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Fredrick Ogutu

Senior Associate | Nairobi

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Overview

Fredrick Ogutu is a Senior Associate in the Corporate Commercial department’s tax practice.

Fredrick has previously worked in the tax and legal department of Deloitte & Touche LLP as a manager. He has extensive experience involving advisories on both local and international/cross-border tax issues, tax implications on restructuring and setting up, mergers and acquisitions, tax due diligence, KRA audit support, compliance reviews, tax risks and opportunities reviews and tax controversy including appeals at the Tax Appeals Tribunal and the High Court of Kenya . He has provided the services to clients in various industries including banking and insurance, information, communication and technology, aviation, manufacturing, agriculture, mining and extractives and not-for-profit entities.

Experience

*Experience gained prior to joining Bowmans

  • Advisory on tax implications of debt restructuring for one of the leading foreign-owned supermarket chains in Kenya.
  • Advisory on restructuring of African affiliates of a global car manufacturer and distributor.
  • Advisory on betting, lotteries and gaming regulations in relation to promotional activities of a leading brewing concern in East Africa.
  • Objections to KRA assessments, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process and appeals to the Tax Appeals Tribunal for two tier one banks, two leading insurance groups and a parastatal in the agricultural sector.
  • Tax due diligence assignments in relation to a leading cement manufacturer in East Africa, a leading group of private schools, a group of bottling companies and leading financial services providers.

AREA OF EXPERTISE

Tax

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of Nairobi.
  • Postgraduate Diploma from the Kenya School of Law.

INSIGHTS

Overview

Fredrick Ogutu is a Senior Associate in the Corporate Commercial department’s tax practice.

Fredrick has previously worked in the tax and legal department of Deloitte & Touche LLP as a manager. He has extensive experience involving advisories on both local and international/cross-border tax issues, tax implications on restructuring and setting up, mergers and acquisitions, tax due diligence, KRA audit support, compliance reviews, tax risks and opportunities reviews and tax controversy including appeals at the Tax Appeals Tribunal and the High Court of Kenya . He has provided the services to clients in various industries including banking and insurance, information, communication and technology, aviation, manufacturing, agriculture, mining and extractives and not-for-profit entities.

Experience

*Experience gained prior to joining Bowmans

  • Advisory on tax implications of debt restructuring for one of the leading foreign-owned supermarket chains in Kenya.
  • Advisory on restructuring of African affiliates of a global car manufacturer and distributor.
  • Advisory on betting, lotteries and gaming regulations in relation to promotional activities of a leading brewing concern in East Africa.
  • Objections to KRA assessments, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process and appeals to the Tax Appeals Tribunal for two tier one banks, two leading insurance groups and a parastatal in the agricultural sector.
  • Tax due diligence assignments in relation to a leading cement manufacturer in East Africa, a leading group of private schools, a group of bottling companies and leading financial services providers.

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