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Dispute Resolution — Kenya


Hamilton Harrison & Mathews - Dispute Resolution

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Band 1

第一等

Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Ken Fraser SC
- 6 partners
- 11 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly praised across the board for its dispute resolution expertise. Represents a multitude of high-profile clients in sectors such as banking, real estate and telecommunications. Undertakes a number of complex cases regarding fraud, corruption and tax.

Strengths One client said: "HH&M were particularly good on the case we entrusted to them. They provided great turnaround and were more than willing to come and talk about potential issues with us - they played devil's advocate to make sure we had a solid defence. They were exceptional."

Clients praise the firm for its client-focus, receptiveness and availability. They also commend the way the firm functions: "It's a very well-structured firm. There are all kinds of levels of expertise, and they make sure the more experienced lawyers are assigned the more complex cases. It's more specialised than a lot of firms."

Work highlights Successfully acted for Teachers Service Commission in an appeal to overturn a ruling by Kenya's Employment and Labour Relations Court to award teachers a 50-60% salary increase. This was a significant case, as the ruling followed a month-long nationwide strike and was widely reported in the local and international press.

Represented Kenya Association of Stockbrokers & Investment Banks in its challenge to the application of capital gains tax on marketable securities.

Significant clients Commercial Bank of Africa, Kenya Power and Lighting, Standard Chartered Bank, G4S, British Army Training Unit Kenya.

Notable practitioners

Kenneth Fraser SC is widely acknowledged to be a leading litigator in Kenya and has a first-class reputation. He acts for a number of important banking organisations and other high-profile international clients. They say: "He is a very smart man. He has a very good legal mind and is great at analysing issues and giving poignant legal advice."

Kiragu Kimani acts on significant disputes and is particularly active in constitutional cases and in the area of public procurement. He represents prominent individuals and leading international companies.

Michi Kirimi is highly praised for her litigation work, particularly on employment cases. She also acts on public procurement disputes. One source commented: "She is extremely articulate and clear in her expression. She is extremely knowledgeable and has many years of experience. She is a brilliant lawyer. I've dealt with a lot and she really stands out."

Department profile by Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

Hamilton Harrison & Mathews’ Dispute Resolution Department is one of the largest litigation teams in the country with over 15 advocates handling a wide variety of matters at all levels of the courts including the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. The Litigation Department also has experience in successfully representing clients in various quasi-judicial tribunals including the National Environment Tribunal and the Business Premises and Rent Tribunal and in arbitration proceedings.

The Litigation Department has specialised practice areas including commercial litigation in particular banking, insurance, energy, public procurement, constitutional and administrative law, tax and land litigation. This ensures that clients receive specialised advice and that matters are dealt with efficiently. The members of the team are members of various Bar-Bench Committees which ensure that they are involved in discussions that affect court processes and are able to advise the firm’s client’s accordingly.




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Kaplan & Stratton - Dispute Resolution

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Band 1

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Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Fred Ojiambo
- 6 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Has an enviable reputation for its disputes work and undertakes a number of high-profile cases. Represents an array of important local and international clients. Has significant expertise in both litigation and arbitration and receives instruction on mandates in the areas of intellectual property, employment and insurance.

Strengths Clients are impressed with the team's knowledge: "The team at Kaplan & Stratton keep abreast of developments in their individual areas of expertise, are quick to give advice - even at short notice - and are clear and concise in the advice they give."

Interviewees go on to praise the firm for its workload capacity and value for money: "They have good resources so can give good advice quickly. They also offer fair prices and billing flexibility."

Work highlights Acted for the Executive Office of the President of Kenya on an important case concerning the integrity of the judiciary after complaints were made against a High Court judge.

Represented African Development Bank in a case which forced clarification of the law with regard to the immunity of international organisations.

Defended Coca-Cola in a claim against it regarding the alleged non-payment of full duties and taxes on certain shipments.

Significant clients Kenya Breweries, Tata Chemicals Magadi, Unilever, Barclays Bank of Kenya, Prudential Life Assurance.

Notable practitioners

Fred Ojiambo has an exceptional reputation in dispute resolution matters. He is regarded as a "great lawyer" and a "veteran litigator," thoroughly deserving of his Band 1 ranking. He has acted on significant corruption matters and is highly praised for his skills as an arbitrator.

Peter Gachuhi is a respected litigator, with recent experience in competition, intellectual property and insurance disputes. He acted for Safarilink Aviation on a USD1.3 million claim relating to an aviation accident.

Commentators say of Nazima Malik that "her advice is always on point." She acted for the Executive Office of the President of the Republic of Kenya on a tribunal investigating the misconduct of a High Court judge. She is experienced in large-scale cross-border fraud and corruption investigations.

Esther Kinyenje has notable experience in competition, commercial and employment disputes and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Kenya Branch.

Cosima Wetende is active in all areas of dispute resolution, including litigation, mediation and arbitration. She is particularly well known for her employment work.

Department profile by Kaplan & Stratton

Our lawyers specialise in solving complex business disputes swiftly and effectively. We aim to provide solutions that ensure the most favourable outcome for our clients corresponding to their business needs.

We offer a full range of legal services, with teams specialising in civil litigation, commercial litigation and arbitration. With greater dependence now placed on alternative dispute resolution our lawyers have experience in advising on international arbitration and mediation.



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Oraro & Company Advocates - Dispute Resolution

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Band 1

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Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: George Oraro and Chacha Odera
- 6 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Acts on some of Kenya's highest profile disputes and represents an impressive roster of clients, including financial institutions, public bodies and development organisations. It is active in the employment sphere and receives instruction on various PPP-related, banking and natural resources matters.

Strengths Sources observe: "The team is very professional and extremely thorough in its preparation for pleadings and effective in its handling of cases." They add: "Litigation is a very strong area for Oraro & Company. They are very knowledgeable and well respected in this field."

Work highlights Acted for Kenya National Union of Teachers on a USD720 million dispute over teachers' pay. This was a matter of national significance, the preceding strike action having halted all teaching in the country for a month.

Defended Telkom Kenya in a dispute arising from the claim that unequal amounts had been paid to employees under a redundancy package.

Instructed by Turkana County Government on a constitutional petition relating to the marginalisation of the county and the allegedly discriminatory legislation that governs it. This matter touches on human rights issues, with residents suffering alleged restricted access to food, water, healthcare and education.

Significant clients Kenya Airways, Mumias Sugar Company, Aga Khan University Hospital, Standard Chartered Bank.

Notable practitioners

George Oraro enjoys a formidable reputation in the Kenyan legal community and is acknowledged as being "very, very knowledgeable and very experienced - an excellent litigator." One source commented: "He has a great depth of legal experience and is able to develop sound legal solutions to complex problems expediently. He has successfully spearheaded the defence of our organisation in several huge-ticket disputes." He is also a respected figure in arbitration.

Chacha Odera is recognised as a leading light in the dispute resolution area and is commended as a "brilliant litigator," with a "quite impressive legal mind." He acts on high-value disputes and is "very versatile in handling new matters and providing legal advice on emerging issues," say sources, who add: "He puts forward a formidable defence."

Walter Amoko leads on many of the firm's commercial litigation cases and is particularly active on regulatory issues. One client remarked: "He is brilliant at understanding the client's problem and resolving it. He has sound legal arguments and is a brilliant lawyer."

Department profile by Oraro & Company Advocates

For the last four decades we have built a reputation as a market leader in disputes, working on some of Kenya’s biggest disputes and contributing to Kenyan jurisprudence. For instance we successfully represented Standard Chartered in the case of Intercom v. Standard Chartered (a landmark Kenyan case in banking law and illegality). Our areas of specialty include banking and finance, construction, manufacturing, not-for-profits, PPP and telecommunications. We represent large local, regional and international organizations in complex, high value commercial disputes. We are also a go-to firm for high profile constitutional cases. We also offer clients ADR solutions, to mitigate cost and time spent in disputes.
In May 2015, we made a significant lateral hire – bringing on one of the country’s young and upcoming tax experts – Lena Onchwari (Senior Associate). Lena, who holds a LLM in International European Tax law has brought great tax expertise to the firm’s tax team, which is led by the firm’s Senior Partner George Oraro SC who in March, 2017 was inducted into the LSK’s Roll of Honour. Our firm is known for having one of the largest dispute resolution teams, with 12 qualified lawyers including two of its recent 2017 lateral hires Gibran Khalid Darr (Senior Associate) and Sandra Kavagi (Associate). Gibran (formerly of Tariq Khan and Associates Advocates) and Sandra (formerly of Lutta and Company Advocates) have both bolstered the firm’s capacity in the area.

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Iseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates - Dispute Resolution

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Karori Kamau
- 3 partners
- 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Represents a diverse clientele including numerous governmental institutions, banks and natural resources companies. It is involved in significant litigation and arbitration cases and is widely respected for its work in this area.

Strengths Clients appreciate the firm for its client-facing approach: "They are the go-to team, especially for large, complex matters. I find the team accessible and very responsive. They are commercially aware and attuned to the needs of our organisation and are proactive in keeping us updated on developments in the various matters they handle for us."

Work highlights Represented the Kenyan Ministry of Mining in a USD2.8 billion investment arbitration arising from a claim by Cortec Mining Kenya that licences were cancelled in violation of the UK-Kenya Bilateral Investment Treaty.

Acted for the National Oil Corporation of Kenya on proceedings which followed the failure of a supplier to deliver a fuel consignment within the contract period. The client was awarded USD32 million.

Instructed by the Njenga Karume Trust, which seeks to remove a number of trustees appointed by the trust's founder. This is the first time the court will rule on a number of issues regarding the management and running of private trusts.

Significant clients Unilever Kenya, Hewlett-Packard, I&M Bank, Kenya Breweries, CFC Stanbic Bank.

Notable practitioners

Karori Kamau is praised by clients, who say: "He is a very good litigator, very assertive, especially in commercial matters." He is described as "an excellent lawyer, who has built a reputation for achieving results. He quickly gets to the heart of the matter, even in complex cases, and advances his clients' cause in a most admirable manner." He leads on the majority of the firm's disputes and represents several government organisations. He is also sought after for his arbitration expertise, including as arbitrator.

Martin Munyu is particularly experienced in insurance disputes, having represented Mombasa Cement in a USD18 million compensation claim. He has also worked on debt recovery cases and on labour and employment disputes. He is acknowledged for his "very good preparation and attention to detail."

Department profile by Iseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates


Our Dispute Resolution (DR) team, which is one of the strongest in Kenya, offers a full range of services in all areas of Kenyan law, with the exception of criminal, family land disputes and matrimonial causes. The department has a very good reputation in the market and is recognised for its excellence in the various areas of dispute resolution and has as a result been retained by, among others, blue chip companies and the Government of Kenya, to represent it in several high profile cases. As part of corporate social responsibility, the firm also offers pro-bono services in deserving cases. The team is renowned for engaging with clients at every stage of the cases they handle to ensure the client not only gets value for money but is also fully informed of all aspects of the cases.

The Dispute Resolution  team aims to identify and execute the most advantageous solutions for clients; whether through litigation proceedings or other forms of dispute resolution. The Department has also gained recognition in the area of election petitions and matters relating to Constitutional and Judicial Review.



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Mohammed Muigai Advocates - Dispute Resolution

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

What the team is known for This well-respected fixture in the Kenya disputes market has experience of litigation, mediation and arbitration. Acts for clients in a range of areas, including employment, projects and telecoms.

Strengths Clients speak highly of the firm's profound expertise in litigious matters, one commenting: "I found the firm to be well versed in litigation, especially before the employment court, and right up to the Court of Appeal. I trust them particularly to handle the more complex matters."

Market observers say: "They're astute, competent lawyers - certainly one of our leading law firms."

Notable practitioners

Mohammed Nyaoga is senior partner at the firm and is recognised as a "leading lawyer." He acts on disputes at the very highest level of court and oversees many of the top cases dealt with by the team.

Geoffrey Imende is a well-regarded lawyer with notable strength in civil and commercial litigation. He also has experience acting on a number of constitutional matters.

Emmanuel Wetang'ula is recognised as having a particularly strong market presence and represents clients in big-ticket employment disputes. He has experience of the full range of litigation matters.

Guto Mogere is involved in a wide range of dispute resolution mandates and is noted by market commentators as a particularly promising lawyer.

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TripleOKLaw Advocates - Dispute Resolution

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: James Ochieng' Oduol and John Ohaga
- 2 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Particularly active on commercial disputes, with notable experience in breach of contract litigation, as well as arbitration in the construction sector. Receives instruction from telecommunications companies, developers and players in the petrochemical industry.

Strengths Sources praise the firm for its expertise in the disputes arena and acknowledge the department's collective ability. They say: "TripleOKLaw is very good, they have a good team."

Work highlights Represented Tricon International in a USD32 million dispute regarding the dismissal of a company member and their subsequent removal from the shareholders' agreement.

Acted for Safaricom on a dispute between the client and the supplier of its workflow management system, after allegations of collusion between Safaricom staff and the supplier's employees during the tendering process.

Significant clients Kenya Pipeline, Acorn Properties, Kenya Airfreight Handling, Advertising Standards Body, Columbia Developers.

Notable practitioners

John Ohaga is praised by peers as "a very fine lawyer," and is particularly involved in alternative dispute resolution. He is well respected for his arbitration work and is chairman of the Kenyan Sports Disputes Council. His expertise ranges from shareholder agreements to construction contracts.

James Ochieng' Oduol is noted as "a natural in dispute matters," and often represents clients on big-ticket cases. He acted for the Kenya Airports Authority on a number of disputes concerning contracts.

Eugene Nyamunga has notable experience in matters of constitutional law and public interest claims and is an expert on the East African Community common market.

Department profile by TripleOKLaw Advocates

TripleOKLaw Advocates acts for both Kenyan and international clients in a broad variety of disputes. The litigation team is the first port of call for most blue chip companies when faced with urgent or complex disputed.

The department brings together experience in the diverse fields of dispute resolution with unique courtroom presence and a huge research team to provide clients with stellar dispute resolution services.

The department has a robust alternate dispute resolution team with three fellows of the chartered institutes of Kenya and UK, each specialising in different aspects of ADR. It also has accredited mediators and is therefore able to offer holistic and tailored advice on the best dispute resolution avenues available to each set of disputes.

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Njoroge Regeru & Company Advocates - Dispute Resolution

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

What the team is known for The firm is well respected for its litigation and arbitration work and is most active on disputes in the banking and finance and employment sectors. Its six-lawyer disputes team is instructed by regional and international players, including universities, insurance firms and commercial enterprises.

Strengths The firm is commended for its willingness to take time to understand the client's position. Sources say: "They're ready to sit down and talk with us to make sure the case is going in the right direction. The initial preparation they put into matters is great, and they constantly provide client briefs and updates."

Work highlights Representing Del Monte in a high-profile dispute arising from the refusal of two county governments to extend leasehold terms on 23,000 acres of land. The case is being heard at the Constitutional Court.

Significant clients Safaricom, Citibank, Standard Chartered Bank, East African Development Bank, Gulf Energy.

Notable practitioners

Njoroge Regeru is an esteemed practitioner who represents a number of important regional and international clients. In addition to his litigation prowess, he is also a highly respected arbitrator. One peer remarked: "I really have to prepare when I'm up against him."

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Anjarwalla & Khanna - Dispute Resolution

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Band 4

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Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Aisha Abdallah
- 2 partners
- 12 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Noted for its impressive depth of resources and cross-border capabilities. Acts for a number of corporate and individual clients in the banking and energy sectors.

Strengths One client highlighted the firm's cross-border capabilities and depth of resources: "We were most impressed by the entire team at A&K. The teams played their roles effectively."

Work highlights Represented Africa Oil in its opposition to a judicial review application seeking to overturn the Ministry of Energy's decision to award the client exploration licences and production-sharing agreements.

Defended Lake Turkana Wind Power in a class action initiated by members of the local community seeking to stop construction and the setting apart of 150,000 acres of community land.

Significant clients Heineken International, Kipeto Energy, Geyser International Assets, GC Retail, Ravasam Development Company.

Notable practitioners

Ushwin Khanna is acknowledged for his significant experience in the disputes field and is a well-respected litigator. He works across the commercial litigation sphere and is additionally noted for his maritime practice.

Aisha Abdallah heads the department and is highly appreciated by clients. They describe her as "brilliant, very competent and very flexible." One source said: "She represented us on a complicated case. She was very thorough and particular with her notes and was sure to pluck out the relevant facts." She has acted on a number of high-profile cases.

Department profile by Anjarwalla & Khanna

Anjarwalla & Khanna’s Dispute Resolution team handles complex and high value disputes. With a large and multi-office team, we advise on a wide range of contentious matters, including shareholder disputes, contractual claims, insolvency, real estate, environment, intellectual property, fraud, tax, maritime law and regulatory compliance. The team is increasingly advising on cross border matters and assisting with forensic investigations. We are also experienced in using alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration.  

We are leading in the market in expertise on internal investigations prompted by regulatory enforcement agencies, an area that is currently growing in the Kenyan market and in which we are ahead of the local competitors. However, we also work hard to keep our clients out of the court process, and therefore are able to advise our clients where alternative dispute resolution methods are required. We assist our clients to create a strategy that enables settlement of matters out of court.

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  • Acting for Heineken Group in connection with a disputed termination of distribution agreements.
  • Acting for Gulf African Petroleum Corporation, in connection with a disputed proposed sale of its entire issued share capital to Total Outre-Mer S.A, by its employees, amongst others.

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Anjarwalla Collins & Heidermota (AC&H) is a regulated legal consultancy firm established and located in Dubai. AC&H provides a broad range of commercial litigation, corporate commercial and property transactional services as well as property services to its clients. The AC&H legal team is led by Atiq S. Anjarwalla and includes a pool of talented lawyers with significant experience in handling transactions for clients in the Middle East, Africa, India, Pakistan and Europe. 

AC&H is affiliated with ALN (formerly Africa Legal Network) and HaidermotaBNR one of Pakistan’s premier corporate and commercial law firms. AC&H’s close affiliation with ALN and HaidermotaBNR enables AC&H to leverage on the legal expertise of approximately 700 lawyers and the established resources and broad relationships engaged by ALN and HaidermotaBNR in the provision of legal services to its clients. AC&H also enjoys a close working relationship with major law firms in India, giving AC&H the capability to support clients undertaking transactions in India. AC&H is accordingly well placed to assist clients who use the UAE as a hub for undertaking transactions in Africa, Pakistan, India and the Middle East generally. 

AC&H has a record of successfully advising clients in relation to disputes in the UAE and other jurisdictions. AC&H disputes team includes bilingual lawyers who are well versed with the rules and procedures of the UAE local courts and the various tribunals. For instance, AC&H acted Continental Asset Management Corporation in recovery proceedings, including preparing for and obtaining a Mareva injunction to freeze the accounts of a stakeholder held in breach of his fiduciary duties. They have also acted for Guinness Management in relation to Trustor AB, including preparing for and obtaining a Mareva injunction to freeze the accounts of a stakeholder held in breach of his fiduciary duties.


Bowmans (Coulson Harney) - Dispute Resolution

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Band 4

第四等

Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Evans Monari
- 5 partners
- 10 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Widely acknowledged for its diverse expertise and receives instruction in a range of areas, including intellectual property, maritime and real estate. It acts for a number of large multinationals on complex litigation and arbitration matters.

Strengths Market commentators say: "The team is very competent and diligent with their work. From my point of view, one of their key qualities is their diverse talent."

Others summarise their impression of the firm as follows: "Very efficient, very detailed knowledge. They're very accessible too."

Work highlights Represented CIPLA, a leading Indian pharmaceutical company, in the filing of complaints before the Pharmacy & Poisons Board and Anti-Counterfeit Agency over alleged breaches of its intellectual property.

Acted for AVIC International Construction in a USD100 million challenge filed before the National Environmental Tribunal seeking to halt the development of AVIC's African headquarters.

Significant clients Japan Port Consultants, Metroplex Shopping Mall, Lufthansa, Ol Pejeta Ranching, De La Rue.

Notable practitioners

Evans Monari takes the lead on significant arbitration cases and is equally praised for his litigation work. He is commended by clients for his "very thorough preparation and good advice."

Anthony Njogu acts on litigation and arbitration cases in areas such as online advertising and pharmaceutical products. One source said: "When you're under pressure, he delivers on time. He's very accessible and very responsive, even if he's attending court."

Sean Omondi has a particular focus on employment and labour law. He handles a number of trade disputes and represents senior executives in unlawful dismissal cases. He is also active on commercial disputes and represented Japan Port Consultants in a dispute with the Kenyan Ministry of Transport.

Department profile by Bowmans (Coulson Harney)

We deliver practical legal solutions to the highest international standards both in Kenya, and Africa. We provide our clients with clear, relevant and timely legal advice and actively pursue all possible avenues of dispute resolution in order to assist them in achieving their objectives and managing their legal risks with as little disruption to their business as possible.

We are proud to be regarded as one of the pre-eminent dispute resolution teams in Africa. Our services include litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. In addition, the size of our team means that we are able to offer a high degree of specialisation across a variety of areas. We are proactive in resolving disputes in the best interest of our clients, emphasising the need to be efficient and expedient in the chosen course of action.

Our lawyers have vast expertise in trial advocacy in local courts, tribunals and statutory bodies. Our team also offers alternative dispute resolution services which include settlement negotiations, arbitration and mediation where necessary. The lawyers at Bowmans Coulson Harney have a vast amount of experience of advising on complex and large-scale transactions.

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Senior Statesmen

Pheroze Nowrojee Advocates

From the Chambers Global guide

Pheroze Nowrojee of Pheroze Nowrojee Advocates garners market-wide praise for his skills in litigation. Peers note him for his constitutional work and describe him as "a very fine lawyer," who is "right at the top."

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Kenneth A Fraser SC

Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

From the Chambers Global guide

Kenneth Fraser SC is widely acknowledged to be a leading litigator in Kenya and has a first-class reputation. He acts for a number of important banking organisations and other high-profile international clients. They say: "He is a very smart man. He has a very good legal mind and is great at analysing issues and giving poignant legal advice."

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Ngatia & Associates

From the Chambers Global guide

Fred Ngatia of Ngatia & Associates is acknowledged as a leading practitioner in the litigation arena, particularly for his work on competition disputes.

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Kaplan & Stratton

From the Chambers Global guide

Fred Ojiambo has an exceptional reputation in dispute resolution matters. He is regarded as a "great lawyer" and a "veteran litigator," thoroughly deserving of his Band 1 ranking. He has acted on significant corruption matters and is highly praised for his skills as an arbitrator.

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George O Oraro SC

Oraro & Company Advocates

From the Chambers Global guide

George Oraro enjoys a formidable reputation in the Kenyan legal community and is acknowledged as being "very, very knowledgeable and very experienced - an excellent litigator." One source commented: "He has a great depth of legal experience and is able to develop sound legal solutions to complex problems expediently. He has successfully spearheaded the defence of our organisation in several huge-ticket disputes." He is also a respected figure in arbitration.

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Kaplan & Stratton

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Peter Gachuhi is a respected litigator, with recent experience in competition, intellectual property and insurance disputes. He acted for Safarilink Aviation on a USD1.3 million claim relating to an aviation accident.

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C. Waweru Gatonye

Waweru Gatonye & Co

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Waweru Gatonye of Waweru Gatonye & Co is well-reputed for his litigation skills, particularly on disputes relating to tax and capital markets. He is described as "a seasoned practitioner and an experienced litigator."

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Wamae & Allen Advocates

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Allen Gichuhi of Wamae & Allen Advocates garners praise for his litigation and arbitration work, particularly on important commercial disputes.

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Iseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates

From the Chambers Global guide

Karori Kamau is praised by clients, who say: "He is a very good litigator, very assertive, especially in commercial matters." He is described as "an excellent lawyer, who has built a reputation for achieving results. He quickly gets to the heart of the matter, even in complex cases, and advances his clients' cause in a most admirable manner." He leads on the majority of the firm's disputes and represents several government organisations. He is also sought after for his arbitration expertise, including as arbitrator.

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Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

From the Chambers Global guide

Kiragu Kimani acts on significant disputes and is particularly active in constitutional cases and in the area of public procurement. He represents prominent individuals and leading international companies.

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Kaplan & Stratton

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Commentators say of Nazima Malik that "her advice is always on point." She acted for the Executive Office of the President of the Republic of Kenya on a tribunal investigating the misconduct of a High Court judge. She is experienced in large-scale cross-border fraud and corruption investigations.

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Mohammed Muigai Advocates

From the Chambers Global guide

Mohammed Nyaoga is senior partner at the firm and is recognised as a "leading lawyer." He acts on disputes at the very highest level of court and oversees many of the top cases dealt with by the team.

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Oraro & Company Advocates

From the Chambers Global guide

Chacha Odera is recognised as a leading light in the dispute resolution area and is commended as a "brilliant litigator," with a "quite impressive legal mind." He acts on high-value disputes and is "very versatile in handling new matters and providing legal advice on emerging issues," say sources, who add: "He puts forward a formidable defence."

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James Ochieng' Oduol

TripleOKLaw Advocates

From the Chambers Global guide

James Ochieng' Oduol is noted as "a natural in dispute matters," and often represents clients on big-ticket cases. He acted for the Kenya Airports Authority on a number of disputes concerning contracts.

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TripleOKLaw Advocates

From the Chambers Global guide

John Ohaga is praised by peers as "a very fine lawyer," and is particularly involved in alternative dispute resolution. He is well respected for his arbitration work and is chairman of the Kenyan Sports Disputes Council. His expertise ranges from shareholder agreements to construction contracts.

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Njoroge Regeru & Company Advocates

From the Chambers Global guide

Njoroge Regeru is an esteemed practitioner who represents a number of important regional and international clients. In addition to his litigation prowess, he is also a highly respected arbitrator. One peer remarked: "I really have to prepare when I'm up against him."

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Oraro & Company Advocates

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Walter Amoko leads on many of the firm's commercial litigation cases and is particularly active on regulatory issues. One client remarked: "He is brilliant at understanding the client's problem and resolving it. He has sound legal arguments and is a brilliant lawyer."

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Mohammed Muigai Advocates

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Geoffrey Imende is a well-regarded lawyer with notable strength in civil and commercial litigation. He also has experience acting on a number of constitutional matters.

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Anjarwalla & Khanna

From the Chambers Global guide

Ushwin Khanna is acknowledged for his significant experience in the disputes field and is a well-respected litigator. He works across the commercial litigation sphere and is additionally noted for his maritime practice.

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Band 3

Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

From the Chambers Global guide

Michi Kirimi is highly praised for her litigation work, particularly on employment cases. She also acts on public procurement disputes. One source commented: "She is extremely articulate and clear in her expression. She is extremely knowledgeable and has many years of experience. She is a brilliant lawyer. I've dealt with a lot and she really stands out."

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Band 3

Iseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates

From the Chambers Global guide

Martin Munyu is particularly experienced in insurance disputes, having represented Mombasa Cement in a USD18 million compensation claim. He has also worked on debt recovery cases and on labour and employment disputes. He is acknowledged for his "very good preparation and attention to detail."

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Band 3

Kishore Nanji Advocates

From the Chambers Global guide

Kishore Nanji of Kishore Nanji Advocates operates out of Mombasa and is a well-respected litigator in this market.

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Band 4

Anjarwalla & Khanna

From the Chambers Global guide

Aisha Abdallah heads the department and is highly appreciated by clients. They describe her as "brilliant, very competent and very flexible." One source said: "She represented us on a complicated case. She was very thorough and particular with her notes and was sure to pluck out the relevant facts." She has acted on a number of high-profile cases.

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Band 4

Kaplan & Stratton

From the Chambers Global guide

Esther Kinyenje has notable experience in competition, commercial and employment disputes and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Kenya Branch.

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Band 4

Bowmans (Coulson Harney)

From the Chambers Global guide

Evans Monari takes the lead on significant arbitration cases and is equally praised for his litigation work. He is commended by clients for his "very thorough preparation and good advice."

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Band 4

Bowmans (Coulson Harney)

From the Chambers Global guide

Anthony Njogu acts on litigation and arbitration cases in areas such as online advertising and pharmaceutical products. One source said: "When you're under pressure, he delivers on time. He's very accessible and very responsive, even if he's attending court."

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Band 4

TripleOKLaw Advocates

From the Chambers Global guide

Eugene Nyamunga has notable experience in matters of constitutional law and public interest claims and is an expert on the East African Community common market.

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Band 4

Walker Kontos

From the Chambers Global guide

Paul Ogunde of Walker Kontos is described by one client as "the gem of the dispute resolution department," who is both "meticulous and technically proficient." He has a growing reputation as a litigator and is particularly active on debt recovery and land disputes.

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Band 4

Bowmans (Coulson Harney)

From the Chambers Global guide

Sean Omondi has a particular focus on employment and labour law. He handles a number of trade disputes and represents senior executives in unlawful dismissal cases. He is also active on commercial disputes and represented Japan Port Consultants in a dispute with the Kenyan Ministry of Transport.

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Band 4

Shapley Barret & Co

From the Chambers Global guide

Desterio Oyatsi of Shapley Barret & Co is noted by peers as an experienced litigator, with a particular specialism in commercial disputes.

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Band 4

Emmanuel Wetang'ula

Mohammed Muigai Advocates

From the Chambers Global guide

Emmanuel Wetang'ula is recognised as having a particularly strong market presence and represents clients in big-ticket employment disputes. He has experience of the full range of litigation matters.

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Band 4

Kaplan & Stratton

From the Chambers Global guide

Cosima Wetende is active in all areas of dispute resolution, including litigation, mediation and arbitration. She is particularly well known for her employment work.

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Up and Coming

Mohammed Muigai Advocates

From the Chambers Global guide

Guto Mogere is involved in a wide range of dispute resolution mandates and is noted by market commentators as a particularly promising lawyer.

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