Nairobi, July 13 -- Question: I read your recent articles on setting up of office premises. I own an American fintech company and would want to set up a business in Kenya to pursue a short-term engagement on behalf of a partner.

The project requires us to provide proof of a physical location. I am considering setting up physically in Kenya. What is the law on co-working spaces? What should I be looking out for? Darren.

Dear Darren, thank you for your inquiry. There is no stand-alone law regulating co-working spaces in Kenya. However, commercial law and to some extent, land law principles form the guiding principles when getting into a co-working space agreement.

A co-working space is an arrangement where a person or entity is given acc...