Commercial Contracts Legal Services

At Clay & Associates Advocates, we will advise you and your business on a wide range of commercial contracts. We deliver robust commercial contracts that manage risk and allow you and your organization to operate effectively and reach your strategic goals.

Our aim is not only to ensure that your commercial contracts are legally robust and compliant but that they clearly reflect the nature of the relationship with your customers, suppliers and partners and that they help your business control and manage its risk.

Contact us today for commercial contracts legal support.

Commercial Contracts Lawyers


We work with businesses of all sizes to help them navigate through a variety of legal agreements. Our clients include start-ups, who are putting contracts and agreements into place for the first time, and long-established businesses, who require ongoing legal advice to enhance the value of their opportunities.

Commonly, we help clients with:

  • Agency and Distribution Agreements
  • Joint ventures and partnership agreements
  • Confidentiality and Non-disclosure agreements
  • IT contracts
  • Outsourcing Agreements
  • Cross-Border Commercial Agreements
  • Asset purchase agreements
  • Equipment leasing agreements

So whatever your problem or situation, our highly-trained and experienced team has seen it all before. To get started, please contact us to discuss your requirements and arrange a legal assessment.

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Before any fees, we’ll first schedule a consultation to listen and learn more about your situation.

The session is an hour long, and there are no obligations to engage our services afterward.

As part of the consultation, we’ll lean on our years of experience as commercial contracts lawyers to suggest the best solution for you or your business.

Our friendly commercial contracts Advocates and Practitioners are on hand to carry out a complimentary legal assessment of your business and advise how best to protect your valuable goods and services, so get in touch today to discover how we can help you.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a commercial contract in Kenya?

A commercial contract in Kenya is a legally binding agreement between two or more parties relating to commercial activities. It outlines the rights, obligations, and responsibilities of each party involved in the transaction.

The contract typically covers areas such as the sale or purchase of goods, provision of services, payment terms, delivery schedules, dispute resolution mechanisms, and other relevant details.

Commercial contracts in Kenya are subject to the laws and regulations of the country, including the Law of Contract Act.

What Commercial Contracts Services are offered by our law firm?

Commercial contract legal services in Kenya encompass a range of legal assistance and advice related to commercial contracts. These services may include:

  1. Contract drafting and review: Lawyers can assist in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating commercial contracts to ensure they accurately reflect the parties’ intentions and protect their interests.
  2. Contract interpretation: Legal professionals can help interpret the terms and provisions of commercial contracts to ensure a clear understanding of rights, obligations, and potential liabilities.
  3. Contract negotiation: Lawyers can represent clients during contract negotiations, working to secure favorable terms and conditions while safeguarding their interests.
  4. Contract enforcement: In the event of a contract dispute or breach, legal experts can provide guidance on the available legal remedies and represent clients in court or alternative dispute resolution proceedings.
  5. Due diligence: Lawyers can conduct thorough due diligence assessments to identify and address potential legal risks associated with commercial contracts, including regulatory compliance, intellectual property rights, and contractual obligations.
  6. Contract management: Legal professionals can provide ongoing support for contract management, including contract renewal, amendment, or termination, as well as ensuring compliance with contractual obligations throughout the contract’s duration.

It’s important to note that specific commercial contract legal services may vary depending on the complexity of the contract, industry-specific regulations, and the unique requirements of the client’s business.

Why do you need a lawyer to look at your commercial contracts?

Having a lawyer look at your commercial contracts is highly recommended for several reasons:

  1. Legal expertise: Lawyers have in-depth knowledge and understanding of contract law, including specific provisions, legal requirements, and industry standards. They can ensure that your contract is legally sound, enforceable, and provides adequate protection for your rights and interests.
  2. Risk assessment: A lawyer can identify and assess potential risks associated with the contract. They can spot loopholes, ambiguous language, or unfavorable terms that may expose you to legal disputes, financial liabilities, or other adverse consequences. Their expertise helps mitigate risks and protect your business.
  3. Negotiation and drafting: Lawyers are skilled negotiators who can advocate for your best interests during contract negotiations. They can help you secure favorable terms, clarify ambiguities, and ensure that your rights and obligations are properly addressed in the contract. Lawyers can also draft precise and comprehensive contracts that clearly reflect the parties’ intentions and minimize potential disputes.
  4. Compliance and regulations: Commercial contracts often involve compliance with specific laws and regulations. Lawyers can ensure that your contract meets legal requirements, including industry-specific regulations, consumer protection laws, intellectual property rights, and other relevant statutes. They help you avoid legal pitfalls and ensure compliance.
  5. Dispute resolution: In the event of a contract dispute or breach, having a lawyer familiar with your contract is invaluable. They can interpret the contract terms, assess the strength of your position, advise on potential legal remedies, and represent your interests during negotiations or in court. Their expertise enhances your chances of achieving a favorable outcome.
  6. Peace of mind: Engaging a lawyer to review your commercial contracts provides peace of mind, knowing that your legal interests are safeguarded. It allows you to focus on your business operations, confident that your contracts have been thoroughly examined and structured to protect your rights and mitigate potential risks.

While it may incur an additional cost, involving a lawyer in your commercial contracts helps mitigate legal risks, ensures compliance, and provides professional guidance tailored to your specific business needs.

What are different types of commercial contracts?

There are various types of commercial contracts that businesses use to formalize their agreements and define the terms and conditions of their commercial relationships. Here are some common types of commercial contracts:

1. Sales Contracts: These contracts outline the terms of sale for goods or services, including details such as pricing, delivery, warranties, and payment terms.

2. Service Contracts: Service contracts define the terms of engagement for the provision of services. They typically cover aspects like scope of work, deliverables, timelines, compensation, and any applicable service-level agreements (SLAs).

3. Lease or Rental Contracts: These contracts establish the terms under which a property or asset is leased or rented by one party to another. They specify details such as rent, lease duration, maintenance responsibilities, and termination conditions.

4. Distribution Contracts: Distribution contracts are used when a company appoints a distributor to sell its products or services in a specific territory or market. They outline the rights, obligations, and compensation of both parties involved.

5. Manufacturing Contracts: Manufacturing contracts are entered into between a manufacturer and a company that wants to have its products manufactured by the manufacturer. These contracts cover aspects like quality standards, production volumes, pricing, and intellectual property ownership.

6. Licensing Agreements: Licensing agreements grant permission to use intellectual property, such as patents, trademarks, copyrights, or trade secrets. They establish the terms and conditions for the use, including any royalties or licensing fees.

7. Franchise Agreements: Franchise agreements are used when a franchisor grants a franchisee the right to operate a business using its established brand, systems, and intellectual property. These contracts detail the rights, obligations, fees, and operating standards of both parties.

8. Confidentiality Agreements: Also known as non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), these contracts protect confidential information shared between parties. They outline the obligations of the receiving party to maintain confidentiality and the consequences for breaching the agreement.

9. Joint Venture Agreements: Joint venture agreements are entered into by two or more parties for a specific project or business undertaking. They define the responsibilities, contributions, profit-sharing arrangements, and decision-making processes of the parties involved.

10. Partnership Agreements: Partnership agreements establish the terms of a partnership between two or more parties. They cover aspects such as capital contributions, profit distribution, decision-making authority, and dispute resolution mechanisms.

It’s important to note that the specific terms and conditions of these contracts can vary significantly based on the nature of the business, industry, and jurisdiction in which they are formed. It’s advisable to consult with legal professionals to ensure the contracts align with applicable laws and accurately reflect the parties’ intentions.

What are the main points of a commercial contract?

Commercial contracts typically include several key points that help define the rights and obligations of the parties involved. While the specific terms may vary depending on the nature of the contract and the parties’ requirements, here are some common points typically found in commercial contracts:

1. Identification of the Parties: The contract should clearly identify the legal entities or individuals entering into the agreement, including their names, addresses, and contact information.

2. Scope of the Agreement: The contract should define the nature and scope of the commercial relationship, outlining the goods, services, or rights being exchanged.

3. Terms and Conditions: This section specifies the detailed terms and conditions of the agreement, including any specific obligations, performance standards, and timelines.

4. Payment Terms: The contract should clearly state the agreed-upon payment terms, including the price, payment schedule, currency, and any applicable taxes or fees.

5. Delivery or Performance: If the contract involves the delivery of goods or services, it should outline the delivery or performance obligations, including quality standards, timelines, and any acceptance criteria.

6. Intellectual Property: If the contract involves the use or transfer of intellectual property, it should address matters such as ownership, licensing, restrictions, and protection of intellectual property rights.

7. Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure: If confidential information is being shared, the contract should include provisions to protect the confidentiality of such information and outline the consequences of breaching confidentiality.

8. Termination and Remedies: The contract should specify the conditions under which either party can terminate the agreement, as well as any remedies available in case of breach or non-performance.

9. Dispute Resolution: This section outlines the mechanisms for resolving disputes that may arise during the course of the contract, such as negotiation, mediation, or arbitration.

10. Governing Law and Jurisdiction: The contract should state the governing law that applies to the agreement and specify the jurisdiction or courts that will have jurisdiction over any disputes.

It’s essential to draft contracts carefully and seek legal advice to ensure that all necessary terms and conditions are included and that they accurately reflect the intentions and expectations of the parties involved while avoiding unfair contract terms.

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