Awards and Accolades

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DISPUTE RESOLUTION

HH&M has consistently been recognised as one of the best litigation service providers in the country. The firm brings together experts who are the very top of their fields of specialization.

The following are some of the accolades that the firm has received for the services it provides in dispute resolution:

Long-established firm demonstrating top-drawer capability in high-profile commercial disputes and constitutional petitions. Often sought out for its expertise in high-stakes litigation, with expertise in mobile lending, insurance and real estate cases. Represents clients from a diverse array of sectors, including energy, transport and banking.
Strengths: Clients emphasise the firm’s prowess in contentious matters, labelling it “a world-class firm delivering world-class service.”

Chambers and Partners 2018

The ‘very responsive’ team at Hamilton Harrison & Mathews provides ‘superior service standards’ and demonstrates ‘in-depth knowledge of the law’; it has a broad skillset but has experienced an uptick in constitutional, public procurement, banking and insurance cases.

Chambers and Partners has consistently categorized the firm as a Band 1 firm in dispute resolution and have described firm in the following terms:

“widely acknowledged as one of the top offices for dispute work in Kenya. Its broad-based experience includes a variety of disputes handled on behalf of commercial companies, international NGOs and government bodies. Sources commend its high quality of service, as well as its prestigious caseload”

“An outstanding contentious practice attracting instructions on some of Kenya’s most significant cases. Represents clients in a wide range of commercial disputes, including competition, tax, insurance and employment cases, as well as in judicial review”

Chambers and partners have also published the following comments from various clients of the firm in relation to their experience of the firm’s litigation services:

“The firm continues to be a leading light.” “In terms of senior advocates who do litigation work they’re right at the top.”

“Very practical – they always give a solution that fits and will advise when certain things aren’t worth fighting in court.”

Legal 500 has had the following to say about the firm in respect of its litigation practice:

““The team has particular expertise in class actions, as well as disputes involving employment, commercial, fraud, IP, pensions, public law and property matters …..

CORPORATE/COMMERCIAL

Over the years, the firm has built a reputation for being one of the best in corporate and commercial work. This has resulted in the firm’s involvement as legal advisors in a wide range of complex and high-impact transactions in this field.

In respect of its commercial and corporate work, Chambers and Partners has described firm in the following terms:

“A popular choice with large domestic companies and international investors for corporate and commercial work, notably in the mining and technology sectors. Solid experience in real estate acquisitions and conveyancing, as well as social infrastructure projects”

IFLR 1000, in its 2015 edition has described the firm as follows:

“HHM is especially strong on the transactional side with big practices in M&A, banking and finance and projects.”

Legal 500

CORPORATE COMMERCIAL

Over the years, the firm has built a reputation for being one of the best in corporate and commercial work. This has resulted in the firm’s involvement as legal advisors in a wide range of complex and high-impact transactions in this field.

The following are some of the accolades that the firm has received for the services it provides in Corporate Commercial

Well-established practice group with an excellent track record in corporate transactions and general advisory work. Highly adept at overseeing joint ventures, M&A and asset purchases, as well as being frequently sought out by private equity investors, petrochemicals corporations, manufacturers and international law firms for advice on a range of regulated-industry transactions. Notable experience in healthcare, automotive industry and TMT matters.

Chambers and Partners 2018

The ‘excellent’ and ‘efficient’ team at Hamilton Harrison & Mathews is known for its links to government.

Legal 500

BANKING AND FINANCE

The firm has been involved in several complex transactions through which it has created a track record for consistently exceptional work.

Respected and well-established team with a strong track record in the representation of local banks. Regularly mandated on lender-side transactions in the projects and construction space, as well as demonstrating a notable aptitude for significant debt restructuring. Also advises development finance institutions on their Kenyan investments.

Clients note the team’s long-standing reputation in the market, adding: “They’re among the top law firms in Kenya.”

Chambers and Partners 2018

Hamilton Harrison & Mathews has an impressive record with local, regional and pan-African banks, as well as DFIs. The practice is increasingly acting for borrowers and is well known for commercial loans, structured deals, trade and commodity finance, as well as compliance and advisory matters

Legal 500

REAL ESTATE

The firm has built a reputation for being one of the best in Real Estate

The ‘thorough’ team at Hamilton Harrison & Mathews provides ‘greater depth and knowledge’, as well as ‘quick feedback’. It is especially noted for development work, advising various developer, lender and private equity clients.

Legal 500

EMPLOYMENT

HH&M employment practice is recognised as one of the best in the country. The following are some of the accolades that the firm has received for the services it provides

Maintains a stellar reputation in the area of employment disputes, while also providing top-drawer support in relation to corporate restructurings, redundancies and work permits for foreign nationals. Highly respected for its handling of wrongful termination claims and public interest cases, as well as advising on the wording of HR manuals and workplace investigations.

Clients are quick to praise the team’s “detailed and astute responses” and excellent communication. They add: “This firm is one of the top in the country and the partners have considerable knowledge in their respective fields of law.”

Chambers and Partners 2018

Hamilton Harrison & Mathews’ employment team is prominent in both contentious and non-contentious matters and acts for an impressive corporate client base

Legal 500

INFRASTRUCTURE & PROJECTS

The firm’s infrastructure practice is growing to be one of the best in the country. This has resulted in the firm’s involvement as legal advisors in a wide range of complex

Highly regarded department with notable expertise in transport and infrastructure PPPs, particularly those forming part of Kenya’s road annuity programme. Equally known for its involvement in power mandates and healthcare developments, as well as advising clients in the oil and gas sector.

Chambers and Partners 2018

Hamilton Harrison & Mathews is the leader for government-side work and has an unrivalled record in PPP transactions.

Legal 500