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Firm Profile

Daly & Inamdar

Firm Profile


  • Profile
  • 6th Floor, ABC Towers, ABC Pace,
  • PO Box 40034
  • Nairobi
  • Nairobi
  • Kenya
  • 00100

Firm profile submitted by Daly & Inamdar

Managing Partner: K. Hamish W Keith
Number of partners worldwide: 12
Number of lawyers worldwide: 30
Languages: English, Kiswahili, Hindi

Daly & Inamdar (D&I) Advocates is an independent full service Kenyan law firm engaging in all aspects of corporate and commercial, property, litigation and arbitration matters.
D&I is one of the larger law practices in Kenya comprising more than 30 lawyers and paralegals, 12 of whom are partners.
It is one of the few law firms in Kenya that has a substantial Mombasa office in addition to its Head Office in Nairobi. The firm is the Kenyan member of Mackrell International, an international network of law firms ranked Band 1 by Chambers Global 2017.
The partners of D&I include some of the most experienced in their fields of practice in Kenya and have handled many complex, ground breaking and noteworthy transactions. They are also well known for handling complex and contentious civil disputes.
D&I’s mission is to provide efficient, sound and practical legal advice, expeditiously and cost effectively.

Corporate & Commercial Law:

Company and commercial law, mergers, acquisitions and disposals, capital market transactions such as public listings, public offers, takeovers, rights issues, private placements, factoring, leasing, management, commercial and specifically tailored contracts, foreign investment and joint ventures, corporate re-constructions, advising on and setting up of partnerships and quasi-partnership limited liability companies, the establishment of business enterprises including banks, insurance companies, micro finance enterprises, export processing zones and venture capital companies, competition law and corporate fraud, bankruptcy and insolvency.
Key Contacts: Hamish Keith and Ashwini Bhandari in Nairobi and Abdulhafeez Noorani in Mombasa

Intellectual Property:
Trade and service mark registration, patent registration and industrial designs registration.
Key Contact: Shitul Shah in Nairobi

Litigation & Dispute Resolution:
Arbitration and civil litigation covering medical and professional negligence, admiralty and maritime disputes, insurance disputes, enforcement of foreign judgments, constitutional and judicial review proceedings, public procurement disputes, planning and environmental law, intellectual property disputes, defamation, large scale debt recoveries, enforcement of securities and insolvency, contractual and employment disputes, employee retirement benefit schemes and trust and estate disputes.
Key Contacts: George Muchiri in Nairobi and Samir Inamdar in Mombasa

Property & Real Estate:
Acquisition and disposal of land, sale and purchase of residential and commercial properties, small and large scale residential and commercial leases, financing and structuring commercial and residential building developments and setting up management structures relating thereto.
Key Contacts: Harpreet Ubhi in Nairobi and Nishit Maru in Mombasa

Regulatory Compliance:
Advising on regulatory and compliance issues particularly in the fields of banking, building societies, insurance, telecommunications, power, monopolies, capital markets and the stock exchange.
Key Contacts: Ashwini Bhandari in Nairobi and Abdulhafeez Noorani in Mombasa

Banking & Financial:
Bank finance securities, project finance, syndicated lending, fin tech, corporate finance and regulatory compliance for banks and financial institutions.
Key Contacts: Julius Wako in Nairobi and Abdulhafeez Noorani in Mombasa

Maritime & Admiralty Law:
Maritime claims, P&I claims, charter party disputes and cargo claims.
Key Contacts: Samir Inamdar & Nishit Maru in Mombasa

Insurance Law:
Insurance policy disputes and regulatory compliance for service providers in the insurance industry.
Key Contacts: Hamish Keith in Nairobi and Samir Inamdar in Mombasa

Construction Law:
Construction and development management contracts, dispute resolution in construction contracts, professional remuneration and negligence.
Key Contact: Samir Inamdar

Energy & Mining:
Licensing, investment and partnerships in power generation, mining and exploration in natural resources and power purchasing agreements.
Key Contact: Julius Wako in Nairobi

Employment Law:
Employment contracts and policies, employee claims and disputes, trade union recognition and collective bargaining, redundancies and restructuring, retirement benefits and related litigation.
Key Contacts: George Muchiri in Nairobi and Abdulhafeez Noorani in Mombasa

Immigration Law:
Advising on and assisting in the obtaining of immigration status including work and residential entry permits, permanent residency and citizenship.
Key Contact: Shitul Shah in Nairobi

Private Client & Foundations:
Family law, wills, trusts, succession law, probate and administration, establishment of and administration of charitable and other forms of foundations.
Key Contact: Nigel Jeremy in Nairobi

Company Secretarial Services & Trustee:
The provision of a wide range of company secretarial and trustee services.
Key Contact:
Ashwini Bhandari in Nairobi

D&I clients consist of Kenyan-owned as well as multi-national corporations and individuals involved in every aspect of business and commerce in East Africa.
They include:
■ Companies quoted on the Nairobi Securities Exchange 
■ Banks, development and structured finance institutions
■ Insurance companies
■ Property owners and developers
■ Industrial companies involved in the manufacturing sector, chemicals, mining, oil, petroleum, power and energy sectors
■ Plantation owners and managers in the coffee, tea, horticultural and ranching sectors and other large and small-scale farming enterprises
■ Governmental, parastatal and donor agencies including NGO’s, charitable trusts and similar foundations
■ Telecommunications, road, aviation and transport sectors
■ The shipping and maritime sector
■ Freight forwarding, haulage and logistics sectors
■ The hotel and tourism industry
■ Representative offices of foreign businesses, foreign states and consulates and private persons requiring legal advice or assistanc