Karanja KamothoSenior Analyst
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Kamotho has extensive experience in litigation related to tax matters and routinely represents clients at the Tax Appeals Tribunal and the High Court. He also has considerable experience in general commercial and corporate law. Additionally, he is involved in tax advisory, tax structure and restructuring, due diligence, transfer pricing and tax lobbying


Certificate in Principles of International Tax – Chartered Institute of Taxation (UK)

Postgraduate Diploma in Law – Kenya School of Law

Bachelor of Laws – University of Nairobi

Certified Secretary (CS) – KASNEB

Career Summary

January 2016 to Present – Senior Legal and Tax Associate, Taxwise Africa Consulting LLP

March 2015 to December 2015 – Legal Assistant – EKN Advocates LLP (Formerly, Ekuru Kabage Nyamathwe)

June 2013 to March 2015 – Tax Analyst – Taxwise Consulting Limited

Key Recent Assignments

Prepared and presented technical arguments before the Tax Appeals Tribunal on tax matters affecting among others; shipping & logistics, property development, banking and telecommunication industries. The cumulative tax demand on these matters is more than 5 billion shillings.

Provided structuring and tax advisory to one of the largest transport and logistics company in Kenya on setting up operations under the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) regime.

Advised and prepared transfer pricing technical arguments for a group of tea industry stakeholders who are fighting tea prices manipulation by multinational tea companies.

Prepared tax lobby papers for investors of undersea fibre-optic cables seeking for exemptions from withholding tax while making perceived management fees payments to non-resident companies.

Advised a number of Spanish and American companies on setting-up in Kenya and the applicable tax regimes for each type of set-up. Also involved in implementation of the proposed set-up structures.

Undertaken transfer pricing assignments for companies operating in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda.

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