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Team – Lilian Renee Omondi

Lilian Renee Omondi

 
Partner | Kenya
 

PROFILE

A Partner at Oraro & Company Advocates’ dispute resolution practice, Renee brings a wealth of litigation experience built over the last 24 years with a strong focus on tax litigation.

She has worked in various professional service firms largely comprised of law firms and one audit firm, adding to her rich experience which has seen her act for clients in notable matters such as representing Construction, Real estate, Energy supply, Telecommunication, Manufacturing Companies and Not for Profit Organizations to mention but a few.

In addition, Renee has served as a board member in various reputable institutions such as the Tax Appeal Tribunal, Auctioneers Licensing Board and the Tobacco Control Board. She holds various academic and professional certifications including being a Notary Public, a Certified Public Secretary and a Commissioner for Oaths.

“Renee brings a wealth of litigation experience built over the last 24 years with a strong focus on tax litigation.”

EXPERIENCE

Advising on Transfer pricing and Thin capitalization to a Credit Company, including preparing a comprehensive opinion and undertaking necessary research on the subject matter.

Representing and preparing for Trial where the tax claim is for KES 18 billion from a manufacturing company dealing in alcoholic beverages. The assignment involved witness pretrial preparations and finalization of witness statements, attending Tribunal meetings and making required representations to have the matter proceed to its ultimate conclusion

Part of the team representing a major grain importer in a tax dispute at the Tax Appeal Tribunal with KRA for tax demand in the amount of KES 21.4 million and currently defending KRA’s appeal at the High Court.

Advising an International School on how to structure and validate the salary project tool and taxable benefit on gains or profit of employment income.

INSIGHT

Appealing Tax Appeals Tribunal Determinations at the High Court: Commissioner of Investigations and Enforcement v Grain Bulk Handlers Limited

Tax Appeals Tribunal Rules Apple Concentrate is not a Beverage: Kenya Breweries Limited v Commissioner of Customs & Border Control

The High Court Suspends the Newly Introduced Minimum Tax

High Court Confirms Sony Holdings’ KES. 6.4 Billion Commercial Building Allowance Award: The Commissioner of Domestic Taxes vs. Sony Holdings Limited `{`2021`}` eKLR

Filing of Digital Service Tax (DST) Returns

Understanding Digital Service Tax and its Implementation in Kenya

The VAT (Electronic Tax Invoices) Regulations, 2020 & The VAT (Digital Market Place Supply) Regulations, 2020 in a Nutshell