Rose Njeru

Rose Njeru

Nairobi, Kenya: Coulson Harney LLP
T: +254 20 289 9000
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Rose Njeru is an associate in our Nairobi office and a member of the Intellectual Property and Technology practice group.  

Rose specializes in technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) law. Her experience and practice areas also cover privacy and data protection, intellectual property, information technology, e-commerce, commercial contracts, betting and gaming, pharmaceuticals, and IP due diligence.  

She advises local and international clients on projects across Africa. Her capability to manage multifaceted and multijurisdictional projects and briefs is notable.

She has a Diploma in Project Management from the Kenya Institute of Management, Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of Nairobi, and a Postgraduate Diploma from the Kenya School of Law.

Rose is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a member of the Law Society of Kenya.

Specialist Services

Relevant Experience

  • Lead coordinating counsel for the Google’s Sub-Saharan Africa Legal Hub.
  • Project lead on two studies relating to telecommunication sectors across various African jurisdictions for an international financial institution.
  • Multi-jurisdictional advice on, among others, privacy and data protection, export and import control, fintech, payments, tax, regulation of OTTs, employment, advertising, pharmaceuticals, intellectual property, gaming, telecommunication and entertainment to a leading American technology products company on an ongoing basis on the launch of various products and telecommunications infrastructure projects.
  • Advising an American technology company on deployment of SD-WAN solutions.
  • Advising Ericson on license renewal with the Communication Authority of Kenya and compliance with local equity participation requirements.
  • Advising Africell Holding Company on telecommunications legislation in Kenya.
  • Advising one of the world’s leading cloud service providers on cloud regulation, data protection and product compliance.
  • Advising an American multinational technology company on COVID-19 response measures, and regulation of Over the Top Service providers.
  • Advising China Telecom (Kenya) Limited on compliance with the local shareholding requirements under the ICT Sector Policy, and undertaking quarterly and annual returns filing.
  • Advising a telecommunications company on licensing requirements for development of data centres in Kenya
  • Advising a global technology company on the telecommunications laws and regulations applicable to the proposed contractual model for delivery of WAN services to Kenyan based customers, export controls on hardware and technology transfer.
  • Advising various telecommunications licensees on structuring options for compliance with local equity participation requirements.
  • Advising an American aerospace manufacturer on telecommunications licensing and ancillary permits/licenses required to set up operations, as well as undertaking local company incorporation.
  • Advising Cognizant (GB) Limited on resale of software, hardware and cloud services in Kenya
  • African Venture Philanthropy Alliance on Deal Share Platform, website terms and conditions, and data protection and privacy policy.
  • Commercial Bank of Africa (now NCBA) on device and consumer financing agreements,
  • Advising the Association of Kenya Insurers on data protection and privacy
  • Advising Koko Networks on patent protection and registration
  • Advising Anderson Mori & Tomotsune on regulation of medical equipment in Kenya
  • ROAM (Ringier One Africa Media) on the group e-commerce platforms to ensure compliance with the newly enacted Kenyan legislation.
  • Advising a multinational consumer goods corporation on office registration, corporate affairs and employment issues in various African jurisdictions.
  • Advising an international consumer products company on local data protection laws and attending to localization of a privacy policy across East Africa.
  • Advising a foreign network operator on the data protection implications of a project in the medical field.
  • Reviewing and updating employment contracts, staff handbooks and privacy policies for various organisations to ensure compliance with local laws.
  • Conducting due diligence on IP, and privacy and data protection practices, processing activities and policies, of organizations in relation to various mergers and acquisitions.
  • Various multi-jurisdictional trademark registrations and trademark oppositions for companies such as NCBA, Villa de Odon SAC, Shirley May International FZE, Diageo, George Williamson & Co Ltd, Nini Limited, AFRIpads B.V., and Vanguard Group Inc.

Publications & Insights