David N. Bonyi is a Partner in the firm and heads the Pension Law Division under the Commercial and Corporate Law Department. He handles a broad range of pension law issues including provision of advice on;Pension establishment and licensing, compliance with the Retirement Benefits Act and related legislation, pension governance strategy, investment requirements under the law;Drafting pension scheme constitutive documents and service level agreements with pension service providers;Litigation of pension disputes; Advising on pension mergers, dissolution and liquidation, pension taxation issues, pension law training and pension law reforms; Advising pension schemes in reviewing scheme rules and conversions of benefit designs.
Besides Pension law, he is well experienced in employment law, financial sector regulation, statutory compliance, legal audit and corporate law.
He has served in various capacities at the Retirement Benefits Authority and was involved in its establishment and the drafting of subsidiary legislation under the Retirement Benefits Act, 1997. Over the years, he has been engaged with the IMF and World Bank to countries within the East African region as an Independent Consultant. David was the first CEO of the Retirement Benefits Regulatory Authority of Uganda (UBRA); in July 2018 he was engaged by the Government of Gambia in drafting a new Pensions Act to replace the Pensions Act of 1950.
David is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, a Notary Public and Commissioner for Oaths. He holds a Master of Laws (LLM) Degree (International Trade and Investments Law) and Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Nairobi and a Post-graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law. He is also a Certified Public Secretary (CS) and a qualified trainer in Corporate Governance.