Africa Law Partners and Afriwise announce partnership set to transform how investors navigate Kenya’s burgeoning real estate sector

  • Afriwise and Africa Law Partners are pleased to announce they have entered into a partnership, combining Africa Law Partner’s industry-leading expertise in real estate law with Afriwise’s powerful technology.

    Afriwise is an award-winning online legal solution that transforms legal texts into practical legal guidance in a comparable and uniform manner.  The organisation works together with top law firms, such as Africa Law Partners, in order to help businesses understand and easily meet their legal and regulatory obligations when operating in, or expanding to, any African country.  Recently described by the industry-leading media platform as a “fast growing enterprise”, no such tool has ever been available to organisations operating in Kenya, where finding legal information can be a challenge.

    The timing of this collaboration is perfect, at a time when Kenya’s real estate sector is experiencing exponential growth. Despite Covid-19 headwinds, there is much positivity based on the sustained growth in the sector over the last decade. Driven by a rapidly growing population, continued infrastructural development and an increase in the Kenyan office sector, where many multinational firms continue to set up their base, analysts are predicting exciting times ahead for the Kenyan real estate market.

    Because of this partnership, if a company wishes to find quality and vetted information relating to the country’s real estate sector, including details on registries, competing ownership and taxes, they can now simply login to the platform and find all necessary details practically listed and available 24/7.

    “We are very excited about this new partnership, we know that our solution only succeeds if we collaborate with top in-country law firms and experts. This partnership  is a powerful combination which will see Africa Law Partners join the largest community of legal experts in Africa as the firm comes onboard as the lead contributor for legal content related to real estate in Kenya. It is a category we are seeing increased interest in from businesses making this an important strategic partnership. Together we will deliver transformation for businesses operating in Kenya”. Afriwise’s founder Steven de Backer.

    “Africa Law Partners is delighted to partner with Afriwise. As service providers we are constantly seeking innovative ways to deliver our services. Afriwise has come forward with the ideal solution to facilitate service delivery across Africa. We look forward to a fruitful relationship.” Samuel Kisuu, Director, Africa Law Partners.

    With technology playing an increasingly critical role in every aspect of business, particularly in Africa’s legal and regulatory environment, both organisations hope that this partnership will help to encourage wider adoption of legal-tech solutions throughout the region.

    Afriwise For further information contact: Emma Hooper

    Mobile: +44 (0) 7496012667

    Afriwise is an innovative legal tech company, registered in Belgium at 5 Place Sainte Gudule, Brussels, Brussels 1000, BE. Afriwise combines local legal know-how with powerful technology to give organisations access to up-to-date legal information on African countries.

    Africa Law Partners was founded in 2019. The firm is a boutique law firm whose area of focus is corporate - commercial law. Our grounding in local law enables us to appreciate any challenges faced in the structuring, implementation and litigation of corporate transactions in East Africa while still maintaining a global outlook.