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Firm Profile

Daly & Inamdar

Firm Profile


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

Firm profile submitted by Daly & Inamdar

Daly & Inamdar Advocates (‘D&I’) is the amalgamation of Daly & Figgis (established 1899) and Inamdar & Inamdar (established 1926) two of the oldest legal firms in Kenya.
D&I 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 (amongst the top 5 firms) comprising more than 30 lawyers and paralegals of whom 14 are Partners. It is one of the few legal practices in Kenya that has a substantial Mombasa office in addition to its Head Office in Nairobi.
The partners of D&I are amongst 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.
Managing Partner: Hamish Keith
Number of partners worldwide: 14 Number of lawyers worldwide: 30
Languages: English, Kiswahili, Hindi

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, Ashwini Bhandari, Shitul Shah, Hafeez Noorani

Intellectual Property:
Trade and Service Mark registration, Patent registration and Industrial Designs registration.
Key Contacts: Shitul Shah, Hafeez Noorani

Civil Litigation:
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: Samir Inamdar, Desmond Odhiambo, George Muchiri

Property Law:
Acquisition and disposal of land, residential and commercial leases and preparation of leasehold development schemes for offices, residential parks and apartments and setting up management structures relating thereto.
Key Contacts: Nigel Jeremy, Harpreet Ubhi, Pooja Patel, Lilian Lofty

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: Hamish Keith, Ashwini Bhandari, Shitul Shah, Hafeez Noorani

Banking and Financial Market Law:
Bank finance securities, project finance, and syndicated lending, corporate finance, regulatory compliance for banks and financial institutions.
Key Contacts: Hamish Keith, Julius Wako

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

Insurance Law:
Insurance policy disputes, regulatory compliance for service providers in the insurance industry.
Key Contacts: Hamish Keith, Shitul Shah, Hafeez Noorani, Samir Inamdar

Construction Law:
Construction and development management contracts, dispute resolution in construction contracts, professional remuneration and negligence.
Key Contacts: Hamish Keith, Shitul Shah, Hafeez Noorani, Samir Inamdar

Mining & Energy:
Licensing, investment and partnerships in power generation and mining and exploration in natural resources, power purchasing agreements.
Key Contacts: Julius Wako, Hamish Keith , Hafeez Noorani

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: Samir Inamdar, Shitul Shah, Desmond Odhiambo, Kananu Mutea

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

Private Client and Foundations: Family law, wills, trusts, succession law; probate and administration, establishment of and administration of charitable and other forms of foundations. Key Contacts: Nigel Jeremy, Nishit Maru

Company Secretarial Services and Trustee:
The provision of a wide range of company secretarial and trustee services.
Key Contacts: Ashwini Bhandari, Alex Muchira

D&I clients include companies, firms and individuals involved in every aspect of business and commerce in East Africa including local and Kenyan owned as well as multi-national corporations and include the following sectors:
■Companies quoted on the Nairobi Securities Exchange banks, development and structured finance institutions, and insurance companies
■Property companies and developers
■Industrial companies involved in the manufacturing sector, chemicals and in the 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 N.G.O’s, charitable trusts and similar foundations; ■Telecommunications, road, aviation and transport sectors;
■Shipping and maritime sector
■Hotel and tourism industry, freight forwarding, haulage and logistics sectors,
■Representative offices of foreign businesses, foreign states and consulates and private persons requiring legal advice or assistance.


  • 6th Floor, ABC Towers, ABC Pace,
  • Nairobi,
  • Kenya
  • Tel +254 20 4297000
  • Fax +254 20 444 8907
  • Email : [email protected]