Practice Areas

Legal Services …

To effectively cater for its clientele, Avikele Services has organized its legal department into four complementary dockets according to our areas of practice

Financial & Offshore Services…

The competitive landscape is rapidly changing and increasing in complexity across the financial services industry, these, coupled with inhibiting regulatory fences, has caused investment firms to face a diverse array of challenges and concerns

Corporate Legal Services

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Whether you are thinking about setting up a new business, reorganizing your group structure or considering an acquisition our team is well placed to help your company meet its challenges and plan for the future. We have experts in Business Structuring and Mergers & Acquisitions who can advise you on everything from shareholder agreements to joint ventures and from limited liability partnerships and due diligence exercises to corporate simplification projects

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Whether you are looking to improve your cash flow, refinance existing debt, fund complex projects or finance your commodity needs, Whether your business needs are straightforward or require specialist solutions we are here to seek proper financing partners and negotiate facilities for the organization. These countries have very low interest rates thus offer a very attractive financing option. In Mauritius for example, interest rates are at 3.25% and are projected to decrees to 2.75%

Financing & and Financing Advisory

Compliance & Secretarial Services

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failures, directors and managers have come under greater scrutiny for the manner in which their companies are governed and are expected to promote and demonstrate a greater degree of competence and accountability. Avikele Services can assist you in ensuring that you and your company are compliant with the provisions of the Companies Act to avoid possible enforcement action for non-compliance by the Companies Registration Office or the Director of Corporate Enforcement.

We develop specific services tailored to meet clients’ needs, so that our clients enjoy the benefits of the breadth of c experience and expertise available in Avikele Services.

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Incorporation of Category 1 Global Business Company, Category 2 Global Business Company, Hybrid, LLC and Captive Insurance Companies. License application for the various “incentive” companies in Mauritius such as the Regional Headquarters Scheme, Information & Communications Technology Scheme, and Scheme to Attract Professionals in Emerging Sectors or Freeport Activities.

Company Formation Services

Capital Markets & Commercial Practice

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The commercial and capital law practice is one of the firm’s key areas. Solid know-how, wide-ranging experience and industry expertise are taken for granted. In this areas, we advise companies on issue securities to raise capital, security holders seeking to sell their securities among other practices. We structure transactions to ensure that our clients get the most from transactions.

Among our best practices involve complex lease agreements on assets providing buy-options and first option buys.

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Our areas of coverage include: Mauritius, Seychelles, Dubai, Singapore, Vanuatu, Belize, Hong Kong, Panama, New Zealand, ST Vincent, Curacao, Malta, UK, Delaware and BVI, Cayman, Panama among others.

Areas Of Coverage On Financial and Offshore Services

Dispute Resolution Service

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Our Dispute Resolution specialists are highly regarded by their clients and their peers for their excellence and ability to advice on all aspects of tax, commercial and regulatory disputes. Our lawyers demonstrate strong commercial judgment, deep technical expertise and a balance of aggressive tactics with sensitivity to the issues as well as a commitment to delivering successful results quickly, discreetly and effectively.

Our Commercial Disputes team are able to help you with everything from contractual disputes, professional negligence claims, investor/shareholder disputes, partnership disputes to civil fraud claims which frequently involve risk and reputation management concerns.

Tax Services

Businesses face the increasing pressure of ever more rules and regulations, with tax complexities often consuming a large amount of management time and effort. Avikele Services will help you incorporate tax efficiency into your business planning and decision-making to put you in control of tax costs and generate long term savings.

We realise that managing your tax compliance burden efficiently can have a significant impact on your business. Whether you outsource your business tax processes to us completely or simply need advice to help you streamline the paperwork and deal with specific issues, we can deliver the quick, efficient service you need. 
When the tax issues seem complex you will find our business tax advice and solutions relevant, practical and cost-efficient. The following are our services in relation to Tax advisory services:

1. Bookkeeping Services: – Writing of Prime Books of Account e.g. Petty cash book, Cash Book from the original documents e.g. invoices, sales receipts, cheque books ,petty cash vouchers etc.
2. Accountancy: – Preparation of Draft Financial Statements from the prime books (e.g. Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet. 
3. External Audit (a) Annual and (b) Interim/Quarterly: – Independent Examination of your Books of Account and draft accounts to enable us express an opinion as required by the Law.
4.  Internal Audit :– Independent assurance and consulting activity that evaluates the effectiveness of the organization’s risk management, internal control and governance processes
5. P.A.Y.E. (a) Set up of Payroll systems (b) Monthly Returns (c) Annual Returns Due June 30 –For  each year for staff 
6. N.S.S.F. and N.H.I.F.: Registration, Set up, monthly and annual compliance.
7. TOT (Turnover tax) (a) Set up and registration (b) Quarterly Returns and annual compliance
8. Tax Payments Scheduling, Tax health checks and Advisory: – Annual, Quarterly, Directors and /or Personal. Taxes and Company Taxes, Arrears interest and penalty dealings
9. Computerization: -Advisory of accounting software, support and Staff Training.
10. Company Secretarial Services: Company secretarial services, Filing Annual Returns to Registrar of Companies.
11. VAT Consultancy (a) Monthly Returns (b) VAT Claims and (c) VAT Investigations and In-depth checks and guidance as well VAT Advisory.
12. Tax Returns (a) Company Tax Returns (b) Directors’ Tax Returns (c) Staff Tax Returns (d) Kenya Revenue Authority relationships-Tax agents.
13. Rental Income Tax Return Filing and Payment Registration, Set up, monthly and annual compliance
14. KEBS Levy: – Kenya Bureau of Standards Levy Registration, set up, Computation, Monthly Returns, Annual Returns due on 31st January for previous the year. 
15. Catering Levy: – For Hotels, Restaurants and Cafeteria etc Registration, set up, monthly computation and  returns as well as advisory.
16. DIT Levy: Directorate of Industrial Training Levy-NITA: – Registration, set up, computation, filing of returns and as well as advisory.
17. Management Consultancy: – Monthly, Quarterly or other planned Management Advisory Reviews of the Company operations for success on timely basis.
18. Special Assignments: – (E.g. Cash Flow Projections, Bank Facility Requirements, Tender Documentations, Donor Reports, Investigations, Internal Audits, etc.
19. Staff Recruitment: – Recruiting, Vetting of Accounting staff and Training.
20. Client Finance Sourcing: – Dealing with Major Banks, feasibility study, packaging the required paperwork and documentations.
21. Other Services provided to meet specific clients’ needs e.g. Strategic Planning, Business plans, forensic audits, winding up, liquidations, etc

Over and above that we advise on:

  • Transfer Pricing Policy Review and Formulation
  • International tax services and cross-border tax planning
  • Investor tax advisory and Due Diligence reviews.
  • Offshore financial planning (Thin Capitalization and Deemed Interest Planning)
  • Tax Compliance Services

Trust, Fiduciary and Estate Planning

Managing your assets effectively and transferring wealth as you desire may seem like daunting tasks, but they can be simplified through the use of a trust. With a trust, estate planning and a fiduciary you can centralize your assets, whether in the form of cash, property, stocks, or business interests. Then, acting as your trustee, Avikele and its global networks of administrators will handle the details so you and your loved ones can spend your time enjoying the benefits.

Our team of experts work with private individuals and institutions on all matters relating to trusts, from their establishment, to administration issues, taxation, commercial and litigation matters. This advice will relate to family trusts, remuneration trusts and pensions – both in Kenya and offshore.

Start Up Advisory Services

We have a dedicated team whose aim is to helping entrepreneurs launch and grow new ventures as well as helping existing businesses develop.  Our principals and partners have a diverse and significant track record working with entrepreneurs. We’ve worked with innovative early stage companies on a broad range of projects.

We bring a great deal of insight into every engagement.

In addition, we can play an active, hands-on role in our start-up client companies’ success – our work can be structured on a project basis or as a part-time interim operating role.

More importantly, we speak the language of start-up, especially regarding finance and business development. We’ve supported many clients in numerous pitch meetings and investor presentations.

Our fees make us available to most emerging growth companies as well as angel-funded start-ups. Whether it’s helping entrepreneurs develop their value proposition or securing the funding they deserve from angel groups, private investors or venture firms, we support start-up and emerging growth companies with a variety of services including:

  • Development or executive summary, elevator pitch and other initial documents
  • Business model canvas
  • Pitch presentation development
  • Go-to-market strategies for new products and/or new market sectors
  • Business plan creation, review and/or enhancement
  • Capital raise consulting and network connections
  • Interim executive management
  • Advisory board development and recruitment
  • Scheduling meetings with angel groups, private investors and/or venture firms

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