentious issues including procurement, information systems outsourcing, and where applicable, application for and obtaining exemptions under the Competition Act;
  • Advice on the applicable and relevant laws to consumer protection including: Standards Act, Weights and Measures Act, Sale of Goods Act, among others to ensure that our clients’ products and services of meet the legal requirements on quality and standards;
  • Providing our international clients with the local and regional experience and lead them through as they gain their holding in the various market sectors in Kenya and also advise on regional consumer protection, competition and regulatory laws on EAC, SADC and COMESA;
  • Offering Company Secretarial Services ranging from company incorporation, filing of returns and necessary documentations, and advising on corporate and commercial practice requirements but also tap into our in-depth understanding of competition laws and consumer protection requirements; and
  • Preparing and review our clients’ service contracts and customer licenses agreements outlining the terms of service and use to ensure that they meet the legal requirements with regard to consumer protection.

We work closely with our clients to develop, protect, promote and enforce their intellectual property rights locally and internally. We offer pragmatic advisory on;

  • Registration of trademarks, patents, industrial designs, database rights, among other IP related issues.
  • We advise our clients on negotiation and drafting of IP related agreements such as transfer of technology rights, sponsorship agreements, franchising deals, supply and distribution agreements, equipment leasing agreements, site leasing agreements.
  • We represent our clients in trademark, copyright, passing off litigation claims.
technology-practice

We have working experience and in depth understanding of the digital media industry and the interlace of key issues in the law such as copywriting and copyright law, advertising concepts and literary works, trademarks and keywords, advertising jingles and sound recordings as well as advertising standards compliance. Our services in Media include:

  • Corporate, finance, commercial and regulatory advice for publishers, TV and radio broadcasters, cable and satellite operators, film and TV production companies, advertising and marketing agencies and new digital companies.
  • Advise on the protection of confidential information, handling of information sources, privacy and information management in accordance to data protection and privacy principles.
  • Advise on and handling regulatory license applications for our technology clients and ensure regulatory compliance in broadcasting.
  • Representation in contentious and non-contentious issues such as copyright disputes, libel, defamation and intermediary liability claims.
  • Drafting and advising on contracts; talent agreements, service level agreements, clients service contracts and customer license agreements outlining the terms of service and use along with advertising agency agreements.
  • Transactional advice on primary and secondary liability of media houses and advertising agencies.
  • Enforcing our clients Intellectual Property rights through preparation of IP protection strategies, internal IP policies, IP licensing agreements and protection applications. We also advise on use of works under various licensing regimes.
  • Guiding our clients in the creatives industry on content creation, respect for intellectual property rights, modification, adaptation and limitation of use of works on different platforms.
  • Advising new age media firms such as on demand service providers, digital media advertisers and over the top service providers on legislative compliance.
  • Proactively engaging state industry regulators on behalf of our clients advocating for their interests in the law-making process.
  • Media and marketing advisory for above the line marketing (ATL), below the line (BTL) marketing as well as new age concerns such as social media marketing, influencer marketing, digital and online marketing.
  • Advice on Competition regulation and anti-competitive behavior in the industry and guide clients on service provider engagement to ensure protection of both intellectual and business interests.

Our clients come to us for trusted counsel in Technology for:

  • Advise on management and handling of users’ data in accordance to data protection and privacy principles addressing concerns of information sharing and data localization.
  • Well-timed policy analysis and regulatory review at all stages of the law-making process for all clients.
  • Drafting of forward looking legislation and policies reflective of the dynamic industry for our State agencies and Governmental corporation clients.
  • Advise on and handle regulatory license applications for our technology clients and ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Representation in contentious and non-contentious issues including procurement, outsourcing, and software licenses.
  • Enforcement of our clients Intellectual Property rights through preparation of IP protection strategies, internal IP policies, IP licensing agreements and protection applications for all aspects of their products; i.e. software and programs, hardware such as semiconductors and heavy duty machinery as well as trade and service marks.
  • Assets management advice (tangible and intangible) on acquisition and transfer of assets and prepare manufacturing, distribution, and strategic sourcing agreements.
  • Preparation and review our clients service contracts and customer licenses agreements outlining the terms of service and use.
  • Company Secretarial Services to technology firms with an in depth understanding of not only the corporate and commercial practice requirements, but also the technology industry our clients operate in.
  • Drafting and review of infrastructure sharing agreements for our clients in line with enforced regulatory requirements.
  • Advise for new age technology firms such as e-commerce ventures, over the top and internet enabled service providers on legislative compliance.

We are the preferred counsel for our telecommunications clients for:

  • Commercial and telecommunications advice including fixed line, mobile, internet and satellite, international gateways systems, submarine cable landing rights, establishment and management of data centres, cybercrime and security among others;
  • Transactional advice in cases of mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, joint venture arrangements, company restructuring and reorganisation ensuring compliance with the regulatory requirements not only in the telecommunication sector but also with the prevailing competition laws;
  • In-depth legal audits to ensure regulatory compliance with such issues as Know Your Client, management and handling of subscribers’ data in accordance to data protection and privacy principles addressing concerns of information sharing and data localization;
  • Negotiation, preparation and review of contracts, leases, licences and such other agreements in line with our clients’ need to establish and erect antennae, base transmitter stations, micro-cell sites among other infrastructure and equipment necessary for the running of their business;
  • For our State agencies and Governmental corporation clients, drafting forward looking legislation and policies reflective of the dynamic industry;
  • Advise on and handling regulatory license applications, type approval applications, allocation of frequency spectrum applications ensuring regulatory compliance;
  • Representation in contentious and non-contentious issues including procurement, information systems outsourcing, and software licenses;
  • Enforcing Intellectual Property rights through registration of their intellectual property, preparation of IP protection strategies, internal IP policies, IP licensing agreements and protection applications for all aspects of their products; i.e. software and programs, hardware such as semiconductors and heavy duty machinery as well as trade and service marks;
  • Providing our international clients with the local and regional experience and lead them through as they gain their holding in the telecommunications sector in Kenya and the East Africa Community; and
  • Offering Company Secretarial Services ranging from company incorporation, filing of returns and necessary documentations, and advising on corporate and commercial requirements where we tap in our in-depth understanding of the written law and the law in practice.

Thought Leadership

KO Associates at Strathmore Law School Policy Innovation Round-table

KO Associates at Strathmore Law School Policy Innovation Round-table

The Technology, Media and Telecommunications team at KO Associates attended a Policy Innovation RoundTable at ...
Read More
Loading...
Awards & Recognition
Close Menu